A list of the characters appearing in the Archie Comics. A teacher at Riverdale High. He is not especially interested in dating and is shy around girls, though he has shown interest in a few girls in the series. At the same time, he is also kind, sensitive and helpful toward his closest friends. In one installment of the series, it was revealed that Pop's dad was the original "Pops," while as a child he served at his side under the moniker "Junior." Like her best friend Betty, she is romantically obsessed with Archie and constantly competes for his affection, usually winning over Archie’s affections. Hiram Lodge, Veronica's rich father; who often dreads meeting Archie due to Archie's clumsiness and knack for causing him trouble. His love triangle between Betty and Veronica form the most common Archie stories. , Veronica's father, and the richest man in all of Riverdale. He has a recurring role in The CW's Riverdale, played by Alvin Sanders. They are the live band playing at the Teen Machine Dance Club. He is friends with Archie's gang. 3. Initially a shy loner, he came out as one of the most popular students in school. Li'l Jinx 7. Portrayed as plain and gawky in appearance, she has many close friends and leads an active social life.. He also is known to be dyslexic. He tolerates Archie, however, because he knows of Archie's more redeeming qualities, and allows his daughter to date whom she chooses.. In the late 1930s, Archie creator Bob Montana joined other teens at the Chocolate Shop counter where he made sketches on napkins or in the diary-sketchbook he kept of Haverhill happenings. As he and the gang go through stuff in the basement of the shop, they find enough evidence that the building is a historical landmark, which saves the shop and forces the land owner to build only a 6-screen theater. He first appeared in Veronica #202. He has a younger sister named Jellybean.. The first openly gay character in Archie Comics. A fairly common plot is Pop Tate closing his shop and trying to sell it, which results in Archie and his friends scrambling to save it, generally by reminding everyone about the memories they have of the store, and telling them that losing the store would be horrible. He often says "duh" at the beginning of sentences, and is possessive about his girlfriend Midge. Archie's main rival, particularly for Veronica's affections. Veronica (sometimes called Ronnie or Ron by her close friends) is a very rich girl, the daughter of the super wealthy multi-billionaire and business tycoon and industrialist Hiram Lodge. He almost always wears his trademark whoopee cap. The character Archie Andrews was created by John L. Goldwater, Bob Montana and Vic Bloom first appeared in a humor strip in Pep Comics #22 (December, 1941). Nancy enjoys sports, fashion, cheerleading and journalism, and is a close friend of the other girls. Kevin's sexuality is not presented as controversial or stereotypical in the comics, keeping with Archie Comics' image of accepting diversity and inclusion. Though they are ultimately good friends, he often taunts Archie and does not understand why girls prefer to date him. Terry "Pop" Tate is the owner and manager of the Chok'lit Shoppe, an ice cream parlor and frequent hangout of Archie's Gang. Boys cannot even talk to her without incurring Moose's wrath. Frequently appearing characters 1. Hiram is usually portrayed as being an industrialist and he's the CEO of his multi-billionaire dollar company Lodge Industries.  he is always trying to get a date with Veronica but when they did date Veronica cheated on Reggie with Archie and he then dumps Veronica. Within the context of the strip and the larger series that grew out of it, Archie is a typical teenage boy, attending high school, participating in sports, and dating. She is usually portrayed as an English teacher, though she is occasionally shown teaching other subjects. He likes to pick on others, especially Jughead and Archie . She is well-aged, slim with white hair, and her personality alternates between harsh and motherly.. Kevin's closest friends in Riverdale are Veronica and Jughead, along with Wendy and William, friends from a previous school. Dilton—named as such—debuted in the Archie daily comic strip in 1948 and moved to the comic books in 1950. He is highly vain and conceited, thinks he can date anyone he wants, and expects everyone to think the world of him. She has a passion for writing and is a good student, detective and auto mechanic. The school principal, popularly referred to as 'The Bee'. Sarcastic, snarky and smart, Jughead is uninterested in girls, especially Big Ethel, who has a huge crush on him. Frederick "Fred" Andrews, Archie's father who is pear-shaped, old-fashioned, and balding. Licensed characters like Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man are not included in this list. This fact earned him a great deal of attention in American comic media. Category:Archie Comics characters - MMKB, the Mega Man Knowledge Base - Mega Man 10, Mega Man X, characters, and more Little Jinx is an Archie Comics character introduced in 1947. These were the Crown Confectionery and the Chocolate Shop on Merrimack Street and the Tuscarora on Winter Street. Jughead often bails Archie out of trouble when he acts impulsively and rashly. Some stories have given Pop's real first name as Bob, Harold, or Thomas, and in one story, it was given as Clark, but the official Archie Comics website gives his name as Terry.. , Moose's girlfriend who is often frustrated with his jealousy and lack of intelligence but still loves him dearly. Despite this, he’s able to form friendships with girls, such as Betty. Pop Tate is the self-designated philanthropist for the Archie gang, hearing about their problems while serving ice cream and a variety of other goodies. She rarely gets along with Jughead Jones due to his lazy demeanor, though occasionally they set aside their differences, albeit usually to get Archie out of trouble. However, she is often annoyed with his paying more attention to his hobbies than her.