If you've been reading ComicsAlliance for long enough, then you already know that Jughead Jones rounds out our (my) illustrious list of the five greatest characters in comic book history, a list that is etched in stone and will never be changed. So as you might expect, with the relaunch of Archie, we've been on the edge of our seats wondering what the new take would be on Archie's perpetually sleepy best pal.

As it turns out, we didn't have to wait that long. In this week's second issue of Archie, from  the team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, Jughead takes the spotlight for the origin story of his true name! Check out a preview below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the official solicitation:

COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES CONTINUE THEIR REIMAGINING OF AN ICON! The new school year continues to bring with it daunting new challenges and interesting changes for the teens of Riverdale High. But there’s one thing that remains constant: Archie’s car is still a piece of garbage! With car problems comes money problems, which means that Archie’s on the hunt for a new job. Fortunately, a mysterious new building in Riverdale is offering some career opportunities for Archie and his friends. Who’s behind this new conglomerate and what are their intentions for Riverdale? Find out in the second issue of this all-new Archie series!
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Fiona Staples
Variant Covers: Howard Chaykin with Jesus Aburto, Erica Henderson, Paul Renaud, Paolo Rivera, Chrissie Zullo
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.