Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with decades of comics behind, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're looking at Archie's best pal, Jughead Jones! Out of all of Archie Comics' stable of iconic characters, I think we can all agree that Jughead is the best; eating burgers, pulling pranks on the 'Bee, and rejecting the premium placed on romantic relationships by his peers. But what are the origins of his most famous symbols and signifiers: his name, his crown, his "S" shirt? This video explains the origins of Jughead and all the things that make him cool.

Show notes:

  • You can read the classic series Archie's Pal Jughead digitally here.
  • Later issues of the second Archie's Pal Jughead series can be found digitally here.
  • More recent issues of Jughead Double Digest can be found digitally here. Digital versions of Jughead and Friends Digest here. Digital Jughead and Archie Digest here.
  • You can get a sort of "best of" Jughead collection digitally here.
  • What you really want is that good good new Jughead series. You can get the first volume in print here and digitally here. You can pre-order volume two here.
  • Like you, I also cannot believe that Jughead's Time Police isn't available anywhere.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.


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