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Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica

(Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1-6)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  441 ratings  ·  128 reviews
The bad girls of Gotham meet the good girls of Riverdale!

Hiram Lodge (Veronica's father) wants to invest in the future by building a university with free tuition for Riverdale's residents. His site is a protected swamp on the outskirts of town, and once news of the plan reaches Gotham City, a certain eco-warrior (a.k.a. Poison Ivy) is determined to prevent the dream from
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by DC Comics
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Sam Quixote
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Ivy’s determined to stop the Riverdale wetlands being destroyed in favour of a new development by Veronica’s wealthy pops – and Harley tags along for funsies! But first they decide to stop by a fancy dress party because plot! One Freaky Friday-type spell from Zatanna later and Harls and Ives are in the bodies of Ronnie and Betts and vice versa – wooooahh keraaazeee comics gubbinz!

If anyone can make me like the bland, cheeseball Americana of Archie, it’s Paul Dini… is what I thought prior to rea
Sep 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, netgalley-2018
This was OK, but honestly, I expected more with Paul Dini's name on the book. For the most part it's just a ho-hum story stretched out with side quests to make it 6 issues. The characters are all muted to appeal to all ages, even though Harley's still running around in her skimpy short shorts costume.
The best part of the book was the costume party with a few guest appearances.

Received an advance copy from DC and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned
Mel (Epic Reading)
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a silly and fun little mini-series (6 comics) where Betty and Veronica end up body swapped with Harley and Ivy. There’s also a swamp to save and some mobsters to handle. As usual Harley and Ivy owe most people in Gotham a lot of money and they want to be paid.
I really enjoyed the main art of this series. And it was done by a FEMALE ARTIST (who is not Amanda Conner)! For those not aware female artists are few and far between. Don’t get my wrong I love Conner (she’s a wonderfully fun lady
First, a thank you to Edelweiss and DC Comics for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I generally love crossovers across all media – having a preference for character-driven stories myself, the interactions between different characters, particularly when it’s their first meeting or they are from different worlds, really intrigue me. I think this story would have landed with me more if I were a huge fan of the Archie Comics – they’re on my TBR, I’m getting there – but b
Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Harley and Ivy? Doesn't even require thought, I want to read it. With Archie in Riverdale? GIMME GIMME GIMME!

While not the height of literature, who wants Shakespeare when you have Betty, Veronica, Harley and Ivy? Lots of fun and hi-jinks, as well as cameos from other DC favs.

My only quibbles are that sometimes the action isn't quite clear about what is going on. The beginning with the plant doubles and then becoming man-eaters, not clear. Also, how things are resolved re: Veronica's dad not th
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This comic was sooooo cute! I don’t know why people have rated it so low. It wasn’t the best written comic book however it was so fun to see the worlds mash up and see the appearances of so many characters from DC. I didn’t know how they were going to incorporate both words but they did such an amazing job! I highly doubt there will be another volume of this because it ended so well but I absolutely enjoyed it.
May 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This was really fun and a little dumb and just what I wanted it to be.
Wing Kee
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Aight but should have been so much more. 2.5.

World: The art is okay, it's neither the current Archie book or the current Harley book. It's okay, but I found the characters were not distinct enough individually making the art kinda bland. The world building here is solid, the stage is set for the story to play out and the book does pull on both Archie and the DCU for reference, there are bits and pieces of it that made me laugh, it's solid.

Story: The story on face value is kinda cute but the frea
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Talk about the ultimate crossover. Cute, fun. Two of my favorite comic series and so many of my favorite characters. I loved it.
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm a bit of a sucker for inter-company crossovers (all right I'm also a sucker for a good company wide event too, especially the old JLA/JSA stories end of digression). This caught my attention in part because of Paul Dini writing it.

The other was if they gave the Archie characters more of a Riverdale feel they could off a decent story. Excluding some goofiness as to the villains introduced for the story the characterization is consistent, and the basis for the crossover isn't too silly.

Ivy tal
Quentin Wallace
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are expecting the gritty drama and teen angst of Riverdale, well, this isn't the book for you. However, if you are looking for over the top hijinks and shenanigans in the vein of Harley Quinn's usual romps, this one IS for you.

This is set in the Archie (and DC) comic universe and while it does sometimes cross the line into just silly, overall it is very entertaining. Hiram Lodge tries to drain a swamp, Ivy finds out about it and she and Harley travel to Riverdale to stop him. Then Zatanna
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
It has been years since I have read a comic book. When I was younger, I used to read them regularly. This did include the Archie comics. Yet, when I was reading them, the characters were portrayed as more innocent. This version of the Archie comics has the characters portrayed as sexier. However, this storyline has the characters acting like highschoolers including Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. No, I want the bad guys to be "evil" not making me think they are all going to be friends over ice crea ...more
The Story Girl
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this! I love crossovers. My favorite part, though, had to be when Poison Ivy called Veronica a "Kardashian-lite." Haha so on point!

My second read completed for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon! I'll be posting my hourly updates here if anyone wants to follow along, and may try to catch up and post on Instagram later today as well.
Hannah (TheRainyReader)
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was so much fun! 4/5 stars
I loved this crossover and the hidden Easter eggs planted in here.
In a fun turn of events Harley and Ivy switch bodies with Betty & Veronica and they both have to live a day in the others shoes.
This was a fun fast paced read with gorgeous art styles all the way through and I'd definitely recommend to fans of Riverdale.
*I received an ARC copy via netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

[3.5 stars] This one started off a little slow for me, though admittedly, i've been in a major reading slump, so that could be to blame. But once it picked up I really enjoyed the storyline and the girl power. If you're a fan of the Harley and Archie comics, this is definitely worth a read!
Joana Veríssimo
Dec 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This was really not great... Harley and Ivy were fun, and I really LIKED Sabrina and Zatanna!!! But wow... I've never been gladder of a show changing things - Veronica and Betty being rivals is the worst thing, I don't want to see girls fighting each other for stupid reasons!!! Thank you to Riverdale for making these two friends!!! Also super weird that Hiram Lodge is old and white - thank you for Mark Consuelos, Riverdale, thank for all the hot parents!!!!
Really wasn't a fan and I don't think I
Samantha Colwell
Jun 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
I was very eager to pick up this graphic novel, based solely on my devout love for the Archie franchise and every single Archie spin-off. Growing up, I regularly read Sabrina comics and collected Betty & Veronica digestst. I can still sing verbatim every song off the early 2000's Josie and the Pussycats movie soundtrack. I've watched every Archies television adaptation and I'm a current Riverdale fanatic.

Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica had some of the appeal of the beloved Archies characte
Alex Sarll
Another Riverdale/Gotham crossover, this time focused on the former's frienemies and the latter's 'gal pals' (and alas, carefully avoiding any suggestion they might be anything more, a cowardice one would once have attributed to the Archie side of the equation but which nowadays feels very DC). The plot is simple enough - Veronica's dreadful tycoon dad wants to turn a local swamp into a mall, dressing it up with the fig-leaf of a scam 'Lodge University' which will "stress the basics, offering de ...more

The Pros:
- Any story with Harley and Ivy and Betty and Veronica is going to be a hoot.
- Paul Dini knows Harley Quinn like the back of his hand.
- This is definitely a fun mash up for fans of both fandoms, especially if you like the four women involved in the main plot line.
- It's really fun seeing Ivy and Harley having to go back to school when the body switch happens, especially since Ivy is a whiz at botany and Veronica decidedly is NOT. Also, some fun cattiness between Ivy and Cheryl and Ja
Jul 24, 2018 rated it liked it
It is sooooooo easy to tell that this graphic novel was written by men. While overall I liked the story, it cold have ended sooooooo much earlier than it did. It is very stereotypical in comments on clothes, costumes, etc. I think a female hand could have helped this title 1. Not drag, 2, make it more realistic to girls and women. Harley and Ivy need to get out of town because everyone is out for revenge. They travel to Riverdale to stop a swamp from being paved over for a strip mall/school. The ...more
Sara Wortman
Thank you to Netgalley for giving me the chance to read and review, "Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica"
by Paul Dini; Marc Andreyko. What a really fun crossover event! The story centers around Harley and Ivy running into Betty and Veronica at a party that Hiram Lodge is hosting. After Sabrina and Zatanna cast a spell, a freaky Friday event takes place and Betty and Veronica switch bodies with Harley and Ivy! The comic centers around them trying to get back to their old bodies as well as trying t
Cute and fluffy but it wasn’t the chaos and hilarity I had anticipated, given how different these two titles were. I didn’t need the ridiculously bloody Harley who plowed her way through a horde of zombies, but when you nerf the Gotham duo to fit Riverdale, it takes away from what should’ve been an extremely jarring tale. I don’t even know if we needed all the awkward costume changes, especially if magic was involved.

I did enjoy the contrast between Harley and Ivy, the latter who skipped high s
Jan 10, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Originally I was going to give this a 2 because, I really hate to trash anything that Paul Dini is involved in. Then I remembered that he is a CO-author on this, and judging by the total lack of charm and wit that is Dini's stock and trade...he didn't co-author much of it to begin with.

There are places where this book shines, sparks of neat and clever ideas. but it's all brought down by inconsistent writing and just god awful artwork. The pencils are bad enough, at one point Hiram Lodge loses hi
Diane Shea
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This anthology of the Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica comics was fantastic! I am a fan of both sides of this comic and loved the interplay between the two worlds. I also enjoyed how each of the lead characters adopted some of the characteristics of their counterpart. The story was female power all the way without it losing the charm of being a classic comic. I would love to read more of these girls' story! ...more
Shannon Appelcline
This comic had a lot of potential, with almost everything suggesting it could be a great success: great authors, great characters, and part of a real period of innovation for Archie.

Sadly, it's mostly mediocre. Oh, there are a few joyous points that show this comic's potential, such as the costumed superhero party and parts of the story when the protagonists are body-switched. But it's generally a plot on rails that doesn't have enough to keep it amazing.
Shawna Hunter
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun, lighthearted read but one that felt rushed. They didn't take as much time to explore the life switch as they could have and by the end there seemed to be random things happening in each panel. It was as if they ran out of budget halfway through making it. ...more
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Review to follow.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a fun romp through the world of Riverdale by two of the Gotham Sirens.
This looked so awesome! I was so excited!

And it’s written by the creator of Harley Quinn!

And Sabrina and Zatanna’s involvement is inspired!

The idea was perfect. The concept was fantastic. The art was great - until you couldn’t figure out what was going on. The execution… *sigh*

Is it just me - or is this comic kind of a mess? I guess Paul Dini didn’t have as much of a hand in it as I hoped. I feel like there’s so much trying to happen in such little space that it’s kinda hard to figure out wh
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is definitely room for improvement, but overall a fun read. Glad to have added it to my graphic novel collection.
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Paul Dini is an American television producer of animated cartoons. He is best known as a producer and writer for several Warner Bros./DC Comics series, including Star Wars: Ewoks, Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond and Duck Dodgers. He also developed and scripted Krypto the Superdog and contributed scr ...more

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