Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PEP COMICS "Archie: the Way It Began"

With the death* of comics icon Archie Andrews making headlines...
...we're going to look back at how it all began 75 years ago, with the very first appearance of Archie, Jughead, and Betty...
Did writer Vic Bloom and artist Bob Montana know that their creation would not only take over the comic it premiered in (Pep Comics), but eventually the entire comic company which began as MLJ Magazines in 1939 and was renamed Archie Comics in 1946?
Note the gang are presented as being around 12-14 years old instead of the 16-18 range we're familiar with.
And, with Betty shown as moving into Riverdale in this story from Pep Comics #22, you may ask "Where's Veronica?"
You'll Cry Your Eyes Out if You Miss It!
*The Life with Archie series is actually a "What If?" or "Imaginary Story" series about what happens when Archie marries the various girls he's been involved with, and how their adult lives evolve.
So the "real" Archie is still very much alive and appearing in Archie Comics!

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