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: