(Small mercies - at least it wasn't turned into a manga like Sabrina, The Teenage Witch was). And yes, I have a huge soft spot for Archie comics, and think the new style of drawing is beyond hideous. Give me the 1940s or 'classic' style any day). Bonus link: one of the greatest Archie stories of all time.
New-look Archie Comics A more 'contemporary, realistic' style for Archie comics - including longer storylines - is in the works. A sample page shows the lack of checkerboard hair for our protagonist; no word yet on what will happen to Jughead's hat.