Four of the most iconic female comic book characters in a crossover of Gotham City Sirens and Riverdale’s finest.
DC Entertainment and Archie Comics announced HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA. The six-issue crossover mini-series by Paul Dini (HARLEY QUINN) and Marc Andreyko (WONDER WOMAN ’77) with art by Laura Braga (DC BOMBSHELLS) arrives in October.
Just imagine what will happen when these two teams of best gal pals cross paths between Gotham and Riverdale?
“It’s the sort of offer you scream out ‘YES!’ to before your eyes reach the middle of the email,” said Dini. “I’ve always wanted the chance to play in Riverdale, and to help Harley and Ivy invade it is a dream come true. Marc’s a great talent and a good friend. Writing this series with him has been like sitting on the lawn during summer vacation and reading a big pile of DC and Archie comics. Except we have to stay indoors and type a lot.”
“It’s going to be a blast to bring these amazing ladies together in this once-in-a-lifetime crossover,” said Braga. “Each character is different and special. While Harley is one of my favorite characters ever, Betty and Veronica are giving her a run for her money! I love all these ladies, and this book is going to be non-stop fun. ”
“When I got the call for this, I was in disbelief!” said Andreyko. “Getting to co-write with Paul on a series bringing four of the most iconic ladies in comics together under one roof for the first time? This must be what winning the lottery feels like! I cannot wait for readers to see what mischief Paul, Laura and I have dreamed up!”“When I got the call for this, I was in disbelief!” said Andreyko. “Getting to co-write with Paul on a series bringing four of the most iconic ladies in comics together under one roof for the first time? This must be what winning the lottery feels like! I cannot wait for readers to see what mischief Paul, Laura and I have dreamed up!”
The adventure begins with a plan for free college tuition for Riverdale residents. The town needs to build a new campus by draining the wetlands between Riverdale and Gotham City.
Enter a famous botany expert who’s also a super-villain.
“Betty and Veronica are the most iconic friends in comic book history, and now, thanks in no small part to the success of the Riverdale TV show, in pop culture,” said Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater. “It made tons of sense to have them crossover with DC’s own female powerhouses, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. What you’ll get is a fun story that honors the history of both pairs and adds to it – which is what all great crossovers do. We’re excited by this partnership and we can’t wait for the fans to see what Paul, Marc and Laura cook up.”
“Two of comics’ coolest villains paired with two of comics’ hottest icons are what cross-publisher team-ups were made for,” said DC Entertainment Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras.
HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #1 arrives October 4, 2017 with this cover by Amanda Conner (above) and variant cover by Adam Hughes.