This November 16 (make a note of the date on your calendar), Riverdale's other well-known redhead (and a favourite of +Timothy Brannan), Cheryl Blossom, finally makes an appearance in issue 14 of Mark Waid's new Archie comic. With art by Morning Glories' Joe Eisma.
Once, Veronica Lodge was the Princess of Riverdale, flowers strewn at her feet everywhere she walked. Now she’s a just regular student at a private school full of Mean Girls who’ve made her their Betty, led by their Queen Bee, the alluring and diabolical Cheryl Blossom.Check out the variant covers, by Derek Charm and Alitha Martinez, in this article.
Meanwhile, before the one-hour, live-action, Riverdale drama pilot airs on The CW next year, you can read an interview here, at Nylon, with Camila Mendes (Veronica) and Lili Reinhart (Betty), about bringing 21st Century versions of the comic book stalwarts to the small screen.
And as 2016 is Archie Comics' 75th Anniversary, why not bone up on 75 fascinating facts about the publisher here on CBC Books?
Special note on 'point 55', about Archie-themed podcasts: it references HeroPress favourite The Riverdale Podcast (which, sadly, is coming to an end this weekend, on September 3, after four-and-a-half-years of regular weekly episodes).