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That’s right, America’s favorite teens will be featured on a new postage stamp to be issued on July 16. From the press release:
The United States Postal Service will be honoring the Archie love triangle as part of the “Sunday Funnies” series for “offering an idealized portrait of American adolescence” since 1946, when the comic books expanded to include the newspaper strip. The daily newspaper strip, now written by Craig Boldman and illustrated by Fernando Ruiz, continues to run in newspapers and online publications worldwide.
Funny, I don’t really think of Archie as a newspaper strip, so it’s interesting to hear it has been running that long. The other stamps in the Sunday Funnies line are Beetle Bailey, Calvin and Hobbes, Dennis the Menace, and Garfield, which is sort of an odd assortment. Anyway, it’s nice to know that the Archie gang will be assuming their rightful place, alongside Mother Teresa, Tom Mix, the Lunar New Year, and the Mackinac Bridge, as the subject of a U.S. postage stamp.