As much as they've been getting coverage for the bold new direction in stuff like the reboot of the core titles and the horror-themed imprint led by Afterlife With Archie, one of Archie Comics' greatest strengths has always been that it has so much content in its back catalog. It's one of the reasons that Archie has been able to put out so many of those massive 500-page Best Of collections in recent years, but one of the most interesting the publisher has done with all that content has been its approach to digital releases.

You might have missed them if you don't keep an eye on Comixology, but the usual idea is that Archie puts out a bunch of reprints built around a particular theme, like when it collected all the stories about pro wrestling from over the years. This week, it's reprinting "Queen B," a pretty fantastic story about Betty and Veronica's most bitter rival, by some of Archie's best creators.

Written by Tania Del Rio --- the creator responsible for one of Archie's all-time greatest comics with her four-year manga-style take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch --- with art by Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, John Workman and Barry Grossman, "Queen B" originally ran as a four-part story in Betty and Veronica Double Digest, and like most stories focused on Cheryl Blossom, it's a whole lot of fun. Check out a preview below:

 

 

Here's the official solicitation text:

BETTY & VERONICA'S RIVAL CHERYL BLOSSOM: HIGH SCHOOL ROYALTY (DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE)
A new student has just joined Pembrooke High, and he’s turning Cheryl’s life upside-down! Is she falling in love, or falling down the social ladder? She’d better figure it out fast, before she loses the class president election to him! This digital exclusive collects the ‘Queen Bee’ storyline from B&V Friends Double Digest #209-212.
Script: Tania Del Rio
Art: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, John Workman, Barry Grossman
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Al Milgrom, and Rosario “Tito” Pena
On Sale Date: 9/4
100-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.