Pop culture icon Archie Andrews will die in issue #36 of Life with Archie. The comic series, in which Archie and his Riverdale friends are portrayed as adults, will end its five-year run with issue #37. Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater says he expects, “some level of shock, outrage and surprise — followed by understanding.” Goldwater was mum on the details, but did disclose that Archie is killed while, “in his usual selfless way”, saving the life of a friend.
Archie will still be alive in the Archie Comics series. That series, in which the main characters are perpetual teenagers, will continue. Issue #4 of Afterlife with Archie, in which Archie is a zombie, is available now.