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Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die
CNN ^ | 4/8/14 | Henry Hanks

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 ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Books/Literature; Humor
KEYWORDS: alternatehistory; archie; archieandrews; archiecomics; cnn; comics; fakebutaccurate; homosexualagenda; lifewitharchie; publicitystunt; rapingmychildhood
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Shot by a Tea Party member???
1 posted on 04/08/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT by MissTed
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2 posted on 04/08/2014 8:39:15 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: MissTed

Killed while defending homosexual Jughead from hateful Glen Beck fans.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 8:39:22 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MissTed

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.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 8:39:31 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: MissTed

Next year, the start of the ‘Zombie Archie’ series...


5 posted on 04/08/2014 8:40:01 AM PDT by null and void (Politics: Voting for the monkeys that are better at flinging poo at their opponents...)
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To: skeeter

Lol! Sounds about right.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 8:40:46 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: null and void

“...the start of the ‘Zombie Archie’ series......”

Yeah, it’s called “The Walking Jugheads”


7 posted on 04/08/2014 8:41:45 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I have a Archie comic from the early 1970's where it's a Christian issue. I wish I would have kept it in better condition.
8 posted on 04/08/2014 8:43:40 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: MissTed

Betty was every bit as hot as Veronica, but not as stuck on herself.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 8:45:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: MissTed

Oh, for Christ’s sake... this is a lighthearted comic series. Why don’t they just end it?


10 posted on 04/08/2014 8:46:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: MissTed

AIDS.


11 posted on 04/08/2014 8:47:21 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ScottinVA

Forgive me for asking but, who reads comic books anymore?


12 posted on 04/08/2014 8:47:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MissTed

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.


13 posted on 04/08/2014 8:48:00 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MissTed

Why couldn’t they kill off that no-good bastard Reggie?


14 posted on 04/08/2014 8:48:05 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: MissTed
I think we MUST remember the storyline in the Life With Archie comic book series (I have the entire run) is equivalent of a alternate reality storyline continuity, akin to DC Comics' Elseworlds series or Marvel Comics' What If? series.

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.

15 posted on 04/08/2014 8:48:22 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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“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.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 8:51:29 AM PDT by rey
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To: skeeter

I thought Glenn Beck likes the homosexuals.


17 posted on 04/08/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Forgive me for asking but, who reads comic books anymore?

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.

18 posted on 04/08/2014 8:53:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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Betty or Veronica?


19 posted on 04/08/2014 8:54:19 AM PDT by csvset
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To: ScottinVA

I just remember they’re the ones responsible for foisting that damned “Sugar, Sugar” song on mankind.


20 posted on 04/08/2014 8:55:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lazamataz

I always thought Betty was the hotter of the two, just like Maryann from Gilligans Island and Bailey from WKRP..


21 posted on 04/08/2014 8:55:54 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: dfwgator
Killed while defending homosexual Jughead from hateful Glen Beck Ivan Okhlobystin fans.
22 posted on 04/08/2014 8:58:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: dfwgator

My God, that song is crime before God..


23 posted on 04/08/2014 9:00:18 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: MissTed

Shot by Veronica on Mount Betty?


24 posted on 04/08/2014 9:00:57 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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Forgive me for asking but, who reads comic books anymore?

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.

25 posted on 04/08/2014 9:03:32 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: null and void
Next year, the start of the ‘Zombie Archie’ series...

You beat me to it!


26 posted on 04/08/2014 9:05:51 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: hoagy62

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.


27 posted on 04/08/2014 9:06:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MissTed

Let Archie get laid first


28 posted on 04/08/2014 9:09:51 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: MissTed

Good. The series turn libtard with fag characters introduced...


29 posted on 04/08/2014 9:10:31 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: bigbob

“Shot by Veronica on Mount Betty?”

No, Betty’s been dead for years. She drowned and was found face down in Veronica Lake.


30 posted on 04/08/2014 9:10:46 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: cardinal4

The quiet ones like Betty and Mary Ann were hotter, and they have the tendency to go wild in bed too XD


31 posted on 04/08/2014 9:12:20 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: MissTed

Some people take their cartoon characters WAY too seriously.


32 posted on 04/08/2014 9:13:20 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Boo, hiss! [Very funny!]


33 posted on 04/08/2014 9:14:20 AM PDT by freepertoo
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To: dfwgator
Forgive me for asking but, who reads comic books anymore?

Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofsteader, Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrapali.

34 posted on 04/08/2014 9:15:50 AM PDT by pgkdan
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But they don’t read Archie!


35 posted on 04/08/2014 9:16:28 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: pgkdan

And Clayton, Sidney, Muhammad and Jugdish.


36 posted on 04/08/2014 9:16:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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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.


37 posted on 04/08/2014 9:23:21 AM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: MissTed

Having a hard time seperating Archie from Scooby Doo characters.


38 posted on 04/08/2014 9:23:55 AM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: chae

But do they read comic books like Archie?


39 posted on 04/08/2014 9:24:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cardinal4

“and Bailey from WKRP”

By orders of magnitude.


40 posted on 04/08/2014 9:25:54 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: csvset
Betty or Veronica?

Like "Ginger or MaryAnn" and "Bailey or Jennifer", this is a false dichotomy. The correct answer, in all cases, is of course "both".

41 posted on 04/08/2014 9:28:48 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I think I heard they came out with a homosexual character in the Archie comics in recent years.

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.

Puke.

42 posted on 04/08/2014 9:29:19 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

And Jo from Facts of Life.


43 posted on 04/08/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT by dangus
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To: MissTed

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?

Freegards


44 posted on 04/08/2014 9:32:43 AM PDT by Ransomed
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Absolutely.


45 posted on 04/08/2014 9:36:27 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: kevkrom

"I disqualify myself because I've done them both."

46 posted on 04/08/2014 9:37:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: who knows what evil?

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.


47 posted on 04/08/2014 9:38:58 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: dfwgator

The inflatable versions don’t count ;)


48 posted on 04/08/2014 9:39:50 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Dr. Thorne

That is what I would like to know.


49 posted on 04/08/2014 9:43:35 AM PDT by Jean2 (i)
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To: MissTed

You can find one pretty cheap at a comic convention. They’re not really worth that much....other than the Christian values they impart.


50 posted on 04/08/2014 9:45:31 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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