pinterest-p mail bubble share2 google-plus facebook twitter rss reddit linkedin2 stumbleupon
TOP

CBR

The Premium The Premium The Premium

“Archie” Names Veronica Fish New Regular Series Artist

by  in Comic News Comment
“Archie” Names Veronica Fish New Regular Series Artist

Archie Comics has announced that artist Veronica Fish will join the creative team of “Archie,” the publisher’s flagship series. Fish joins a team consisting of series writer Mark Waid, colorists Andre Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn, and letterer Jack Morelli. Fish’s first issue of “Archie” was January’s #5; Archie Comics included Fish’s covers for issues #6-8 (below) of the series with the announcement.

REVIEW: Waid & Fish Achieve Bittersweet Profundity in “Archie” #5

“I’m very excited. It’s a dream job!” said Fish in the announcement. “And like all dream jobs comes responsibilities. Even though I do feel quite a bit of pressure I’m trying to focus on how much fun it is.” Fish also pegged Reggie as the character she most enjoys to draw, “because his presence shakes everybody up. He makes good characters like Betty and Archie do things they wouldn’t otherwise. He is also super layered, and not just a one-dimensional villain.”

Fish follows previous “Archie” artists Annie Wu and Fiona Staples; Wu illustrated “Archie” #4 while Staples helped relaunch the series alongside Wade in 2015.

“Archie” #6 arrives in stores on February 17. Issue #7 follows on March 30 and #8 on May 11.

Official press release

Rising Star Veronica Fish Joins Mark Waid As New Regular Series Artist on ARCHIE!

The future of Riverdale gets even brighter in 2016 as rising star Veronica Fish (Howard the Duck) cements her place in Archie Comics history as the new ongoing artist for the critically acclaimed ARCHIE series! Joining series writer Mark Waid, colorists Andre Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn, and letterer Jack Morelli, Veronica will continue building on the artistic groundwork of the New Riverdale established by Fiona Staples and Annie Wu while providing her own dynamic take on Archie and the gang.

“I’m very excited. It’s a dream job!” said Fish. “And like all dream jobs comes responsibilities. Even though I do feel quite a bit of pressure I’m trying to focus on how much fun it is.”

Readers got a first look at Veronica’s ultra-expressive and playful art style in the pages of January’s ARCHIE #5 featuring a doomed team-up between Betty, Jughead, and Archie’s arch-rival Reggie Mantle, who will continue to play a major role in upcoming issues.

“I really enjoy drawing Reggie because his presence shakes everybody up,” said Fish. “He makes good characters like Betty and Archie do things they wouldn’t otherwise. He is also super layered, and not just a one-dimensional villain.”

With Reggie out for vengeance and his relationship with Veronica getting more serious, Archie faces a major obstacle in ARCHIE #6, on sale in comic shops and digitally on 2/17!

Read the all new ARCHIE series by visiting a comic shop near you, the Archie Comics Online Store, or digitally on the all new ARCHIE APP!

  • Ad Free Browsing
  • Over 10,000 Videos!
  • All in 1 Access
  • Join For Free!
GO PREMIUM WITH CBR
Go Premium!

More Videos