- Posted by Johanna on February 27, 2008 at 6:45 am
- Category: Archie Comics
You’d think Riverdale, being a relatively good-sized town, would be able to field a cheerleading squad of more than four girls.
Nope, it’s only it’s only Veronica, Betty, Ethel, and Nancy. Where’s Midge? That’s definitely Ethel, because of the Pebbles-looking ponytail on top of her head, visible in other panels. Since when is she a cheerleader?
The teachers like them, though, especially Veronica, who’s forgotten the bottom half of her outfit. Then for one and only one panel, they pick up a token, Tomoko, the new Japanese girl.
After Ms. Grundy flashes back to her days as cheerleader (no, really, although then they only had three girls on the squad), the boys stop by, feeling down. Ethel conveniently makes herself scarce, since her match doesn’t play on the same team as the other guys.
But the weirdest part about all of this is the opening panel.
Just how is Ethel supporting Betty and helping support Nancy with nothing but her outstretched arms?