Archie Comics has announced that the art team of Ryan Jampole and Thomas Pitilli will follow previous series artist Veronica Fish for August's "Archie" #11 and September's "Archie" #12. Jampole is serving up breakdowns for the issues, while Pitilli is contributing the finished art.
CBR has the exclusive first look at Jampole and Pitilli's first "Archie" issue, along with updated solicitation text.
Teasing the two-issue arc, series writer Mark Waid said in a statement to CBR, "#TeamBetty or #TeamVeronicas? If you're at Riverdale High, you have to belong to one or the oth -- wait, did we say #TeamVeronicaS? What does that mean? Who are Betty + The Waves? And how does Moose save the day?"
Check out the new "Archie" #11 solicitation text below:
Script: Mark Waid
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Ryan Jampole, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Cover: Veronica Fish
Variant Covers: Sanya Anwar, Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 8/24
32-page, full color comic
Archie and Jughead have been playing their instruments in Archie's garage for a while, but now it's finally time for them to take their talents elsewhere. Veronica suggests that the two form a band-assuming, of course, that she gets to be their lead singer. This bothers Betty, since music was a deep connection that she had always shared with Archie-so she'll just have to form her own rival band. Now it's #TeamArchie vs. #TeamBetty in a battle of the bands that has the whole school picking sides!
Have a look at the covers for "Archie" #11 by Fish, Sanya Anwar, and Pitilli, and the issue's interior art by Pitilli and Jampole, respectively, below:
"Archie" #11 is scheduled for release on Aug. 24.