Archie Comics may be one of the few pop culture legacies not being bought up by the Walt Disney Company, but that doesn't mean the publisher can't have their Disney cake and eat it too.
As a recent run on Archie's "Betty & Veronica" title has shown, there's plenty of parody to be had at the House of Mouse's expense as writer/artist Dan Parent has been delivering fairy tale versions for the famed blonde and brunette featuring comedy versions of Rapunzel, Beauty & The Beast and Snow White with a few nods to Disney's classic animated features.
Now in August comes "Betty & Veronica" #267 which features Parent's new "Little Mermaids" story, and as part and parcel of the latest fairy tale treatment, Archie tapped "Saga" artist Fiona Staples for an Ariel-esque cover that CBR has an exclusive first look at. Check it out, along with the August solicit info, and stay tuned for more from Archie on CBR!
BETTY AND VERONICA #267
Betty and Veronica in “Little Mermaids” – The storybook series rolls on, this time with Betty and Veronica as mermaid princesses in an aquatic adventure! Betty is unhappy with her life under the sea and wishes to be a part of the human world—much to the chagrin of her father, King Tritonkins, and her step-sister Veronica. Things get even more complicated when she and Veronica venture to the surface and save the life of the human Prince Archie—and both fall in love with him! In order to re-connect with their human love interest, they must make a sacrifice. Enter: the evil sea-witch Cheryl. When she gives them an offer they can’t refuse, is it sayonara to the sub-aquatic world and, if so, at what cost? Find out in this Archie-fied take on the classic Little Mermaid story!
Script: Dan Parent
Art: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, and Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Fiona Staples
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 8/21
32-page, full color comic