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Archie Will Die Saving Gay Friend Kevin Keller In 'Life With Archie' Comic

Well this is certainly a game changer. Iconic comic book character Archie Andrews will die protecting his gay friend, Kevin Keller!

The Associated Press reports:

Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie" when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Andrews' death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals.

"The way in which Archie dies is everything that you would expect of Archie," said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO. "He dies heroically. He dies selflessly. He dies in the manner that epitomizes not only the best of Riverdale but the best of all of us. It's what Archie has come to represent over the past almost 75 years."

For those who aren't familiar with Archie's gay pal, Kevin:

In "Life with Archie," Keller is a married military veteran and newly elected senator who's pushing for more gun control in Riverdale after his husband was involved in a shooting.

"We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone," said Goldwater. "That's how we came up with the storyline of saving Kevin. He could have saved Betty. He could have saved Veronica. We get that, but metaphorically, by saving Kevin, a new Riverdale is born."

Archie's going out a hero. Will you be checking out Life with Archie, Issue No. 36, Instincters?


Noooooooooooooooo! Not Archie! Let  Reggie, or Moose or Jughead take the bullet but not Archie! Well, if he's going to go out at least he's a hero in doing so.

The Archies (TV cartoon and Pop Group) were such a part of my growing up years that it's  impossible to imagine him either as a grown up or ......(sob) dead. 

Will be an interesting end to a life long friend. Going out a hero is the only fitting conclusion.

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