Archie has announced that Riverdale’s favorite girl-next-door is upgrading her already impressive power set this June as she takes the lead in the super-powered one-shot comic book Betty Cooper: Superteen.
Based on the classic superpowered versions of the Riverdale gang dating back to 1965, known as “Archie’s Super Teens,” this modern update of Betty’s super alter ego is written by Danielle Paige (Mera: Tidebreaker) with art from Brittney Williams (Betty & Veronica: The Bond of Friendship).
“I’ve gotten to write everything from soaps to Oz to fairytales to Mera and Aquaman,” Paige said. “Betty and Veronica’s friendship/rivalry is just as epic as those worlds with all its history and drama. And giving Betty and Veronica superpowers super-charges their conflict. I hope that readers enjoy turning the pages as much as loved writing them. And getting to partner with Brittney Williams, whose art just surges with girl power and creativity, was such a joy.”
“Betty Cooper, a teenage superhero; how cool is that?!” added Williams. “You don’t want to miss Betty take on friends and foes in this new series! The art is very similar to what I previously did with Betty & Veronica: The Bond of Friendship, but with some film noir elements and classic superhero looks mixed in.”
“The best part about the Archie characters is how flexible and durable they are. They’re icons. So, you can bring in a zombie apocalypse or the B-52s, and if you’re true to the characters, it works. This is another genre-bending example of that, with a Spider-Gwen twist,” stated Archie Comics Co-President Alex Segura. “Betty is the heart of Riverdale, so the idea of having her don a costume and save the day isn’t a new one. But we wanted to take a decidedly YA approach this time around — to have a story with heart, action and plenty of fun, teen drama. That made Danielle Paige the perfect writer, with her proven track record in the novel and comics space. Brittney Williams is also one of our favorite artists, who showcases a ton of range with this one-shot. If you dig what we’re doing here, please show your support so we can give this A-list team the chance to keep telling these stories.”
Betty Cooper: Superteen is set for release on June 10th 2020.