Ladies and gentlemen I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but in the latest issue (#36) of the “Life With Archie” comic book published by Archie Comics, America’s true blue favorite perpetual teenager will meet with his demise. Commence shock now.
The shocking news was released to the general public back in April but I opted on waiting until the issue was actually out on the stands for you fine readers of our PiercingMetal site. Can you believe that they chose this route for such a beloved character? I know that I was a bit shocked myself even though I have never been more than the casual readers of his comics over the years. Now, the deal with “Life With Archie” is that it is an alternate future history of the character so nothing readers are enjoying right now in his primary comic titles are a part of where this series is going. I guess that is some chance to breathe a sigh of relief. According to the advance reviews Archie’s death will be a heroic one and even though I know what happens and why, I will not spoil the sad event that led to this outcome. Personally speaking I am not sure why they had to go this route with such a character as we already have a wealth of gritty and true to life distresses at every channel change on the cable box and its nice to leave a more positive escape for a character like Archie in his fans hearts and minds.
I am sure that this character death will strike some hard but don’t think it will be as much of a selling point as we found in 1991’s “The Death Of Superman” since the comics buying public are not as ravenous today as they were then. That said I am still sure the first printings will sell out and that it will receive a few additional printings and likely a trade edition that wraps several issues in the storyline together. What do you think about this dramatic turn of events? Will you be picking up a copy of the issue? Let us know in the comments as I would love to hear.
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I’ve embedded some of the collected editions of this “Life With Archie” series for you below so check them out if you have deeper interest in the alternate realities of Archie Andrews. Now you will have to excuse me as I am off to get a copy of “The Death Issue” for the collection. It’s bound to be worth something eventually like all the other books right? Right? 🙂