Betty and Veronica #3

Betty & Veronica #3 Cover

Girls in senior high riding high on the tensions of false innuendo. This is the book for Riverdale fans. So it all starts like this…Veronica Lodge was seen with Reggie Mantle in issue #2 by her bestie Betty Cooper who thought Veronica was kissing Reggie! OMG!

Betty and Veronica #3
Written by Jamie Lee Rotante
Illustrated by Sandra Lanz
Lettered by Jack Morelli
Colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick
Published by Archie Comics

As a result, Betty avoided Veronica and Reggie through winter break, missing Archie’s secret Santa gift exchange. Veronica and Betty have both pledged to attend Pickens after high school, but the issue begins with neither of them having their sights set on it.

Then there is this pesky thing with Veronica’s dad nearly dying from a heart attack. At the hospital, Veronica finds that Reggie, in the meantime has an isolated worry all of his own. And we never come back to that.

In possibly the most insensitive final page of narrative, [SPOILER] Betty and Veronica make up. But, OMG, like Betty is secretly still trying to get out of going to Pickens!

With an annoying overuse of the word actually and uncomfortably precise SJW terms slammed into every word bubble(no, really), Jamie Lee Rotante writes dialogue that the Feral Child at our house is drawn to. Real people don’t talk this way, but it’s that old Archie comics tone that has been modernized and revived. Along with the art of Sandra Lanz, the comic captures the perspective of these girls in a way I never could.

Archie is decades behind me but with our Feral Child here, this is definitely a buy for the teenage girls and Archie fans.

I’m giving it a tame 3 of 5 stars. LOL!
Look for it in your comic shop or get it here
Lonnie Webb

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.



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