Home > Lifestyle > Books > News
Wednesday April 9, 2014 MYT 4:35:00 PM
Wednesday April 9, 2014 MYT 8:46:52 PM
by melody l. goh
America’s boy-next-door will meet his end in a special series.
This July, prepare to be shocked.
Well, at least if you’re an Archie Comics fan, that is.
The iconic comic book’s red-headed boy-next-door character Archie Andrews will finally be laid to rest in a special series called Life With Archie.
Archie Comics has been around since 1941 and features a group of teenagers – namely Archie, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle – going about their daily life in little town called Riverdale.
Over the years, the comic has undergone several changes in line with the progress of time. Some of the more controversial changes includes a drastic makeover in terms of the comic’s overall look (which, thankfully, was only published as a special edition digest series; this “new look” series ended in 2010), and the addition of a regular character named Kevin Keller, who is gay, in 2010.
Life With Archie pretty much takes a look at the “gang” and their lives in the future – which means that Archie and everyone else is very much alive in the current issues, and will stay alive for many more issues to come.
In an interview with CNN, Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics CEO and son of its creator John Goldwater, explained what Life With Archie is all about.
“Life With Archie is Archie’s future – it gives readers a look into what his life would be like after high school and college, which has never really been explored,” he said to CNN, adding that the series shows fans what happens to everyone when they become adults, dealing with very grown-up issues.
“Archie dies as he lived – heroically. He dies saving the life of a friend, and does it in his usual selfless way. Archie has always been a representation of us – the best of us. Our strengths and our faults,” Goldwater said.
Archie’s death will be featured in Life With Archie #36, released in mid July. The series ends with #37.
Tags / Keywords:
Lifestyle, Books, People, Entertainment, Books, Archie Comics, Archie Andrews, Riverdale
In an alternate universe, Archie Andrews will die this week
'Death of Archie' a big blow to Malaysian fans
Paul Kupperberg on killing Archie: 'When you mess with icons, you're playing with dynamite'
Archie comic depicting gay marriage banned in Singapore
Restaurant chain encourages snogs under the mistletoe
Kuantan-born beauty loves the fashion industry and doing runway shows
Kim Kardashian says goodbye to India plans
World’s baddest supercomputers to cost RM1.43bil
Eleven more spectacular places!
Thrills in river fishing
Murdoch's UK Sun more than doubles online subscribers
Putin strengthens ties with Georgia breakaway region; Tbilisi protests
Vettori could make surprise return for New Zealand in third test
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)