Article Source: NY Post
Blondes have more fun, but brunettes get the world's oldest teenager.
Archie is spurning longtime love Betty and proposing to Veronica in August's "Archie" No. 600.
"Yes!" Veronica Lodge yells on the cover of the comic as Archie Andrews slips a diamond ring on her finger and Betty Cooper looks on in tears.
"I am so sad, I don't even know what to say," the blonde says on the Archie Comics Web site in a blog post titled "Saddest Girl in the World!"
The self-involved Veronica, meanwhile, writes: "I am so excited, I am getting married to Archie . . . I wonder if Betty wants to be my maid of honor? I bet she is so happy for me!"
The proposal appears to end the longest-running love triangle -- 67 years -- in comic-book history, with the perpetual Riverdale teen settling down with the rich heiress instead of the girl next door.
Archie Comics Editor in Chief Victor Gorelick insisted Riverdale's most sought-after bachelor isn't after the Lodge fortune.
"Veronica's had Archie wrapped around her finger for years. He does really love her -- he's not marrying her for her money," Gorelick said.
And while Veronica's initial interest in Archie was sparked by trying to beat out Betty, "she really loves him."
The six-issue story line centers around Archie taking a walk up "Memory Lane" and getting a glimpse five years in the future.
"At the end of the third issue, they've been engaged, got married, and they're at home with a couple of kids," Gorelick said.
But there may be hope for Betty fans yet.
Gorelick refused to divulge what happens in the next three issues, except to say Archie takes another trip up Memory Lane. "You think you've seen it all, but there's more to come."