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RIP Archie Andrews

Discussion in 'Chattery Teeth (Other)' started by Out of Order, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    I seriously cannot believe that they killed off Archie!
  3. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    I was a bit shocked when I heard about it too.
  4. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    Well, dang. :down:
  5. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    I guess the world continues to move on. The character of Archie will be missed. Haven't followed the newer ones, but was a big fan of the originals. Hope the death will serve as a purpose for future readers.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...only in that title...Riverdale is still "Archiefied" in other comics....
  7. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    I thought I had heard them say that on the news, but didn't see it in print. Comics are a good example of there being other worlds than these. Wouldn't you say?
  8. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & Consumer of men's souls.

    May i be the first and possibly only person to vocalize how utterly stupid i think this Archie dying thing is.

    Archie Andrews was not Archie Crimefighter nor was he Archie Justice. It feels contrived, like the writer and publisher are trying to make this grandiose statement about the climate of the country by shocking people with the murder of an American Icon. I can't help but think of Superman's 'Funeral for a Friend' storyline. But everyone expects Superman to stand up for injustice.... Archie just lusts after his two chick friends, eats pie at the local hang out and hangs out with Jughead and Reggie.
  9. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    I hear the next issue will have Betty attempting to adopt a young illegal immigrant from Guatemala smuggled across the border by coyotes, who turns out to be a member of MS-13.
  10. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    Next you're going to tell me that they renamed Jughead, Jarhead.
  11. :( This is even worse than Brian Griffin's death :(
  12. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    How did you know? He gets deployed to Iraq as an adviser and gets stranded in a firefight with Fred Flintstone where all they can see out the window of their holdout is Rubble.
  13. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    At least Brian came back, as will Archie in other comic worlds. Kind of hard keeping track of it all.

    I'm good with that as long as Josie and the Pussycats are doing the USO show.
  14. arista

    arista First time caller long time listener

    I am not sure killing Archie is necessary?
  15. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Hold on everyone, this Archie series in which he gets killed is an "alternate reality." It allowed the writers to explore topics that they couldn't in the regular series. Rest assured, Archie is still alive and well in Riverdale as a perennial teen for the foreseeable future.

    From an article in The New York Times:

    Jon Goldwater, the publisher and a chief executive of Archie Comics, says “Life With Archie” has allowed the company to tell stories not possible in the regular Archie series, like [gay character] Keller’s getting married, Cheryl Blossom coping with breast cancer, and now gun violence. “I think fans like that we have a point of view and I’m not afraid to articulate that point of view through our characters,” he said. This series’ focus is on Archie as an adult, not the eternal teenager whose adventures continue in “Archie.”
  16. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    Do you have inside access to the future plots? I understand Josie gets captured by the Taliban while on tour, and all President Sarah Palin is willing to trade for her is five Democrats... Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Kerry and Elizabeth Warren. That day is then forever referred to as Independence Day II.
  17. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Oh, yeah, definitely an alternate reality! :rofl:
  18. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse


    “You see. No shock. No engulfment. No tearing assunder. What you feared would come like an explosion is like a whisper. What you thought was the end is the beginning.” ― Rod Serling

    Welcome back Ms Mod, I've missed your humor. :)
  19. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

  20. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse


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