Writer: Dan Parent*
Pencils: Dan Parent*
Inking: Jon D’Agostino*
Coloring: Barry Grossman*
Lettering: Bill Yoshida*
Original Publication: Cheryl Blossom, No. 12
Cover Date: May, 1998
Length: 5 pages
*Only the lead story in the issue is credited. I assume the credits apply to all of the stories.
Although I have the original issue, I’m reviewing this story from the digital edition.
At home, Cheryl looks at a hair magazine and wants to try out the hairstyle but doesn’t want to mess up her hair, so she goes to the studio of a guy named Armondo to have a wig made, so she can see how it looks.
Soon, the wig is done, and Cheryl finds it beautiful, so she decides to test it out at school.
On another day, at Riverdale High, Cheryl gets a compliment from Archie on her new hairstyle. Veronica gets jealous and wants her and Betty to visit her stylist after school.
The next day, Ronnie and Betty have shamelessly copied Cheryl’s hairstyle. Cheryl calls them out on it and then calls Armondo and has him meet her at her house after school.
After school, Cheryl tells Armondo to make wigs of every hairstyle in a magazine – and is willing to pay out the ass for it.
Cheryl eventually gets a van loaded with wigs. Someone (Tomoko, I think) takes notice of Cheryl’s “hip style”. Ronnie is upset, and Betty correctly guesses they’re gonna have another after-school makeover.
Armando passes another wig to Cheryl between classes. Betty and Ronnie are stumped and apparently can’t tell these are wigs. Ronnie is obsessed, but Betty’s like “Who gives a fuck? Let her show off!” Ronnie’s concerned Cheryl’s taking attention away from her.
Somehow, Cheryl wears more wigs throughout the day than there are classes in a school day. Ronnie’s pissed. Cheryl gets Archie and Reggie’s attention. Cheryl goes to get one more wig for the day, and Ronnie orders Betty to follow her.
They see Cheryl go out to the van, and Ronnie (who has a sudden revelation that they’re wigs) confronts her upon her return. Cheryl tells Ronnie and Betty to get the fuck out of her way – and then trips and falls into a mud puddle just as Betty’s warning her. Cheryl’s pissed. Ronnie makes fun of her.
The final panel has Cheryl asking her fans to vote for their favorite style, and they’ll spotlight it in a future issue. We’ll see if that happens.
This story was okay. Not much to it. Ronnie made a big deal out of nothing.