Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die


(CNN) -- Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends. This July, they'll find out how he dies.
"Life With Archie" #36 hits stores on July 16, and CNN can reveal exclusively that it tells the story of how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend.
Few details are known, but it seems fitting that Archie would go out a hero. The 37th issue one week later will end the series.
The "Life With Archie" series has been telling the stories of possible future Archie scenarios for the past few years, and so Archie will continue to be alive in the comics set in the present day.

Full article http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/08/showbiz/archie-comics-death/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

2 comments:

Octopunk said...

Okay, first of all that's a total cheat. It really should say "Alternate Future Archie to Die" or some such.

Second of all, if I were writing an Alternate Future Archie comic, I'd have him die, like, every couple of months. No wonder the book is getting cancelled.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I agree totally Octo. Are people really supposed to give a shit about possible future Archie?

Having said that, Afterlife With Archie is the finest comic publication in circulation in 2014.