published by Archie Comics
. Archie Andrews
was created by Bob Montana
and first published in Pep #22
Archie Andrews is the typical teenage boy and has been so for over
sixty years. He is the son of Fred and Martha Andrews and a student
at Riverdale High. Archie is about 17 years old with red hair and
freckles and is the everyman of a series of comics from the comics
publisher with which he shares his name, Archie Comics.Archie shares most of the worries of a young American male: friends,
cars, and girls (not necessarily in that order).
Archie's best friend is a rather simple minded young man named
Forsythe Jones, but who has been stuck with the nickname of Jughead.
The two are nearly inseparable, hanging out at the local beach, at
school, and at the local malt shop which goes by the name of Pops.
Archie's most famous relationships are those he has with Betty Cooper
and Veronica Lodge. In the classic style of most love triangles,
Archie finds himself pursuing Veronica, a wealthy socialite, competing
all the while with a rich classmate name Reginald (Reggie) Mantle III.
While Archie pursues the brunette vixen Veronica, he in turn is
chased after by the blonde "every girl" Betty Cooper. Archie is
known to go out with both girls and after sixty years is still making
out with them with both feet on the floor, potentially making him the
most frustrated teenager alive.
Archie Andrews and his pals were part of a successful series of
comic books. Taking a page from DC Comics Superman family of
characters and from the Harvey Comics Richie Rich franchise,
Archie Comics produced a wide variety of titles starring nearly
every character and with nearly no title being too specific. Hence,
the reason that in 1955, Archie Comics published a title called
Archie's Mechanics that told how to repair your car.
In the 1960's, Archie and his friends came to the little screen
in a cartoon show. The show was produced by Filmation and featured
the adventures of Archie and his friends as well as short musical
numbers by the group. The band behind the music The Archies were
produced by Don Kirshner and had a number one hit with the song