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Riverdale High School library in "Nerd Word"

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Here’s another view of the Riverdale High School library, from “Nerd Word,” which I read in B&V Friends (Jumbo Comics) Double Digest 259 (April 2018).

One panel from Nerd Word.
One panel from Nerd Word.

The aisles are unreasonably wide, and once again we note the lack of shelf labels on the books.

Veronica is aghast because Jenna (not someone I recall ever seeing in any other stories) has invited Betty to be an honorary member of The Nerd Girls.

Veronica: Girls have usually focused on more traditional pursuits … like boys. make-up and fashions!

Betty: And what makes you think many of The Nerd Girls aren’t into those things?

After showing how Ethel and Nancy are admired by boys for their technical skills, Betty points out that Veronica’s interest in the details of how the Lodge businesses are run is also a bit geeky. In the end Veronica decides to get a t-shirt made that says “Geek is Chic.”

“The Nerd Word” was written by George Gladir, pencilled by Jeff Shultz, inked by Jon D’Agostino, coloured by Barry Grossman and lettered by Phil Felix. It may have first appeared in Betty and Veronica Comics Digest Magazine 203 (June 2010). It is copyright Archie Comic Publications.