They're the Archie characters, but definitely not as we know them. Let's take a look at how the Riverdale crew compare to their comic counterparts Archie first appeared in as "America's typical teenager", a clumsy guy who loves playing guitar and will go to any lengths to impress the opposite sex and somehow manages to do it, despite dicking Betty and Veronica around a lot. Riverdale Archie is more angsty than klutzy, but he still loves the guitar and girls — although so far the focus is less on the iconic love triangle and more on his affair with his teacher. Also he spends a lot more time shirtless not that I'm complaining. Like her comic counterpart, Riverdale's Betty is the quintessential girl next door — smart, kind, charitable, and crushing hard on her best friend Archie. In the show, she's into cheerleading rather than sports, and she also has a very dysfunctional family and a troubled side that will no doubt come out more as the season progresses.
Archie and Betty and Veronica and Zombies
The Best of Archie Comics, Book 1 by Archie Comics
Archie Comic Publications, Inc. The company began in as MLJ Comics , which primarily published superhero comics. The initial Archie characters were created in by publisher John L. Goldwater and artist Bob Montana ,  in collaboration with writer Vic Bloom. Archie Comics was also the title of the company's longest-running publication, the first issue appearing with a cover date of Winter
Families of Archie's Gang
How a year-old gang of teenagers wound up fighting the undead, meeting the Ramones, and starring in a sex-infused murder-mystery show on the CW. A detail from the cover of Archie Vs. Predator, issue No. Illustration by Paul Ryding. In the show, the foursome sets out to solve the murder of one of their classmates.
The following is a list of characters in the Archie Comics universe. Licensed characters like Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man are not included in this list. The character Archie Andrews was created by John L.