Always from Riverdale, always stuck in the middle between warring best-friends Veronica and Betty, and always best pal to Jughead, the stomach-centered friend with a crown-cap. Archie doesn't change, always modulating from one decade to the next.
Archie's first appearance was in Pep Comics #22, published Dec 22, 1941. The story was drawn by Bob Montana and written by Vic Bloom. The characters were created by comic book publisher John Goldwater.
Riverdale Archie cast being assembled
Feb 2016: Article at Deadline Hollywood:
"Riverdale has cast two of its four main characters. Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack) is set to play Betty Cooper, while former Disney Channel star Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody) will play Jughead Jones in the CW pilot based on Archie Comics."
More Coverage at Variety: Betty and Jughead Cast
“Riverdale” is set in the present day and follows Archie and his friends attempt to survive small-town life. Reinhart’s Betty Cooper is the ideal daughter with a crush on Archie, her best friend, who gets sick of being picture perfect and turns to her new friend Veronica for advice. Sprouse’s Jughead Jones is the former best friend of Archie’s who is still prickly about what has come between them."
Art by Stuart Immonen
Archie and Jughead
Cover art by Francesco Francavilla
Archie's Pals'N'Gals #19 Hot Rod
Was there ever a doubt?
More Betty and Veronica
Archie's TV Laugh Out #34
Archie's TV Laugh Out #34, September 1975. Cover art by Stan Goldberg. Inks by Jon D'Agostino. Colors by Barry Grossman. Lettering by Bill Yoshida
Archie Comics Moustache wars
Source: Archive Comics Tumblr
Archie 2014 Christmas Digest
Original page Feb 2015 | Updated Feb 2016