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Montreal comics dealers weigh in on Archie's death

CBC Daybreak spoke to Ray Silas, co-owner of Crossover Comics in St-Henri, and Pierre Lamy, co-owner of Cosmix in St-Laurent, about the demise of the perpetual redheaded teenager, Archie Andrews.

Archie Andrews character dies taking bullet for gay best friend

This photo provided by Archie Comics shows Archie in his final moments of life in the comic book, Life with Archie, issue 37. Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon dies in the July 16, 2014 instalment of Life with Archie while intervening in the assassination of Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. (Archie Comics/AP)

Beloved comic book character Archie Andrews is no more.

Archie's final moments are detailed in Life with Archie No. 36, while issue No. 37 will jump forward a year and focus on the Riverdale gang honouring the legacy of their red-headed pal, who first appeared in comics in 1941 and went on to become a colourful icon of wholesomeness.

Other incarnations of Andrews will continue to live on in Archie Comics series.

CBC Daybreak spoke to Ray Silas, co-owner of Crossover Comics in St-Henri, and Pierre Lamy, co-owner of Cosmix in St-Laurent, about Archie's demise. Listen here: