Archie Comics has announced the classic Archie characters Betty and Veronica will get a new look in May 2007 in Betty and Veronica Double Digest #151.

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What do think? Do you like your Archie characters traditional, or are you hip on the new style?

UPDATE: Here’s a good news/bad news thing. The good news is I’ve learned this is only going to be a four issue “test”. The bad news is they still look a little freaky for my taste.

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7 Comments

  1. Bruce
    December 19, 2006 at 3:57 pm — Reply

    “…are you hip on the new style?”
    Could these character designs be more bland? They look like something out of the $0.85 coloring books you find at Safeway. This looks like a decision made by a middle manager without a creative bone in his body.
    Ugh.

  2. December 19, 2006 at 4:06 pm — Reply

    I completely agree with you Otter. Totally blah :P

  3. Matthew
    December 20, 2006 at 6:32 am — Reply

    Exactly. I got five bucks right now that says the classic designs are back before the end of 2007…

  4. Bruce
    December 20, 2006 at 9:32 am — Reply

    http://www.newsarama.com/Archie/Archiepage.jpg

    These sample pencils are much better than the cover art, but I think if a re-design was really necessary they should have gone with more of a manga style as that seems to be what the kids like, ie the Teen Titans Animated series, Yu Gi Oh (Spelling?) and the like. My two cents anyway…

  5. ImDrFreak
    December 21, 2006 at 11:58 am — Reply

    Abysmal. Terrible. Awful.

  6. Tecrogue
    December 21, 2006 at 2:51 pm — Reply

    Bruce>> FYI: Yu-Gi-Oh is “manga style” because it originaly was a manga, and the cartoon was drawn and animated in Japan where it originally aired.

  7. VGD
    December 23, 2006 at 5:44 am — Reply

    I personally wouldn’t mind if they made those fucking tits bigger.

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