Betty & Veronica Double Digest #151 came out last month and issue #152 comes out this week. In between parts 1 and 2 of "Bad Boy Trouble," artist Steven Butler answered questions submitted directly from Archie Comics fans. The answers can be heard at www.archiecomics.com/interviews/interviews.html as part of the Archie Comics Podcast program.
Steven Butler is also doing a store signing on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Great Escape, 111 N. Gallatin Rd., #B, Madison, TN 37115; (615) 865-6008.
Several other creators behind the Archie legend are hitting the road to meet and greet fans ...
Jim Amash, Teresa R. Davidson, Ian Flynn, Tania del Rio and Tracy Yardley are headed to Heroes Con on June 15-17. Heroes Con is at 501 S. College St., Charlotte, NC.
Sabrina writer and artist Tania del Rio can be seen at the PARADISE TORONTO COMICON on June 8-10, 2007. It's at the Direct Energy Centre @ Exhibition Place Hall C, Toronto, Canada. She will be part of Women of Comics II, a two-day event. Sponsored by All New Comics Inc., WOC II is designed to showcase female talent and creativity in what has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, the symposium will feature signings, portfolio reviews, panel discussions, and direct interaction with the artists themselves.
del Rio will also attend SCHOOL GIRLS and MOBILE SUITS on September 28-30, 2007 at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Tania will be teaching manga lessons.
Elsewhere in Archie Comics ...
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #152
THE SECOND PART OF A SPECIAL FOUR-ISSUE SAGA FEATURING RIVERDALE'S FAVORITE TEENS IN A WHOLE NEW LOOK! "Bad Boy Trouble Part 2": The story that has the news media abuzz continues in this issue! Wild Nick St. Clair is a motorcycle-riding bad boy who's stolen Veronica's heart, but not those of her friends. Is Nick the misunderstand romantic he's convinced Veronica he is, or really a wolf in a biker's clothing? Reaction to the Riverdale teens' makeover has been swift, with mentions on TV, in newspapers, and especially on the internet, raising anticipation levels for this epic to unprecedented heights! Don't miss the latest installment of this thrilling tale, drawn in an all-new realistic style that has everyone talking! SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan. ART: Steven Butler. PLUS: Other new and classic tales! SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents. BONUS: Puzzles, games and your chance to "Find Your Name in Print!"
On sale newsstand June 19, 2007
Full-color digest format
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #85
"Truth Be Told": When Sabrina rejoins the current Four Blades, is it out of genuine interest or merely a way to keep tabs on Shinji's mysterious new girlfriend, Hemlock? Further complicating matters, Sabrina and Harvey continue to grow closer as a couple, but can Sabrina ever really reveal her biggest secret to Harvey ? What would Harvey 's reaction be if she did? And is there any further fallout from last issue's surprising revelation about Bartholomew? Buckle your broom-belts, Sabrina fans… many magical answers await you this issue! SCRIPT AND ART: Tania del Rio .
On sale newsstand June 12, 2007
32-page, full-color comic