Archie is a long-running comic strip based on the line of the popular Archie Comics. Launched by King Features Syndicate in 1947, it features the misadventures of Archie Andrews and his pals.

Bob Montana drew the first issue of the Archie comic book (November 1942). During World War II, Montana spent four years in the Army Signal Corps, drawing coded maps and working on training films with author William Saroyan and cartoonists Sam Cobean and Charles Addams. He was stationed at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, where, in 1944, he met a 19-year-old Army secretary, Peggy Wherett, from Asbury Park, New Jersey. Married in 1946, they moved to Manhattan, where Montana was soon drawing the Archie daily and Sunday pages/strips for 700 newspapers.

12 pages/strips Archie Various



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