The Lipstick Incident aka #LipstickIncident is one of the greatest unknowns in pop culture today and was birthed within Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ Archie issue 1. You could find our reviews here, here, and here. It’s one of the best esoteric running gags right up there with the can opener ritual Harvey and Donna have on USA’s Suits. We’ve been given an advance look at Archie issue 4, releasing November 25th, and with it comes “the details of the #LipstickIncident are revealed as we see what exactly broke up the power couple of Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper–and you’ll never guess!”
We’ve greatly enjoyed Mark Waid and Fiona Staples work on Archie and series newcomer Annie Wu (Black Canary, Hawkeye) looks to be delivering solid work that will continue this great new series as it goes further into the lives of the students at Riverdale High. Wu has delivered a similar modern take on the classic characters that fits the same tone as the previous three issues. She’s joined by colorists Andre Szymanowicz, and Jen Vaughn, and letterer Jack Morelli. Writer Mark Waid said the following
“My partner in crime this issue is the fabulous artist Annie Wu and, man, she tore the cover off the ball!”
Mark Waid has been extremely tight lipped in regards to the #LipstickIncident and so we truly hope that issue 4 does not disappoint. We do not have that much longer to wait as the issue releases in comic stores and digitally Wednesday, November 25th. To find your local comic shop, follow this link here.
The biggest comic series of the year continues as the greatest mystery in comic books is finally revealed! The “lipstick incident” split Archie and Betty apart and left Riverdale changed forever. What exactly happened and can things possibly be fixed? Find out in this issue and welcome ANNIE WU (BLACK CANARY, HAWKEYE) to Riverdale, as she takes over art duties in this brand new issue!
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Annie Wu, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Annie Wu
Variant Covers: Mahmud Asrar, Francesco Francavilla, Jaime Hernandez with Rosario “Tito” Peña, Joe Quinones, Paul Renaud
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
ON SALE 11/25
Make sure you add Archie to your pull list!