2021 is the year that Archie Comics celebrated their 80th anniversary and I’m so very happy to be a part of it!

“Pep to the Future,” which is the lead story in Archie 80th Anniversary Jumbo Comics #5, is probably one of the best stories I’ve ever had the pleasure to write. Dealing with time travel and an unraveling universe, Archie and Jughead go back and time and meet themselves from their very first appearance in Pep Comics #22, which came out in 1941! Here’s the official write-up:

BRAND NEW STORY: “Pep to the Future” Archie and Jughead are at the Riverdale Library when Archie finds an ancient text in a hidden compartment titled “Pep Comics no. 22.” Archie opens the book… and they’re both transported immediately back to 1941! Archie sees the iconic scene from Archie’s first appearance as Archibald “Chick” Andrews trying to impress Betty while standing on a bicycle. Unfortunately, Archie accidentally knocks Chick off the bicycle causing a rift in space and time. Riverdale characters and places from 2021 start to spill into 1941, and Jughead fears it could cause the end of the known universe! Can he and Archie restore the space time continuum and set things right? Find out in this fun lead story that concludes our 80th anniversary digest celebration!

Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Vincent Lovallo, Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/10
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

The book is available now at your local comic book store, book store, or get the digital version on ComiXology!