Today, Finally, Betty and Veronica Kiss in Archie Comics (Spoilers)

Betty Cooper first appeared in the Archie Comics anthology series in which Archie first appeared, Pep Comics #22. Veronica Lodge made her debut a few months later, in Pep Comics #26, as an immediate rival to Betty for Archie’s affections. Together the pair formed the female part of the classic love triangle which has become a staple of the comic series since 1942.

Today, Finally, Betty and Veronica Kiss in the Comics

However, over time, things change.

Today, Finally, Betty and Veronica Kiss in the Comics

Such as this private commission from Archie artist Fernando Ruiz.

Today, Finally, Betty and Veronica Kiss in the Comics

And then, of course, we have the Riverdale TV series where anything goes.

Today, Finally, Betty and Veronica Kiss in the Comics

But the official comic books, despite going in a variety of directions, seemed immune. Until today’s Archie Vs Predator II #3 by Alex De Campi, Robert Hack and Kelly Fitzpatrick.

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And the final page…Auto Draft

Might we see a very different Betty & Veronica going forward in this series? Archie Vs Predator II #3 is out today, #4 in December…

ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #3 (OF 5) CVR A HACK
(W) Alex De Campi (A/CA) Robert Hack
Riverdale High is on lockdown while a group of new Predators and Predadogs menace the halls during the Halloween Dance. They’re on the search for Archie-Predator and they don’t care who stands in their way. It’s up to Archie and his pals (both new and old) to stand up to this terrifying threat-but do they have what it takes?In Shops: Oct 23, 2019 SRP: $3.99

ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #4 (OF 5) CVR A HACK
(W) Alex De Campi (A/CA) Robert Hack
Riverdale finds itself under an unexpected new leader as the New Predators wreak havoc on everything and everyone that comes across their paths.  In Shops: Dec 04, 2019

 

 

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