Adam Hughes to Script and Illustrate New Betty & Veronica Starting July

We knew it was coming due to their cancelled Kickstarter, but Archie Comics has officially announced Betty & Veronica with Adam Hughes on art as well as scripting in July.

Best friends.

Bitter rivals.

Betty & Veronica. The posh socialite and the girl next door — two of the most iconic characters in pop culture — return this July.

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 and Veronica 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!

BETTY & VERONICA #1 cover by Adam Hughes