The headline and the picture say it all, really, but I’ll elaborate. Rowman & Littlefield, the fine folks publishing Betty and Veronica: The Leading Ladies of Riverdale, are offering 30% off the book on their online store! It’s a great deal that will let you get the hardcover listed for $32.00 at only $22.40. It’s a dang steal, and here’s how you get it:
1) Visit rowman.com.
2) Add the book to your cart.
3) Enter the code RLFANDF30 at checkout.
And that’s it! Wonderful savings are all yours.
Currently, you can use the code to order the hardcover book, and it will still work later in the month when the ebook goes up as well.
Here’s a quick rundown of what the book is about:
We think we know Betty and Veronica, but we don’t. Far more than just Archie’s girlfriends, the girls have grown beyond simple archetypes to become compelling, relevant characters for each new generation over the past eighty years.
Betty, Veronica, and the rest of the Riverdale gang appear to be frozen in time in Archie comic books. They are perpetual high schoolers, recycling the same basic plotlines over and over in their wholesome, small-town American world. However, there is much more to Betty and Veronica than the broad stereotypes and clichéd storytelling suggests.
In Betty and Veronica: The Leading Ladies of Riverdale, Tim Hanley explores the complexity behind these two iconic characters. We know Betty and Veronica as Archie’s girlfriends, but that’s just the beginning—they are their own women with evolving motivations and aims. From fighting over Archie to tackling women’s lib to chasing down serial killers on Riverdale, their friendship has endured and grown through decades of shifting characterizations and social change. Exploring their past offers unique insights into the ways life has progressed for young women over the past eighty years, and shows us the hidden strengths and secret depths of these pop culture icons.
Also, if you’re interested in seeing some fun artwork and fascinating moments from Betty and Veronica’s history, I’ve been posting sneak peeks at the book on Twitter with the hashtag #BVLeadingLadies.
So yeah, check out the deal and pick up a copy of the book! I got my comp copies the other week, and they look great. If you’re a fan of my books on Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, and Catwoman, you’re going to love this one, too.