Exclusive: Sandy Jarrell Takes on ARCHIE Art Duties

Archie Comics has announced that Sandy Jarrell will be taking over regular ARCHIE art duties with issue #702. Check out statements from Jarrell and Archie Co-President Alex Segura below, and check out some exclusive artwork while you’re at it!

Archie #702, cover by Marguerite Sauvage

“Marguerite is a fantastic, luminary artist and her visuals paired perfectly with ARCHIE writer Nick Spencer’s scripts. Together, they’ve ushered in a new era for these iconic teens with verve and style. Marguerite moved the look of the book forward while still honoring and amplifying all that came before. And while the plan was for Marguerite to be part of the ARCHIE team for as long as she’d like, circumstances beyond our mutual control mean we have to make a change on the art side. With that in mind, we’re bringing in the fantastic Sandy Jarrell to pitch in on #702 and settle into the regular artist’s role. Sandy’s done great work on Archie titles like REGGIE & ME – not to mention a number of unforgettable variant covers – and has even teamed with Marguerite as part of DC’s Bombshells series in the past, so we envision a seamless transition. Sandy’s visual aesthetic will help keep up the top-flight quality and we’re excited to see how he interprets Nick’s upcoming stories. And while we’re sad to see Marguerite depart, we’re pretty sure she’ll be visiting Riverdale again before too long.” – Archie Comics Co-President Alex Segura

“I’m taking over art chores on the flagship Archie title, and I couldn’t be happier. So much history, great characters, and a vast succession of fantastic creators, from Bob Montana to Harry Lucey, Sam Schwartz and Don DeCarlo, all the way to Fiona Staples and Marguerite Sauvage. And let me tell you: immediately following Marguerite is intimidating, I love her work SO MUCH. But I am super-excited to be going back to Riverdale. I’ve really missed the gang!

Except Reggie.

Nobody misses Reggie.” – ARCHIE artist Sandy Jarrell

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“How I Wasted My Summer Vacation!” Pt. 3– Old secrets and new loves threaten to tear Riverdale apart! The whole town is on edge, and that’s before a bombshell hits that will have everyone talking!

Script: Nick Spencer
Art: Marguerite Sauvage, Sandy Jarrell, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover A: Marguerite Sauvage
Cover B: Joe Quinones
Cover C: Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 1/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


Archie is in love! Yes, again. But this time his newfound romance has the whole town whispering. Who is this mystery lady, and how the heck did this happen?

Script: Nick Spencer
Art: Sandy Jarrell, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover A: Marguerite Sauvage
Cover B: Tula Lotay
Cover C: Chip Zdarsky
On Sale Date: 3/6
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie #703, cover by Marguerite Sauvage


Archie #703, cover by Tula Lotay


Archie #703, cover by Chip Zdarsky


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