As I read through the stack of physical comic issues I have, I’m likely front-loading with the best of the bunch. Betty & Veronica: Vixens #1 is part of Archie Comics’ experiments that reinvent their core cast of characters for different genres. Here it’s a mashup of biker gangs and the Archie gang that places Betty and Veronica at the head of an all-girl motorcycle gang.
Jamie L. Rotante writes a snappy script that centres the agency of Betty and Veronica in the right ways. The art falls somewhere between the classic Archie style and the newer look used in the rebooted Archie series; it took some getting used to but it fits the story.
Betty and Veronica assemble the Vixens: a squad brought together to take out the dangerous Southside Serpents gang. These aren’t “Archie’s Girls”—they’re starting a revolution in Riverdale!BETTY & VERONICA VIXENS VOL. 1