Betty & Veronica #275

Writer: Michael Uslan Artist: Dan Parent Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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The girls have arrived in Mumbai, India! They're ready to move into their temporary homes... and their new identities as Veronica takes on the role as "Betty," and Betty takes on the role as "Veronica"! Will anyone catch onto their little game? Meanwhile, back in Riverdale, the boys are enjoying the acquaintances of the new transfer students Violette and Banni! But can these two new transfers ever really take the place of their beloved Veronica and Betty? Plus, we're commemorating this milestone 275th issue with a double-sized issue featuring plenty of bonus content and multiple collector covers!

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Apr 16, 2015

    While the issue holds together pretty well, it also has a lot of missed opportunity. Instead of all the plot twists, the creative team could have just focused on the travel aspect of the story, and made it compelling enough without having to keep Archie relevant in the title (this is after all the girls' book.) Equally the switching of identities is fun enough, but they are already in India, and there are enough stories to be told there anyway without having to replay the Prince and the Pauper. It is more the missed potential which drags this story down a bit as it still reads well enough, but the creative team would have been better to follow the lead of their own characters, and to stay our of Riverdale for a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Apr 17, 2015

    The current storyline running through Betty and Veronica examines these two bombshells to discover what exactly makes a "Betty" and what makes a "Veronica." The backup story this issue also looks to the past to see how Betty and Veronica have changed over the years and how very much they've remained the same. These themes are a perfect fit for an issue that commemorates their long running series. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like it was enough given the nearly 75 year history of these characters and I was hoping for a more robust celebration. That being said, there are plenty of other milestone numbers yet to be reached and if it takes another 275 issues to throw them a proper party, I'll be there to join in the festivity. Read Full Review

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