- Posted by Johanna on December 25, 2006 at 9:25 pm
- Category: Archie Comics
At the official Archie site, Betty has a blog. Ok, that’s typical marketing.
However, this post, about the upcoming makeover, is a bit odd: Betty hates the idea .
I mean, have you SEEN these new drawings? THEY’RE HORRIBLE!!! Veronica looks ORDINARY — and you know THAT will never fly with Veronica. And the new “me” doesn’t even look like she knows what a socket wrench IS… let alone how to use one to change a flat tire! In my opinion, I have been doomed to the fate of Air-headed Fashion Plate. Eeewww!!
Veronica is LIVID! She’s already talking to her dad’s lawyers. As for me, well, I’ll leave all the legal stuff to her. Am I mad? Yeah, I’m mad and I don’t mind telling you I cried a little, too.
Veronica and I have been THE Archie Comics Duo for longer than I can remember! We’ve worked really hard to keep current! And what thanks do we get? Some guy with a box of colored pencils gets called in to re-draw us!
It’s an OUTRAGE!!
There’s more, including a request to send comments to support her. As expected, most of them are about how much they hate it too and how they’ll stop buying.
The next post suggests SOMEONE was aware of a line being crossed…
I’d also like to thank our BOSSES at Archie Comics Headquarters for posting our… um… rant yesterday. They didn’t have to give Veronica and me the space on their website, but they were gracious about it… and I REALLY APPRECIATE IT!
That said, Veronica and I have decided we really aren’t comfortable blogging here on the corporate website, in light of our CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE MAKEOVER. So we’ve started our very own independent BLOGS!
Currently at Betty’s new blog is this picture of her in really short-skirted Santa gear and a recipe for popcorn balls. Update: Thanks to Ed for pointing out the similar Veronica blog, although hers is as shallow as you’d expect.
Is this the Archie equivalent of Marvel’s Assistant Editors’ Month? Did someone leave for the holidays without logging out of the blog posting account? Or is this more milking the story, or are they setting up for a quick return to the traditional style by saying they were only responding to their readers?