Continuing the Eisner Award-winning series collecting the Archie newspaper strip, we reach the mid-1960s when the now-famous cast of Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and Reggie are part of a rich ensemble presented by cartoonist Bob Montana. As Bart Beaty notes, "The strip is not so much about Archie as it is about the interaction of all those characters who exist in his orbit. The relatively large cast is particularly suited to the gag-a-day format."
Introduction by Bruce Canwell. "New England kids who grew up in the 1960s knew that Archie Andrews was one of us. We didn't know exactly where Riverdale was located. But we were sure it was somewhere in the Rhode Island-to-Maine corridor. How could it be otherwise? Each November, Riverdale typically swathed in snow--that proved these characters weren't living in Florida, Texas, or Hawaii. During the winter months, Archie, Jughead, and Reggie were skating on bodies of water the same way we skated on lakes...they were skiing the same way we did at Cannon and Sugarloaf and Lost Valley."
"Come the warm-weather months, we recognized bikini-clad Veronica and Betty, because we had seen ("ogled" might be the more appropriate word) the beach bunnies who decorated the length and breadth of Lake Winnipesaukee."