HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY &
VERONICA collects a six-issue set following the antics of two
classic friendships -- whacky anti-hero Harley Quinn and supervillain
Poison Ivy, and everyone's favorite girl-next-door Betty Cooper and rich
girl Veronica Lodge. This story will be more enjoyable to readers who
are familiar with these characters. This story takes classic characters
and gives them the "Freaky Friday" treatment with delicious results.
Due to some magical shenanigans, Betty and Harley, and Veronica and
Poison Ivy swap bodies. While super inconvenient and
discombobulating for Betty and Veronica, this turn of events actually
works out to benefit Harley and Poison Ivy. Paul Dini and Marc
Andreyko tell a delightfully loopy tale with artwork by Lara Braga that
captures the zany storytelling beautifully.
Veronica's business tycoon dad is a natural as a Poison Ivy foe. I like
how, eventually, seeing her dad in a different light gives Veronica a
fresh perspective. In body-swapping stories like these -- perspective is
everything and usually generates the most humorous and poignant
moments. Betty and Veronica soon realize that the life of supervillains
and anti-heroes is not what it's cracked up to be. Riverdale and high
school look better each day they're stuck in their costumed fantasy
gone horribly wrong. The environmental and criminal storylines
intersect in a way that is a bit of a stretch, but the journey the
characters take getting to that point, and the over-the-top resolution to
the story, makes this book worth reading.
HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY &
VERONICA is a farcical and fabulous tale of two classic comic book
friendships. This story profiles and highlights the very different
dynamics in both female friendships. A scene near the end between
Jughead and Harley have me hoping those two characters cross paths
again. Sabrina and Zatanna are another amazing mix that would be
great to duplicate in a future story.
Gotham City meets Riverdale in this crossover graphic novel
that brings together four of the most iconic characters in
comics--Harley & Ivy and Betty & Veronica! From Paul Dini,
Emmy and Eisner award-winning creator of Harley Quinn and
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, and Marc Andreyko, acclaimed
writer of WONDER WOMAN '77.
Riverdale's resident billionaire, Hiram Lodge, has a plan
to offer free college tuition. The town just needs to build
a new campus by draining the wetlands that lie between
Riverdale and Gotham City. Everyone is thrilled...except
visiting ecologist Dalia Green, a certain botany-obsessed
super-villain in disguise!
Poison Ivy realizes she must resort to drastic measures to
thwart Hiram Lodge's plan to destroy the wetlands and the
many species of endangered plants that live there. Scheming
with her daffy bestie Harley Quinn, the villainous pair plan
to kidnap Lodge's daughter, Veronica, and her friend Betty.
Once Lodge abandons his building plans, Betty and Veronica
will be returned safely--but not before mayhem ensues. Are
these two teams of BFFs headed for disaster?
Collects HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY AND VERONICA #1-6.