Yet another bit of cancellation news about a comic I’ve enjoyed: “Kevin Keller,” the comic about Archie’s openly gay character, will be cancelled in July with issue #15. Kevin’s creator and main writer/artist, Dan Parent, gave some remarks on Kevin’s history and Archie’s future plans for the character in an interview.
I’m sorry to see Kevin’s title being axed, but I presume sales must’ve declined. Archie’s sales on their “floppy” comics have usually been much lower than those for their digests, which usually rival what a top-selling DC or Marvel book sells. With “Life With Archie” also ending soon, that’ll end (for now) any regularly published stories featuring Kevin. I assume Kevin’s short-term future might be similar to that of Cheryl Blossom’s, with Kevin making supporting character appearances, etc. in various Archie stories, as well as digest reprints of his solo book.