Archie Andrews, the cool redhead with freckles is among the most recognised comic book characters in the world. It seems, however, that popularity doesn’t equal to immortality even in fiction. Last month, Archie comics killed off the legendary character in ‘Life with Archie’ series. Archie made his last appearance in issue #36: he literally took a bullet for his friend Kevin Keller and died heroically.
The death of Archie Andrews has provoked many discussions amongst comic fans. Associated One fan viewed that “this demise is a fitting and tonally perfect tribute to a character who has always put his friends first”. Some analysed the significance of the storyline while others thought the death element was a gimmick to boost sales.
Archie fans, don’t be too upset. Archie’s series do not stop due to his death. ‘Life With Archie’ is just one of 16 publications about Archie and the fictional town of Riverdale.
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