Poor Archie; he’s had to choose between two beautiful women for most of his life only to get a bullet in him. Archie will finally meet his maker when “Life with Archie” Issue# 36 hits the stands on July 16th.
Many kids have loved the High School adventures of Archie Andrews and the gang since his debut in PEP Comics# 22 on December 22, 1941.Many people have grown up with the lovable gang at Riverdale. In Life with Archie the gang is all grown up with adult lives to live but it seems that it is only temporary series.
Jon Goldwater, the son of Archie’s creator John L. Goldwater and CEO of Archie Comics, told CNN,
“’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.
“Most fans are familiar with Archie as a high schooler, hanging out at Pop’s Chocklit Shop with his friends. ‘Life With Archie’ shows what happens when Archie becomes an adult and starts dealing with grownup issues.”
Archie does not die in vain, he dies a hero; Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend. Archie’s death in “Life with Archie” will conclude the 5 year series. But don’t worry, Archie will live on in the other Archie Comic titles.
Goldwater continued to say,
“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.”
For Goldwater it was a natural ending to the series, but how will fans feel reading the current Archie comic series knowing that Archie will have a tragic end in the future.
I am sure that Archie’s fans will move on, and one day it will be a forgotten memory. After all, Archie has been through various changes over the years. Archie has married Betty, and he also married Veronica, he has played in a successful band, battled zombies, and Archie has even met the gang over at Glee.
Archie has been around for over 72 years, and he, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Reggie will have even more adventures to come.
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