Archie Comic Publications, Inc, which began as MLJ Comics, is famously known for their longest-running publication Archie Comics. It ran from the early 1940s to the '90s, and relaunched in 2010 as Life with Archie.
The comics were inspired by the Andy Hardy movies, which portrayed a relatable, normal teenager. They called the character Archibald "Archie" Andrews, and we followed his hilarious life as he tried to impress as many girls as he could.
The Archie characters have inspired countless films, video games, and television programs, such as the hit 2017 drama series Riverdale.
Here are some photos from the most iconic Archie covers throughout its long-standing history,
Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper first appeared in Pep Comics #22 in late 1941.
If it didn't say Archie, I don't think anyone could have recognized Archie and Betty.
The first issue of Archie Comics appeared in 1942.
I don't know what's more surprising, that the comic books started in 1942 or that the first issue was worth 10 cents?
It really depicted the typical life of an American teenager, which mostly consisted of raging hormones.
Archie had quite the ego chasing after the two most beautiful girls in his school. He barely noticed the one he should have...
By issue #70, the title was shortened to Archie.
The comics just got more interesting...