This issue represents a stylistic experiment, with unusual art choices and page layouts, and a tone of nostalgia for high school that suggests the title was trying to aim for an older audience. This tone would surface in a few other stories in the title, though it eventually shifted to more of an adventure/mystery style inspired by "Life With Archie."
The art is the same as the issue's splash page.
The four stories in this issue are linked together, forming an issue-length arc.
The last panel of this story is a huge drawing of Archie's head, with most of the regular Archie characters (plus a few from Sabrina and Josie) spinning around it.
First prize of $5.00 to Liz Curtis (Union City, Mich.) for article and examples of haiku. Second prize of $3.00 to Gail Patelakis (New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada) for article on her family's trip to Nairobi, Kenya.