Archie has close to 70 years of stories under their belt and it is time to make a change. In a similar vein as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the inaugural book from Archie will follow Riverdales favorite blond in a title called Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty.
The new title will be out in digital format on July 16th and will see future titles released during the rest of the year. The Story follows Betty as a Riverdale freshman, her strained relationship with Veronica and her new crush Archie. The book is designed to be reminiscent of diary entries, complete with text and pictures.
The book features art by Bill Galvan, Bob Smith and Jack Morelli. While the story is being penned by Tania del Rio, who said she’s filling the book with humorous entries focusing on all the drama of being a teen: “Academic pressure, the highs and lows of unrequited crushes, ‘frenemies’ and trying to balance growing up with keeping childlike interests.”
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