Archie Comics has released a new preview of next month's Betty & Veronica #2 from writer/artist Adam Hughes.
The issue, originally scheduled for September, was pushed back first to October and now to November -- but it's expected to be on target this time (and its final order cutoff period just closed).
"We realize that from time to time we are going to hit some bumps, it's impossible not to, and it's something all publishers face. We're doing our best to minimize the wait between issues and, as always, appreciate how patient the fans and retailers have been with us, across the board," Archie editor Mike Pellerito told ComicBook.com. "We are doing more new, groundbreaking material than ever before in our 75-year history. It's pretty radical and new compared to Archie from even ten years ago. We're now one of the most talked-about and progressive publishers out there. But we realize timeliness is of major importance, and it's something we've made a priority with our key titles."
You can check it out in the attached image gallery, or read the solicitation text below.
The latest hit New Riverdale series continues to defy expectations with some major surprises: including besties turning into enemies! The battle no one expected hits its peak as Betty and Veronica declare all-out war on each other! It's a battle of benefits as Betty tries to raise money to save Pop's, while Ronnie's staging her own competing fundraisers in move destroy Betty's efforts. All bets are off as the girls go from best pals to cutthroat competitors. You've never seen a car wash like this! Will the two icons find their way back to friendship, or is this the end of one of the longest-running partnerships in history?
Script: Adam Hughes
Art: Adam Hughes, Jose Villarrubia, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Hughes
Variant Covers: David Mack, Allison Sohn, Rachael Stott, Kevin Wada
On Sale Date: 11/9
32-page, full color comic