Media Release — This spring, watch out for the perennial prom mayhem in “Prom-itis” from BETTY & VERONICA #247. Watch Betty play hard ball in “No Baseball for Betty” from BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #180. Go on a whirlwind tour of love with The Archies and Josie & the Pussycats in “It Starts with a Kiss” from ARCHIE #608. And see if Chuck can save himself from the mistakes of his past in “Freshman Year—the Missing Chapters: Chuck” from ARCHIE & FRIENDS #143. Reserve your copies today!
BETTY & VERONICA #247, ships 4/7. 32-page, full color comic, $2.99 US.
“Prom-itis”: In a drastic move, Mr. Weatherbee is forced to cancel the prom when the students of Riverdale High go too far in their obsession over this year’s gala. Will this dark cloud haunt the prom-minded student body, or are even principals prone to prom-itis?
SCRIPT: Barbara and Samantha Slate. ART: Jeff Shultz.
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #180, ships 4/14. Full color digest format, $3.99 US.
“No Baseball for Betty”: A “New Look” hits the field this spring just in time to “play ball!” This year the Riverdale softball team’s best shortstop, Betty Cooper has decided to play hard ball instead! Betty will have to compete with Archie for shortstop… and even if she makes the team she may lose Archie’s heart! Will Betty’s big move be a grand slam or a total strike-out? Drawn in a more realistic style by one of comics’ best storytellers, this classic boys vs. girls stand off is sure to be a hit.
SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan. ART: Rod Whigham.
ARCHIE #608, ships 4/14. 32-page, full color comic, $2.99 US.
“It Starts with a Kiss”: It’s the double-bill of the century, as the Archies and Josie & the Pussycats co-headline a major tour, but it’s not just bands hooking up to make beautiful music together. When Archie falls for Valerie, the Pussycats’ bassist, a starry night’s kiss could change everything. Will their love end in dis-chord or can the two rock and rollers make harmony in the tough world of Riverdale romances? SCRIPT: Dan Parent. ART: Bill Galvan.
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #143, ships 4/28. 32-page, full color comic, $2.99 US.
“Freshman Year— the Missing Chapters: Chuck”: The most downloaded comic series ever, “Freshman Year,” returns in an expanded saga with the same powerhouse team that took it to the top. In this issue, Chuck’s past comes back to haunt him when rumor has it that Riverdale drop-out turned rapper, 60 Cent , isn’t too happy with the cartoonist’s latest success. Now Chuck must seek the help of friends from his freshman year to find a way to survive through the next one! SCRIPT: Batton Lash. ART: Bill Galvan.