Follow Up of the Day: Archie Comics has announced that Life With Archie #16, which features the wedding of Archie‘s first gay character, Kevin Keller, has sold out despite (to spite?) the objections of the American Family Association’s One Million Moms project.
The conservative group called for a boycott of toy chain Toys R Us last week over the company’s decision to stock the Archie issue.
The issues were removed from Toys R Us shelves, but not in the way One Million Moms hoped they would be.
Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater says the group “has a right to their opinion,” but Kevin Keller isn’t going anywhere.
“Kevin will always be a major part of Riverdale, and we’re overjoyed, honored and humbled by the response to this issue,” he said in a statement. “Our fans have come out full force to support Kevin. He is, without a doubt, the most important new character in Archie history. He’s here to stay.”
This is great. I loved Archie comics when I was younger.