- Posted by Johanna on January 22, 2007 at 7:56 am
- Category: Archie Comics
Archie Comics has released some covers from upcoming titles I found newsworthy.
First up, Betty drives Nascar in Archie #572. Mr. Lodge is sponsoring a team, and Betty and her friends have to fill in when the driver and pit crew don’t show up. This came out last Wednesday.
Leaving aside the safety considerations of a teen girl racing against professional drivers, I don’t think much of her chances of winning if her crew can’t stop grinning at the camera long enough to actually look at the work they’re doing on the car.
But this storyline got Archie featured in the magazine NASCAR Illustrated with the promo “Motorsports are a natural for Archie Comics. Both NASCAR and Archie Comics are entertainment suitable for the entire family.” Mmm, yeah. I better not say any more, because I have to live in the South.
Next up, here’s the cover of the second issue featuring the redesigned Archie characters.
Veronica’s shoulders and breasts seem to me to be pointing in a different direction than her head, which makes it surprisingly difficult to walk. (I tried it.) Maybe the artist is more comfortable with full-on views than three-quarter, because that’s how everyone else is posed. Nice highlights on the globe tops, too.
Last, Archie’s announced a new one-off digest-sized collection.
Given all the stories with all of the characters working as counselors, I’m disappointed that only the boys are shown working (such as it is) in the cover art.
I wondered about the focus of this collection, but it seems that, according to their publicity, a lot of Archie comics are bought for boys and girls going off to camp, so this suddenly becomes a natural product to have around perennially.
Camp Tales is due in late May.
112 pages, 5×7½ inches, $7.49 US.