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Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die
CNN ^ | April 8, 2014 | Henry Hanks

Posted on 06/07/2014 10:54:53 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued

-- 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: comics

1 posted on 06/07/2014 10:54:53 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

I heard they introduced a homosexual character into the Archie comics. They have to prove how liberal they are.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 10:55:55 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

I was a big fan of the series many years ago and watched the cartoon as a child. I had always guessed that Archie would marry Betty and get a job teaching at this old alma mater, with Mr. Witherbee and Miss Grundy as his mentor. I don’t blame them for ending the series, which has had a very long run, but it wasn’t necessary to have such a violent end.


3 posted on 06/07/2014 10:58:05 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Judging from the general direction I’m predicting he’ll die protecting the turd burglar from a bunch of tea partiers bearing pitchforks and torches.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 10:58:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I think "Archie" jumped the shark right about here:


5 posted on 06/07/2014 11:02:30 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yep, brings back memories. Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie Mantle, Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy from Riverdale High School.

Not sure why they have to end it with Archie dying. What the heck are they trying to do? Why such an ending?


6 posted on 06/07/2014 11:03:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“I heard they introduced a homosexual character into the Archie comics.”

Obviously Archie sacrifices himself to save the homo from a racist right wing extremist TEA Party member shooting up a homo pride parade with an extremely powerful assault rifle with a high capacity clip full of cop killer bullets.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 11:04:56 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Bon of Babble

The picture didn’t post. I’m sure it’s a good one.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 11:06:06 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I never got it, I mean someone must buy Archie comics, but I have never witnessed it with my own eyes. I was always like ‘OK here’s one about teenagers in high school having hijinks but here is a mystic barbarian superhero laser thing, gee which one is going to be awesome?’

Freegards


9 posted on 06/07/2014 11:08:24 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Clintonfatigued

Maybe Archie will come back to life in some sort of “Earth II” Parallel Riverdale.


10 posted on 06/07/2014 11:10:33 AM PDT by tellw
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To: Clintonfatigued
Baloney. How many times has Superman died?
11 posted on 06/07/2014 11:11:52 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

They have gone lefty, it deserves to die


12 posted on 06/07/2014 11:12:41 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Oh NO...

Take #2 -- funny, it came through in the preview just fine...

Roll em....


13 posted on 06/07/2014 11:21:02 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: Ransomed
I never got it, I mean someone must buy Archie comics, but I have never witnessed it with my own eyes. I was always like ‘OK here’s one about teenagers in high school having hijinks but here is a mystic barbarian superhero laser thing, gee which one is going to be awesome?’

And whatever happened to Little Lotta, the mordidly obese 8-year-old?


14 posted on 06/07/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Clintonfatigued

As I understand it, they are only ending the “Life with Archie” series, which is a separate comic depicting possible future scenarios for Archie’s life. The standard series, which is the original one, will continue with Archie and the gang. :-D


15 posted on 06/07/2014 11:22:34 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: tellw

There already is “After life with Archie” Jughead is a Zombie.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 11:23:23 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think Archie should break a hip, get end-of-life counseling under obamacare and choose for the sake of society’s limited resources (of which he has used his share) to take a few pain pills as he shuffles off this mortal coil.

what a great example for our seniors..


17 posted on 06/07/2014 11:26:26 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Clintonfatigued
They told me this would happen after gay marriage went through.

It was either Archie dies or they marry him off to Jughead.

18 posted on 06/07/2014 11:27:30 AM PDT by x
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Must be way before my time, but I recall seeing Casper the ghost and Richie Rich in the 80s. Didn’t get those either.

Like if a guy said to me, ‘hey Archie was the best ever but they ruined it with all this lib stuff’ I would be sympathetic I guess but I still wouldn’t get it. It’s like saying ‘hey dude you know what is great entertainment? The jewelry shopping network. But they ruined it when they started having rubies on all the time.’

Freegards


19 posted on 06/07/2014 11:35:25 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Bon of Babble

It posted both times ;)


20 posted on 06/07/2014 11:38:58 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; ConservingFreedom; ...
I've only seen the comic strip in the paper.

It is my humble opinion he should die with Betty, or and Veronica, the Nelson Rockefeller way.

So the comics have gone lefty in recent years? That's a shame.

However Archie is NOT being canceled, this is a "future scenario" series called "Life With Archie" and the regular series, set in the "present", will not be effected.

21 posted on 06/07/2014 11:58:27 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I'm looking forward to the new dark apocalyptic Zombie Archie...
22 posted on 06/07/2014 12:03:04 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Archie hasn’t been worth a s#it since Bob Montana died. BTW, they always had a queer character; his name was Dilton Doily.


23 posted on 06/07/2014 12:17:25 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Do people really love Archie, or is it just something people inflict on their kids because it was inflicted on them?


24 posted on 06/07/2014 12:22:08 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: tophat9000

No need to look for an alternative to lovable Archie. In 1955, MAD Magazine did a lampoon that stands the test of time. “Starchie”, his pal “Bottleneck”, rival “Wedgie von Smeldt”, girlfriends “Biddy & Salonica” are a bunch of juvenile delinquents & when it’s over Starchie has been sent to reform school for life after causing the death of Wedgie.

Nothing like the 1962 Kurtz & Elder sendup which got them sued & their galleys forfeited to the Archie animators, but the strip has long been the target of satirists.

Only now it’s satirized itself into PC oblivion. Good riddance.


25 posted on 06/07/2014 12:25:08 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: discostu
Never cared for Archie...I was more of a Henry guy back then...

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26 posted on 06/07/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: beelzepug
Dilton was the nerd, maybe the wimp.

Didn't necessarily mean he was gay.

Simpler times.

27 posted on 06/07/2014 12:32:16 PM PDT by x
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To: discostu
Do people really love Archie, or is it just something people inflict on their kids because it was inflicted on them?

More the latter. It's possible to have very positive feelings about Archie and the gang when you don't actually have to read the comics anymore.

28 posted on 06/07/2014 12:33:23 PM PDT by x
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To: IMR 4350
"... Obviously Archie sacrifices himself to save the homo from a racist right wing extremist TEA Party member shooting up a homo pride parade with an extremely powerful assault rifle with a high capacity clip full of cop killer bullets."

Yeah, you have it about right. Here's the 'Archie's Death' cover:

Marvel Comics already did the 'Tea Party' issue with Captain America, where he saves the USA from conservatism.

Comic books are produced in New York City by nebbish four-eyed queers who do lots of drugs and dream of a USA that's turned Leninist.

Only weird neckbeard social outcasts who have Brillo-pad hairstyles and smell like a barrel of wet cookies and Cheetos® still read comic books. They masturbate all day to Japanese schoolgirl cartoons and live off SSDI down in their aunt's basement next to the washing machine where they sniff her laundry. Natural selection was supposed to kill these troglodytes off, but democratic socialism and modern medical advancements permit them to persist.


29 posted on 06/07/2014 12:48:20 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: elcid1970
... but the strip has long been the target of satirists.

Not to mention at least a couple of Tijuana "Bibles" that I vaguely recall with the characters. Ah, my misspent youth before the internet!

Still I remember "Dobie Gillis" and wonder about the similarities, was it a satire or a homage?

30 posted on 06/07/2014 1:08:11 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: floralamiss

I hope you’re right. The new boss, Jon G. is confusing me with his description of Life W/ Archie and never really gives a good reason why the character is being killed off. So, if I understood you, the actual comic book general stories of Archie will continue, while the branch off series of “Life W/ Archie” will be axed. He could have just said it was a marketing decision and been done with it.


31 posted on 06/07/2014 1:17:12 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

What ever happened to Lil Jinx?


32 posted on 06/07/2014 1:25:13 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What the heck are they trying to do? Why such an ending?

Well, you try attending High School for 73 years. You'd have a Groundhog's Day too.

33 posted on 06/07/2014 2:05:27 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: x

Doesn’t mean he wasn’t, either. That stuff was covered up back in the day.


34 posted on 06/07/2014 2:07:07 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

“Comic books are produced in New York City by nebbish four-eyed queers who do lots of drugs and dream of a USA that’s turned Leninist.

“Only weird neckbeard social outcasts who have Brillo-pad hairstyles and smell like a barrel of wet cookies and Cheetos® still read comic books.

“They masturbate all day to Japanese schoolgirl cartoons and live off SSDI down in their aunt’s basement next to the washing machine where they sniff her laundry.

“Natural selection was supposed to kill these troglodytes off, but democratic socialism and modern medical advancements permit them to persist.

ROLFMAO!! And worth repeating. FWIW I quit reading comics & switched to MAD Magazine when I was still in grade school. Being stationed overseas in the 1950’s with no TV had that effect.

I’ll never understand adults reading comic books like I saw them doing in Vietnam around 1970. Of course that was the year the Golden Triangle heroin really started hitting hard in RVN. Even the grass was laced with it. I stuck to beer; San Miguel if you could find it, PBR if you couldn’t.


35 posted on 06/07/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Keep in mind that if Archie were about 16 in 1941, he would have been born about 1925. Had he aged normally, he would be about 89 years old now, and would have been living in retirement for some 24 years already. So for somebody who may have been able to participate in the landing at Utah Beach, he had a pretty good run.

Now Dagwood Bumstead, THERE is a guy who would have to be pushing 100. And Mr. Dithers? he would have to be about 130.


36 posted on 06/07/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: alloysteel
I never cared for "Bringing Up Father". Jiggs' blank eyes always freaked me out.

But how about this for a run? 1913 until 2000!

It seemed really old timey to me even in the 60s

But SOMEONE must have liked it enough to keep the strip running for 87 years.


37 posted on 06/07/2014 5:15:18 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

38 posted on 06/07/2014 5:26:13 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Clintonfatigued

Is Moose going to kill him over spurned homosexual overtures?


39 posted on 06/07/2014 8:29:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Nothing little about that at all!


40 posted on 06/08/2014 10:10:32 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Clintonfatigued

I used to read the comics...when I was 12.


41 posted on 06/08/2014 10:12:19 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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