I love how open the Archie brand is to team-ups. They’ve done some inspired ones, but few have me as excited as Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica.
This DC Entertainment and Archie Comics collaboration comes from Paul Dini (HARLEY QUINN) and Marc Andreyko (WONDER WOMAN ’77). Laura Braga (DC BOMBSHELLS) is providing the art so the book is guaranteed to look good.
Here’s the synopsis:
The event starts with a plan for free college tuition for all Riverdale residents. The town just needs to build a new campus by draining the wetlands that lie between Riverdale and Gotham City.
The only snag? A certain botany-obsessed super-villain.
When Poison Ivy enlists her bestie Harley to kidnap both Veronica Lodge, daughter of Riverdale’s most important citizen, and her friend Betty, she’s counting on some assistance—and mayhem. Are these two teams of BFF’s headed for disaster?
‘Betty and Veronica are the most iconic friends in comic book history, and now, thanks in no small part to the success of the Riverdale TV show, in pop culture,’ said Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater in a statement. ‘It made tons of sense to have them crossover with DC’s own female powerhouses, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. What you’ll get is a fun story that honors the history of both pairs and adds to it – which is what all great crossovers do. We’re excited by this partnership and we can’t wait for the fans to see what Paul, Marc and Laura cook up.’
HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #1 is on sale October 4, 2017. Cover is by Amanda Conner (shown) provides one cover. The variant might be just as in demand as it’s provided Adam Hugh.