First Look - Beloved Comic Character Archie Andrews Takes Bullet for Gay Best Friend

July 15
8:11 2014

As revealed yesterday, the legendary comic book character Archie Andrews will die saving the life of friend and newly elected Senator Kevin Keller in the pages of LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36, on sale today.

"The Death of Archie is the biggest story in Archie Comics history - and a major milestone for comics, period," said Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. "It's the one thing everyone wants to talk about - with good reason. LIFE WITH ARCHIE presents a possible future for the character, and this issue is a fitting end to that story. Archie dies as he lived - a hero, representing the best in all of us. The fact that he's saving Kevin, the most important new character in Archie lore since Archie, Betty & Veronica, Jughead and Reggie - is a metaphor for the rebirth this company has experienced over the last five years. This is truly a new Archie Comics: unafraid, daring, progressive and on the cusp of greatness."

Kevin Keller's character was introduced in 2010 in the Archie spinoff "Veronica." The character went on to have his own 4-part miniseries, and eventually got Married to his partner.

Check out a photo from the issue below:

First Look - Beloved Comic Character Archie Andrews Takes Bullet for Gay Best Friend

Archie Comics

Photo: Gawker.com

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