Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Annie Wu and Veronica Fish Join Archie


The population of Riverdale is about to go up by a few more. It's not only that Mark Waid is introducing new characters to the popular, revamped series, but the creative team is getting an infusion of even more talent. Both Annie Wu and Veronica Fish will be lending their talents to the series in issues #4-#6. Wu is best known for her work on Hawkeye and Black Canary, while fans got their first glimpse at Fish’s take on the Archie gang with her promotional image for the new Riverdale series in development at The CW.

“Annie has the perfect handle on these characters and we’re lucky to have her come in for a special, one-issue story,” said Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito. “Annie’s a unique and versatile talent and really the perfect person to step in and showcase these characters in a new way, while still holding true to the foundation Fiona put in place. Veronica’s a real hidden gem. Mark my words – she’ll be a star before she’s done working on these two issues.”

Fiona Staples, with colorists Andrew Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn, will continue her run through September’s issue #3, introducing new faces and fan favorites to the town of Riverdale. Archie #2 by Waid and Staples is on sale Wednesday at comic book stores and digitally. Archie #4 by Waid and Wu is available in comic book stores and digitally this November.

Full press release below.
Fan Favorite Artists Annie Wu and Veronica Fish Join Mark Waid's Critically Acclaimed ARCHIE Reboot in November

Wu (Black Canary, Hawkeye) and Fish will handle art duties for upcoming issues of the bestselling ARCHIE relaunch.
Following the mega-successful and beloved launch of the new ARCHIE book from the legendary team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, superstar artist Annie Wu and rising star Veronica Fish join the series in November.

Wu, known for her stellar work on hit series Hawkeye and Black Canary, will handle the art for #4 while Veronica Fish will take on issues #5 and #6.

“Annie has the perfect handle on these characters and we’re lucky to have her come in for a special, one-issue story,” said Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito. “Annie’s a unique and versatile talent and really the perfect person to step in and showcase these characters in a new way, while still holding true to the foundation Fiona put in place.”
Fans got their first glimpse at Veronica Fish’s vibrant take on the Archie gang with her promotional image for the new ‘RIVERDALE’ series in development at The CW.

“Veronica’s a real hidden gem,” Pellerito said. “Mark my words – she’ll be a star before she’s done working on these two issues.”

Fiona Staples, with colorists Andrew Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn, will continue her character defining run on ARCHIE through September’s issue #3, introducing new faces and fan favorites to the town of Riverdale.

“She not only nailed the style, but also got to the core of each character,” said Pellerito. “Archie, Jughead, Betty, Kevin, Reggie, Midge, Veronica, and so on. Just perfect. Fiona was, hands down, the perfect artist to launch this series, and it shows.”

ARCHIE #2 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples is on sale Wednesday at comic book stores and digitally. ARCHIE #4 by Mark Waid and Annie Wu is available in comic book stores and digitally this November.

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