Jughead (comic book)

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Jughead
Cover to Archie's Pal Jughead #1 (January 1949).
Publication information
Publisher Archie Comics
Schedule Bimonthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date (vol. 1)
January 1949 – June 1987
(vol. 2)
August 1987 - September 2012
Number of issues (vol. 1)
352
(vol. 2)
214
Main character(s) Jughead Jones
Creative team
Writer(s) Various
Artist(s) Various

Jughead (also known as Archie's Pal Jughead) is an ongoing comic book series featuring the Archie Comics character of the same name. The character first appeared in Pep Comics #22 (cover dated December 1941). Jughead proved to be popular enough to warrant his own self-titled ongoing comic book series which began publication in January 1949.

Publication history[edit]

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, which also guest-starred Archie and his friends. Common story themes included Jughead's insatiable appetite for hamburgers, avoiding Big Ethel who has a crush on him and outsmarting his nemesis Reggie Mantle.

The official title 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 that same month. The original Jughead series ended with #352 (June 1987).

Jughead returned with a relaunched #1 in August 1987. In issue 46 (June 1993), the Jughead title was renamed Archie's Pal Jughead Comics similar to the previous volume. Also, in this issue Jughead finds out that his mother is expecting a baby. In issue 50, the baby girl, nicknamed "Jellybean" is born. The second volume ended in 2012 with issue #214.

A third series, titled Jughead, is set to be released in October 2015 as part of Archie Comics' "New Riverdale". It will be written by Chip Zdarsky with artwork by Erica Henderson.[1]

Significant issues[edit]

First appearances[edit]

Appearance Volume/Issue Number Month/Year
Moose Mason as Moose McGee (vol. 1) #1 January 1949
Midge Klump (vol. 1) #5 April 1951
Ethel Muggs (vol. 1) #84 May 1962
Forsythia "Jellybean" Jones (vol. 2) #50 November 1993
Trula Twyst (vol. 2) #89 February 1997

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