|1st Appearance||Lion #257|
|Publisher||Amalgamated / Fleetway / IPC|
|Country of origin||UK|
Archie first appeared in issue #1of Lion, in a strip entitled The Jungle Robot, which ran for the first 25 weeks of the comic. At that point Archie had no voice and no mouth, though in time he gained both, as well as having the strip named after him from the second story, which began after a long break, in issue 257 (19 January 1957). Also he was originally remote controlled, and incapable of action without direction, something that also swiftly changed. Archie, Ted and Ken continued to adventure around the world, seeking out treasures and fighting increasingly outrageous opponents, including alien invaders. Super strength. He's bullet-proof and able to extend his limbs telescopically.