Exclusive Preview: Betty & Veronica Comics Annual #240
We have a special treat for this post-holiday Tuesday: An exclusive preview of Betty & Veronica Annual #240.
I know what you’re thinking: “Whoa, their 240th annual? Did the Founding Fathers have copies of Betty & Veronica hidden inside their hand-written copies of the Declaration of Independence?” Sadly, no; this publication is usually called Betty & Veronica Digest, and that’s where the high number comes from.
Speaking of changes in the Archieverse, we have written quite a bit about the reboot of their flagship title, Archie, with a slightly more realistic look and feel. Jughead got a makeover as well from writer Chip Zdarsky and Incredible Squirrel Girl artist Erica Henderson. But what you may not know is that the digests are continuing to run new stories in the traditional Archie style, alongside reprints of older stories. Longtime Archie writer/artist Dan Parent (the creator of Kevin Keller) is currently writing a series called “The Many Loves of Archie Andrews” that has been running in Betty & Veronica Digest for a couple of months now. Here’s the lowdown:
“The Many Loves of Archie Andrews” rolls on! This time, Betty and Veronica are excited to finally get some time alone (well, sort of) with Archie. That is, until, the firestorm that is Cheryl Blossom interferes! Cheryl has an emergency: she needs help being nice—or at least pretending to be nice in order to take over her grandmother’s charity foundation. Can Archie help Cheryl make a good impression? Or will Cheryl’s true personality get in the way? Find out in “Cheryl and Cheryl Alike,” the hilarious lead story to this comics annual, featuring even more pages of fun!
The comic will be out on Wednesday; in the meantime, enjoy our preview!
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Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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