Spring 2007 was a big time for Archie Comics, as it unveiled the classic characters from Riverdale rendered in a realistic style.Â This sparked months of controversy on if the look was good or bad, all the while the New Look style spread to Jughead’s Double Digest, and Pals-N-Gals Double Digest.Â Now the New Look is back where it started in Betty & Veronica Double Digest #172.
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #172
â€œMy Fatherâ€™s Betrayal, Part 3â€: The latest â€œNew Lookâ€ saga has rocked Riverdale, with Veronica and her friends facing off against Mr. Lodge and his constituents as the teens try to keep a beloved nature preserve from becoming an industrial park!Â This issue, the debate rages on.Â Factory or forest?Â New jobs and low taxes or clear streams and tall trees?Â Now the protest hits the pavement as both sides hit the streets to march and counter-march.Â What will happen when both sides meet in front of Lodge industries?Â Â Itâ€™s the story you just canâ€™t afford to miss, served up in the â€œrealisticâ€ art style that made Betty and Veronicaâ€™s â€œBad Boy Trouble,â€ Jugheadâ€™s â€œMatchmakers,â€ and Moose and Midgeâ€™s â€œBreakup Bluesâ€ some of the most talked-about Archie stories in recent years!Â Famous superhero art team and Eisner Award nominees Rick Burchett and Terry Austin lend their formidable penciling and inking talents to this intriguing tale, brought to you by â€œNew Lookâ€ scribe Melanie J. Morgan.
SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan
ART: Rick Burchett and Terry Austin
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: June 24th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: July 8th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: July 14th, 2009
176-page, full color digest