Uh-oh. Jughead has been expelled from school, and grounded from video games to boot, in the pages of Jughead #3 by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson. Archie Comics has released a six-page preview of the book, on sale Wednesday December 30.

The preview puts the focus on Jughead's father, Forsythe Pendleton Jones Jr, aka Jonesy. Mr. Jones attempts to fix Jughead's problems with the principal, and has a friendly encounter with Betty Cooper, in which he consistently fails to remember her name. This is the most we've seen of Jughead's dad since the reboot, and possibly the most personality he's ever displayed!

While Jughead's family deals with his problems, strange things are still afoot at Riverdale High, with Archie's science class learning how to pilot drones built by the Lodge company. It's clear that the book's ongoing storyline about the hostile takeover of the school is heading toward a reveal much bigger than just "this new principal is kind of mean."

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Variant Cover by Khary Randolph
Variant Cover by Ty Templeton
Erica Henderson
Erica Henderson
Erica Henderson
Erica Henderson
Erica Henderson
Erica Henderson

 

Here's the official preview copy from Archie:

Zdarsky and Henderson are back with another out-of-this-world issue of the all-new Jughead! Drones? Explosives? A firing range? Science class under the new regime of Principal Stanger has taken a turn for the dangerous. And who do you call when danger is about? I guess, uh, 9-1-1? But if THEY can’t help? You call Jones. Jughead Jones.