Archie fans, your idol's number is up

ARRIVEDERCI, ARCHIE: The iconic character will kick the bucket in Life With Archie #36.


    Apr 11, 2014

    Archie fans, your idol's number is up


    ARCHIE Andrews, the fictional red-headed, American teenager in the popular Archie comics, will die in the conclusion of a flash-forward series this summer, according to its publisher.

    In the series of his adventures after high school and college, the iconic character will die while saving the life of a friend in Life With Archie #36 in July.

    "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," Archie Comics publisher and co-chief executive officer Jon Goldwater said on

    He added that the story will be available in multiple formats, including magazine size, two comic-size issues #36 and #37, and a paperback of the entire story.

    Life With Archie #36 will detail his final moments, while Life With Archie #37 will show how his friends are coping without him a year after his death.

    A spokesman for the comics said the events in the flash-forward series will not affect Archie in the present-day series. His adventures and stories as a teenager will continue.

    The Archie series, with characters such as Jughead, Betty and Veronica, have sold two billion comics worldwide.