In the solicitation for this week's Archie #14, there's a quick line about Cheryl Blossom and Veronica Lodge that casts their relationship into a new light, for me at least. I mean, I knew Cheryl was a wrecking ball with the kind of vast reach and Byzantine plans that you usually only see James Bond fighting against, but I hadn't considered that when she's around, Veronica suddenly becomes Betty. Well, she becomes sort of like Betty, just without the kind heart. But still, it puts her status as Riverdale's most disruptive force in pretty simple terms.

And that disruption is going to be on display this week in Archie #14. Check out a preview below --- but keep in mind that Cheryl won't show up until after these pages. Instead, we find out all about Archie trying to get Jughead to buy a phone. Enjoy!

 

 

Incidentally, per recent issues of Jughead, it's current Archie continuity that Jughead absolutely does have a phone. Which, I think, means that he's just not giving Archie his number, which is a pretty solid course of action now that I think of it.

Here's the solicit:

Archie #14

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.

Script: Mark Waid with Lori Matsumoto
Art: Joe Eisma, Andre Szymanowicz, Jack Morelli
Cover: Joe Eisma
Variant Covers: Derek Charm, Alitha Martinez
On Sale Date: 11/16
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.