Welcome to Riverdale
By Dan Parent
(Archie Comics, Paperback, 9781936975235, 112pp.)
Publication Date: November 20, 2012
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Kevin Keller is sure making a splash at Riverdale High! Recently elected class president, Kevin has gone from new kid in town to one of the most well-known and popular students in school. Struggling to stay on top of his new duties while trying to find time for a social life, Kevin is subject to all the pratfalls and mayhem that have been a staple of high school life in Riverdale for decades. From his first date to his first prom to his first summer job, it's a year of new beginnings for Kevin. In typical Archie fashion, though, nothing goes off without a hitch--particularly when he decides to ask his romantically-challenged friends Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead for advice! He even has to face the force of nature that is Cheryl Blossom, who can test the mettle of the toughest teens. But if anyone can make it through the chaos of high school unscathed, it's Kevin Keller!
The most popular addition to the Riverdale crowd in years, Kevin Keller is Archie's first gay character. Fan-favorite writer/artist Dan Parent (Betty and Veronica: Storybook) helms this heartfelt and humorous collection of the first four issues of the ongoing Kevin Keller comic book series (Kevin's past appearances in Veronica and the Kevin Keller miniseries appear in the previously released Kevin Keller hardcover book).
DAN PARENT is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work with Archie Comics, where he is an innovator behind some of Archie's biggest hits. Most notably, Parent is the writer/artist of the KEVIN KELLER series, which continues to receive widespread, positive media attention, most notably the 24TH ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK. He also was the writer of the story in which Archie fell for Valerie of Josie & the Pussycats, the artist of the OBAMA AND PALIN IN RIVERDALE, ARCHIE MEETS KISS and ARCHIE MEETS GLEE graphic novels.
“Well-done and entertaining.” --The New York Times
"Fun from start to finish...highly entertaining." --Publishers Weekly
“Three cheers for the boy-next-door from Riverdale for leading the way where heroes feared to tread." --AOL's Comics Alliance