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Archie 600 - Hero Initiative by jongraywb Archie 600 - Hero Initiative by jongraywb
Archie #600: The Hero Initiative Variant Cover - Starring Jughead's Time Police! ;)

Media: Pencil, Faber Castell Art Pens

So yeah. Finally got around to uploading my first deviation I guess. I wanted to wait and upload something special, never got around to it, and while sitting at work decided "Heck, why not?"

I'd really wanted to do one of these covers for the longest time when I first heard of the project. So one day I got up the nerve to walk into the office of my big boss, Mike Pellerito (President of Archie Comics and a really great guy by the way) and ask him if he wouldn't mind me doing one. To my shock he said yes and after sitting on it for a week or three to get some ideas and some other stuff done, cranked this puppy out in about 2-2 and a half weeks.

I'm pleased with the results.

Jughead's Time Police was this really whacked out alt continuity for Archie that was done in the early 90's I think. Really goofy stuff. I kinda liked it if only because it had a main villain - Morgan Le Fay (from Arthurian Legend no less). I thought that was pretty neat.

So yeah, the picture features various Archie continuities from different "time periods" in Archie's life: Little Archie (Elementary), The New Archies (Middle School - short lived 80's cartoon), Archie 3000 (far future - MULLET ARCHIE! LOL), and Archie 1 (Caveman Archie). I threw in Mad Doctor Doom, Chester, and Sharry the Spy Girl (The Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. - a Tom DeFalco story that's one of the best Archie stories I've honestly ever read) for good measure and Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Salem the Cat just because I wanted to draw them. :)

Never really tried to draw in the Archie house style before. I don't think I quite got it (still cartoony and rubbery) but I do like how Jughead and January McAndrews (Archie's descendant from the 25th Century) came out.

And I suppose that's that! Hope you enjoy it.
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nightcrawlerfan19 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow, I forgot how WEIRD Archie can get somedays.
Marco-the-Scorpion Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wowy wow! I never seen this cover before! Awesome job!Anime Emoji (Oh yay dance) [V2] 
SaveFearow Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's epic. I dunno whether to be proud or ashamed that I can recognize Fangs Fogarty, Evelyn Evernever, and Ambrose Pipps. Ha ha, keep on juicin' Dub. (I really should watch you but do you have enough BumbleStalkers-- I mean BumbleFans? Yeah...)
You do a great job on your Archie covers. ^__^
Dejimon11 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
digipokefriend2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lots of diversity.
Crabamoustache Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great ! Has it been published ?
FritzyBeat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet! Archie has never looked cooler!
CaptainToonerReborn Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Wow, I had no idea someone could make Archie look epic.
SilverZeo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist
Well, this is awesome!
Gwhitmore Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
well done! I'd love to color it if i had time... :)

nemalki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Man, I would actually dig seeing an Archie book in your own imitable, impeccable style. This is a great cover, Dub.
Dill-Tasker Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
You make Archie look... well... interesting.
KingMonster Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cliffintheclouds Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome- dont wrinkle the cover though, people collect these things!
pumpkinsareholy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
about time you submitted something young man.
wyanewill Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
NICe work!
jongraywb Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
SketcherDoodle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student General Artist
I miss your work on the Sonic comics! Any chance of you working on them again?
jongraywb Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I currently work full time at Archie Comics in the production department. You'll see the occasional Sonic thing from me here and there. I haven't given up on the blue blur yet! :)
SketcherDoodle Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, that's cool! What does being in the production department involve doing?
i8cherrypie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Wow, this is truly amazing! I especially love the expressions on all of the characters.
Fantastic job on this! :icongreatjobplz:
jongraywb Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
i8cherrypie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
No problem! :D
EHH123 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Ha Ha. Poor Salem. =P Seriously, I enjoy the concept of Sabrina the Teenage Witch for some reason. I read Tania del Rio's manga take on the character and I am glad she is doing the character again (Classic version) for an upcoming issue of "Archie and Friends".
jongraywb Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ditto. I think I prefer the classic version, but would like to see a modern take on the writing with Tania handling the chores on that and maybe one of the main Archie artists doing the art chores. She's an interesting character.
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