One comic series that colored my imagination right from childhood to teens, through adulthood, was the Archies series.I still flip through an Archie comic on random days, when I require a hearty dose of laughter! The light hearted banter of the fictious characters of Riverdale High often sound almost real and existent in some part of the world.Lover boy Archie Andrews, and his girls, the modest Betty and the super rich Veronica.Jughead and his food obsession.His awkward Big Ethel.Reggie and his wicked ways.The possessive Big Moose and his ‘duh’.The studious Dilton.The harrowed Mr.Weatherbee.Pope Tate’s yummy burgers and soooo much more!! Each of these endearing characters were etched with so much precision that you could almost guess what they would think and do next!
In the year 2009 Archie got married.To Betty.And to Veronica.In two separate issues that covered both versions of the stories much to the surprise of their avid readers.And if this bit was not enough to derive an exclamation from you, the news that Archie is soon going to die, might just grab your eye balls! Yes, this shocking news was announced by the group recently.It was a strategy planned long back.The July issue covers the part where Archie dies trying to save a friend’s life.This piece of news has me heartbroken, the way I would mourn the loss of a dear friend!
If I’d ever get a chance to choose my rebirth, I would love to take birth in an Archie comic as one of the characters.Any one of them.The whole gang rocked! In Riverdale, amidst the eccentric chaos that composed of the life of Archie Andrews.RIP Archie Andrews…you shall be dearly missed!
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