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Monday, June 25, 2018

(First Appearance, Archie's Pal Jughead #1 On Newsstands in August 1952)

The first appearance of Moose was in Jughead #1. And even though in this story, he's called Moose 'McGee', you can see by his behavior, that's Moose! Maybe Archie got his name wrong like he did for himself in Pep Comics #22, when he told Betty to call him 'Chick'.
Or wait... that was the text box...

Moose's girlfriend, Midge has her first appearance normally credited to Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #4 (on newsstands Dec. 1951), BUT, there is a charcter called 'Midge' Smith that appears in Archie's Pal Jughead #5 (Feb. 1951).
She pretty much IS Midge Klump in behavior and storyline, so... I think you have to say that's actually her first appearance. Maybe someone got her name wrong...

Moose is a popular charcter in the Archie Universe, even if he IS a pretty secondary character with a very minimal amount of repeating storylines. But the truth is, I never cared for his charcater much.
For one, I don't like bully's and for two, just his 'ownership' attitude toward Midge, who was usually drawn as pretty hot (especially pre-1970's), really annoyed me.

Now one aspect of his charcter I DID like, was his stupidity.
THAT is funny. So as long as he was being dumb, I was ok with it.

Oh yes, he will...

I did like when Midge stood up to Moose, and let him know SHE had the final say. Here she maybe takes it just a step too far!

But you can be sure that in most of the love mix up stories, one of the guys was going to get it!

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