So long, Archie: Comic book character to be killed off in July

04/08/2014 1:37 PM

04/08/2014 3:20 PM

Devoted readers who have followed Archie Andrews in “Life with Archie” will be sad to learn that come July, Archie will be no more.

Archie’s final moments will be played out in No. 36 of “Life with Archie,” a series launched five years ago based on Archie and company’s adult years.

Jughead, Betty, Veronica and Reggie will remain for one more issue, No. 37, which will look back in remembrance of Archie.

“Archie has and always will represent the best in all of us — he’s a hero, goodhearted, humble and inherently honorable,” Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater in a statement. “This story is going to inspire a wide range of reactions because we all feel so close to Archie.”

But Archie fans won’t have to do without the beloved character forever; Archie will only be killed off in the "Life with Archie" series and will remain in others.

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