(April 1973)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
seven times per year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Editing:
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)
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

["An Innocent Purchase"] (Table of Contents)

Josie And The Pussycats / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis:
In a Gothic mansion, Josie, Melody and Valerie cower before a host of hideous demons.

The Falcon's Claw (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis:
Josie buys a falcon claw pendant at a garage sale. Immediately she begins suffering horrifying nightmares. When the girls investigate the old mansion Josie saw in her dream, they are set upon by a hoard of ectoplasmic horrors.

["The Archies Meet The Archies"] (Table of Contents)

Archie; Welch's / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Welch's Grape Jelly in jars decorated with Archie Comics characters.

Now That Tears It (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alex Cabot; Valerie Brown; Alan Mayberry
Synopsis:
Alex decides to prank Melody when she bends over in her extremely tight dress.

["It's A Three-Mendous Offer"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Woodrow Wilkin; Melody Valentine

Indexer Notes

Subscription solicitation for That Wilkin Boy, Josie And The Pussycats, and Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

What You Get Is What You See (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Alan Mayberry; Alexandra Cabot; Alex Cabot
Synopsis:
Josie and Alan try to convince Alexandra not to be so extravagant.

Hang Up! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Gigi
Synopsis:
Jinx can't go over to Gigi's house until she does her chores.

I'll Bite (Table of Contents)

Josie And The Pussycats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine
Synopsis:
Melody is nervous about seeing the dentist.
Reprints:

["Bullseye"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Archie Giant Series #210.

Well Shut My Mouth (Table of Contents)

Josie And The Pussycats / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dick Malmgren
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis:
Melody gets a dog that isn't very friendly.

Sounds Silly To Me . . . (Table of Contents)

Josie And The Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexandra Cabot; unnamed club owner
Synopsis:
When Alexandra is again rejected for band membership, she tries to sabotage the group's audition with her sorcery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

from Josie and the Pussycats (Archie, 1969 Series) #45.

["I've Really Got A Problem"] (Table of Contents)

Dear Josie / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Josie McCoy; Alexandra Cabot; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine
Synopsis:
"Josie" answers reader letters.

["Statement Of Ownership"] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Date of filing: October 1, 1972; Owner: Radio Comics, Inc, 1114-16 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10021, Archie Enterprises, same address; Richard Goldwater, managing editor, John L. Goldwater, editor; Total Paid Circulation, average of preceding twelve months, 138,871. Louis Silberkleit, Business Manager.

How To Hold A Man (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
? [pg 1-2]; Rudy Lapick [pg 3-5]
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Alan Mayberry; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis:
Josie and Melody compare strategies on how to keep a man.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["An Innocent Purchase"]
    Josie And The Pussycats
  2. 1. The Falcon's Claw
    Josie
  3. 2. ["The Archies Meet The Archies"]
    Archie; Welch's
  4. 3. Now That Tears It
    Josie
  5. 4. ["It's A Three-Mendous Offer"]
  6. 5. What You Get Is What You See
    Josie
  7. 6. Hang Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. I'll Bite
    Josie And The Pussycats
  9. 8. ["Bullseye"]
  10. 9. Well Shut My Mouth
    Josie And The Pussycats
  11. 10. Sounds Silly To Me . . .
    Josie And The Pussycats
  12. 11. ["I've Really Got A Problem"]
    Dear Josie
  13. 12. ["Statement Of Ownership"]
  14. 13. How To Hold A Man
    Josie
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