Of all the changes that Archie Comics has made to Riverdale over the past few years --- you know, overrunning the town with zombies, doing a parallel universe marriage story and even rebooting the core continuity for the first time ever - I'm not sure that any of them have had the impact of Kevin Keller. Originally created by Dan Parent and introduced in Veronica #202 back in 2010, Kevin made headlines by being Riverdale High's first openly gay student, and even got his own ongoing series in the process.

Now, as part of Archie's series of digital collections celebrating its 75th Anniversary, the publisher is putting Kevin back in the spotlight with 75 pages of his adventures, including the time that he hung out with Star Trek's own George Takei. Check out a preview below!

 

 

Surprisingly enough, the collection only includes stories from Kevin's solo title, skipping over his early appearances entirely. But then, I suppose it makes more sense to go with big events like his first boyfriend and his first kiss rather than the ones where he had to shut-down Veronica's ill-timed advances.

Here's Archie's official solicitation for the collection, available in Comixology, the new Archie app and other digital outlets next Friday:

 

ARCHIE 75 SERIES: KEVIN KELLER (Digital Exclusive)
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with this special retrospective presentation! Kevin Keller, introduced in 2010, made a huge splash as he became Riverdale's first openly gay resident. In this installment, we share some of the best and most pivotal stories from his series, from his first issue to his first kiss!

Script: Dan Parent, Paul Kupperberg
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Digikore Studios
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 11/27
75-page, digital exclusive
$2.99 U.S.