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Jugead Meets His Cousin, that Wilkin boy?

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Jugead Meets His Cousin, that Wilkin boy?

Official Press Release

Yes, it’s true! Classic Archie character Bingo Wilkin and the legendary
Jughead Jones share an Uncle Herman, as will be revealed in the pages of
JUGHEAD & FRIENDS #5, this August!

In a change only hardcore Archie fans might have noticed, Riverdale regular
Jughead Jones had a jovial Uncle Herman. A few years later, Bingo Wilkin had
his own Uncle Herman — who was identical to Jughead’s!

“It was just one of those things that we switched around at the time,” said
Victor Gorelick, Managing Editor for Archie Comic Publications. “Bingo
needed an uncle, and we had already created Herman.”

But in a rare move to bring two usually separate Archie properties together
with a dash of (gasp!) continuity, Archie will reveal the true, previously
unheard of link between Riverdale’s favorite burger fanatic and the cult
classic Bingo Wilkin!

“The idea was something we just tossed around casually,” said Nelson
Ribeiro, ACP’s Digest Editor. “But the more we talked about it, the more it
seemed like a fun idea to try. Mainly to create a good story, but also as a
wink to longtime fans.”

Bingo Wilkin, “That Wilkin Boy,” first appeared in the pages of That Wilkin
Boy #1, Jan. 1969. having him crossover into the land of Archie accomplishes
two goals for ACP: Creating a fun story and bringing back another classic
character.

“When it comes to Archie, our main goal is entertaining our fans, young and
old,” said Michael I. Silberkleit and Richard Goldwater, Publishers of
Archie Comics. ‘And this does both. We bring back a great character and
create a fun romp for all to enjoy!”

ABOUT ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS, INC.

Archie Comic Publications, Inc. has been publishing America¹s leading line
of teenage humor comic books for more than 60 years. The Archie titles
appear at check-outs in most supermarkets and mass merchandisers as well as
in bookstores, drug chains, convenience stores and comic shops. Visit Archie
online at: www.archiecomics.com

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