On the face of it, it doesn’t quite make sense why a rich girl who can get pretty much anything she wants would go for some clumsy, average dude. But the most recent issue of Archie explains when Veronica Lodge fell in love with the redheaded teen.
Ever since the new modernized relaunch of Archie hit a few months ago, it’s been a mystery as to why Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper abruptly broke off their seemingly perfect romance. This week, we found out why.
The sharp comedy and the bittersweet romantic drama is great but, on the real, the fashion in the 2015 Archie comics has been the best stuff in the publisher’s reboot.
Archie Andrews isn’t the cool one anymore. Jughead Jones is.
Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper aren’t going out anymore. And Veronica Lodge isn’t really feeling comics’ most famous ginger teen like that. But there they are, getting all entwined in each others’ lives. There’s no romance at all yet, and that’s pretty great.
Archie Andrews is really different now. So is Betty Cooper, the girl-next-door who’s not his girlfriend anymore. But we haven’t seen much of the third part of the classic comic-book love triangle in Archie Comics’ newly-rebooted flagship until today. I dunno, guys... Veronica might be kinda cool?
No more love triangle. No more cartoony art style with the giant eyes. No more sharing milkshakes. The main Archie comic was rebooted today, and the first issue is damn good.
This week, there’s a comic where a Predator from the movies of the same name stalks Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead. A newly dead body drips blood all over America’s favorite lily-white teenagers as the alien hunter observes them from a tree branch above.
Crossovers are an everyday occurrence in the comics industry, where Spider-Man hangs with Wolverine, Batman stops by Teen Titans HQ, and Aliens battle Predators. But not all crossovers make as much sense as these do. Here are a dozen of them that aren't necessarily bad, but they're all definitely weird.
Sharing milkshakes. Fun little love triangles. Bumbling high-school principals. This week, that’s all done. Zombies are going eat the brains out of Reggie, Mr. Weatherbee and those polar-opposite Archie-lovers Betty and Veronica. Sound cheesy? It’s not. It’s actually damn creepy.