In one of the most astonishing, but awesomely astonishing announcements to come out ahead of SDCC ’17, DC Entertainment and Archie Comics have revealed the “adventure of a lifetime” is coming up in new series Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica.
The crossover series that brings Riverdale and Gotham together will be written by Paul Dini (Harley Quinn) and Marc Andreyko (Wonder Woman ’77), with art by Laura Braga (DC Bombshells). Our event horizon in girl power starts this October 2017.
It’s the sort of offer you scream out ‘YES!’ to before your eyes reach the middle of the email. 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. 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.
Andreyko weighs in:
When I got the call for this, I was in disbelief! 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!
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica is going to start with a plan for free college tuition for all Riverdale residents. The only hitch is the town just needs to build a new campus by draining the wetlands that lie between Riverdale and Gotham City. But a Botany-obsessed super-villain might have strong feelings about that plan.
When Poison Ivy enlists her bestie Harley to kidnap both Veronica Lodge, daughter of Riverdale’s most important citizen, and her friend Betty, she’s counting on her mayhem-proficient friend. “Are these two teams of BFF’s headed for disaster?”, Archie Comics asks.
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1 is on sale October 4, 2017. The main cover is by Amanda Conner (shown above) and a variant cover will be by Adam Hughes.