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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,[1] it features the misadventures of Archie Andrews and his pals. Archie is currently distributed by the Creators Syndicate.

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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/scheduleDaily & Sunday; reruns
Launch dateFebruary 4, 1946 (February 4, 1946)
End dateJune Expression error: Unrecognized word "q"., 2011 (2011-06-0q); reruns
Syndicate(s)McClure Newspaper Syndicate (1947–c. 1952)
King Features Syndicate (c. 1952–c. 1987)
Creators Syndicate (c. 1987-present)
Publisher(s)Archie Comics
Genre(s)Humor, teens

Publication historyEdit

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.

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External linksEdit

  1. ^ Holtz, Allan (2012). American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. p. 58. ISBN 9780472117567.