Courtesy of our friends at Archie Comics, we’re pleased to kick off the new year with a preview of World of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #126.
This digest has three new stories in it in addition to a bunch of classic stories, and today we have previews from two of those stories. The first sees the return of Mr. Justice for what could be his biggest challenge ever — serving as a life coach for Cheryl Blossom. This is a guy who used to regularly fight Satan, but Cheryl may be more than he can handle. That one is by Ian Flynn, James Fry and Bob Smith.
The second preview features Steel Sterling battling the Blue Bison, a battle that would probably go more smoothly if Betty and Veronica weren’t competing to get an autograph from our hero to give to Archie. It’s by Tom DeFalco, the Brothers Kennedy and Jim Amash, while Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli provide coloring and lettering for both stories.
Check out the preview below, as well as a classic story featuring Betty battling technology.
WORLD OF BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #22
THREE BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “Be Your Valentine!” Veronica keeps getting valentines dropped into her locker from a secret admirer. They seem very romantic, and she’s intrigued. Then when she hides out to sneak a look at her admirer, she notices it’s someone she’d never expect! Who is it, and what does he really want?
Then, in “The Ultimate Test,” superhero Mr. Justice touches down in Pembrooke. And he’s tasked with something of supreme importance: being Cheryl Blossom’s life coach! But will the job of making sure Cheryl Blossom treats others with kindness be the toughest mission Mr. Justice has ever been on?
Finally, Betty and Veronica stumble upon a super-battle between Steel Sterling and the Blue Bison, a hulking brute who possesses even greater strength than Steel. Noting that Archie is a big fan of Steel, the girls compete with each other to get an autograph during the super-battle, causing even more visual chaos. Will they get in Steel’s way of victory?
Script: Dan Parent, Ian Flynn, Tom DeFalco
Art: Dan Parent, James Fry, Pat and Tim Kennedy
Inks: Bob Smith, Jim Amash
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/25
192-page, full color comic, $9.99 U.S.