I’ve never followed this comic or any other for that matter… I honestly didn’t know that Archie still existed. However, this story caught my eye.
Publisher and co-CEO Goldwater announced that the main character Archie Andrews will die in this Wednesday’s issue. Archie will die trying to stop an assassination attempt on the comic’s openly gay character, Kevin Keller, a military vet and senator who supports increased gun control. Goldwater says that they thought that saving Veronica or Betty would be predictable and not as impactful.
The goal? The hope is that the issue serves as “a lesson about gun violence and a declaration of diversity…”
WOW. Well, the best comics have always provided social commentary and/or satire. Apparently Archie is all grown up.