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Life with Archie #37
The final issue in the grown-up series starring Archie and the gang from Riverdale is a touching epilogue. Set a year after Archie's death in Life with Archie #36, Kevin Keller prepares a speech about Archie by asking the people of Riverdale about their memories of him, leading to short stories about the boy and the man that Archie was. The gunshot that killed Archie was meant for Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. The issue touches on some of the political themes surrounding Archie's death, including gun control and equality, and it's both a touching farewell to Archie and a celebration of his values. The stories deftly meld the two parallel worlds of Life with Archie, carefully sidestepping the dual storylines where Archie married either Veronica or Betty. Even if you haven't been following Life with Archie, issues #36 and #37 are easy to pick up if you are at all familiar with Archie Comics. The art is solid, and the Alex Ross variant cover is a beautiful commemoration.
Favorite Moment: "Hey, those kids remind you of anybody?"