Mamaroneck Weighs In On Hometown Favorite 'Archie's' Demise

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- After 75 years of capturing the hearts and minds of comic book fans everywhere, the much-beloved comic book character Archie Andrews, known simply as "Archie," to many, is set to meet his untimely death in a July issue, Archie Comic Publications Inc., announced earlier this week. 

A group of Mamaroneck High School students shared their memories of Archie Comics.
A group of Mamaroneck High School students shared their memories of Archie Comics. Photo Credit: Suzanne Samin
The first Archie Comic was published in 1939.
The first Archie Comic was published in 1939. Photo Credit: Suzanne Samin

A great number of people know and love Archie comics, which go as far back as 1939, but what many people don't know is that the headquarters of Archie Comic Publications Inc. is based in Mamaroneck.

Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics publisher/co-chief executive officer said, "We're very proud of the story and of its genesis, right here in our office in Mamaroneck, where we've been situated for decades. This is, without a doubt, the biggest Archie story ever."

Goldwater said Archie's death would be heroic, just like his life.

"Archie dies as he lived - heroically, and helping a dear friend. In the flash forward 'Life With Archie' storyline, this seemed like a truly fitting way to conclude Archie's story," he said. 

When asked about the comic character's upcoming demise, people out and about in Mamaroneck had mixed reactions.

Addie Scenti of Larchmont said, "I read some of those comics sometimes, but there's not really a funnies column around here. I do read an Archie comic here and there though. I'll have to check it out."

"My best friend that I've known my whole life, she's been collecting Archie comics since the second-grade," said Victoria Patti, a student at Mamaroneck High School. "Yesterday, when I told her they were going to kill him, she was really emotional about it."

"One of my friends used to read them," said Emily Olson, also a student at Mamroneck High School. "Whenever she hears about them, she freaks out because she used to love them as a kid. I don't know if she still reads them nowadays though." 

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