Riverdale is getting some additional talent. The hit new series, Archie, from Mark Waid and Fiona Staples is adding artist Annie Wu and rising star Veronica Fish to the series this November. Wu (Hawkeye and Black Canary) will provide art for issue #4 while Fish will tackle 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.”
“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 on Archie through September’s issue #3.
“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.”