DC Comics' latest cross-company crossover will be Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica, a new six-issue miniseries co-published by DC and Archie Comics. Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini will be co-writing this with Marc Andreyko, with Laura Braga providing art.The first issue is scheduled to debut October 4, but the length of the series is unstated.
“It's the sort of offer you scream out ‘Yes!’ to before your eyes reach the middle of the email,” said Dini. “I've always wanted the chance to play in Riverdale, and to help Harley and Ivy invade it is a dream come true. Marc's a great talent and a good friend. Writing this series with him has been like sitting on the lawn during summer vacation and reading a big pile of DC and Archie comics. Except we have to stay indoors and type a lot.”
The two pair are pulled together when a proposal is made to build a college campus on wetlands that exist between Riverdale and Gotham City, but the PhD Poison Ivy takes issue with disturbing the greenery and cajoles Harley into helping her kidnap Betty and Veronica in an attempt to stop it.
“It's going to be a blast to bring these amazing ladies together in this once-in-a-lifetime crossover,” said Braga. “Each character is different and special. While Harley is one of my favorite characters ever, Betty and Veronica are giving her a run for her money! I love all these ladies, and this book is going to be non-stop fun. ”
“When I got the call for this, I was in disbelief!” Andreyko added. “Getting to co-write with Paul on a series bringing four of the most iconic ladies in comics together under one roof for the first time? This must be what winning the lottery feels like! I cannot wait for readers to see what mischief Paul, Laura and I have dreamed up!”