'Archie' Gang Goes on a Gender Bender

By: Rick Andreoli

Dear One Million Moms,

If Kevin Keller's gay wedding seemed upsetting, publisher Archie Comics has a new plot twist that might send you into a freaky Friday frenzie.

Comics Alliance reports that in Archie #636, Sabrina the Teenage Witch will be teaching the Riverdale kids a lesson or two. No, she won't be opening up demonic portals and selling their souls to the devil like all those other witches we know and love. Instead, she'll be causing a gender bender by switching everyone's sexes.

Archie will become Archina—because tons of girls have that name—while Betty will become Billy and Veronica becomes Ronnie. It's the kind of switch that's been seen in the Freaky Friday movies and book series, where everyone learns that life isn't always easier when you're walking in someone else's shoes. The big switch here, of course, is that gender is involved. Sadly, it seems like Archie (seen below as Archina and sitting between the boy versions of Betty and Veronica on the comic's varient cover) still can't pick which person he likes best.

Archie #636 comes out (literally) in August.