Sunday, June 9, 2013
KEVIN KELLER #9: Kevin's Vacation from Heck!
But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's talk about Devon. He was introduced in KEVIN KELLER #7 as Kevin's "bad boy" boyfriend. At the time, I couldn't see it. I mean, everyone told me that he was trouble. I just never saw it. We saw it in this issue, which was comical!
The issue starts out with Kevin and his old friends, Wendy and William working as lifeguards at the beach. After he got chased away from his working boyfriend, devious Devon hatched a plan to get some attention. Check this out:
This whole scene made me laugh. Not only was Devon plotting, but crazy Tribble-guy Paul pulled his own "I'm drowning(!)" stunt!
And there were the water-and-vinegar scenes between Veronica and Devon that threatened more than once to destroy this family vacation:
There were a few touching scenes, too. Devon and Kevin were probably the most believably affectionate throughout this issue of the comic book. Additionally, the seeds were sewn to possibly reunite Devon with his estranged parents, which would be nice to see eventually.
I really like how this book is unfolding. Kevin Keller has a strong supporting cast that includes his family, Riverdale mainstay Veronica Lodge, his old friends from junior high school, his boyfriend, and his boyfriend's rival. And, interestingly enough, the book has become gayer and gayer without ever mentioning the word "gay"!