The fictional town of Riverdale, where Archie and his friends have been attending high school since 1939, just got its first openly gay resident, Kevin Keller. Okay, that happened a little while ago but now Kevin has his own series, which, if you’re unfamiliar with Archie Comics, is kind of a big deal. Some characters who’ve been around forever never get their own spinoff.
A lot is changing in the sunny suburb of Riverdale, home to Archie and his friends since 1941. Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character, moved into town this past September, which apparently sent six of the straight characters running to church to get married. This includes renowned bachelor and woman-hater Jughead Jones, who, in an unbelievable twist went from food-lover to woman-lover and married Midge (wasn’t she Moose’s girlfriend?) in the same ceremony as the principal, Mr. Weatherbee and his longtime crush, fellow teacher Ms. Grundy and two other faculty members (A triple ceremony with your teachers? Jughead, what’s happened to you?). Sadly, their marriage was not meant to last and on December 29th Ms. Grundy will lose her battle with cancer.