ARCHIE Flips the Script with Gender-Reversed Love Triangle


From Kevin Keller to "Archie Meets Kiss," Archie Comics has presented multiple projects in recent years that have gotten the attention of the public at large, but perhaps none quite as fundamentally intriguing as this one.

In August's Archie #636, Sabrina the Teenage Witch's cat Salem uses magic to change the dynamic of the Riverdale gang in a big way — namely, switching the genders of classic love triangle participants Archie, Betty and Veronica. They're transformed into "Archina, Ronnie and Billy" with Sabrina left to set things back as they were.

The issue is written by Sabrina veteran Tania del Rio, and illustrated by Gisele Legace and Rich Koslowski.

Here's the full solicitation:



“The Great Switcheroo” – Growing up as a teenage boy can rough! But not more so than a teen girl, right? Upon overhearing the guys and gals of Riverdale grumbling over how the other half has it easier, Sabrina’s mischievous cat Salem turns the town upside down when he dishes out the ultimate genetic makeover! Chaos ensues as the teens discover it’s not as easy to walk in each other’s shoes (or heels!) as they originally thought, so it’s up to Sabrina to set things right! Will Salem’s spell wear off, thus giving the gang a new appreciation for who they are, or will the switch up become permanent? Find out in this off-the-wall issue guest-starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch!

Script: Tania del Rio

Art: Gisele, Rich Koslowski

Cover: Gisele

Variant Cover: Gisele

On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 8/22

32-page, full color comic

$2.99 US.

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