Riverdale Mourns as Archie Andrews Dies Heroically at 72
He boasts no cape, cowl or superpower like many of his comic book counterparts, but on Wednesday, Riverdale’s favourite son, Archie Andrews, will die a hero.
Archie, the all-American boy a with shock of red hair who looks remarkably youthful for 72, dies while intercepting a bullet intended for Kevin Keller – Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. The mystery assassin won’t be revealed until the comic, number 36 in the Life with Archie series, hits store shelves on Wednesday, but it’s reported that the shooter had been stalking Keller.
The death is part of the Life with Archie comic series that explores the characters as adults. Archie remains very much alive in the regular Archie Comics series.