Seventy years ago, a small independent comics publisher introduced a new kind of character to comics fans. He wasn't a superhero, warrior, or spaceman--he was Archie Andrews, a typical American teenager! Dark Horse and Archie Comics Publications present the archive library series everyone's talking about--now in bargain-priced trade paperback! The earliest, hardest-to-find stories in the history of 'Archie' comics can now be read and enjoyed in full color. From Archie's budding romances with Betty and Veronica to his antics at Riverdale High, this collection contains more than 200 pages of hilarious humor and deft cartooning from the great talents who originally brought Archie to life, including Bob Montana! Featuring dozens of stories by revered Archie artist, Bob Montana!he first volume of 'Archie Archives' collects 'Pep Comics ''#22-#38,' 'Jackpot Comics #4-#8,' and 'Archie Comics #1-#2'! '''These anthologies are time capsules in themselves, good guides for seeing the difference between comics published before and after the Comics Code was put in place in the 1950s.'' -nyjournalofbooks.com' 'Dark Horse's dedication to restoring these issues to full color and clarity preserves the Archie world for all of us to enjoy.''-CraveOnline.com'