Skip to comments.Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die
Posted on 04/08/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT by MissTed
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. 14 comics that caused controversy 14 comics that caused controversy
CNN spoke with Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater (son of Archie creator John Goldwater) about the upcoming issues.
CNN: Can you explain the "Life With Archie" series for the uninitiated?
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Killed while defending homosexual Jughead from hateful Glen Beck fans.
What the heck?
I think I heard they came out with a homosexual character in the Archie comics in recent years. But now Archie will die a heroic death? Do they really have to go there?????
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised anymore by anything in the popular culture.
Next year, the start of the ‘Zombie Archie’ series...
Lol! Sounds about right.
“...the start of the Zombie Archie series......”
Yeah, it’s called “The Walking Jugheads”
Betty was every bit as hot as Veronica, but not as stuck on herself.
Oh, for Christ’s sake... this is a lighthearted comic series. Why don’t they just end it?
Forgive me for asking but, who reads comic books anymore?
This is typical. A comic figure like Archie was invented by real comic book writers and drawers in the golden age of comics.
Because he’s so good, he lasts for decades, into another era.
Now they want to kill him off because he’s not really their kind of guy.
Sooner or later, it seems to happen to all of them.
Why couldn’t they kill off that no-good bastard Reggie?
In effect, Life With Archie has two parallel storylines: one where Archie marries Veronica, one where Archie marries Betty. It's been an interesting storyline to read, to say the least as we see what the Archie gang are like as young adults in their (circa) mid 20's.
“Killed while defending homosexual Jughead from hateful Glen Beck fans”
I always kind of pictured Gomer Pyle and Jughead together as the perfect homo couple. I’m certain there is a term for sitcom characters who are gay for comic book characters as there seems to be a term or recognition for every sort of perversity.
I thought Glenn Beck likes the homosexuals.
You bring up a good point.. maybe over time Archie morphed from an upbeat, energetic teen to a morose, needy, suicidal loser. I just remember the series as it was decades ago.
Betty or Veronica?
I just remember they’re the ones responsible for foisting that damned “Sugar, Sugar” song on mankind.
I always thought Betty was the hotter of the two, just like Maryann from Gilligans Island and Bailey from WKRP..
My God, that song is crime before God..
Shot by Veronica on Mount Betty?
I'd invite you to go to places like the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, or the BIG Comic Con in San Diego, or go to any of the dozens of comic book conventions that happen every year in the US and overseas. Talk to the people who draw them, talk to the people who run the multi-million dollar businesses that produce them...and THEN ask that question.
Contrary to popular belief, comic book fans are not fat, smelly, socially-inept Obama voters that live in their parent's basements (although, granted, some are...).
I am not trying to berate or criticize...I just believe you'd be quite surprised at who still reads comic books.
You beat me to it!
Fair enough. And I know there are all kinds of genres of comic books....but I wonder how the older ones like Archie are doing, as opposed to some of the more modern ones.
Let Archie get laid first
Good. The series turn libtard with fag characters introduced...
“Shot by Veronica on Mount Betty?”
No, Betty’s been dead for years. She drowned and was found face down in Veronica Lake.
The quiet ones like Betty and Mary Ann were hotter, and they have the tendency to go wild in bed too XD
Some people take their cartoon characters WAY too seriously.
Boo, hiss! [Very funny!]
Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofsteader, Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrapali.
But they don’t read Archie!
And Clayton, Sidney, Muhammad and Jugdish.
Joss Whedon, Kevin smith, Nathan fillion, Wesley snipes, Zachary Snyder, Robert Rodriguez to name a few. The watchmen, sin city, and the 300 and the walking dead are all comic books.
Having a hard time seperating Archie from Scooby Doo characters.
But do they read comic books like Archie?
“and Bailey from WKRP”
By orders of magnitude.
Like "Ginger or MaryAnn" and "Bailey or Jennifer", this is a false dichotomy. The correct answer, in all cases, is of course "both".
I believe there were two sodomite characters, and they got 'married' at a later point...IIRC; they were interracial, as well. They put the 'ceremony' on the cover of the book, a la Astonishing X-Men #51.
And Jo from Facts of Life.
I never understood the appeal of Archie comics. Who the heck are these guys who are picking up some book about teenagers over some awesome superhero sci-fi mystic barbarian comic? That’s like deciding to watch the jewelry shopping network instead of the ball game or something. I mean come on, are there guys out there who claim Archie is their favourite? Or is it for girls or something?
"I disqualify myself because I've done them both."
Marvel’s “Northstar” A canuck superdude was gay back in the late 80s or early 90s IIRC.
The whole XMen mutant thing is said by many to be a euphamism for gays being ostracized.
That can indeed be read into it if one tries.
The inflatable versions don’t count ;)
That is what I would like to know.
You can find one pretty cheap at a comic convention. They’re not really worth that much....other than the Christian values they impart.
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