The first Archie Freshman Year book was a big hit, both in print and digitally—at one point, the first issue was the most downloaded comic on iTunes—so it’s not surprising that the Archie Comics folks have come up with a follow-up. In the first book, Jughead and his family left Riverdale for Montana (a possible in-joke, as one of the original creators of Archie was Bob Montana), and in this volume we find out what happened to him there. The Book 1 team of writer Batton Lash and artist Bill Galvan are back for this one, so the look and story should stay consistent. The book is due out in bookstores on September 20.
Preview: Archie Freshman Year, Book Two
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.