This week, Archie Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Betty & Veronica Double Digest #170.
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #170
â€œMy Fatherâ€™s Betrayal Part 1â€: The latest â€œnew lookâ€ saga is the most poignant yet, as Veronica and her friends vow to save a nature preserve from being turned into an industrial park.Â The issue isnâ€™t as black and white as the teens may think: not only will the industrial park bring much-needed jobs to the out-of-work residents of Riverdale, it will also help lower property taxes.Â But the biggest conflict of all: the industrial park is being funded by Veronicaâ€™s father!Â What will life in Riverdale be like when its richest businessman and his debutant daughter disagree on an issue that can affect the whole community?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 Troubleâ€ Jugheadâ€™s â€œMatch Makers,â€ and Moose and Midgeâ€™s â€œBreak-up 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
â€œSitting Downerâ€: Itâ€™s â€œFriendship Dayâ€ at the local library, and Betty has volunteered to read the children a story all about the topic.Â But when Veronica and Archie show up, the kids get a lesson in jealously instead!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Tim Kennedy
â€œTaking Stockâ€: Betty wows Mr. Lodge with her stock market knowledge and wins all of his attention in the process, leaving Veronicaâ€™s self-esteem in decline.Â Can Betty help her friend make gains once more?
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher
ART: Tim Kennedy
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: April 15th, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 22nd, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 5th, 2009
176-page, full color digest