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Archie (Or Archina) Gets Magically Gender-Swapped In ‘Archie’ #636 [Preview]

We’ve had a little fun with the idea of switching the genders of Archie characters, but in this month’s issue of Archie, we’re getting the official version. In Archie #636, Tania Del Rio and Gisele bring us “The Great Switcheroo,” in which Archie is transformed into Archina along with the rest of a gender-swapped Riverdale. And what’s more, it’s not a dream, not a hoax, and not an imaginary story. Instead, it’s a magical transformation involving a talking cat. What else would it be?

Check out a five-page preview guest-starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch after the cut!

As ComicsAlliance’s leading Archieologist, I’m ridiculously excited for this story, and not just because of a premise that’s been expertly crafted to appeal to Internet fandom. Tania Del Rio’s run on Sabrina the Teenage Witch was, no joke, one of the best and most underrated all-ages comics of the last ten years, with a long-form story that spanned 42 issues and really paved the way for Archie’s new direction. It’s a joy to see her back in action with another magical adventure, especially since she’s going beyond the core cast and getting Fred (Frederique?) and Mary (Marty?) Andrews involved too. Seriously, I can’t wait to see Ma’s Chocklit Shoppe. Plus, Gisele — probably best known for her work on the somewhat NSFW webcomic Ménage à 3 — has the perfect smooth, expressive art style to for what’s going on.

Of course, it does make me curious as to just where Regina got that dress when “Archina” only had her regular clothes, but I guess I’ll just have to wait for the full issue to figure that one out.

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