Archie Comics is about to kick off a five issue story arc that send Archie and his friends back to their freshman year. The company has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the issue that arrives July 5, 2008.
â€œThe Summer Beforeâ€
SCRIPT: Batton Lash.
ART: Bill Galvan
It all starts with this poignant prologue which finds the gang wondering just what that first year will be like, while reflecting fondly on the past as well. Along the way, the gang must deal with the pending departure of one of their closest friends, as well as their bickering parents. And while the kids count the days until they enter their new school home, someone else is joining Riverdale High, too: Principal Waldo Weatherbee! All this, plus allusions to Captain Pureheart, The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., Veronicaâ€™s worldwide travels, and more!