We all remember in 2010 when the long-running Archie comic series introduced its first gay character, Kevin Keller. Keller quickly became a staple in the Riverside High School gang, and even got married. In the final instalment of the series, Life with Archie, which focuses on the all-grown-up gang, Archie will die saving the life of his gay friend by taking a bullet for his friend. “The way in which Archie dies is everything that you would expect of Archie,” said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO. “He dies heroically. He dies selflessly. He dies in the manner that epitomizes not only the best of Riverdale but the best of all of us. It’s what Archie has come to represent over the past almost 75 years.”
We’ll have to wait for the issue to be released before we find out exactly who takes a shot at Keller.