(August 1969)

Archie, 1965 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Format:
Standard Silver Age U.S. size; Full Color; Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior; Saddle-Stitched; Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

The first Josie issue without Pepper.

As Pepper vanishes, another character arrives: this issue is the first appearance of Alan M.

This issue is also the last appearance of Pepper's boyfriend, Sock, who has almost nothing to do without her, and was also never mentioned again after being written out.

This was the first issue to introduce the "band" concept popularized by the Archie cartoon series, though in this story, the band is an all-male one (much like the Archie band in the comics was originally only Archie, Jughead and Reggie). A few months later, the company hit on the idea of putting Josie in a band instead, and the rest was history.


["Is that the boy you're going to ask to the dance?"] (Table of Contents)

Josie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Alan M.; un-named girl

Minstrel Man (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot II; Alan M.
Synopsis:
Alex hears a new guy in town, Alan M., playing his guitar, and hires him to serenade Josie on his behalf. Josie instantly falls for Alan M., but he's only interested in his music.

Indexer Notes

Josie's last name, which was "Jones" since the beginning of the comic, becomes "James" in this story. In subsequent years it would go back and forth between "James," "Jones" and "McCoy."

Dismal Drummer (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M.; Gloomer; Instant Replay
Synopsis:
Alexandra also takes a fancy to Alan M., and offers to sponsor his band. She meets Alan's drummer, the suicidally depressed Gloomer, and Gloomer's perky girlfriend Instant Replay, the only person in the world who can translate Gloomer's mumblings.

Indexer Notes

Gloomer and Instant Replay are presented as possible recurring characters, but they didn't last beyond this issue.

Third Man Theme (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot II; Alan M.; Instant Replay; Gloomer
Synopsis:
Alan M. asks Alex to be the second guitarist in his band.

Jester Melody (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M.; Gloomer; Instant Replay; Sock
Synopsis:
Alan, Gloomer and Alex make a great sound, and after listening to an argment between Josie and Alexandra, Melody gets an idea for the group's name: "Alan and the Jesters."

Dear Josie (Table of Contents)

Josie / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eda Edwards [as Josie]
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Jumping to a Conclusion (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Is that the boy you're going to ask to the dance?"]
    Josie
  2. 1. Minstrel Man
    Josie
  3. 2. Dismal Drummer
    Josie
  4. 3. Third Man Theme
    Josie
  5. 4. Jester Melody
    Josie
  6. 5. Dear Josie
    Josie
  7. 6. Jumping to a Conclusion
    Li'l Jinx
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jaime Weinman
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Tom Sager