Series: Archie Comics Archie Friends
For years, fans of Archie Comics have wondered what happened in the years before the fabled teens of Riverdale entered high school. How did everyone meet? Were the teachers always at the high school? Did all of Archie's friends always live in Riverdale? Just when did the "eternal love triangle" first start? In the "Freshman Year" saga, originally presented in the pages of ARCHIE #587-591, readers finally learned the back-story behind Riverdale's fabled cast of characters. But that wasn't the whole story! In this follow-up series of stories, writer Batton Lash fills in the blanks, giving readers an even bigger glimpse of what went on with Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Reggie, Chuck, and Pencilneck G. In this story, we examine Pencilneck's circle of friends as they adjust to their own move from middle school to high school. Along the way, Pencilneck's obsessive nature drives the school's librarian crazy, his pal Zane develops a crush on Veronica, Penelope considers Betty her new "BFF," and Connie tries to make Zane jealous by going after Reggie! All this, plus... skateboarding on school grounds? Not if the "Bee" can help it!