A comprehensive trade paperback reprint compilation of 1940's Archie stories, from the character's first decade of "life" with an emphasis on the origins, evolutions and first appearances of the major characters from Riverdale. Up until this series most of the stories in the volume had not been published in almost half a century. First in a volume of a decade themed trade paperback series.
3rd printing, March 2000, printed in Canada. Priced at 11.95 USD, 13.95 CAD.
4th printing, December 2007, priced at $12.95 USD
Photograph located on inside front and inside back covers.
Montage of appearances of Pop Tate with images reprinted from Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #46 and Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #12
Mr. Lodge called Burton K. Lodge in this story.
Betty and Veronica are definitely rivals for Archie now!
An early prototype of Big Ethel appears in the story, but is not mentioned by name.
Archie attempts his first shave!