Archie (comic strip)
Archie is a long-running comic strip based on the line of the popular Archie Comics. Launched by McClure Newspaper Syndicate on February 4, 1946, it features the misadventures of Archie Andrews and his pals. Archie is currently distributed by the Creators Syndicate.
March 3, 1957 original Bob Montana artwork.
|Author(s)||Bob Montana (1946–1975)|
Craig Boldman (?–2011)
|Illustrator(s)||Dan DeCarlo (1975–c. 2001), Fernando Ruiz (?-2011) & Bob Smith (1998–2011)|
|Current status/schedule||Daily & Sunday; reruns|
|Launch date||February 4, 1946|
|End date||June Expression error: Unrecognized word "q"., 2011; reruns|
|Syndicate(s)||McClure Newspaper Syndicate (1947–c. 1952)|
King Features Syndicate (c. 1952–c. 1987)
Creators Syndicate (c. 1987-present)
Bob Montana drew the first issue of the Archie comic book (November 1942). In 1946, he began drawing Archie daily and Sunday strips for 700 newspapers. He died of a heart attack on January 4, 1975, while cross-country skiing in Meredith. Dan DeCarlo then took over the strip.
The Archie comic strip was until June 2011 written by Craig Boldman, pencilled by Fernando Ruiz, lettered by Jon D'Agostino, and inked by Bob Smith. After that, Archie's publisher ceased creating new strips and began reprinting older strips by Dan DeCarlo.