(December 1969)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Alexandra Cabot! What Are You Doing In the Pool With Your Clothes On?"] (Table of Contents)

Josie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Alexandra Cabot; un-named girls; un-named teacher
Synopsis:
Redrawn version of a panel from the third story in the issue, "Off To a Good Start."

Decisions Decisions (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot III; Valerie Smith
Synopsis:
Alexandra refuses to join Josie and Melody's new band, the Pussycats, unless they change the name to "Alexandra's Cool Time Cats." Alex introduces a new girl to take Alexandra's place in the group: Valerie Smith.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Valerie.

First appearance of the Pussycats musical group.

The scripts in this issue are identifiable as Malmgren by his distinctive writing style.

Because of the change in writers, the rules concerning Alexandra's witchcraft powers are different from the previous two issues: Sebastian does not appear in this issue (she can now cast spells without him) and anyone, not just Melody, can break her spell with a snap of the fingers.

Pussy Footing (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie Smith; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
Josie, Melody and Valerie play their first concert in their new Pussycats costumes. Alexandra tries to magically ruin the concert by taking away their singing voices and making them meow like real cats.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the famous costumes, with the long tails and ears for hats.

["Everything and anything can happen... and it usually does!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Big Ethel Muggs; Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
House ad for the new title "Everything's Archie."

That's Final (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx asks for an advance on her allowance.

Dear Josie (Table of Contents)

Josie / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Characters:
Josie
Synopsis:
Josie answers letters from readers.

Off To a Good Start (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Josie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; un-named teachers; un-named girls
Synopsis:
Alexandra tries to use her powers of mind control to get Alan M. away from Josie.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

When this story was re-printed in a later digest, the dialogue was rewritten so that instead of having magic powers, Alexandra had studied hypnosis on a website.

Writer credit changed based on the credits printed in the reprint of this story in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #229.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Alexandra Cabot! What Are You Doing In the Pool With Your Clothes On?"]
    Josie
  2. 1. Decisions Decisions
    Josie and the Pussycats
  3. 2. Pussy Footing
    Josie and the Pussycats
  4. 3. ["Everything and anything can happen... and it usually does!"]
  5. 4. That's Final
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Dear Josie
    Josie
  7. 6. Off To a Good Start
    Josie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Jaime Weinman
  • Mike Nielsen
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