Hang on to your hats, comic book fans. DC Entertainment has teamed up with Archie Comics to bring the ultimate girl power meet-up in a brand new series, Harley & Poison Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica.
Paul Dini and Marc Andreyko will serve as writers for the series, with art by Laura Braga.
“It’s the sort of offer you scream out ‘YES!’ to before your eyes reach the middle of the email,” Dini said in a press release. “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.”
In Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica, the two most important gal pal teams in comic books will go head to head in an all new adventure. The town of Riverdale wants to offer free college tuition to all residents, but to do that, they must destroy some wetlands to build a new campus. The only problem with that is Poison Ivy, who wants to protect the wetlands and the plants within it. She teams up with Harley Quinn and the two kidnap Betty and Veronica.
“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,” Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater said. “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.”
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1, which features cover art by Amanda Conner, hits comic book stands on October 4, 2017.