Preview Archie Comics DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY ~ What'cha Reading?



174I have a 7 yr old daughter (wait have I mentioned that before? bear with me) so I’ve seen every volume of Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, and Ellie McDoodle book you can think of. Now? Archie Comics is jumping into the “diary” genre. I wonder how it will fare?

Archie Comics Announces DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY

This summer, Archie Comics will be launching DIARY OF DiaryGND_Betty.1A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY, a young adult novel starring the iconic character Betty Cooper. In an original story by acclaimed writer Tania del Rio, Betty is a freshman at Riverdale High attempting to balance love, with her crush Archie, and friendship, with her BFF Veronica, along with all the other trials and tribulations that accompany high school drama. The diary entry style of the prose is written from Betty’s point of view along with Betty’s sketches mixed in to illustrate just how crazy a teen girl’s life can be.

del Rio described her take on Betty: “She sometimes takes herself a little too seriously, but it’s her brilliant imagination and tenacity that helps her deal with all the craziness in her life, and that’s what I love best about her character.”

Written by del Rio, with art by Bill Galvan, Bob Smith & Jack Morelli, DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR goes on sale July 16th!

So I got my hands on a few preview pages and I wasn’t sure if I should post them or not, I sent an email to Archie Comics PR guys but didn’t hear back. Then I did a little googling. Seems these pages are already out in the wild, so I see no reason not to share them with you…

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