In the tradition of Batman: Year One, Superman: The Man of Steel, and the Marvel Ultimates comes the biggest Archie Comics event since the 'Love Showdown!' Archie and his friends are just starting the fall semester of their freshman year. Having survived a summer that saw the departure of Jughead and bickering parents, the gang arrives at high schooL - only to find elementary school Principal Mr. Weatherbee has now become the high school Principal! But it's not just about reunions at Riverdale High. Archie also makes a new friend in Pencilneck G., although he prefers his more laid-back buddy Jughead. He also makes some new enemies in Jared McGerk and his band of bullies! Along the way the other classic faculty members are introduced, as well as Pop Tate and his Choklit Shop! It's the funniest first year of high school ever, courtesy of fan-favorite writer Batton Lash of Wolff & Byrd, along with popular Archie artist/writer Bill Galvan.