This summer, on July 16th, Archie Comics—publisher of the world’s most famous comic book love triangle—will have their namesake romance between Archie, Betty and Veronica immortalized by the United States Postal Service as a part of a new stamp collection titled “Sunday Funnies.”
The postage stamp features Archie Comics most enduring and iconic image of the fabled romance—eternal teen Archie Andrews sharing a soda with his two favorite girls, brunette heiress Veronica Lodge and blonde girl-next-door Betty Cooper.
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.
The US postage stamp signifies just how much Archie Comics and its fabled romantic and comedic adventures of the eternally idealized American teenagers continue to touch our hearts and make us laugh out loud not just on Sundays, but on each and every day.
The stamp arrives at US Post Offices across the nation Friday, July 16th, 2010.