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Richard H. Goldwater (July 25, 1936 – October 2, 2007) was an American comic book president and publisher of Archie Comics, co-founded by his father, John L. Goldwater as MLJ Comics.[2]

Richard Goldwater
Born(1936-07-25)July 25, 1936
New York City[1]
DiedOctober 2, 2007(2007-10-02) (aged 71)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Notable works
President/Co-Publisher and Editor-in-Chief[1] of Archie Comics

Goldwater originally joined his father's company after college, working various jobs before becoming editor-in-chief, with the goal to create family friendly comics. During this time Archie introduced Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie and the Pussycats, and licensed properties like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sonic the Hedgehog.[2]

Goldwater was also a factor in expanding the reach of Archie Comics internationally and translations into animated and live-action series and films.[3]

Goldwater had three daughters, Lisa, Taylor, and Summer.[1] He died of cancer on October 2, 2007, in Greenwich, Connecticut.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Richard Goldwater Obituary (paid death notice), New York Times (Oct. 7, 2007).
  2. ^ a b Newsarama Archived October 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Newsarama Archived October 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine