The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1 from Archie Comics. The stories are by Ty Templeton & Dan Parent, art by Dan Parent, inks by Ty Templeton and Bob Smith, letters by Jack Morelli, and colors by Andre Szymanowicz & Glenn Whitmore.

In “The Road Worrier,” when no one else is Riverdale will, Archie is forced to teach Jughead how to dive. Yeah, it’s as bad an idea as you think it is.

In “A Night at the Opera,” Archie’s weekend plans are foiled when Veronica decides to go to the opera with Prescott Tinsley. So Archie decides to write his own opera to impress her. Little does he know that Jughead’s bold move is about to pay off….literally.

In the classic tale “Sand-Wishes,” Betty and Veronica find a lamp. The two free a genie that was imprisoned and is granted three wishes. But who gets the wishes, and what would they wish for? Bet Archie will be involved somehow…

It’s been a little over two years since an all-ages Archie comic has been put out in regular comic format. I personally glad that it’s back. Nothing personal against the digest format, but prefer the standard size. As always, the stories are humorous, fun and a treat to read. The new look for the gang is interesting. Betty and Veronica look great, but Archie and Jughead’s look took a little bit to grow on me. All in all, a great return of this version of the Riverdale gang and I’m happy they are here.

YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1 is in stores now or available at archiecomics.com.