Archie Comics Introduces First Openly Gay Character - 'Isn't It Bromantic?'

"On September 1st, Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character, will be welcomed into the town of Riverdale."

So proudly reads an announcement published at the Archie Comic website Thursday.

"'The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive. Archie's hometown of Riverdale has always been a safe world for everyone. It just makes sense to have an openly gay character in Archie comic books,' stated Archie Comics Co- CEO, Jon Goldwater."

Betcha can't wait to hear the marvelous storyline (h/t BMI's Anthony Kang):

VERONICA #202 features the full-issue story, "Isn't it Bromantic?" that introduces Kevin, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Kevin Keller is the new hunk in town and Veronica just has to have him. After Kevin defeats Jughead in a burger eating contest at Pop's Chocklit Shoppe, she desperately latches onto him. Mayhem and hilarity ensue as Kevin desperately attempts to let Veronica down easy and her flirtations only become increasingly persistent.

Mayhem and hilarity ensue.

Can you feel the tingles?

Seems our media are, for a Google News search identified almost 80 stories on this announcement. 

Isn't it Bromantic? 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.