April 9, 2014
Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, announced on April 8, 2014 that the Legendary comic book character Archie Andrews will die to conclude the hit 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 announcement will come as a shock to Archie fans in Newfoundland and Labrador. Archie Andrews and his friends visited in Newfoundland in the summer of 1990 visiting among other places L’ance aux Meadows and the Viking Trail and The Cabot Tower in St. John’s. They also took in a camping and fishing trip. The trip to Newfoundland was explored by the writers of the ‘Life with Archie’ on No. 280, September 1990.
Archie, Jughead and Dilton came to Newfoundland as guests of the wealthy Mr. Lodge, who decided to move his important “international conference” to the province because Newfoundland has no rag weed to aggravate his allergies.
Archie will die in the July edition of “Life with Archie,” which is a spinoff series that explores the character’s life after high school and college.
“We’ve been building up to this moment since we launched ‘Life With Archie’ five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie’s life as an adult had to also show his final moment,” Goldwater said in a statement.
Recommended Archives: The Rooms Provincial Archives has a copy of The Viking Trail,” Archie All-Canadian Digest #1 (Archie, 08/96) Archie, Jughead and Dilton head to Newfoundland as guests of Mr. Lodge. The boys explore the history, culture and recreational opportunities of Newfoundland and Labrador. Accession # 20140036
Recommended Reading: “The Viking Trail, Archie All Canadian Digest #1 (Archie, o8/96)