Archie comics gay marriage issue sells out.

Archie Comics has announced that LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16, featuring the same sex marriage of Kevin Keller, has completely sold out. Kevin was the first gay character in the history of the comic.

Not surprisingly, the issue has gotten extensive coverage, not all of it positive, from the likes of ABC NEWS, REUTERS, THE HUFFINGTON POST, GAWKER, THE DRUDGE REPORT, THE NEW YORK TIMES, PEREZHILTON.com, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, THE ADVOCATE, OUT MAGAZINE, FOX NEWS and others.

“Kevin will always be a major part of Riverdale, and we’re overjoyed, honored and humbled by the response to this issue,” said Jon Goldwater, Co-CEO of Archie Comics. “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.”

Congrats to Archie Comics for taking this step. They have done a great job of moving this iconic classic forward while still staying true to the roots of the comic.