- Posted by Johanna on December 28, 2006 at 7:15 am
- Category: Archie Comics
Boy, Archie’s really keeping this story going! The latest: a set of preview pages from Betty & Veronica Double Digest #151, due out May 9. Click on the thumbnails to see the full-size editions.
This is early work, pre-inking. The solicitation credits say that that will be done by Al Milgrom, which doesn’t bode well. Archie inkers typically use thick lines, and I don’t think that would be a good choice for this art. Hopefully, since this is a big-deal effort, particular care will be taken.
These pages suggest they’re hoping for new readers, given the clunky narration introducing the characters and their relationship.
I’m not impressed, because there’s not much special about this, nothing that stands out as particularly attractive or noticeable. The facial closeups and emotional emphasis come straight out of classic romance comics… and where’s the humor? Archie should be funny!
But then, I’m not the target — I already read their books, and I like the DeCarlo-created current style. And I’m not a teen or preteen.
Update: But I am, apparently, a friend of Betty’s. Yeeks!