Speak of the devil….The Archie staff has been busy sitting around dreaming up more outrageous what-ifs, including this gender-swapped natural. Shark jumping…or classic?

Also…Archie makes a really mentally challenged-looking girl!

“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


  1. If Gisele is drawing the interiors of this comic book, I’ll buy it. That’s the deal I’m willing to strike up with Archie Comics.

  2. Dang, Ronnie and Billy are much too cute to waste time on Archina.

    Okay, if this is just a cute, imaginary tale then it could be okay. But I fear there will be a lot of preaching and heavy-handedness that could just weigh this down.

    Fortunately, my new subscription to Archie should cover this issue. But I fear I’ll need to go out and get the variant cover, though.

  3. How far will they go with this? Any odds that Kevin Keller will make a play for Ronnie and Billy — or will it be Kaley Keller having a Sapphic crush on Archina?

  4. I would say “Shark Jumping” except that I read too many DC Imaginary Stories in my youth that made this seem mild.

  5. I really don’t have a dog in this fight about all of this “what if” stuff, because I don’t read any of the new Archie material.

    But if I did, the staff at Archie would probably name it Hot Dogina.

    And Hot Dogina would belong to Jugheadina, who was sleep-over friends with Moosina and Diltonina — a trio who loved to hang out at Popina Tates and drink Cokina and Pepsina, and eat hamburgerinas with frenchina fries.

    Archina, my rear-endina.

  6. “Okay, if this is just a cute, imaginary tale then it could be okay.”

    So you’d be upset if it was based upon real world examples of a witch’s cat transforming the gender of high-school kids?

  7. It’s like they don’t know that one of the female stars of The Good Wife is named Archie. Okay, she’s Indian, so her name comes from a different tradition, but nevertheless . . .

    OTOH, seems like they could have picked from a a few real A-names — Amy, Abby, Ariel (maybe not), Astrid (Asterisk, Astro, Aspirin, Asperger — okay, okay, I admit it: I’m a fan of Fringe), Ally. Anything but Archina (WTF?) or Annie (too close to another famous redhead from comics).

  8. This (along w/ Archie meets Kiss) is part of the slow moving apocalypse that will culminate at year’s end.

  9. R.C.? Darcie? Andi Archibald?

    Yup… much easier to just flip the names…because this is “reversed”, right?

    Joni Forsythe
    Cooper “Bert” Bertram
    Dolly Dilton
    Kelly Kevins
    Cleopatra “Clé” Charles
    Macey Marmaduke
    Woodrow “Woody” Nance
    Mandi Reynolds
    Winzenburg “Klump” Chiron (just like nobody knew Moose’s real name)
    “Buggs” Noble

    and Severn the Warlock. And Frieda the cat. (That’s the German version of “שלום”.)