POSTED: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 7:44am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:24pm
Love struck Archie comic sends outrage through the comic book world...
It's the decision that's rocking the comic book world. Could it be that red-headed Archie has finally chosen between Betty and Veronica? For over 60 years, America's perennial teen Archie has dated the all American sweetheart Betty, and the sultry, sexy vamp, Veronica.
And as the decades came and went Archie was never able to choose between these two beauties vying for his attention. Though the smart money was always on the all American boy ending up with the all American girl. That would be Betty.
So you can imagine the outrage in the comic book world when in issue 600, there on the cover is Archie on bended knee offering that coveted ring to Veronica while a clearly distraught Betty looks on, tears already flying off her face. Even Archie's buddy Jughead looks a little broken hearted.
At the Burbank, California comic book store "House of Secrets", comic book fans were choosing sides.
"I like Veronica", said Eric Warfield. "I would have picked Veronica too."
Collectors are said to be to upset with this turn of events that one is selling his first edition in protest. An overarching Archie reaction to say the least.
"I think it's something that the fans are waiting for", said comic book fan Paul Grimshaw. "Whether it sticks? If you know anything about comic books it might be here today and gone tomorrow. We still have five more issues left of this contract."
Of course this is, after all, a Hollywood romance. These kids have spent their lives in the public eye. Anything can happen. Happily ever after isn't always possible, even in Riverdale. So hang in there Betty, volume 601 is just around the corner.