(December 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

Issue Notes

Indicia is "Josie & the Pussycats." Copyright 1973 by Radio Comics, Inc.


["Feel The Pain"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown]
Synopsis:
Josie belts out a soulful ballad full of hurt and anguish - - mainly because Valerie is standing on her foot.

For Safety's Sake (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; Valerie Brown; Charlie; Stanley
Synopsis:
In an effort to promote public safety, Josie and Valerie convince Melody to wear fur coats whenever she goes out in public.

Now Hare This! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Jinx doesn't want to eat her carrots.

Wow! Whatta Finish! (Table of Contents)

Kenner / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Sequential ad for Kenner Ultra Chrome Racers!

Bon Voyage (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
After being shot down for a date by both Josie and Melody, Alex turns to Alexandra for advice.

Dishing it Out (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Jinx tries to evade her after dinner duties.

Anyone for Tennis? (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis:
Melody decides to try tennis, but ultimately finds it very trying.

Josie Pinup (Table of Contents)

Josie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Alan M. Mayberry; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
Alex protests that Alan gets to serenade Josie in the school musical.

Something Fishy (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine
Synopsis:
Melody has an emergency and has to use the phone.

Quiet on the Set (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis:
Melody starts posing whenever the girls go into the bank.

Checkmate (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Joe Edwards ?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alan M. Mayberry; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
One look at Melody tells everybody why Alex likes playing checkers.

Double Feature (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx's Pal - Roz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Roz
Synopsis:
Roz's quick thinking salvages her modern art display.

A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick; Joe Edwards ?
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Melody Valentine [as Melody Jones]; Mr. Beeswax
Synopsis:
Melody uses an unusual method to sell lipstick to an unusual target audience.

Indexer Notes

Some panels in this story look like they were retouched by Joe Edwards.

Dear Josie (Table of Contents)

Dear Josie / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Josie McCoy
Synopsis:
"Josie" answers reader letters.

Indexer Notes

Questions from readers - M.A.G., S.S. Suffern, L.J., C.W.C., L.J. and J.M.

Perfect Pair (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Alan M. Mayberry; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
The Cabots spend the story rationalizing why Alan and Josie would prefer each other's company to theirs.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Feel The Pain"]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  2. 1. For Safety's Sake
    Josie
  3. 2. Now Hare This!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Wow! Whatta Finish!
    Kenner
  5. 4. Bon Voyage
    Josie
  6. 5. Dishing it Out
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Anyone for Tennis?
    Josie
  8. 7. Josie Pinup
    Josie
  9. 8. Something Fishy
    Josie
  10. 9. Quiet on the Set
    Josie
  11. 10. Checkmate
    Josie
  12. 11. Double Feature
    Li'l Jinx's Pal - Roz
  13. 12. A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody
    Josie
  14. 13. Dear Josie
    Dear Josie
  15. 14. Perfect Pair
    Josie
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