Archie, while a known character in comics and cartoons, is small potatoes in terms of sales, a couple of thousand of comic books a month compared to 115,000 for one of the Batman titles.
Thousands lined Broad Street to watch the parade which included some spectacular acts, with sets, elaborate costumes and choreography.
The Philadelphia area has bred some of the best known comics such as Bill Cosby, Kevin Hart, Tina Fey and Bob Saget.
The Mummers Parade came to a close Tuesday night as the judges picked their favorite performers.
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