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Riverdale Gets A Gay Superhero! – Kevin Keller Becomes “The Equalizer”!

Kevin Keller superhero

Archie and his pals in Riverdale will be getting a superhero to protect them.  And not just any superhero but a gay superhero according to IGN as Kevin Keller will take on the identity of the Equalizer in his new story arc which will begin in May.

Kevin will fight for justice and rely primarily on his physical strength for a superpower. According to writer, artist, and LGBT straight ally  Dan Parent:

Well, first of all, we had to pick out a name for him, and since he is gay and stands for equality, he wants to help everybody. We’re not just talking about cases of homophobia; we’re talking about when some downtrodden person gets hurt. So Equalizer is just sort of a good term. It’s not a term that we made up, obviously — it’s been used for batteries and TV shows — the word’s been used before. But it just symbolized him, because he stands for equality, and that’s what he’s trying to do. When he becomes a superhero, first he helps an old lady who’s getting attacked, then he saves this kid from getting made fun of, which, you know, he’s been in that place before. Then also, if a real crime is being committed, he’ll help stop that too. He’s an equal opportunity provider.

Trying to keep it a little more reality based. Mostly it’s just based on his physical strength. Whereas the Archie characters, you know, Archie got powers and could actually fly, and they can all do other things. But with this character, we’re keeping it more in the realm of, like, a Batman, where he actually depends on his physical prowess — and then lots of gadgets. In his cave, the guy who kind of monitors what’s going on with the crime and kind of invents things for Kevin — and at the same time, Kevin has the hots for this guy, so it’s kind of like a love interest for Kevin too.

In later storylines Kevin will also be relying on his father and best friend Veronica Lodge who who’ll act as his billionaire benefactor n his quest to triumph over wrongdoing. To this end, Veronica will be the one who supplies him with his own version of Batman’s Batcave and helps to come up with the idea for his costume

Kevin first appeared in a September 2010 issue of Veronica’s self-titled comic book and has quickly grown into one of Archie Comics’ most visible and popular characters.

Look for The Equalizer to debut in Kevin Keller #14 on May 5!

MUST READ – CRACKED.com Takes On The American Family Association Anti-Gay Hate Group

The American Family Association aren’t just a recognized hate group, they’re cartoon villains that escaped into the real world. They’re driven by hate, choose actual comics characters as their enemies and still fail humiliatingly and publicly. They think of themselves as righteous crusaders, because they’re exactly the sort of assholes who still use the word “crusade,” but they’re really Gargamel from the Smurfs: fighting ridiculously soft fictional targets just because they’re the same gender and happy together, and still managing to lose……
The AFA’s entire strategy is whining louder than everyone else. This has worked for many groups for decades, because before now you needed something seriously wrong with your life to write letters to corporations as a hobby. A group of lonely, hateful people who could be relied upon to say what they thought was actually a valuable resource. But modern technology is destroying that advantage. Now everybody can say what they think, and they do. It turns out that all the people who used to be too busy to get involved in letter-writing campaigns were too busy not being assholes. 
The awesome Luke McKinney taking on the AFA in his article How Archie’s Gay Friend Proved the Internet Can Do Good | Cracked.com
 
A MUST READ!

MUST SEE VIDEO – RIVERDALE: The Archie Movie If It Were Made Today – SO VERY AWESOME!

Riverdale High, Full of teenage lust and secrets.  Hold on tight and see what Betty, Veronica, Moose, Jughead and Archie would be like today!

90210 can’t hold a candel to it.  (Sorry Trevor Donavan.  I still do love you though)

TOTALLY AWESOME Video!

Riverdale – The Archie Fan Film Trailer

Produced by Point Blank Creative, written by Cross Eyed Bear Comedy and directed by Andrew de Villiers.
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