Archie Comics has shared a preview with us of Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics #314, which will feature two new stories in addition to a whole lot of classic material.
Over the past couple years, Archie has been re-introducing some of their classic superhero characters in these digests, teaming them up with the gang from Riverdale. We’ve seen everyone from Pow-Girl to The Web to Fly-Girl appear, and in this issue, a lot of those threads come together. The villainous Blast Master is causing havoc in Riverdale, and the SuperTeens put out the call for assistance from the Mighty Crusaders, Bob Phantom and even the Power Pets. It’s a who’s who of the Archie Universe, written by Tom DeFalco with art by Rex Lindsey and Glenn Whitmore.
The second story, which is by Ian Flynn, Ryan Jampole, Whitmore and Jack Morelli, puts the focus on the new Fly-Girl and Evilheart, the “heroic” identity of Reggie. Is he good or evil? Is he trying to help, or just looking out for himself? Fly-Girl has to figure that out.
Check out previews of both stories below. Archie Comics also provided a complete “Betty and Veronica” story from years past by Bob Bolling, where they imagine what it would be like to live underwater. (I dig the colors on Archie’s outfit.) The digest will go on sale May 24.
BETTY AND VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #314
TWO BRAND NEW STORIES! First, in “Blast Master’s Big Move,” Captain Hero has received a tip that an evil villain called Blast Master is planning a big move—but no one knows what it is or when it’s going to happen! It’s up to Captain Hero to recruit the rest of the Superteens, along with a few more heroes, to stop this from happening—but how can they stop something if they have no clue what it is?!
Then, in “Evil is as Evil Does,” Fly-Girl has thwarted Evilheart’s robbery plans! Or has she? Everyone knows that Reggie’s superhero counterpart is equal parts hero and villain—so was he trying to commit a crime or stop one from happening?
Script: Tom DeFalco, Ian Flynn
Art: Rex Lindsey, Ryan Jampole
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 5/24
192-page, full color digest