Archie the Gruesome

Real Name: Archie ?

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Street sweeper

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Big Joe

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "A Nut Who Goes Round in Pyjamas"

Base of Operations: New York?, U.S.A.

First Appearance: Comedy Comics #10 (Timely Comics, June 1942)

Powers/Abilities: Archie is a very good street sweeper, and fairly resourceful.

History: (Comedy Comics #10, ga) Inspired by the example of his hero, Captain America, streetsweeper Archie donned a costume loosely based on his idol's, and went out looking to fight crime. His first foe was fellow sweeper Big Joe, who had fallen off the straight-and-narrow.

Comments: Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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