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Archie Comic Publications, Inc. is an American comic book publisher headquartered in Pelham, New York. The company's many titles feature the fictional. Archibald "Archie" Andrews, created in by publisher John L. Goldwater and artist Bob Montana in collaboration with writer Vic Bloom, is the main character in the Archie Comics franchise, including the long-running Archie .. "For fans of Archie, comic book character's sacrifice to save gay friend makes an impact". Shop Archie Comics. Archie Milestones Jumbo Comics Digest · Archie Milestones Jumbo Comics Archie Page Comics Party! Archie Page Comics.

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Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and. Explore Sandra Hughes Frick's board "ARCHIE COMIC BOOKS", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Archie comic books, Archie comics. Wanting to bring the beloved gang from Archie Comics back to life, The In Riverdale, Jughead is still analytical (like his comic book side), but.

Archie Comic Publications, Inc. The company began in as MLJ Comics , which primarily published superhero comics. The initial Archie characters were created in by publisher John L. Goldwater and artist Bob Montana , [4] in collaboration with writer Vic Bloom. Archie Comics was also the title of the company's longest-running publication, the first issue appearing with a cover date of Winter

Archie's other friends include Dilton Doiley , the local genius who gets Archie into and out of trouble through his experiments and inventions; Moose Mason , the dim-witted but likable star athlete of Riverdale High who is often Archie's teammate; Chuck Clayton , another of Archie's teammates who was originally shy and reclusive but came out of his shell when Archie befriended him; Moose and Chuck's girlfriends Midge Klump and Nancy Woods , two of the very few attractive girls Archie does not fall for; and Ethel Muggs , a girl with a major crush on Jughead, who often wins his heart with the use of fresh-baked cookies.

Outside of dating, Archie largely enjoys sports. He plays baseball, basketball, and football for the Riverdale High teams. Though often not as good an athlete as Moose Mason, Chuck Clayton or Reggie Mantle, he proves a valuable member of the school team.

Coaches Kleats and Clayton value him for both his athletic abilities and his team spirit. However, Archie's athletic abilities vary from story to story, due to his frequent clumsiness.

He also has a tendency to pay more attention to cheerleaders than to his playing. For this reason, Coach Kleats often tries to avoid resorting to use Archie in a game. Automobiles are one of Archie's hobbies, and he is passionate about his car.

For decades, he was shown driving a Ford Model T jalopy called "Betsy". In Archie double digest , it is said to be a Model A. Archie's jalopy was destroyed permanently in issue of Life With Archie , which was published in Archie Digest , published in October , included a new story in which the one and only Mr.

Lodge owned an antique car that had a strong resemblance to Archie's jalopy. The story featured Archie's grandfather who, as a teenager, looked and dressed like Archie from the s.

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It turned out that he owned the same jalopy that Mr. Lodge now owned. The Archies is a garage band containing Archie lead vocals and lead guitar , Reggie bassist or guitarist , Veronica vocals and keyboards , Betty vocals and tambourine , and Jughead drums. Archie founded the group himself. Although not as famous as Josie and The Pussycats , the band plays numerous gigs and has some notoriety. In the Little Archies series, the band just starts to form, although Archie, Betty, Jughead, Reggie, and Veronica start to play different kind of songs.

Archie dies when he is shot in the stomach while saving his friend, Senator Kevin Keller. The final issue 37 is set one year after Archie's death. The story ends with Jughead, owner of the Choklit Shop, serving a sundae to three children who resemble Little Archie, Betty, and Veronica. Montana's characters were heard on radio in the early s. The program's original announcer was Kenneth Banghart, later succeeded by Bob Shepard during the —48 season, when Swift and Company sponsored the program and Dick Dudley.

Stone later wrote about his radio career in his autobiography, Relax Bygone Days Press, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Archie Andrews disambiguation. Main article: The Archies. Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on July 13, Retrieved January 12, Since the [court] settlement, every Archie product has listed John Goldwater as 'creator.

Retrieved January 9, Archie Comics". Borderline Archived from the original on October 28, Retrieved January 9, — via MightyCrusaders.

Archie Comics. May 15, Archived from the original on August 26, Retrieved August 16, — via Archie-blogs. Comics Worth Reading. Retrieved August 16, NY Daily News. The Gazette , July 14, Archie Comics characters and fictional elements. Flutesnoot Miss Grundy Mr. Lodge Mr. Svenson Mr.

Josie and the Pussycats band and cast. See also Alternate universes in Archie Comics. Retrieved from " https: They were based in part on people met by Goldwater "in the Midwest" during his travels throughout the United States while looking for jobs and places to stay.


With the creation of Archie, publisher Goldwater hoped to appeal to fans of the Andy Hardy movies starring Mickey Rooney. Starting with issue , the title was shortened to simply Archie. The company name was derived from the initials of the partners' first names. Coyne and Silberkleit had been partners in Columbia Publishing, a pulp company that published its last pulp in the late s. Silberkleit had a college degree from St.

His efforts were focused on the business, printing, separating, distribution and financial ends of the company. John Goldwater served as editor-in-chief. Goldwater was one of the founders of the Comics Magazine Association of America, and served as its president for 25 years. He was also a national commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League. Their first comic was Blue Ribbon Comics , published November ; the first issue was half color, with the remaining pages in red and white tints.

In December , Top Notch Comics was introduced.

In January , Pep Comics debuted featuring the Shield , America's first patriotic comic book hero, by writer and managing editor Harry Shorten and artist Irv Novick. Archie Comics John Goldwater, inspired by the popular Andy Hardy movies starring Mickey Rooney, wanted to create a comic about a normal person to whom readers could relate. He created "America's newest boy friend", Archibald "Chick" Andrews.

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It starts with "Chick" Showing off for his new next door neighbor, the famous Betty Cooper. Then he decided Archie needed a real good friend. That was Jughead.

It just grew and grew. In the mids, the advent of television caused the pulp magazine industry to suffer as TV became a dominant form of entertainment. With slumping sales, Silberkleit and Coyne decided to discontinue Columbia Publications.