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 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)