Not Happy News: Archie Andrews To Be Killed Off

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Illustration by Lee Callahan

Illustration by Lee Callahan

What the hell? Breaking News! Iconic comic book teen Archie Andrews is going to be KILLED OFF! It was just announced on the official Archie website that in July of this year, Archie Andrews dies in the finale of a spin-off series called “Life of Archie.”
So what if the comic has been published for 70 years, isn’t Archie still in high school?

I stand corrected. Here’s a statement from Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater:

“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.”

Word is that Archie will die while saving someone else’s life. Probably that bitchy Veronica.

Believe it or not, I was just at the comic convention in Seattle, Emerald City Comiccon, and I actually met Archie writer and artist Dan Parent. He took over almost 30 years ago. I need to get him on the phone! He’s got some answering to do!

-Lee Callahan, JACK FM

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