Archie & Friends All Stars #18 - Archie: Love Showdown
(2012)

Archie, 2009 Series
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Price
9.99 USD; 10.99 CAD
Pages
132
On-sale date
2012-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
ISBN
978-1-936975-21-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781936975211 50999
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
6 inches x 8 3/4 inches most issues; #14 (8 inches by 11 inches)
Binding
Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed); ? (alterations)
Colors
Tito Pena (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica engage in an actual tug-of-war with Archie.
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Love Showdown, Part 1 Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is entranced by a mysterious letter and Betty and Veronica assume it's another girl.
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Love Showdown, Part 1 Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie hears about the mystery letter of Archie's. Playing a prank, he tells Betty and Veronica separately that the other wrote the letter. However, the prank erupts in an all-out war between the girls for Archie's affections.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of the four part, inter-title crossover story "Love Showdown". Storyline continues in Betty #19.

Love Showdown, Part II (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Smithers the butler; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
In round two of their battle over Archie, Veronica plants tickets to the Lodge Charity Ball with the wrong date on them in Betty's possession, so Betty will ask Archie on the wrong date and leave him free to take Veronica.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues from Archie (Archie, 1962 series) #429. Story continues in Betty and Veronica (Archie, 1987 series) #82.

Love Showdown, Part III (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
In order to get Archie's attention away from the love note he received, Betty decides to change tactics. When she shows up at a party trying to out-glamor Veronica, and succeeds, Veronica tries to out-domestic Betty to compete.
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Indexer Notes

This storyline is continued from Betty (Archie, 1992 series) #19. It continues in Veronica (Archie, 1989 series) #39.

Love Showdown Chapter 4 Part 1 (Table of Contents: 5)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Fresh from her badness training with Reggie, Veronica lures Betty away from Archie at Pops, then shows off a great dress and some killer dance moves. At the end of their ropes, the girls decide to get fresh makeovers and their best clothes for a final showdown the next day-- super soakers at High Noon, winner take all.
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Indexer Notes

Story continued from Betty and Veronica #82.

Love Showdown Chapter 4 Part 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
The girls are decked out and have their soakers ready. Reggie counts them down to fire, which they do simultaneously and accidentally catch Archie and Cheryl in the crossfire and drenching them. The original love letter was from Cheryl, and Archie decides to start dating her instead of the feuding girls.
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Love & War (Part 1) (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie's Love Showdown / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Ethel Muggs; Midge Klump; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica bring Ethel and Midge up to date on the Archie/Cheryl romance. Then Ethel goes undercover to find out more, but ends up making matters worse.
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Indexer Notes

The reprint in the next sequence appears between pages 3 and 10 of this story.

Love & War (Part 2) (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie's Love Showdown / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Jason Blossom
Synopsis
In order to break Cheryl and Archie up, Veronica invites them, Jughead, Betty, and Reggie to the Lodges' ski lodge for the weekend. But when Veronica and Reggie fail to get Archie jealous, Jughead plays a trump card: Jason Blossom, Cheryl's brother who has a crush on Betty. This causes Archie to see red, exactly the reaction the girls were hoping for.
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Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

The reprint in the next sequence appears between pages 15 and 21 of this story.

Love and War (Part 3) (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie's Love Showdown / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Bill Golliher
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jason Blossom; Reggie Mantle; Cheryl Blossom; Moose Mason (cameo-flashback); Midge Klump (cameo-flashback); Jughead Jones
Synopsis
After Archie makes a fool of himself, Betty goes off with Jason, Cheryl goes off with Reggie, and Veronica tells Archie to call her when he grows up.
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Love and War (Part Four) (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie's Love Showdown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Bill Golliher
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs (Jones); Jughead Jones; Cheryl Blossom (Mantle); Reggie Mantle; Queen Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper (Blossom); Jason Blossom (all in a dream sequence); Mary Andrews; Savannah Smythe
Synopsis
Archie has a dream where all of his friends are older and married, and he ended up all alone. He wakes up to find there's still time for him to be with someone. Betty and Jason have broken up, and just as Archie is about to ask Betty something, he is captivated by Savannah Smythe, a new student.
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Indexer Notes

In the character appearances for this story, Ethel is married to Jughead, Cheryl is married to Reggie, and Betty is married to Jason. Hence, the names in the parentheses.

"She's Ba-a-ack!" Love Showdown II (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Cheryl Blossom; Archie Andrews; Midge Klump; Pop Tate; Michelle Williams
Synopsis
Cheryl returns to Riverdale after having sold the story of the Betty/Veronica/Archie love triangle to a movie studio who wants to film right in Riverdale.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in Archie & Friends #79.

Lights, Camera, Action! Love Showdown 2 (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie & Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Vickie Williams

Genre
teen
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Brigitte; Miss Grundy; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Brigitte discovers that the "movie" that is being shot in Riverdale is really a reality TV show starring Cheryl.
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Keywords
reality tv

Indexer Notes

Page one is a recap. Story is in two parts.
Continued from Betty and Veronica Spectacular #64.

The Trophy (Table of Contents: 13)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Cheryl continues to beat Betty and Veronica's time with Archie at the ski lodge.
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Keywords
snowboarding
Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. Love Showdown, Part 1 Chapter 1
    Archie
  3. 2. Love Showdown, Part 1 Chapter 2
    Archie
  4. 3. Love Showdown, Part II
    Betty
  5. 4. Love Showdown, Part III
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Love Showdown Chapter 4 Part 1
    Veronica
  7. 6. Love Showdown Chapter 4 Part 2
    Veronica
  8. 7. Love & War (Part 1)
    Archie's Love Showdown
  9. 8. Love & War (Part 2)
    Archie's Love Showdown
  10. 9. Love and War (Part 3)
    Archie's Love Showdown
  11. 10. Love and War (Part Four)
    Archie's Love Showdown
  12. 11. "She's Ba-a-ack!" Love Showdown II
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. Lights, Camera, Action! Love Showdown 2
    Archie & Friends
  14. 13. The Trophy
    Betty and Veronica
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