In the series of his adventures after high school and
college, the iconic comic 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 the website
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 been running for decades. Archie Comics have sold
2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the globe.
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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