In 1940 MLJ Comics, the company later rebranded as Archie Comics, published Pep Comics #1 and created the first patriotic superhero, The Shield. They would go on to create a pantheon of superheroes including fan favorites like the Comet, Hangman, the Fly, Lancelot Strong, and many more. These heroes have appeared in both Archie Comics and DC Comics. They have been reprinted in England, France, Germany, and Brazil. They have crossed over to radio, film, and the pulps. Presented here is the 80-year history of the greatest superheroes of the Archie Universe, Rik Offenberger (Archie Comics) moderates this panel featuring Paul Castiglia (Archie Comics), Jason Contini (Red Circle Investigations), and JC Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing).

 

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The Mighty Crusaders: Archie Comics Super Heroes In 1940 MLJ Comics, the company later rebranded as Archie Comics, published Pep Comics #1 and created the first patriotic superhero, The Shield. They would go on to create a pantheon of superheroes including fan favorites like the Comet, Hangman, the Fly, Lancelot...