Archie the Gruesome
Real Name: Archie ?
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Street sweeper
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
Archie, a French scientist
Archie Andrews, sometimes known as Pureheart the Powerful
Robot Archie, a British hero
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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