Saturday, April 28, 2012

Will Kevin Keller's Husband Get Shot in "Life With Archie"?

I have been writing a lot this year about my new found admiration for Archie Comics and their various titles. One of the latest story lines that Archie Comics has been hyping involves Cheryl Blossom's return to Riverdale and her breast cancer diagnosis. That particular storyline will debut in the "Archie Marries Betty" side of Life With Archie #22. I just found out earlier today what will happen in the "Archie Marries Veronica" side of that same issue: Kevin Keller's husband will get shot!

It's never been easy being the civilian spouse of a comic book super hero. You usually end up getting killed or raped or you find out that you're a breeding clone or you get kidnapped and replaced by an alien shape-shifter or your marriage ends up getting retconned out of existence. But Kevin Keller is a comic book war hero in an Archie Comics comic book. They were just married, for crying out loud! You don't expect tragedy to strike so soon.

To be fair, neither this article nor this one reveal that Clay will die from this random act of violence. Maybe Kevin will find himself nursing Clay back to health just like Clay did when Kevin got badly injured in a war zone. One hopes so.



Geez, I hope they don't kill off Clay. That's a good character with a lot of potential. But maybe they only kill him in the "Veronica" timeline?

Jon said...

That's a good point, Don. It might be interesting to see Kevin & Clay the married couple in one storyline and Kevin the widower in the other one.


If you haven't seen issue #22 yet, Jon, Clay indeed gets shot. We will not know how serious the injury is until next issue (sigh). This storyline seems to appear in the "Veronica" timeline only.

Jon said...

Don: I haven't yet read it (I've been on vacation since Saturday and just got back into town), but I'm anxious to pick it up. It was WAY too long a wait between issue #21 and 22! I'll let you know what I think. -Jon