The company's many titles feature the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, Sabrina Spellman, and Josie and the Pussycats. In the late 1930s, Archie creator Bob Montana joined other teens at the Chocolate Shop counter where he made sketches on napkins or in the diary-sketchbook he kept of Haverhill happenings. At the same time, he is also kind, sensitive and helpful toward his closest friends. She is usually portrayed as an English teacher, though she is occasionally shown teaching other subjects. Jughead often bails Archie out of trouble when he acts impulsively and rashly. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Some stories have given Pop's real first name as Bob, Harold, or Thomas, and in one story, it was given as Clark, but the official Archie Comics website gives his name as Terry.[4]. Sarcastic, snarky and smart, Jughead is uninterested in girls, especially Big Ethel, who has a huge crush on him. [6] Kevin is an aspiring journalist, with many hobbies including collecting comics and competitive eating. This material served as a source for Montana when he launched Archie. In still another comic, he purchased it as a young man from the retiring owner McGurk. She was a mischievous little girl who had various misadventures with her father and various friends. Li'l Jinx 7. As he and the gang go through stuff in the basement of the shop, they find enough evidence that the building is a historical landmark, which saves the shop and forces the land owner to build only a 6-screen theater. He's a multi-billionaire and is one of the richest men in the world. Kevin's sexuality is not presented as controversial or stereotypical in the comics, keeping with Archie Comics' image of accepting diversity and inclusion. Tate constantly talks about how Jughead's appetite will provide for his retirement. Hermione Lodge, Veronica's mother. Hiram is a good, caring yet strict father towards Veronica. Chuck's steady girlfriend. But some stories say that Pop opened the business himself. He likes to pick on others, especially Jughead and Archie . His love triangle between Betty and Veronica form the most common Archie stories. A fairly common plot is Pop Tate closing his shop and trying to sell it, which results in Archie and his friends scrambling to save it, generally by reminding everyone about the memories they have of the store, and telling them that losing the store would be horrible. Archie Comics Wiki is a FANDOM Comics Community. Like her best friend Betty, she is romantically obsessed with Archie and constantly competes for his affection, usually winning over Archie’s affections. Nancy enjoys sports, fashion, cheerleading and journalism, and is a close friend of the other girls. Interestingly, various "bookworm" characters shown before him in the comic books had many of his traits, and even his visual appearance. A list of the characters appearing in the Archie Comics. He is extremely brave and accident-prone and many of his actions, however well-intentioned, inadvertently harm the people he tries to help. Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine Vol 1 185, Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine Vol 1 26, He almost always wears his trademark whoopee cap. Archie wikis Riverdale (CW show) Sabrina TheTeenage Witch (1996 show) Sabrina: The Animated Series Secrets of a Teenage Witch (2013 Animated show) Archie #1 Read about the new series by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples! The school principal, popularly referred to as 'The Bee'. She cares deeply for the well-being of others and is always ready to help people with their problems. He will beat up anyone (particularly Reggie) who upsets him or even talks to Midge, the latter being a point of friction between the couple. Appears far less frequently than her husband, and rarely plays a significant role in most of the stories. In reality however, she does not often show interest in other boys. Archie Comic Publications, Inc., is an American comic book publisher headquartered in Pelham, New York. He is not especially interested in dating and is shy around girls, though he has shown interest in a few girls in the series. One particular comic had the owner of the block giving an eviction notice to Pop to vacate the store in a week so he could build a 12-screen movie theater. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020; Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games; Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games; Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Diss Dress: A rock band appearing at the end of Moose and Midge: Breakup Blues. Jughead has been known to run his tab as long as possible, and put off paying it until Pop refuses any more credit. He gets A's in every class except physical education and is the favorite student of most of his teachers, especially Professor Flutesnoot and Mr. Weatherbee. Marmaduke "Moose" Mason is a muscular, handsome star athlete but is a poor student. Cheryl Blossom: A lonely teenage girl, who lost her brother, and attemps to hide her sadness by being the: self-obsessed, lip eating maniac, but really, inside all she needed was a good friend. These were the Crown Confectionery and the Chocolate Shop on Merrimack Street and the Tuscarora on Winter Street. He also is known to be dyslexic. The character Archie Andrews was created by John L. Goldwater, Bob Montana and Vic Bloom first appeared in a humor strip in Pep Comics #22 (December, 1941). He often says "duh" at the beginning of sentences, and is possessive about his girlfriend Midge. She rarely gets along with Jughead Jones due to his lazy demeanor, though occasionally they set aside their differences, albeit usually to get Archie out of trouble. She is mostly … Like many things in the Archie continuity, Pop Tate's history has inconsistencies. Many stories reflect the fact that his customers, particularly Jughead, don't always pay their tab. 3. Veronica (sometimes called Ronnie or Ron by her close friends) is a very rich girl, the daughter of the super wealthy multi-billionaire and business tycoon and industrialist Hiram Lodge. He first appeared in Veronica #202. However, she is often annoyed with his paying more attention to his hobbies than her. Frederick "Fred" Andrews, Archie's father who is pear-shaped, old-fashioned, and balding. [1], Veronica's father, and the richest man in all of Riverdale. In some stories, Archie seems to prefer Betty over Veronica. Dilton—named as such—debuted in the Archie daily comic strip in 1948 and moved to the comic books in 1950. The first openly gay character in Archie Comics. Category:Archie Comics characters - MMKB, the Mega Man Knowledge Base - Mega Man 10, Mega Man X, characters, and more He is highly vain and conceited, thinks he can date anyone he wants, and expects everyone to think the world of him. She is known to be the richest girl in Riverdale. [1], A highly intelligent nerd and inventor. He has a younger sister named Jellybean.[1]. Pop Tate is the self-designated philanthropist for the Archie gang, hearing about their problems while serving ice cream and a variety of other goodies. The following is a list of characters in the Archie Comics universe. Within the context of the strip and the larger series that grew out of it, Archie is a typical teenage boy, attending high school, participating in sports, and dating. Archie's main rival, particularly for Veronica's affections. Mary Andrews, Archie's typical all-American suburban mother. She has two siblings, a sister named Polly and a brother named Chic.[1]. The character of Pop Tate was inspired by the Greek immigrant owners of the three Haverhill, Massachusetts soda fountains frequented by Haverhill teenagers during the 1930s. Portrayed as plain and gawky in appearance, she has many close friends and leads an active social life.[1]. 2. Less frequently appearing characters 1. He is proud of his culinary talent. [1], Moose's girlfriend who is often frustrated with his jealousy and lack of intelligence but still loves him dearly. Attempts at times for Pop to "modernize" the shop have all failed; and Pop's has retained its old-fashioned ice cream parlor atmosphere. Terry "Pop" Tate is the owner and manager of the Chok'lit Shoppe, an ice cream parlor and frequent hangout of Archie's Gang. In one installment of the series, it was revealed that Pop's dad was the original "Pops," while as a child he served at his side under the moniker "Junior." Reggie is particularly attracted to her. Initially a shy loner, he came out as one of the most popular students in school. He and Moose are best friends, despite their contrasting personalities. She is well-aged, slim with white hair, and her personality alternates between harsh and motherly.[3]. Hiram Lodge, Veronica's rich father; who often dreads meeting Archie due to Archie's clumsiness and knack for causing him trouble.