Archie Comics has announced they are killing Archie Andrews to conclude the Life With Archie comic series.
The iconic comic book character, beloved by millions around the globe for over 70 years, will sacrifice himself heroically while saving the life of a friend in the pages of July’s Life With Archie #36, the final issue in the flash-forward series, which spotlights Archie’s adventures after high school and college.
The story will be available in multiple formats, including an extra-large magazine-size Life With Archie #36, two comic-sized issues—Life With Archie #36 and #37—and a trade paperback collecting the entire story, written by regular Life With Archie writer Paul Kupperberg, with art by Pat & Tim Kennedy and Fernando Ruiz.
While Life With Archie #36 shows readers Archie’s final moments, #37 leaps a year into the future, showcasing how the remaining members of the Riverdale gang—including Jughead, Betty & Veronica and Reggie—have honored the legacy of their dear friend.
An impressive list of creators with be providing covers to the historic issue, including Francesco Francavilla, Fiona Staples, Ramon Perez, Walt Simonson, Jill Thompson, Mike Allred, Cliff Chiang, Adam Hughes, Tommy Lee Edwards, Jeff Schultz, Pat & Tim Kennedy, and Alex Ross.