Classic American cartoonist Tom Moore, creator of Archie, has passed away as a result of lung cancer. He was 86.

Classic American cartoonist Tom Moore, creator of Archie, has passed away as a result of lung cancer.

The El Paso, Texas Navy veteran first gave life to Archie and his pals Jughead, Betty and Veronica back in 1953 all the way up to the 1980s.

The comic had his Riverdale crew experience everything from teenage angst and excessive school-life drama to more fashionable storylines of both rural and urban challenges.

Moore was also responsible for producing Under Dog and Mighty Mouse, both of whom have seen appreciable success in the mid to late 20th century up to present day.

He was 86.

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