Archie Comics to Kill ... Archie*
*But only in the 'Life With Archie' series that is set in the future
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2014 7:25 PM CDT
The cover of the 'Life With Archie' comic in which Archie himself dies.   (Archie Comics)

(Newser) – The bad news for fans of Archie: The comic book icon is going to die. The good news: He's going to die only in the "Life With Archie" series that is set in the future, reports CNN. The regular series with the usual crew at Riverdale High will continue. Archie's demise will come this July in the second last issue of the series. "Archie dies as he lived— heroically," Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater tells CNN's Henry Hanks. "He dies saving the life of a friend, and does it in his usual selfless way."

For those unfamiliar, the "Life With Archie" series explores Archie's life after high school and into adulthood. Typically, one storyline has him married to Veronica and a second has him married to Betty. News of the death makes Alyssa Rosenberg of the Washington Post a little sad because it doesn't seem to mesh with with "the franchise’s core purpose," she writes. "Superhero and crime comics teach us about all the ways we can die. Archie Andrews, in all his bumbling, indecisive, lovelorn foolishness, has always been a character who taught us how we want to live." (Click to read about other Archie storylines that made headlines of late.)

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Apr 10, 2014 6:34 PM CDT
Left wing douchebag wet dream cum true....murder off all the successful white guys.
Bob Jones
Apr 10, 2014 12:31 AM CDT
hahahaha,,,,,,this life just keeps getting crazier......Now,they are killing off Archie??????,,,,,,,tell me something,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,when did Archie and his friends go dark?,,,,,,how are you idiots going to end Archies life,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a drive by? I haven't read one of their comics in years,,,,,,,,,,,but let me ask you,,because it seems like a normal question being that you are killing off Archie,,,,,,,,,,,,,but,,,,,,,,,was betty and veronica sold into the sex trade?,,,,,,,,,Talk about ruining such a good past.Whomever thought up this dopeyness should be taken out back by Mr. Weatherbee and be given a sound thrashing.
Apr 9, 2014 5:45 PM CDT
Afterlife with Archie is already on it's 4th issue