Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1

Writer: Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko Artist: Laura Braga Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 2
6.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Free college tuition for all Riverdale residents?! That's the plan-after the town drains the wetlands that lie between it and Gotham City and then builds a new campus. The only snag? A certain botany-obsessed super-villain. When Poison Ivy enlists her bestie, Harley, to kidnap both Veronica Lodge, daughter of Riverdale's most important citizen, and her friend Betty, she's counting on some assistance-and the mayhem that ensues will probably work as well!
DC Comics and Archie are proud to present the adventure of a lifetime for all these best pals. Their hijinks are brought to you by the real-life team-up of Paul Dini (HARLEY QUINN) and Mar more

  • 9.0
    GWW - River Godbee Oct 3, 2017

    This is a great read about a topic that is very real! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 4, 2017

    Definitely looking forward to the next issue and should appeal to fans of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy as well as fans of Riverdale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Aleece Reynaga Oct 16, 2017

    Luckily the storyline is so fun, it's enough to carry the overall series, and I will be picking this series up for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Oct 5, 2017

    Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 is a fun, hilarious comic starring attractive and problematic humans that's like eating your Halloween candy way before October 31. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Oct 6, 2017

    Things are only getting started, but so far this is a match made in crossover heaven. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Mara Danoff Oct 6, 2017

    Not a perfect story for either property, but a fun enough ride to keep anyone mildly curious entertained. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Oct 4, 2017

    Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica sounds as far-fetched as the DC Comics/Looney Tunes crossovers, but this comes together in a funny, surprisingly organic way for the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 4, 2017

    On art, Braga does a good job throughout, but is hampered by today’s comics industry’s need to have a different cover artist than interior artist. I usually don’t mind the disconnect, but in this series, it’s pretty glaring. Braga has her own style that is wildly different than Amanda Connor who provided the covers. That, coupled with the fact that Braga chose t redesign a few characters - I have never seen Mr. Weatherbee that buff - left me wanting more from her. That said, I find she nails the heroines of the book, which is good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Oct 4, 2017

    This story is absolutely revving up to be very intriguing. It is a nice introduction to both universes and will probably make readers a fan of the other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Oct 4, 2017

    Harley& Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica was a nice start that promises to only get better. Hopefully, more laughs and less drama will be infused. Often a crossover has great readership that dies off by the last couple of issues. Don't fall into that trap! Stick with this story. I have faith that Paul Dini will pull off one of the great crossovers in modern comics history. He just needs a little time to really get cooking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 8, 2017

    This issue is putting the characters in their places so they can meet and that's about as far as things go. The story is cute, but not hilarious. The art is good, but not stellar. Intended for younger readers, this should please them considerably. Older fans should go elsewhere for their laughs and dynamic visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 5, 2017

    While the issue itself may not be overly exciting, what is exciting is the potential of greatness that is teased in this debut! The exposition is out of the way, the characters are in place, and we've been treated to a hilarious scenario with well-written characters! This should make any Archie fan have, and hook the Harley/ Ivy fans enough to bring them back next month! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Oct 6, 2017

    A fun light mash-up issue with a touch of suspense and tension. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - MJ Rae Oct 4, 2017

    If you are a long-time fan of Archie or DC comics, or a new fan looking to jump into a hassle-free mini-series, this is going to be a hilarious story, so jump on board! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Oct 4, 2017

    It makes a sort of "heroic ideal" sense for Harley and Ivy to have hair and boobs and butts that defy gravity, but Betty and Veronica and Midge should look, well"human. Seventeen year old human to be more specific. And they don't. It's odd not to have a visual contrasting difference between the small town high school girls and va-va-voom supervillains. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Oct 5, 2017

    Overall, this is an issue that I still did enjoy despite its problems. It introduces the crossover storyline and does so in a logical way and character driven way. It's far from perfect, but it does makeme want to pick up the next issue. And, in the end, that is what it was supposed to do. Fans of Archie will definitely want to check it out and so will Harley and Ivy shippers. It's not a party yet, but it is fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Oct 5, 2017

    The premise of this crossover can still deliver a funny and wild adventure, pairing together two wildly different sets of gal pals " but only if forthcoming issues give us a reason to believe Betty and Veronica are friends. Braga's artwork could use a little more variety, too, better distinguishing between the leading ladies. Issue #2 will be the true test of what this series can be now that Betty and Veronica are finally face to face with Harley and Ivy, but it's got some work to do to make this crossover as enjoyable as we hoped. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 4, 2017

    I don't know if there's much more to say about this crossover. It was pretty boring to read, and that's probably the worst thing it has going for it. It should be goofy, funny or at least just so ridiculous that I can stop reading and instead I was just like, wow" dull. I'm not joking when I was surprised that this is a six-issue series instead of two and done. I don't know if I'm curious enough to see what they do for five more issues, but hey someone else reading let me know. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Oct 6, 2017

    Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 centers around a group of women with outstanding personalities, but sadly with this premiere issue that energy never comes to the surface. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Oct 7, 2017

    If you want to see Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Betty and Veronica in action together, then go to your nearest convention, plop down about $100 to the artist of your choice, and commission a pinup. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 4, 2017

    Turns out that the mediocrity of Archie comics trumps the zany homicide of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. For this round, at least. Most disappointing was the art, which was really uneven and distracting, especially towards the end. But there were problematic panels throughout the book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 9, 2017

    While mostly a waste, the comic does end on a fun note with rivals Betty and Veronica heading to a costume party as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy while the real villains decide to show up in their classic costumes. It's probably not enough to get me to come back for another issue, but at least it comic finds the fun in its last few pages. Pass. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Oct 5, 2017

    If it wasn't for the cover and the basic concept of this book, I'd give it a lower rating. This feels like a missed opportunity to boost the profile of the Archie comics. I want to love this book so bad, but so far I don't. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Oct 4, 2017

    The whole comic just feels very vapid and more of a commercial product that a story that needs to be told. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    We The Nerdy - Adeem Khan Oct 12, 2017

    Even without Paul Dini being behind this dull crossover attempt, this would have been a bad book. But with Paul Dini being behind it, the book also comes with a large dose of disappointment. If you're looking for a crossover to read, there are much better options on the shelves than this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supes' soups Oct 5, 2017

    It looks like ever since the success of Batman/TMNT crossover, DC is not going to slow down. We just got done with JL/Power Rangers, Batman & the Shadow, Green Lantern/Planet of the Apes and now in the middle of Wonder Woman and Conan and now Harley and Ivy meets Betty and Veronica and I have never used so many "ands" in a single sentence before... This is hardly a must-read and kind of a weak debut for a crossover. Paul Dini is the only reason I picked up this issue and I'm a little underwhelmed but I'll still return for issue #2. The art is ok but all the girls are drawn with the exact same figure... C'mon I'm all for the small-waisted, big-breasted types but surely not everybody has the physique of a porn star in Riverdale. I picked up the Adam Hughes cover and he at least has varying proportions in his art.

  • 7.0
    Grifter Oct 6, 2017

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