Since his debut in 2010, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character, Kevin Keller has become one of the comic company’s most popular characters, even starring in his own miniseries. Now he’s back in Life With Kevin, a new digital series debuting on June 22 on the Archie app and other digital comic platforms.
In the new series Kevin is a young adult who has moved from Riverdale to New York City to make it as a TV news reporter.
Vulture caught up with Kevin’s creator, Dan Parent, and asked him about Kevin’s new life in the big city, and how big of a role his sexuality will have in the series:
“A big part, because Kevin is dating a lot,” said Parent. “This is the age where you get to date, have fun, and explore your freedom. He’s on his own, in a big city. And he’s a young guy.”
The series will introduce a new group of friends for Kevin but his old BFF Veronica, will also be making an appearance or two as he gets settles in his new home.
Check out the opening pages from Life With Kevin below and be sure to download the first issue when it debuts on June 22: