Over the years, Archie Comics have crossed over with some major properties – Punisher, Predator, KISS. Now the kids of Riverdale are about to meet villains from Gotham City in Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica.
Paul Dini and Marc Andreyko are teaming to tell the tale with art by Laura Braga.
“It’s the sort of offer you scream out ‘YES!’ to before your eyes reach the middle of the email,” said Dini in a statement from Archie Comics. “I’ve always wanted the chance to play in Riverdale, and to help Harley and Ivy invade it is a dream come true. Marc’s a great talent and a good friend. Writing this series with him has been like sitting on the lawn during summer vacation and reading a big pile of DC and Archie comics. Except we have to stay indoors and type a lot.”
HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA 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?
I know these crossovers seem corny, but each time the creators have made them work, and I can’t wait until October 4, 2017 to see what Archie and DC bring us.