Jughead magazines

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The Jughead Comic Book Magazine Series is a spinoff from Archie Comics, featuring Archie Andrews's best friend Jughead in his own stories.

Jughead first appeared in Pep Comics #22 in 1941 (also Archie's first appearance) and later grew into his own title Archie's Pal Jughead Comics in 1949. Archie and friends would also guest-star. Common story themes are Jughead's insatiable appetite for hamburgers, avoiding Big Ethel who has a crush on him and outsmarting his nemesis Reggie Mantle. A one-shot titled Jughead's Folly was published in 1957 and features Jughead as Elvis. It is one of the rarest of all Archie comics and is popular due to the Elvis reference. The official title Archie's Pal Jughead Comics was shortened to Jughead with issue #122 in July 1965. In #325, Cheryl Blossom made her second appearance after debuting in Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica in the same month. The original Jughead series lasted until #352 June 1987. However, Jughead returned relaunched with a new #1 in August 1987. With issue #46 June 1993, the Jughead title was renamed Archie's Pal Jughead Comics similar to the previous volume. With #46 Jughead finds out his mother is expecting. In #50 the baby girl, nicknamed "Jellybean" is born. The second volume of the regular sized comic ended in 2012 with issue #214. A relaunch of the comic has been teased, but for now Jughead lives on in the 'Jughead and Archie Double Digest' publication. Although the Jughead series is a spin-off of Archie, there have been several spin-off series using Jughead's name.

Jughead title history
  • Archie's Pal Jughead Comics (1949–Nov 1965, #1–126); cover title (but not indicia) changed to Jughead in #122
  • Jughead (Dec 1965–June 1987, #127–352)
  • Jughead Vol. 2 (Aug 1987–May 1993, #1–45)
  • Archie's Pal Jughead Comics Vol. 2 (June 1993–Sep 2012, #46–214)
Jughead spin-offs
  • Jughead as Captain Hero (Oct 1966-Nov 1967, #1-7)
  • Jughead's Baby Tales (Spring 1994-Winter 1994, #1-2)
  • Jughead's Diner (Apr 1990-Apr 1991, #1-7)
  • Jughead's Fantasy (Aug 1960-Dec 1960, #1-3)
  • Jughead's Folly (1957, #1)
  • Jughead's Jokes (Aug 1967-Sept 1982, #1-78)
  • Jughead's Pal Hot Dog (Jan 1990-Oct 1990, #1-5)
  • Jughead's Time Police (July 1990-May 1991, #1-6)
Jughead Digest magazines
  • Jughead and Friends Digest Magazine (June 2005-Aug 2010, #1-38)
  • Jughead and Archie Double Digest Magazine (June 2014-present, #1-present)
  • The Jughead Jones Digest Magazine (June 1977-May 1996, #1-100)
  • Jughead's Double Digest Magazine (Oct 1989-Apr 2014, #1-200)
  • Jughead With Archie Digest Magazine (Mar 1974-May 2005, #1-200)

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