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COMIC LEGEND: In early 2000s reprints of Cheryl Blossom appearances, Archie Comics edited Cheryl into the new character Ginger Lopez.
Ginger Lopez was a new character introduced into Archie Comics in 2002. She was basically a replacement for Cheryl Blossom (a rival to Betty and Veronica for Archie’s affection)….
only as she was Hispanic, she added some diversity to the Archie cast.
However, the whole “replacement” aspect of her was taken to an extreme in reprints from the era, when stories featuring Cheryl from the 1990s were literally re-colored in reprints to be Ginger!
Check it out (the reprint is of a story where Jughead’s charming identical cousin shows up)…
and then the reprint…
I like the idea of adding in Ginger, but that’s just kind of odd.
Cheryl and Ginger, by the way, eventually ended up becoming BFFs recently…
If you have any other examples of Ginger being edited into a Cheryl story, feel free to e-mail me some scans at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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