When you get right down to it, it was inevitable. When the Archie comics rebooted, there was a sort of stripped-down approach to rebuilding the universe, an approach that went all the way back to reintroducing Veronica Lodge as an outsider to Riverdale's teens, and while there were a few modern characters who made their reappearances over the course of that first year --- like Kevin Keller, for instance --- there were a handful that were notable for their absence.

Now, though, as we move into the second year of the All New Archie, those missing pieces are starting to make their return. Sabrina's showing up in Jughead, and Josie and the Pussycats have a new series in the works.

And in Archie #13, Cheryl Blossom is finally back.


Cover by Cameron Stewart


The news comes courtesy of an exclusive announcement at HitFix Harpy, and the details of Cheryl's return in Archie #13 are pretty interesting. Rather than filling that same role of  an outsider who arrives in Riverdale like a "wrecking ball," to quote Archie CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, this Cheryl is going to be on home ground. When Mark Waid and Veronica Fish reintroduce her, it seems that Veronica is going to give up on Riverdale High and its constant Archie-centric drama and try her luck with the prestigious Pembrooke Academy, where Cheryl rules the school with an iron fist and a monogrammed sweater.

Here's the official solicitation:


Cover by Audrey Mok



Script: Mark Waid
Art: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli

Archie #13 CVR A Reg: Veronica Fish
Archie #13 CVR B Variant: Audrey Mok
Archie #13 CVRC Variant: Cameron Stewart

On Sale Date: 10/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Veronica’s out… and Cheryl Blossom is in! Veronica has to adjust to her new settings at Pembrooke Academy, a private school. That shouldn’t be a problem for the rich, affable teen, except for one thing: Pembrooke’s reigning queen, Cheryl, isn’t looking to make any friends. Can Veronica establish her place at the haughty high school? And just how is Archie going to adjust back home in Riverdale? Find out in this can’t-miss issue!