(August 1972)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant 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

That Magic Melody (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
teen; humor; adventure
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III

That Magic Melody (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor; adventure
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
After the Pussycats' van drives off a cliff, Melody falls into the water and is discovered by a tribe of Indians, who proclaim her their "lovely shining haired goddess." The adulation goes to Melody's head, and when her friends are captured by the tribe, she won't stop them from being burned at the stake.

Indexer Notes

A running gag throughout this story is that the characters are constantly repeating things that the narrator already said in the same panel. Valerie even breaks the fourth wall at one point to comment on it: "There seems to be an echo in this story."

Talk Squawk (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:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg

Comfy Cozy (Table of Contents)

Alex Cabot III / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Gus LeMoine
Inks:
Gus LeMoine
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Alexander Cabot III; Alexander Cabot II; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
Alex's father and sister accuse him of immaturity.

Safe, But Sorry (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor; romance
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
Josie meets several different kinds of men and finds they all want to take advantage of her. After that, she realizes that Alan M. is nicer than any other man and agrees to go to the movies with him. But it's not such a happy ending once she realizes that Alan goes to the opposite extreme by never even trying to lay a hand on her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit changed to match the credits in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #218.

What's That (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Gus LeMoine
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis:
Josie asks Melody to write down the repairs they need for their instruments.

["I think I'll try on that groovy dress in the window"] (Table of Contents)

Melody Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody

Home Plate! (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:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday

Everything Is Beautiful (Table of Contents)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis:
The girls obey "keep America beautiful" signs.

I Believe (Table of Contents)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis:
Valerie gets cheated by a street vendor.

Whistle While You Work (Table of Contents)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody
Synopsis:
Everyone is whistling at the girls.

Dear Josie (Table of Contents)

Josie / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Readers have questions and Josie has answers.

The Magic Box (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
When Alex declares his intention to write the Great American Novel, Melody offers him a box that contains all the contents of the novel he's going to write.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. That Magic Melody
    Josie and the Pussycats
  2. 1. That Magic Melody
    Josie
  3. 2. Talk Squawk
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Comfy Cozy
    Alex Cabot III
  5. 4. Safe, But Sorry
    Josie
  6. 5. What's That
    Josie and the Pussycats
  7. 6. ["I think I'll try on that groovy dress in the window"]
    Melody Pin Up
  8. 7. Home Plate!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Everything Is Beautiful
    Pussycat Capers
  10. 9. I Believe
    Pussycat Capers
  11. 10. Whistle While You Work
    Pussycat Capers
  12. 11. Dear Josie
    Josie
  13. 12. The Magic Box
    Josie
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