The Archie’s had the top Billboard Hot 100 song of 1969 with Sugar, Sugar…beating out Aquarius by the 5th Dimension. The comics started in 1941 as part of Pep comics and became a solo comic in 1942. The most anyone has paid for that comic was $167,000.
1) Archie was created as a cartoon spin-off of James Cagney?
2) In the Archie’s band, Veronica played the saxophone?
3) Archie eventually ended up marrying Betty?
4) Jughead’s real first name is Forsythe?
1) Fake…he was modeled after Mickey Rooney to appeal to Rooney’s fans in his Andy Hardy series.
2) Fake…keyboards. Betty the tambourine, Jughead was on the drums, Reggie played bass, and Archie played guitar.
3) Fact….and Veronica. In 2009 and 2010, in an alternated comic book reality, Archie was married to both. Also, in a later story arc, he married Valerie from Josie & The Pussycats.
4) Fact…Forsythe Pendleton Jughead Jones III, and his sister’s name is Forsythia Jellybean Jones.