11 Facts About Archie Comics

1. In 1966, Archie Comics became Captain Pureheart, a Superman-like character with powerful strength and the ability to fly using "jet-boosters.

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2. In 2015, Archie Comics announced that they would be bringing Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the rest of the Riverdale gang to Broadway with an all-new musical.

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3. In 2015, Archie Comics rebranded its superhero imprint under the new title, Dark Circle Comics.

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4. In 2012, Archie Comics relaunched its superhero imprint, Red Circle Comics, as an all-digital line under a subscription model with back issues archive access starting with New Crusader.

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5. In December 2014, Archie Comics announced that its flagship series Archie would relaunch with a new first issue in July 2015.

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6. In July 2014, Archie Comics announced that its superhero imprint Red Circle Comics would be rebranded as Dark Circle Comics in 2015.

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7. In October 2013, Archie Comics launched its first horror title, Afterlife with Archie, depicting Archie and the gang dealing with a zombie apocalypse that begins in their hometown of Riverdale.

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8. In 2007, Archie Comics launched a "new look" series of stories, featuring Archie characters drawn in an updated, less cartoony style similar to the characters' first appearance.

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9. In January 1940, Pep Archie Comics debuted featuring the Shield, America's first patriotic comic book hero, by writer and managing editor Harry Shorten and artist Irv Novick.

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10. In April 2015, Archie Comics announced Betty and Veronica which debuted in July 2016.

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11. In January 1940, Pep Archie Comics debuted with the Shield, the first USA patriotic comic book hero, created by writer and managing editor Harry Shorten and designed by artist Irv Novick.

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