Every time Archie announces a digital collection, I get more excited than I think anyone could reasonably expect, mainly because we've finally gotten to the point where they are unearthing some of the weirdest parts of the company's past and making them as easy to access as possible. Sure, those first few were just stories about Veronica's dad or whatever, but last time we got Jughead's Time Police and now? Now it's time for Archie's Mysteries, featuring the Teen Scene Investigators.

The year was 2003, and since CSI was the most popular thing on television, someone decided that it would be a good idea if Archie and the gang developed a perfectly normal interest in Forensic Science and used it to solve crimes --- as teens! Amazingly, this did not result in a rash of bloody murders in Riverdale, but it's still pretty charmingly delightful. Check out a preview of the new collection below!








Honestly, you'd think Jughead's experience with the Time Police would've given him a better position than "Foodologist," but I suppose battling Morgan le Fey doesn't really require a lot of forensic examination.

Here's the official word from Archie:


Join the Teen Scene Investigators as they explore some of Riverdale’s greatest mysteries in this digital-only collection! Archie and the gang have joined forces with a couple of professional forensic investigators and are solving crimes one clue at a time. Can they close these cases before it’s too late?

Script: Paul Castiglia & Barbara Jarvie
Art: Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, Vickie Williams, Stephanie Vozzo
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith
On Sale Date: 9/25
100-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.