New ‘Throwback’ Archie Comics stories debut in January’s Milestone Digest Issue

Archie Comics is throwing it back to the most popular eras in its publishing history with new 5-page stories set in the past as the fan-favorite ARCHIE MILESTONES DIGEST series returns in January 2022.

These new lead stories told in the traditional Archie house style will be set firmly in past decades with the fashion, technology, and cultural events of the era featured prominently. The first of these new 5-page stories will debut in ARCHIE MILESTONES DIGEST #13 – BEST OF THE 1960s as writer Tom DeFalco and artist Jeff Shultz show us what happens when The Archies are invited to play at the Woodstock Rock Festival… and wind up running late to their own performance!

“We had so much fun with the new stories in our 80th Anniversary Digest series and knew we had to find a way to continue that as we brought back the Milestones Digest series,” said Archie Comics Director of Publicity & Social Media Ron Cacace. “Our fans have been asking for new stories set in their favorite eras for a while and we’re so happy we could make it happen!”

The Milestones Digest series will run for five issues in 2022 and each issue will spotlight a different decade of Archie Comics history. The full release schedule and titles are listed below.

Archie Milestones Digest Release Calendar – 2022
A new 5-page ‘Throwback’ story kicks off each of the following issues.

  • Archie Milestones Digest #13 – Best of the 1960s – On Sale 1/26
  • Archie Milestones Digest #14 – Best of the 1990s – On Sale 4/6
  • Archie Milestones Digest #15 – Best of the 1970s – On Sale 6/15
  • Archie Milestones Digest #16 – Best of the 2000s – On Sale 8/24
  • Archie Milestones Digest #17 – Best of the 1980s – On Sale 11/2

Related: Archie Comics adds new stories to classic comic book releases beginning in September

Mail-order subscriptions are available for ARCHIE MILESTONES DIGEST directly from Archie Comics. Use the Comic Shop Locator service to find a comic book store near you for more Archie Comics titles. Archie Comics Digests are also available at book stores, newsstands, and select grocery store checkout aisles.



THE ARCHIE MILESTONES DIGEST SERIES RETURNS with a NEW LEAD STORY! In “Woodstock Woes!” The Archies have been invited to appear at the most famous musical event in history—the Woodstock Rock Festival! However, getting there proves to be a problem and they’re worried they’ll be late and miss their time slot! Fortunately, Jughead’s got a plan: they’ll take a shortcut through the woods… what could possibly go wrong?! Then we continue celebrating Archie’s long-lasting legacy of 80+ years of publishing with a special retroactive look at some of the most important eras in Archie’s history! First up: the 1960s, the Silver Age of comics and the decade that brought us the birth of The Archies! Plus, stories from every decade of Archie. There’s something for fans of all ages!

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Rex Lindsey
On Sale Date: 1/26
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

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