This April, Betty And Veronica Take Their Lives To New Heights

by Jeff

This April, Betty & Veronica Take Their Lives Of Glamour And Adventure To New Heights In Two Intriguing Tales!

One of the things that makes Archie Comics such a hit is the “fantasy” look it offers younger readers who wonder what life could be like as a teenager. Nowhere is this more evident than in the stories of Betty and Veronica. While often exaggerated, the tales of Riverdale’s reigning high school queens present a romanticized world of dating, fashions, travel, ambitions and other teenage pursuits. This April, two Betty and Veronica stories take glamour and adventure to the max.

First, in BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #193, Betty and Veronica embark upon the jet-settingest weekend trip of their lives in the story, “Palm Springs Weekend.” Their destination: the ultra-ritzy Riviera Resort and Spa in Palm Springs. It’s all brought to you by famed Hollywood columnist Hal Lifson. Just like his column, this comic book travelogue is loaded with sizzling celebrities, magnificent homes, breathtaking scenery, and total trendsetters. Lifson also has a fondness for the sensational ‘60s, on full display here as the Riviera’s design is based on architecture of the decade. So pack your bags and buy your tix – it’s the hippest trip you’ll ever take!

Next, in VERONICA #194, Betty and Veronica become “The Prom Crashers!” Ever since Archie’s debut in the 1940s, the school prom has been a source of drama and mayhem for that eternal love triangle of Veronica, Archie and Betty. This issue starts a special story that has the gang relive some of their most memorable proms, while also creating new memories. Chief among them: Spurred by memories of Cheryl Blossom crashing the Riverdale prom, Betty and Veronica decide to return the favor by showing up at Pembroke’s prom… and their sights are set on Cheryl’s new man, George! Will Archie intervene in time? The most explosive prom story ever starts here!

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #193

“Palm Springs Weekend”: Join Betty and Veronica as they embark upon the jet-settingest weekend trip of their lives. Destination: the ultra-ritzy Riviera Resort and Spa in Palm Springs. It’s all brought to you by famed Hollywood columnist Hal Lifson. Just like his column, this comic book travelogue is loaded with sizzling celebrities, magnificent homes, breathtaking scenery, and total trendsetters. Lifson also has a fondness for the sensational ‘60s, on full display here as the Riviera’s design is based on architecture of the decade. So pack your bags and buy your tix – it’s the hippest trip you’ll ever take!

SCRIPT: Hal Lifson

ART: Rex Lindsey

“New Clowns in Town”: Betty’s Uncle Clarence is in town doing his clown act at the circus, but when his two assistants catch colds, Betty and Veronica are enlisted to don makeup they’ve never worn before!

SCRIPT: Bill Golliher

ART: Pat Kennedy

PLUS: Other new and classic tales!

SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents.

BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!

Shipping Date: April 1st, 2009

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 8th, 2009

On Sale on Newsstands: April 21st, 2009

88-page, full color digest

$2.69 US

VERONICA #194

“The Prom Crashers Part 1”: Ever since Archie’s debut in the 1940s, the school prom has been a source of drama and mayhem for that eternal love triangle of Veronica, Archie and Betty! This issue starts a special story that has the gang relive some of their most memorable proms, while also creating new memories. Chief among them: Spurred by memories of Cheryl Blossom crashing the Riverdale prom, Betty and Veronica decide to return the favor by showing up at Pembroke’s prom… and their sights are set on Cheryl’s new man, George! Will Archie intervene in time? The most explosive prom story ever starts here!

SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent

Shipping Date: April 29th, 2009

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: May 6th, 2009

On Sale on Newsstands: May 19th, 2009

32-page, full color comic

$2.50 US

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