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Archie Comics to Kill ... Archie*

*But only in the 'Life With Archie' series that is set in the future

(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... More »

Archie Celebrates Gay Wedding

Kevin Keller marries in January issue

(Newser) - The Archie gay wedding is here. Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie’s hometown of Riverdale, is getting married as promised in the January issue of Life With Archie. Kevin, who serves in the US military, and his African-American partner, Clay Walker, met in a military hospital.... More »

Obama, Palin Team Up ... in Archie Comic

They even share a milkshake, you betcha

(Newser) - Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are finally coming together … in a comic book. The unlikely pair is shown sharing a milkshake on the cover of Archie ’s December issue, in which they find themselves on opposite sides of a contentious high school class president election. Obama, of... More »

First Gay Archie Character Debuts

Reaction has been overwhelmingly positive

(Newser) - Archie Andrews doesn't need to worry—that well-groomed new kid at Riverdale High that Veronica has her eye on won't be competing for her affection. Kevin Keller, the first gay Archie Comics character (who was announced in April), makes his debut today, and artist Dan Parent says there's been very... More »

Archie-Veronica Wedding Sparks Fan Protest

Everyone knows it should be Betty, says collector

(Newser) - A comic book store owner and Archie fan is so upset that the comic hero is marrying Veronica after 67 years that he’s selling his copy of the series’ first issue in protest, the AP reports. Girl next door “Betty is it. Not Veronica," says Dave Luebke.... More »

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