Thursday, April 10, 2014

Losing Archie Andrews ...


I took a deep breath and entered my new class. All my classmates looked at me.

‘Hi!’

‘Enjoyed vacations?’

‘Congrats, you have been promoted to 8th grade!’

I was so happy to see my friends again. 2 weeks break after 7th grade final exams, it felt so good to see them all, everyone chatting loudly, joking and laughing.

My best friend Chandana was sitting on my left and my other best friend Anne was on my right. The 3 of us could hardly wait to tell all that had happened during vacation. All words came spilling out.

Our new class teacher, Maria ma’am, came in and announced ‘Hello class, I will be your new class teacher. I will teach you chemistry…..………….’ she went on, telling us the rules and everything. She had taught us chemistry in 6th and 7th grades too, so we know her really well.

Yesterday, when I came home from school, my mom sad ‘I want to show you this news article’. Alas!  It said that Archie Andrews of Archie comics is being killed off! I said ‘Nooooooo!!!”

I have been reading Archie comics for a pretty long time now. When I was in first grade, uncle Sujesh brought one Archie’s comic and left it on the dining table. For me, anything with a lot of pictures was a good book, so I took it and started reading. It was really interesting. I could not stop reading. From then, we bought many Archie comics, and I loved every book. But I was getting kind of addicted, so at one period we stopped. But we would buy one book once in a while, and till now I still have the interest in it.

I still cannot believe Archie is going to die in the July issue. But the newspaper said he is going to die a heroic death that he is going to sacrifice his life for a friend.

I am definitely going to buy the July issue.

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  2. This is a great post, and thank you for sharing. I am in my 50's now, but I grew up with The Archies, and to think that Archie Andrews is going to be killed off is disheartening. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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    1. Thank you for reading my blog. I am glad to know you enjoyed Archie comics just as much as I did.

      Janaki

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  3. Hello, I loved your blog - reminds me of my school days and all the activities, novel exchanging, etc used to happen in full swing. I must say that I grew up with Archies and was introduced to this comics by my friend when I was in Grade 3 and from then onwards began my journey with Archies and his crazzy group of friends. I am 26 years old now and a mommy to a year old baby girl. I actually cannot believe how can Archie Andrews die??? I so hope that ur bit news goes incorrect.....

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    1. Thanks for reading my blog.

      I too wish this news goes wrong and that your daughter also will love reading Archies.

      Janaki

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