(August 1972)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
7 times a year in Feb., April, June, August, Sept., Oct., and Dec.
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:
adventure; humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; White Cloud; Little Wolf; Buck; Andy
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."

[The Archies Meet the Archies] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Archie's Grab Bag] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Quarter Comics] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Talk Squawk (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Greg is trying to count the stars.

[Masculiner Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[50 Little Dolls With Clothes] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Comfy Cozy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Alexander Cabot III; Alexander Cabot II; Alexandra Cabot; Josie (picture)
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:
humor; romance; teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Bessie; Elsie
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.

[Any 14 of These Hit Records] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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.
Reprints:

[Don't be Half a Man] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Melody, 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:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie; Melody
Synopsis:
Melody misunderstands what Josie is saying.

Home Plate! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 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 is bushed from the baseball game.

[Love is the Answer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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.
Reprints:

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.

[Honor House Prod. Corp.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Josie

Indexer Notes

Readers have questions and Josie has answers.

[Reward For This Coin!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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.

[Strat-O-Matic Baseball] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. That Magic Melody
    Josie and the Pussycats
  2. 1. That Magic Melody
    Josie
  3. 2. [The Archies Meet the Archies]
  4. 3. [Archie's Grab Bag]
  5. 4. [Archie's Quarter Comics]
  6. 5. Talk Squawk
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. [Masculiner Co.]
  8. 7. [50 Little Dolls With Clothes]
  9. 8. Comfy Cozy
    Alex Cabot the III
  10. 9. Safe, But Sorry
    Josie
  11. 10. [Any 14 of These Hit Records]
  12. 11. What's That
    Josie and the Pussycats
  13. 12. [Don't be Half a Man]
  14. 13. ["Melody, I think I'll try on that groovy dress in the window!!"]
    Melody Pin Up
  15. 14. Home Plate!
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. [Love is the Answer]
  17. 16. Everything Is Beautiful
    Pussycat Capers
  18. 17. I Believe
    Pussycat Capers
  19. 18. Whistle While You Work
    Pussycat Capers
  20. 19. [Honor House Prod. Corp.]
  21. 20. Dear Josie
    Josie
  22. 21. [Reward For This Coin!]
  23. 22. The Magic Box
    Josie
  24. 23. [Strat-O-Matic Baseball]
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