Archie Comics Publishes Two Of The Longest-Running All-Ages Comic Books of All Time, As Well As Many Other Fun Children's Comics.
Archie Comics books is one of the most successful, longest running brands in the history of the comic book industry. Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics and are published in a dozen different foreign languages and distributed all over the world. Archie Comics has spawned characters whose popularity has spilled over into other media and who have become part of popular culture. Archie Comics is also the title of the company's longest-running publication, Archie, the first issue appearing the winter 1942.
The popular Andy Hardy movies were an inspiration for founder, editor and co-publisher John Goldwater to have a comic book about a relatable normal person. Teenaged Archibald "Chick" Andrews debuted with Betty Cooper in Pep Comics #22 in December 1941. In a story by writer Vic Bloom and artist Bob Montana, Archie soon became MLJ Magazine's headliner, which led to the company changing its name to Archie Comic Publications.
Although the comic started in the 1940s, it has changed over the years to stay current with the times. Two thousand and ten introduced readers to one of the first openly gay characters, Kevin Keller, who first appeared in Veronica #202. Changes then came in Life with Archie with the marriage of Archie followed months later with heartache of Archie’s premature death.
Archie Comic Publications has launched many popular all-ages titled comic books including Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Sonic Boom and Sonic Universe comic books. Along with the Archie comic book line, there is Betty and Veronica comic books, Jughead and Archie Comics Digest, Betty and Veronica Comic digest, and Kevin Keller comic books.