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Betty And Veronica First Issue by GrouchoM Betty And Veronica First Issue by GrouchoM
In the lower left corner is the authentic cover to the first issue of Archie's Rival, Reggie, from 1949. Betty & Veronica premiered a year later, and I kind of wish they had saved the Reggie gag for them instead. So I tried recreating the gag as if they did, taking the layout that the original artist (either George Frese or Bill Vigoda) used and substituting in the appropriate characters.

If I was any good with a brush, the inking might have looked closer to that old Bob Montana-derivitive style that Archie used back then.
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rooster50 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
BIG improvement!:happybounce: 
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thekiteruiner Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014



Since this era is the 1940s-1950s, you should have had Betty walking away with Archie and Veronica tied up in the phone booth. That's what Betty was like in those days. She was always pulling dirty tricks to get Archie, probably more overall than Veronica.

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GrouchoM Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Veronica usually won until about the late 50s.  When Frank Doyle took over as their full time writer, he kind of evened things out.
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thekiteruiner Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I think she won mostly by luck, though. Betty's schemes would backfire on her. But hey, they both dealt dirty enough that I probably shouldn't quibble. Your Veronica does have the perfect expression.
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beri25 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Nice work.Now lets have a picture where Betty gains revenge.
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BoundBlackGirlLover Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Ya know, I REMEMBER a PANEL in the "Archie" comic strip in the NEWSPAPER (when I was a kid) in which [I FORGET WHICH ONE] had the other chick bound-
and-gagged in an Indian "Sari" and her comment was that she was "Sari" that she could not make it!
{I am "Sari" but I DON'T even recall the YEAR I saw THAT one!}
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GrouchoM Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
It sounds like a joke Bob Montana would make.
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BoundBlackGirlLover Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Maybe~
I can see it to THIS day!
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rooster50 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Outstanding! Better than the original!
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GrouchoM Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Well, the content maybe. I'm not going to claim to be a better artist than George Frese.
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