Betty and Veronica #1
I’ve long voiced my support over the Archie Comics relaunch of their universe, starting with Mark Waid’s Archie and Chip Zdarsky’s Jughead. After an initial tease some time ago, Archie Comics have finally and officially announced that the comic legend Adam Hughes will be writing and illustrating the Archie spin-off, Betty and Veronica.
Betty and Veronica are two of the strongest written characters in the Archie series, with Betty being a bit of a gear head and grease monkey, and Veronica being the snobbish, stuck up socialite we’re used to seeing adorn rag mags and tv. They’re fun, entertaining, and as done by Waid, Zdarksy, Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, Veronica Fish, and Erica Henderson? Betty and Veronica’s adventures are the stuff made of spin-off fodder.
Betty and Veronica launches July 20th and it’s already on my pull list! Do you still need convincing, outside of the name Adam Hughes being attached? Okay, check out some of the preview art and press release below. And don’t forget to add Betty and Veronica to your pull this week when you visit your local comic shop.
New ongoing comic book series joins ARCHIE and JUGHEAD as part of company’s New Riverdale lineup
Betty & Veronica. The posh socialite and the girl next door — two of the most iconic characters in pop culture — return in a major way this July with an all-new BETTY & VERONICA #1, courtesy of legendary comic book writer/artist Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman).
The new series follows hot on the heels of two of 2015’s most talked about comic book series: ARCHIE and JUGHEAD. But what happens when Betty andVeronica becomes Betty VS. Veronica?
As Riverdale’s most beloved blonde and brunette find themselves divided over the takeover of the town’s central hangout, Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe, battle lines are drawn and friends have become enemies as the town is enveloped in all-out civil war! Oh, and there will be jokes. Plenty of jokes.
BETTY & VERONICA #1 will hit comic book shops on July 20th featuring variant covers from some of the industry’s hottest talent and rising stars including Stephanie Buscema, Cliff Chiang, Veronica Fish, Francesco Francavilla, Chip Zdarsky, and more!
IT’S BETTY VS. VERONICA! The most highly-anticipated debut in comics history is here! Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts… until they turn on each other! “Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company. When Betty and Veronica go head-to-head over the issue, all bets are off! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken. Betty and Veronica are back in this ALL-NEW #1 from comics legend Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Catwoman)!
Script: Adam Hughes
Art: Adam Hughes
Cover: Adam Hughes
Variant Covers: Stephanie Buscema, Cliff Chiang, Veronica Fish, Francesco Francavilla, Chip Zdarsky, and more!
On Sale Date: 7/20
32-page, full color comic