Archie Comics to reprint gay marriage issue for Comic Con

Featuring an exclusive cover by gay artist Phil Jimenez, the issue will be available at San Diego Comic Con

Archie Comics to reprint gay marriage issue for Comic Con
16 June 2012 Print This Article

Archie Comics has announced it will reprint the landmark issue of Life With Archie, featuring two male characters getting married.

The comic featuring the marriage of Kevin Keller and Dr Clay Walker will be reprinted exclusively for the San Diego Comic Con International.

Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater told Bleeding Cool: ‘Life With Archie #16 is a landmark issue for Archie and comics in general. We broke new ground with the wedding of Kevin Keller and Clay Walker and we want to commemorate it at the biggest comic book event of the year – San Diego Comic-Con.

He added fans will be able to get an exclusive copy of the issue, comic book-sized, featuring a cover by gay artist Phil Jimenez.

He said: ‘We have no plans to reprint this issue as a standalone again, so this is a unique opportunity to get a piece of comic book history.’

Life With Archie #16 was targeted by anti-gay group One Million Moms, saying ‘children are now being exposed to gay marriage in a toy store.’

Soon after the spike in publicity for the issue, the comic sold out

Comic-Con International 2012 will take place at the San Diego Convention Centre between 12 -15 July.  

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