Home town in the background!
Today’s top book news item:
Archie Andrews — the freckly, lovelorn comic book star — is going to die in an upcoming issue of the Life With Archie series, which shows Archie’s life as an adult.
"Archie dies as he lived — heroically," Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater told the New York Post. ”He dies saving the life of a friend, and does it in his usual selfless way. Archie has always been a representation of us — the best of us. Our strengths and our faults.”
Writer Paul Kupperberg added, “This isn’t a random one-off or ‘what-if’ story that we’re doing as a gag. This is the story that we mapped out carefully and with much thought.”
But do not despair, dear readers: Archie will live on in his teenage incarnation. The Post says that “Archie — much to the relief of Jughead, Betty and Veronica — remains alive in comics set in the present.” He’ll even be given the Lena Dunham treatment (by which we mean she will write an Archie storyline, not that he will have a series of uncomfortable sexual experiences on camera.)