CNN: Can you explain the “Life With Archie” series for the uninitiated?
Goldwater: “Life With Archie” is Archie’s future — it gives readers a look into what his life would be like after high school and college, which has never really been explored. Most fans are familiar with Archie as a high schooler, hanging out at Pop’s Chocklit Shop with his friends. “Life With Archie” shows what happens when Archie becomes an adult and starts dealing with grownup issues.
Each issue is normally split into two storylines — one telling a tale of Archie married to Veronica another with him ending up with Betty. The final issue, however, will show readers Archie’s final fate in both timelines — and they’re the same.
Anyone else tired of the “let’s kill off the main character” story-lines that is so prevalent in comic books these days?
UPDATE: Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune expresses the same opinion as me, but in a nice video format.