Archie Americana Series
The Archie Americana Series is a series of comic book trade paperbacks, published by Archie Comics from the early 1990s to the present. The series attempts to present a history of Archie comics, with each book featuring significant stories from a specific decade, featuring introductions by famous writers and celebrities; the series covered the entire span between the 1940s and the 1980s with stories showcasing some of the more significant stories from those decades. Archie Comics has printed "book 2" for those decades as well as two books covering the 1990s. Archie Americana Series: Best of the Forties Archie Americana Series: Best of the Fifties Archie Americana Series: Best of the Sixties Archie Americana Series: Best of the Seventies Archie Americana Series: Best of the Eighties Archie Americana Series: Best of the Forties Book 2 Archie Americana Series: Best of the Fifties Book 2 Archie Americana Series: Best of the Nineties Archie Americana Series: Best of the Sixties Book 2 Archie Americana Series: Best of the Seventies Book 2 Archie Americana Series: Best of the Eighties Book 2 Archie Americana Series: Best of the Nineties Book 2
Archie and Me
Archie and Me was a comic book title published by Archie comics from 1964 to 1987. Most issues and covers focused on the interaction of Archie Andrews and the school principal, Mr. Weatherbee; this suggests that Mr. Weatherbee is the "Me" mentioned in the title, whereas the "Me" in Reggie and Me and Betty and Me appeared to refer to Archie Andrews himself. List of Archie Comics Publications
Archie (comic strip)
Archie is a long-running comic strip based on the line of the popular Archie Comics. Launched by McClure Newspaper Syndicate in 1947, it features the misadventures of Archie Andrews and his pals. Archie is distributed by the Creators Syndicate. Bob Montana drew the first issue of the Archie comic book. In 1947, he began drawing Archie daily and Sunday strips for 700 newspapers, he died of a heart attack on January 1975, while cross-country skiing in Meredith. Dan DeCarlo took over the strip; the Archie comic strip was until June 2011 written by Craig Boldman, pencilled by Fernando Ruiz, lettered by Jon D'Agostino, inked by Bob Smith. After that, Archie's publisher ceased creating new strips and began reprinting older strips by Dan DeCarlo. Cartoonists Remember 9/11 Archie at ComicStripFan.com
African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. The term refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States. Black and African Americans constitute the third largest racial and ethnic group in the United States. Most African Americans are descendants of enslaved peoples within the boundaries of the present United States. On average, African Americans are of West/Central African and European descent, some have Native American ancestry. According to U. S. Census Bureau data, African immigrants do not self-identify as African American; the overwhelming majority of African immigrants identify instead with their own respective ethnicities. Immigrants from some Caribbean, Central American and South American nations and their descendants may or may not self-identify with the term. African-American history starts in the 16th century, with peoples from West Africa forcibly taken as slaves to Spanish America, in the 17th century with West African slaves taken to English colonies in North America.
After the founding of the United States, black people continued to be enslaved, the last four million black slaves were only liberated after the Civil War in 1865. Due to notions of white supremacy, they were treated as second-class citizens; the Naturalization Act of 1790 limited U. S. citizenship to whites only, only white men of property could vote. These circumstances were changed by Reconstruction, development of the black community, participation in the great military conflicts of the United States, the elimination of racial segregation, the civil rights movement which sought political and social freedom. In 2008, Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States; the first African slaves arrived via Santo Domingo to the San Miguel de Gualdape colony, founded by Spanish explorer Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526. The marriage between Luisa de Abrego, a free black domestic servant from Seville and Miguel Rodríguez, a white Segovian conquistador in 1565 in St. Augustine, is the first known and recorded Christian marriage anywhere in what is now the continental United States.
The ill-fated colony was immediately disrupted by a fight over leadership, during which the slaves revolted and fled the colony to seek refuge among local Native Americans. De Ayllón and many of the colonists died shortly afterwards of an epidemic and the colony was abandoned; the settlers and the slaves who had not escaped returned to Haiti, whence. The first recorded Africans in British North America were "20 and odd negroes" who came to Jamestown, Virginia via Cape Comfort in August 1619 as indentured servants; as English settlers died from harsh conditions and more Africans were brought to work as laborers. An indentured servant would work for several years without wages; the status of indentured servants in early Virginia and Maryland was similar to slavery. Servants could be bought, sold, or leased and they could be physically beaten for disobedience or running away. Unlike slaves, they were freed after their term of service expired or was bought out, their children did not inherit their status, on their release from contract they received "a year's provision of corn, double apparel, tools necessary", a small cash payment called "freedom dues".
Africans could raise crops and cattle to purchase their freedom. They raised families, married other Africans and sometimes intermarried with Native Americans or English settlers. By the 1640s and 1650s, several African families owned farms around Jamestown and some became wealthy by colonial standards and purchased indentured servants of their own. In 1640, the Virginia General Court recorded the earliest documentation of lifetime slavery when they sentenced John Punch, a Negro, to lifetime servitude under his master Hugh Gwyn for running away. In the Spanish Florida some Spanish married or had unions with Pensacola, Creek or African women, both slave and free, their descendants created a mixed-race population of mestizos and mulattos; the Spanish encouraged slaves from the southern British colonies to come to Florida as a refuge, promising freedom in exchange for conversion to Catholicism. King Charles II of Spain issued a royal proclamation freeing all slaves who fled to Spanish Florida and accepted conversion and baptism.
Most went to the area around St. Augustine, but escaped slaves reached Pensacola. St. Augustine had mustered an all-black militia unit defending Spain as early as 1683. One of the Dutch African arrivals, Anthony Johnson, would own one of the first black "slaves", John Casor, resulting from the court ruling of a civil case; the popular conception of a race-based slave system did not develop until the 18th century. The Dutch West India Company introduced slavery in 1625 with the importation of eleven black slaves into New Amsterdam. All the colony's slaves, were freed upon its surrender to the British. Massachusetts was the first British colony to recognize slavery in 1641. In 1662, Virginia passed a law that children of enslaved women took the status of the mother, rather than that of the father, as under English common law; this principle was called partus sequitur ventrum. By an act of 1699, the colony ordered all free blacks deported defining as slaves all people of African descent who remained in the c
Afterlife with Archie
Afterlife with Archie is a comic book published by Archie Comics beginning in 2013, depicting a zombie apocalypse that begins in the town of Riverdale in an alternative reality. It is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with art by Francesco Francavilla, is inspired by a zombie-themed variant cover which Francavilla did for an issue of Life with Archie; the comic is Archie Comics' first title to be sold only on the direct market, as opposed to on newsstands. The comic was conceived not long after Archie Comics dropped the Comics Code Authority standard from their entire line-up in 2011. Issue #8 was the first to feature the company's Archie Horror logo; the Archie Horror imprint publishes four other series: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Jughead: The Hunger and Blossoms 666. The titles share several characters. After a car driven by Reggie kills Hot Dog, Jughead asks Sabrina to bring his beloved pet back to life, she does, but with terrible consequences: Hot Dog becomes a zombie, bites Jughead, who subsequently becomes a zombie and spreads the contagion.
Weeks after Archie and his friends left Riverdale, they are now following along the deserted highways of America trying to stay one step ahead of the growing horde of zombies that were once their friends and family. Archie Andrews is Mary's son and the fiancé of Betty Cooper, he is the main protagonist of the series. As one of the refugee leaders, he tries to hang onto his idealism and humanity, which habitually puts him at odds with Hiram Lodge. Mary Andrews is the wife of the late Fred Andrews, she is in a state of shock due to Archie being forced to beat his father to death to save her. Jughead Jones is Patient Zero of the zombie outbreak. After being bitten by the zombified Hot Dog, he hid his infection until it was too late and became the leader of the hordes of Riverdale zombies, his spirit, separated from his body after succumbing, is left to wander until he finds Archie's group deciding to travel with them and becoming the third protagonist alongside Archie and Hiram. Since being rendered a spirit, Jughead has stopped holding his tongue stating various things he was not comfortable saying before.
Hiram Lodge is the second protagonist of the series. He is a widower, as his wife Hermione has died some time before the series' beginning due to poor health and her sorrow at Hiram's continued adultery, his mansion serves as the Archie gang's refuge at the beginning of the outbreak, until Jughead leads the Riverdale zombies to it, forcing an evacuation. He is at odds with Archie throughout the series as the two do not hold the same views concerning the zombie outbreak. Veronica Lodge is the daughter of the late Hermione Lodge, she was once caught up in a romantic love triangle with Archie and Betty, but she has been rejected due to the engagement of the two. Hubert Smithers is the former butler of the Lodge Mansion who still remains loyal to the Lodge family despite the circumstances they face now. Betty Cooper is the daughter of the fiancée to Archie Andrews, she has a turbulent relationship with an older sister named Polly. Polly's whereabouts are unknown. Reggie Mantle is the son to the late Ricky and Vicky Mantle and the catalyst for the zombie outbreak.
After being beaten up by Moose Mason over Midge, Reggie deliberately runs over Jughead Jones' dog, Hot Dog, after being brought back to life, starts the zombie apocalypse. He begins to go mad due to the overwhelming guilt he feels, becomes desperate to set things right by any means necessary; when he attempts to sacrifice himself to the zombies, Sabrina appears and tells him that he can bring Midge back to life if he kills Betty, which he agrees to do. Kevin Keller is the gay classmate of Archie and the gang, he has received military training from his late father. Chuck Clayton is the son of the former gym teacher of Riverdale High, he is in a relationship with Nancy Woods though he is oblivious to the fact that she is in a secret relationship with Ginger Lopez. Dilton Doiley has a vast knowledge of horror movies. Nancy Woods is the girlfriend of Chuck Clayton, in a secret relationship with Ginger Lopez, she is scared to come out as being gay, having doubts that everyone will accept her due to being a black lesbian in an interracial relationship.
Ginger Lopez is a feisty Latina, in a secret romance with Nancy Woods. She is shown to be a skilled archer just like Kevin Keller. Cheryl "Blaze" Blossom is the twin sister of the late Jason Blossom and the daughter of wealthy businessman Clifford Blossom and his wife Penelope, it is alluded to throughout the series that she and her twin brother were engaged in an incestuous relationship which she was unwilling to continue. She kills her brother when he refused to let her go, but is allowed to stay after Archie chooses for her to stay after breaking a split vote and after she confides her secret to the other females of the group. Sabrina Spellman is the niece of the Witches of Greendale, she helps Jughead bring Hot Dog back to life and because of these actions she is banished to the Nether-Realm. In issue 6, it is shown that she has been taken to an institute. After
Jughead's Double Digest
Jughead's Double Digest was an American comic digest magazine published by Archie Comics. It began as a companion publication to the Jughead 32-page comic book and Jughead With Archie Digest magazine; the Double Digest series are larger versions of the Archie Digest publication line. The regular Digests were 128 pages, while the Double Digests were 256 pages, hence the name Double Digest. Jughead's Double Digest Magazine began publication in October 1989 on a quarterly basis, but was published eleven times a year and featured several new Jughead stories along with the reprints. Jughead's Double Digest Magazine was the last monthly Jughead solo title as the 32-page Jughead comic, Jughead With Archie Digest, The Jughead Jones Digest and Jughead & Friends Digest have all been cancelled; the title was replaced in 2014 with the new Jughead and Archie Double Digest series, reprinting Jughead and Archie stories along with new ones. Issue #138 reprinted the entire first issue of Archie's Pal Jughead Comics from 1949.
Issue #176 featured the first appearance of Toni Topaz, a tough girl with pink hair who wears a purple jumpsuit. She appears as a rival to Jughead in the cupcake-eating contest. Issues #196 and 200 were'Double Double' Digests with 320 pages. From April to August 2008, a four-part story entitled "The Matchmakers" ran in issues 139 to 142 of Jughead's Double Digest, it was the second in a line of "new look" stories released by Archie Comics. It was published following the success of Betty & Veronica Double Digest's "new look" story called "Bad Boy Trouble", released in 2007. "The Matchmakers" uses the same character designs from "Bad Boy Trouble" and the plot follows Jughead as he is'set up' with a girl, Sandy Sanchez. The story was based on a novel that came out in 1991 by Michael Pellowski and John L. Goldwater entitled It's First Love, Jughead Jones; the art is by Joe Staton and Al Milgrom, working from Steven Butler's character designs
Archie's TV Laugh-Out
Archie's TV Laugh-Out was a comic book published by Archie Comics from 1969 to 1986. Sabrina the Teenage Witch appears in all 106 issues, this title served as a transition for her from Archie's Mad House to her own title. In addition to Sabrina, the title features regular appearances by the "Archie gang" and Josie and the Pussycats; the title was intended to showcase characters from Archie Comics's animated TV shows, which included The Archie Show and the Pussycats and Sabrina the Teenaged Witch. List of Archie Comics Publications