Many Loves of Archie Andrews" series that's been leading in this digest comic book. Each chapter features stories featuring Archie Andrews and some romantic misadventure. This tale featured Archie's latest, greatest love -- one that seems to rival his connection to Betty and Veronica themselves: Valerie Smith of Josie and the Pussycats!
This latest chapter is called "That's Some Val-entine." It features scripts & pencils by Dan Parent, inks by Rich Koslowski, letters by Jack Morelli, and colors by Digikore Studios.
The Archies and the Pussycats are scheduled to perform together at the "Valentine's Day Concert" in some unspecified city far away from Riverdale! In order to save money, the bands have arranged to travel by train... Except that Archie and Valerie spent too much time writing music together and missed their ride!
Our love-crossed pair keeps falling asleep with each other and eventually cannot make it to the concert. Except that this is 2016 and every teen now has his own recording studio and sattelite camera. That's how Archie and Valerie successfully perform at their Valentine's Day Concert without ever arriving!
I really love the Archie/Valerie romance. I really wish that Archie Comics would have done something really revolutionary and pushed this romance when they relaunched ARCHIE late last year! As it is now, the relationship no longer exists -- except in these 6-8 page digest tales.
Lastly, I'm really liking this "Many Loves of Archie Andrews" storyline. It offers you something to look forward to each month, but it's not so rigid that you feel like you missed something important if you skip an issue.