Issue 36 of Life With Archie will mark the death of the iconic redheaded comic character. Due out in July, the double-sized issue finds Archie Andrews meeting his maker while “sacrificing himself heroically.” The followup issue will explore the Riverdale gang’s reactions to the event.
We’ve been building up to this moment since we launched Life With Archie five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie’s life as an adult had to also show his final moment.
The death of its titular protagonist is the latest in a series of high profile events in the Archie Comics world, including a 2009 storyline in which Archie married both Betty and Veronica in separate issues and 2010’s introduction of Kevin Keller, Riverdale’s first openly gay character.
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