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.