The Secret Origin of Big Moose — And Midge

In his latest Westfield column, KC delves into the history of “Big Moose” Mason, that lovable lug from Archie Comics who’s known for being dumb and beating up boys who look the wrong way at his girlfriend Midge.

Except there’s more to the story. In fact, today’s column is only part one.

Moose's first appearance, from Archie's Pal Jughead #1

Moose’s first appearance, from Archie’s Pal Jughead #1

In Moose’s first appearance, he wasn’t even with Midge! And there’s some debate over “Midgie’s” first appearance as well. Find out more — and hear some of the crazy old stories — in KC’s column.

Similar Posts: Another Archie “Realistic” Tale in October § Moose’s Secret Origin, Part 2 § KC Talks About What He Misses About Older Comics § Archie Digests for September 2008 § KC on Fill-Ins


3 Responses to “The Secret Origin of Big Moose — And Midge”

  1. James Schee Says:

    Good and interesting stuff! I wondered why they drew Midge as more fetching than Veronica and Betty at times.

    Moose and Midge’s relationship is one of those time makes it look different type of things. I know they broke them up in Life With Archie, what about the current stories?

  2. Johanna Says:

    I haven’t seen them together in current stories for a long while. Moose is a difficult character to use in the modern era, although KC will have more on that in his next column part.

  3. Moose’s Secret Origin, Part 2 » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    […] his latest Westfield column, KC finishes telling the story of Moose Mason he began last month. Find out his real name, and the real reason he struggles in school. (No, […]

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