If you were to ask me about my favorite Archie Comics characters, we'd probably spend about an hour where I talked non-stop about how great Jughead is, those amazing stories about Cricket O'Dell (the girl who can literally smell money), and I'd probably eventually get around to mentioning the short-lived breakdancers from the '90s, Claude and Raoul, who occasionally showed up to give Archie the wisdom they learned on the streets. Rest assured, however, that there would be plenty of discussion about Cheryl Blossom in there, too.

If, however, you asked me how to make Cheryl better, then I think I'd only have one suggestion: Give her a pet monkey. And now, in the classic-style stories still leading each installment of Archie's line of digests, that's actually happening. Check out a preview below!

 

 

Plus, there are reprints of older stories, one of which involves Betty and Veronica hanging out with Jughead's sister, Jellybean --- and if you think that name's weird, keep in mind that he has a cousin named "Souphead."

 

 

Here's the official solicitation:

 

B&V FRIENDS COMICS ANNUAL #249

Cheryl steals the spotlight again when she gets a new pet monkey named Oscar. With all of the guys paying attention to her and her monkey pal, how can Betty & Veronica compete? Find out if a monkey makes for a good exotic pet or just a whole lot of trouble in “The Monkey’s Flaw,” this hilarious new lead story to this comics annual featuring even more pages of fun!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 6/29
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.