bvdd180.650.jpgMedia Release -- Archie's dynamic "New Look" caught international attention when images of Betty & Veronica as drawn by Steven Butler appeared on TV, magazines and newspapers worldwide. After two years of "New Look" stories, it was announced that the Pals 'n' Gals story "A Funny Kind of Love" would be the last and all Archie Comics would return to the classic Archie drawing style going forward.

In the wake of that announcement, letters and emails from fans expressed their overwhelming demand for more "New Look" stories and collections of all the previous 4-shot titles.

In response, Co-CEO Jon Goldwater announced, "Archie has a long and proud tradition of reading every letter and email sent to the company and listening to what our fans want. The fans want more 'New Look' stories, and in response we will give them exactly that. In April the 'New Look' will return!"

Continuing the "New Look" is author Melanie J. Morgan, author of all of Archie's previous "New Look" stories. Joining Melanie is artist Rod Whigham, best known for his work on G.I. Joe, the Flash and the Punisher.

Look for this exciting new tale in BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #180…


"No Baseball for Betty": Spring is here again – time to "play ball!" But this year the Riverdale softball team's best shortstop, Betty Cooper has decided to play hard ball instead! That's great for Betty, but not so great for Archie and Veronica. After all, Betty will be competing with Archie for the shortstop position… and competing with Veronica for the amount of time spent with Archie! Will Betty's big move be a grand slam or a total strike-out?

SCRIPT: Melanie J. Morgan
ART: Rod Whigham
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPTS AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
Shipping Date: April 14th, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: April 21st, 2010
Newsstands: May 4th, 2010
176-page, full color digest
$3.99 US