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archie is dead


For those of you who grew up reading the Archie comic book series, you better have a seat. This is going to come as a shock to you.

An article on states, The long-running comic book character Archie Andrews, 74, died on Wednesday. He was shot at Pop Tate’s restaurant in Riverdale while protecting his friend Kevin Keller, a newly-elected senator and a campaigner for gay rights and gun control, from an assassin’s bullet.”

We suppose that if a comic book character has to die, at least it’s for a noble cause. (And it will surely sell more copies.)

‘“It’s been an unbelievable week,” says Jon Goldwater, the publisher and CEO of Archie Comics. “It’s the most dramatic scene in the history of Archie Comics. It’s the death of Archie, it’s his demise,”’ The Guardian reports.

But super fans of the Archie series need not fear. The article goes on to say, “His teenage adventures at Riverdale high school, in the comic Classic Archie, will continue – the company that publishes them, Archie Comics, is looking forward to the character’s 75th anniversary. He is only dying in the shorter-running, separate storyline Life with Archie, in which the character is an adult.”

Are you a comic book fan? What do you think about comic book publishers killing off their characters?

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