by Karl Utermohlen | April 8, 2014 2:24 pm
The iconic protagonist from Archie Comics will meet his doom on the next issue of the strip.
Archie will be killed off on “Life of Archie #36” which will be released right around the time of the strip’s 75th anniversary. Archie Comics has been pushing boundaries over the last five years by incorporating a popular gay character, interracial relationships and even a zombie invasion book.
Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater said that Archie will not die an ordinary death from old age or from eating too many hamburgers. He added that Archie will die like a true hero by sacrificing himself in order to save someone else’s life.
On the following issue, the other characters from the strip will reflect on Archie’s legacy a year after his death. Goldwater said that Issue #37 will have a lighter tone and it will be much more uplifting than #36.
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