Wednesday, 9 April 2014 | MYT 4:35 PM

Iconic comic character Archie Andrews is going to die

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


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