I used to pick up Archie comics in line at the grocery store with my mom; I was never really a comic book nerd, but they were accessible and fun enough for someone unfamiliar to the nuances of the comic book world. Plus, two of the stars were sassy ladies (never mind that Betty and Veronica were always fighting over a lanky dude with freckles). So, it makes me so sad to learn that the Life with Archie series, a part of the comics that shows Archie's possible futures, one married to Veronica and one married to Betty, is going to be killing off Archie Andrews in an issue this summer.
MTV News reported that Life with Archie #36, which will hit stands on July 16, will merge the two, parallel universe storylines into one, and will KILL ARCHIE. According to Jon Goldwater, the son of John Goldwater, who created the Archie series, his death will not leave readers feel unfulfilled:
It's very heroic, and it's done to save somebody's life. And that is what you would expect of Archie. It is extraordinarily spontaneous. It is not something that one sees coming, or at the issue begins you can feel it, because you can't. It's done with a sudden impact.