In case you’ve been living under a rock these past few months, you might not have heard the news — BETTY & VERONICA are getting an all new ongoing series from legendary comic book artist Adam Hughes starting with an all-new #1 issue on July 20th!
Adam Hughes will be both writing AND drawing the new bi-monthly series so we went all out to celebrate the launch of this new series by gathering some of the best, brightest, and most exciting talent in the comics world to draw their very own BETTY & VERONICA #1 variant covers.
You might have some questions on how to get your hands on these covers — don’t worry, we’ve got all the details on just how to secure exactly the covers you want below, along with a full gallery of the amazing covers in all their glory.
Step 1: Find a local comic book store near you.
Comic book shops are the lifeblood of the comic industry and the true hub of pop-culture. They’re also the best place to get your Archie Comics fix. You can find your nearest comic book shop by using the handy Comic Shop Locator Service or by calling 1-888-COMIC-BOOK. You can also order online from some major comic book retailers and have comics shipped directly to your door. Awesome!
Step 2: Print & fill out this special pre-order form.
There are a lot of gorgeous covers for BETTY & VERONICA #1 and your comic book store is going to need your help if they want to secure you exactly the ones you want! You can print out this special form below (there are two pages) and bring it directly to your comic book shop with the covers you want filled out. Don’t forget to give them your name and the best way to contact you so they can let you when your copies of BETTY & VERONICA are available to be picked-up!
Step 3: Get your BETTY & VERONICA #1 covers on July 20th.
This is the most important (and fun!) part. When BETTY & VERONICA #1 hits comic book stores on July 20th, your comic shop will have the copies you pre-ordered waiting for you. Simply visit your shop and let them know you’re ready to pick up your comics. Once you’ve made your purchase, that’s it! You can finally enjoy BETTY & VERONICA #1 and talk about it with all your friends.
You can check out the full gallery of BETTY & VERONICA #1 variant covers below and be sure to let us know which covers you’ll be getting by tweeting at us @ArchieComics using the hashtag #BettyAndVeronica
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR B Variant: Mahmud Asrar
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR C Variant: Tom Bancroft
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR D Variant: Stephanie Buscema
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR E Variant: Cliff Chiang
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR F Variant: Colleen Coover
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR G Variant: Bilquis Evely
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR H Variant: Veronica Fish
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR I Variant: Francesco Francavilla
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR J Variant: Genevieve F.T.
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR K Variant: Rian Gonzales
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR L Variant: Robert Hack, Steve Downer
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR M Variant: Erica Henderson
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR N Variant: Rebekah Isaacs, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR O Variant: Tula Lotay
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR P Variant: Alitha Martinez, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR Q Variant: Audrey Mok
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR R Variant: Moritat
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR S Variant: Ramon K. Perez
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR T Variant: Andy Price
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR U Variant: Ryan Sook
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR V Variant: Jenn St. Onge
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR W Variant: Chip Zdarsky
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR X Variant: Chrissie Zullo
Betty & Veronica #1 CVR Y Variant: Blank Sketch
BETTY AND VERONICA #1
IT’S BETTY VS. VERONICA! The most highly-anticipated debut in comics history is here! Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts… until they turn on each other! “Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company. When Betty and Veronica go head-to-head over the issue, all bets are off! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken. Betty and Veronica are back in this ALL-NEW #1 from comics legend Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Catwoman)!
Script: Adam Hughes Art: Adam Hughes, José Villarrubia, Jack Morelli Betty & Veronica #1 CVR A Reg: Adam Hughes Betty & Veronica #1 CVR B Variant: Mahmud Asrar Betty & Veronica #1 CVR C Variant: Tom Bancroft Betty & Veronica #1 CVR D Variant: Stephanie Buscema Betty & Veronica #1 CVR E Variant: Cliff Chiang Betty & Veronica #1 CVR F Variant: Colleen Coover Betty & Veronica #1 CVR G Variant: Bilquis Evely Betty & Veronica #1 CVR H Variant: Veronica Fish Betty & Veronica #1 CVR I Variant: Francesco Francavilla Betty & Veronica #1 CVR J Variant: Genevieve F.T. Betty & Veronica #1 CVR K Variant: Rian Gonzales Betty & Veronica #1 CVR L Variant: Robert Hack, Steve Downer Betty & Veronica #1 CVR M Variant: Erica Henderson Betty & Veronica #1 CVR N Variant: Rebekah Isaacs, Kelly Fitzpatrick Betty & Veronica #1 CVR O Variant: Tula Lotay Betty & Veronica #1 CVR P Variant: Alitha Martinez, Kelly Fitzpatrick Betty & Veronica #1 CVR Q Variant: Audrey Mok Betty & Veronica #1 CVR R Variant: Moritat Betty & Veronica #1 CVR S Variant: Ramon K. Perez Betty & Veronica #1 CVR T Variant: Andy Price Betty & Veronica #1 CVR U Variant: Ryan Sook Betty & Veronica #1 CVR V Variant: Jenn St. Onge Betty & Veronica #1 CVR W Variant: Chip Zdarsky Betty & Veronica #1 CVR X Variant: Chrissie Zullo Betty & Veronica #1 CVR Y Variant: Blank Sketch On Sale Date: 7/20 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
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