Readers may recall, I wasn't the biggest fan of the first issue of the rebooted Betty & Veronica series. To me, the debut issue faltered by not giving the title characters enough agency, inexplicably having a fanservice moment as a 'joke,' and throwing away the complex relationship between the two in favor of 'catfight' jokes. Thankfully, it seems like the extended length of time between issues has ironed out most of the problems.
Betty And Veronica #2 focuses on Betty's attempts to save Pop Tate's Choklit Shoppe from destruction and convince Veronica to stop supporting the company threatening to tear it down. Unfortunately, for every one of her well-meaning fundraising attempts, Veronica retaliates with a slimy, underhanded trick. Betty makes a lemonade stand, Veronica parks an alcoholic snow cone stand nearby.
|Don't worry, that's lipstick, not blood. Veronica will do a lot of things, but she won't sign a blood pact with a demon. As far as I know.|
|Betty's exasperation can be used as a reaction to a lot of things.|
The issue is a vast improvement over the last one. If I had to nitpick, then I would say that the artistry occasionally produces some awkward facial expressions. Other than that, it's perfectly fine.
Betty And Veronica #2 is written and drawn by Adam Hughes. You can find it at your local comic book shop.
Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.