When Al Hartley an artist working on the Archie Comics became a born again Christian, he thought that it'd be a good idea for the comic book character and his friends in Riverdale to follow down the path of righteousness. Hartley went to work for the new Spire Comics, which over a period of ten years produced around 60 Christian inspired comic books, many of them featuring Archie and his friends. Hartley convinced the president of Archie Comics to allow his to create a series of Archie comics for Spire, resulting in a total of 19 Archie based Christian propaganda comic books.
This all from the same weird publisher that produced the crazy Hansi, the Girl who Loved the Swastika. The comics were often filled with over-the-top fire and brimstone right-wing Christian propaganda, masked as ordinary kids comics. Before his work on the god bothering Archie, Hartley had been working on Archie comics for some five years.
The first wholesome (as if Archie could get any more "wholesome") comic book to be created by Hartley and published by Spire was Archie's One Way. In the beginning of the story Archie and Jughead accidentally walk into a Christian discussion group being held in a coffee house when Jughead follows a sign promising free food. And that was it! Suckered in by a free feed, Archie and the gang were born-again and would pray, quote Bible verses and mull over moral issues for another 18 issues.