Archie Dies Today

(Undated) -- Archie's comic book run comes to a violent end today. The next-to-last issue of "Life With Archie" ends with the adult Archie being shot to death while saving his friend. In that series, the friend is a gay senator-elect who ran on an anti-gun platform. Archie throws himself between his friend and the assassin's bullet. The issue hits the shelves today. Archie as a teenager will remain alive and well in comic strip form.