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Preview: Archie Meets Batman ’66 #2

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #2

Script: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Michael Allred, Laura Allred
Variant Covers: Rick Burchett and Rosario “Tito” Peña, Matthew Dow Smith, Robert Hack, Wilfredo Torres and Kelly Fitzpatrick, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 8/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The historic crossover mini-series continues! Batman’s received a panicked call from Riverdale and he sends Robin and Batgirl with one caveat—they must disguise themselves as high school transfer students!

Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #291

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #291

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 8/8
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Brand New Lead Story: “That’s Just Beachy!” – It’s the 50th reunion of the classic “Beach Bash” films, and it’s being filmed on Riverdale Beach! The gang is excited when they’re cast as extras in the new film! But with the old stars bickering like crazy, how will they move this production forward? Archie and Betty have a plan!

Preview: Betty & Veronica Spectacular Vol. 1

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR VOL. 1 (TP)

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-68255-905-5
$10.99 US/$11.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/1

See how Betty & Veronica tackle the world of fashion, prep for the red carpets of Hollywood and still have time to finish their homework! BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR VOL. 1 is the first of a chronological collection featuring the magazine-format series spotlighting Riverdale’s iconic duo.

Preview: Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #265

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #265

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/1
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Brand New Lead Story: “The Red Shoes!” Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, Betty is gifted a pair of magical red shoes by her mother. But are they a present, or a punishment?

Preview: Archie’s Big Book Vol. 4: Fairy Tales

ARCHIE’S BIG BOOK VOL. 4: FAIRY TALES (TP)

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent
978-1-68255-903-1
$19.99 US/$11.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/25

Take a magical trip down Storybook Lane with this collection of the best fairy tale stories ever told in Riverdale! From glass slippers to giant beanstalks and yellow brick roads to tales from under the seas, this classic collection will have you entertained for hours!

Preview: Archie and Me Comics Digest #9

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #9

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/25
128-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Brand New Lead Story: “Hot or NOT!” Riverdale is having a heat wave, and the gang is just trying to stay cool—Veronica’s mansion is the only option for a cool retreat, but she’s away on vacation. What will they do?

The Historic Crossover Continues in this Early Preview of Archie Meets Batman ’66 #2!

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #2

Script: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Michael Allred, Laura Allred
Variant Covers: Rick Burchett and Rosario “Tito” Peña, Matthew Dow Smith, Robert Hack, Wilfredo Torres and Kelly Fitzpatrick, Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 8/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The historic crossover mini-series continues! Batman’s received a panicked call from Riverdale and he sends Robin and Batgirl with one caveat—they must disguise themselves as high school transfer students!

Preview: B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #263

B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #263

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/18
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Brand New Lead Story: “The Empress’s New Clothes!” Queen Veronica has it all… yet she still wants more! Tired of Veronica’s spoiled ways, handmaiden Betty promises the Queen a new dress that’s invisible to all those beneath her. Will Queen Veronica’s new wardrobe suit her needs or will she be in for a surprise?

Preview: Archie Meets Batman ’66 #1

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #1

Script: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Michael Allred with Laura Allred
Variant Covers: Derek Charm (B), Francesco Francavilla (C), Sandy Jarrell with Kelly Fitzpatrick (D), Dan Parent with J. Bone and Rosario “Tito” Peña (E), Ty Templeton (F)
On Sale Date: 7/18
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Two iconic comic book characters meet up for the FIRST TIME in this historic crossover mini-series! A battle in Gotham City extends its reach into Riverdale—with Mr. Lodge becoming enemy #1 of the dynamic duo! Now it’s up to Veronica to recruit some help and place a call… to the Batcave!

Review: Archie Meets Batman ’66 #1

Writers Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci bring together two new properties in the popular “Batman ’66” line of comics that have reinvigorated the property and brought a lot of fun with it. While the actual formal meeting of the two properties doesn’t take place in this issue it reads like a pretty basic Batman stopping the bad guys as it sets up while Riverdale gets roped in to things.

There’s a lot of characters thrown in to the issue and it feels right at home with everything that has been set up to this point. The tone, the look, it all comes together in a familiar package but with the new addition of Archie and his friends.

A lot of that has to do with the art from Dan Parent, colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick, and ink by J. Bone. Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and the rogues all look as expected, great that is, and the Archie kids look right at home. It’s two properties that blend together very well. There is an issue with one panel when Veronica switches outfits from the previous one but it could be time passing to explain that. Everything though works great and even the crazier aspects of Batman ’66 still feel right at home and blend with the Riverdale kids. It’s interesting in how visually the two work together.

While we don’t get to see Batman with Archie in this issue, it’s still a good start and one that gives us a Batman adventure you can read in one issue. It’s a good start and brings the two properties together in a smooth way. Hopefully we’ll get more of the two property’s characters actually together in the second issue but kicking things off, this is a good way to go about it.

Story: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci Art: Dan Parent
Coloring: Kelly Fitzpatrick Ink: J. Bone
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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