Posted by G-Man (38677 posts) - - Show Bio

Earlier today we reported the upcoming death of Archie. I told my daughter the news and she said, "That's a horrible idea. He's just a teenager." The good news is it's happening in the future stories in the LIFE WITH ARCHIE series. What that means is we'll get some compelling stories seeing how his loved ones deal with the news. Death is never easy in real life. With the way Archie Comics has been handling real life issues from time to time, you know they're going to tell a great story here.

Archie Comics has sent over the variants covers for the story. Check them all out.

Adam Hughes
Fiona Staples
Francesco Francavilla
Mike Allred
Ramon Perez
Alex Ross
Cliff Chiang
Jill Thompson
Tommy Lee Edwards
Walt Simonson
Graphic novel cover

#1 Posted by fables87 (1312 posts) - - Show Bio

Great collection of artist!

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (38992 posts) - - Show Bio

It's pretty cool that they've started to tell more mature Archie stories now

#3 Posted by SmashBrawler (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

That Alex Ross cover is f**king scary.

#4 Posted by G-Man (38677 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Exactly. People often dismiss Archie comics but there's more to them than they realize. Especially if they're not reading.

#5 Edited by Nahuel (392 posts) - - Show Bio

The Fiona Staples and Jill Thompson's ones are really emotional. But overall, really great job in most of the covers, I feel like crying.

And Adam Hughes really takes his tiiiiiiiiiiiiiime

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (38992 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: Yea Zack from the Big Bang Theory was right all along.

#7 Posted by judasnixon (8027 posts) - - Show Bio

Mat Elfring murdered Archie over a turkey sandwich..... He's a monster.

#8 Edited by Spideyfan3160 (121 posts) - - Show Bio

@G_Man are you guys reviewing iron fist and nightcrawler today?

#10 Posted by Moonie (50 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought that Alex Ross attempting to make something like Archie in his realistic style would be life-scarringly terrifying. And I was half-right.

#11 Posted by Darkmount1 (1397 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by kalorama (44 posts) - - Show Bio

Great collection of art from some unexpected sources.

The Simonson and Edwards are especially good. That Alex Ross cover is a bit disturbing.

#14 Posted by InkInk (188 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice covers for such a moronic idea that is sure to have ever comic solicitor that not so slowly murders this industry fly from the wood works to snatch these up in hopes they will be worth money one day. Way to go Archie comics you and DC should do a team up and truly kill the comic industry with terrible 90's gimmicks once and for all.

#15 Posted by BR_Havoc (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

I love me some Mike Allred art but this is just sad that Archie comics thinks they have to go this direction.

#16 Edited by ZbvmX (269 posts) - - Show Bio

Gonna pre-order the Francavilla cover :D

#17 Posted by Saberback (9 posts) - - Show Bio

We all know he'll get a magic amulet and be good as new in no time.

#18 Edited by NightFang (10721 posts) - - Show Bio

@fables87 said:

Great collection of artist!


#19 Posted by Akindoodle (1050 posts) - - Show Bio

That Tommy Lee Edwards though... Fiona Staples... ALL OF THEM. I haven't read Archie in YEARS and I'm starting to feel REALLY sad looking at this awesome art

#20 Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18 (410 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow this seems like it will be very serious,emotional,iconic and amazing end to much you wanna bet they retcon it somehow and therefore ruin this death of Archie thing forever and overall ruin the character for alla Death of Superman syndrome.

#21 Posted by firecracker22 (35 posts) - - Show Bio

My God, is that Alex Ross cover terrifying. Damn.

Other than that, alot of really beautiful covers from damn good artists.