In the opening story of the June 2008 Betty & Veronica Digest Magazine, the longtime rivals for Archie's affections become mutually unwilling mirror images. Betty's defense? "Don't look at me like that! I just bought it, I didn't manufacture it!" Even the end of the school day fails to bring relief, as the girls stomp off to a pep rally -- in identical cheerleader uniforms.
It may look like a children's comic book, but for my USD $2.49, it's a pretty sophisticated commentary on originality and social conformity. After all, true wisdom comes from recognizing that all of life is just a reiteration of high school.