December 7, 2023Republic Entertainment Desk

Lesser-known facts about Archie Comics - its origin to various screen adaptations

At least in part, Mickey Rooney's Andy Hardy film series served as the inspiration for Archie.

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The Adventures of Archie Andrews radio program ran mostly on NBC from 1943 to 1953.

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Archie once transformed into Captain Pureheart in 1966, he resembled Superman and had "jet-boosters" that allowed him to soar.

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There was a live-action movie based on the comics. In 1990, NBC aired Archie: To Riverdale And Back Again. In it, Christopher Rich's character Archie attends his fifteenth high school reunion.

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Kevin Keller, the first gay character in Archie Comics, debuted in Veronica 202 edition in 2010. Archie Comics ordered its first reprint in its 72-year history after the issue sold out quickly.

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