Yeah, he's gonna die.
They're killing off Archie Andrews in issue 36 of "Life With Archie," a comic book about Archie and the gang after they graduated Riverdale High.
Now, I gotta admit that I was never a fan of the comic books. Superman. Batman. Spiderman. Archie. Richie Rich. None of 'em.
I don't know why. Sure, if I saw one on the wood slat benches at the redneck barber shop I got took to as a kid, I'd pick it up and read one. It was either read that or the Thunderbolt. I made the right decision.
But still, I never read a lot of comic books. Don't know if I ever bought any. Might have got someone to buy some for me, but I'm not sure. Comic books weren't that big a deal to me. And, neither were the characters in the comic books.
But, they sure were -- and are -- to many people. And, now they're killing off Archie.
Is that a good thing? Should they be killing off comic book characters? Archie always kinda struck me as a non-serious comic character. Sure, they've tried to make social commentary over the years, particularly recently. But, should comics -- non-serious comics, that is -- try to be serious? It's like one of those A Very Special Blossom shows.
And, perhaps a better question would be, who would be a better comic book character to kill off? And don't say Caspar the Friendly Ghost. That's cheating.
Let's go with that question instead. What comic book character would you like to see killed off?