* Archie gets shot.LWA #37 will focus on the reactions of his friends and family members.
* He takes a bullet originally meant for Senator Kevin Keller.
Let's get this part out there right away. Archie Andrews will continue to appear every month in the ARCHIE comic book. He will continue to appear every other month in BETTY & VERONICA (except when he doesn't). He will continue to battle the undead hordes every month in AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE. He will continue to appear several times monthly in all of the various comic book digests that Archie Comics publishes every month.
This comic book death happens only in the LIFE WITH ARCHIE magazine-style comic book featuring two worlds. In one world, an adult Archie Andrews married Betty Cooper. In the other world, he married Veronica Lodge. Both worlds are somewhat similar, but also very different. This comic book has been written much more like a serialized soap opera and has tackled everything from death to breast cancer to new babies to local shootings to marital separations.
If half the people who are now complaining about Archie's death actually read the book that they are bemoaning, then maybe 1.) the book wouldn't be canceled and 2.) they would understand that Archie Andrews will live on beyond this storyline.
Oh, did I mention complaints?? Check out some of these screen grabs that I pulled off of Archie Comics' Facebook page. Sadly, it has gotten worse as the day has progressed. I whited out the names of Facebook commenters, though it would have served them right if I had left these intact. Check this out: