Something that's been overlooked pretty often since the big Archie Reboot is that the company is still publishing stories featuring the classic, gag-centric versions of the characters. It's publishing a lot of them, actually --- every single Archie Digest features a new lead story about the gang, and in 2016, that amounted to over 300 pages of new material in that classic Archie style.

Now, it's all being collected in the Archie: Best of 2016 Digest Annual, a 348-page digital collection out next week.

For new readers who have come in from the TV show or the newer comics, it might be a little weird to see a Riverdale that isn't defined by murders, sexy encounters, and centuries-old maple syrup feuds, but if you've been jonesing for your fix of Archie Prime, this is the place to go --- and you can see a preview of four separate stories below. And only one opens up with true horror.

 

Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual, Archie Comics
Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual, Archie Comics
Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual, Archie Comics
Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual, Archie Comics
Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual, Archie Comics
Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual, Archie Comics
Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual, Archie Comics
Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual, Archie Comics
Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual, Archie Comics
Archie Best of 2016 Digest Annual, Archie Comics

 

ARCHIE: BEST OF 2016 DIGEST ANNUAL

75 Years of Archie... and that’s just the beginning! Archie celebrated his milestone 75th anniversary in 2016, with tons of nee stories, new series and new faces - all gearing up toward the historic launch of the CW’s Riverdale TV series in early 2017. While things were ever-evolving in the Archie Universe, one thing held true: the Archie Comics Double Digests were still a constant source of hilarious tales – from hiccups in Archie’s dating life to fun takes on new trends – that everyone could enjoy. This 348-page digital exclusive is your chance to take a look at some of the most memorable Archie stories from the year 2016!
Script: Dan Parent, Craig Boldman, Tom DeFalco, Tim & Pat Kennedy, and more
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, and more
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario "Tito" Peña
On Sale Date: 3/22
348-page, digital exclusive comic
$6.99 U.S.