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Today in Nerd History | February 11

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on February 11th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

ARCHIE COMICS #1 | 1942

In 1942, Archie Comics #1 was published, the first issue of the comic book series featuring the adventures of Archie Andrews and his friends, published by MLJ Magazines.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • Archie was inspired by a 1930s teenage heartthrob named Andy Hardy, played by Mickey Rooney in a series of movies. Archie was also based on the life of Bob Montana, one of the creators of the characters, who grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
  • Archie became a superhero named Captain Pureheart in 1966, with powers like super strength, flight, and a pure heart.
  • Archie Comics published a series of Christian comics in the 1970s, where Archie and his friends met Jesus and learned moral lessons.
  • Archie had a band called The Archies, which produced a real song called Sugar Sugar, that was the number one song of 1969.
  • Archie Comics has explored various alternate universes, such as Archie 1, where they are cavemen, Archie 3000, where they are in the future, and Afterlife with Archie, where they are zombies.

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