Courtesy of Archie Comics, we’re happy to present a preview of two new stories from Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #313, which comes out April 19.
The publisher continues to team their vintage superhero characters with the Riverdale gang in this volume, starting with a character I don’t think we’ve seen yet in one of these digests — The Web. The character first debuted in the 1940s and has been brought back several times since then as part of the various Mighty Crusaders revamps over the year. In this story, the Web is actually Wyatt Raymond, the son of the original Web and original Pow-Girl. When Veronica’s purse goes missing, he uses his sleuthing know-how to help her find it. Writer Ian Flynn teams with Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli on this one.
Then in the second story, Dr. Zardox and his giant robotic death machine are on a rampage in Riverdale, and it’s up to the Crusaders and the Superteens to stop the madness. This one is also written by Flynn, with art by Bill Galvan, Jim Amash, Whitmore and Morelli.
Check out the previews for both stories below along with the credits and description, as well as a complete classic story written and drawn by Dan Parent.
BETTY AND VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #313
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “On the Web,” Veronica Lodge’s new designer bag is gone! Stolen! Will horrors never cease?! Thankfully Wyatt Raymond, aka the Web, is here with his tech and sleuthing skills to reunite Veronica with her prized possession!
Then, in “Dr. Zardox’s Revenge,” Dr. Zardox is a villainous old man with a robot that does his bidding, and he’s got his sights set on Riverdale (let’s be real here: who doesn’t?!). The Crusaders and Superteens will have to team up once more to take him down!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Bill Galvan, Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Bob Smith
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 4/19
192-page, full color digest