Last year, Archie Comics debuted the series’ first gay character, Kevin Keller, and One Million Moms shit their one million pants. (Note: Figures may have been adjusted to account for crazy.)
Turns out, One Million Moms is about as effective as its title is accurate. Not only has Kevin become a regular character with well-developed storylines, but a new issue of Archie Comics is taking a direct shot at OMO’s contrived outrage.
According to the AP, Archie Comics will feature Kevin Keller kissing his boyfriend, Devon, in the No. 10 issue released this Aug. 7. The kiss will supposedly draw the attention of one disapproving Riverdale mom, who begins to throw a fit. Dan Parent, who writes and draws the upcoming issue, explains, “Kevin is kind of used to that, but Veronica records the whole thing and of course uploads it to the Riverdale equivalent of YouTube and that starts a bit of a debate.” [SOURCE]
Here’s the hilarious thing about all of this: it’s not like One Million Moms started a fight with a politically charged comic, like Doonesbury or Mallard Fillmore. They tried to start shit with Archie, the most G-rated, inoffensive, wholesome comic in the world. Starting a fight with friggin’ Archie Comics is like trying to spark a feud with the kindly old neighbour lady who bakes cookies for everyone and puts up foster children in her home: you lost before you even started.
Also, Kevin Keller is friends with Captain Sulu. YOU’RE TAKING ON SULU, DUMBASS.