Archie Andrews Is Dead in One Universe, and Alive in Another

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
July 17 2014 6:40 PM

Comic, Sans Its Hero

The Gist gets the scoop from Riverdale Action News about Archie’s fatal shooting.

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Riverdale Action News has the scoop on Archie’s tragic death.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Panel from Life With Archie No. 36.

Listen to Episode 51 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, Ben Lillie from Story Collider explains how muon particles may help us see inside of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Plus, Archie Comics announced this week that its Life With Archie series would end with protagonist Archie Andrews taking a bullet to save his gay best friend. Jonathan Merrifield, host of the Riverdale Podcast, tell us what this means for fans. For the Spiel, Riverdale Action News takes over this podcast with other breaking comics news.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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