(2001)

Archie, 2001 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
10.95 USD; 13.95 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
ISBN:
1-879794-07-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978187979407851095
Editing:
Paul Castiglia (compilation editor); Victor Gorelick (managing editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7 inches wide by 10 inches tall
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks:
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors:
Rosario "Tito" Pena
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]

Indexer Notes

Credits, frontpiece and table of contents, including an illustration on the inside front cover.

Whoever Heard Of Girls With Guitars? (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]

Indexer Notes

An intro to the book as well as insight to the Pussycats as inspirations for other girl bands.

A Gym Dandy (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Albert; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
Josie and Pepper get to work out at Alex's private gym.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from the Who's Who project.

First Appearance of Alexandra Cabot (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot

Indexer Notes

Single page reprint of Alexandra's first appearance in She's Josie (Archie, 1963 series) #8.

Credits taken from the Who's Who project.

First Appearance of Alan M. Mayberry (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M. Mayberry
Synopsis:
Alan sings and plays guitar. Both Josie and Alexandra are smitten.

Indexer Notes

Single page reprint which introduces Alan M. Mayberry from Josie (Archie, 1965 series) #42.

Credits taken from the Who's Who project.

Evolution of Alexandra's Stripe And Sebastian the Cat (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Sebastian (Alexandra's cat); Sebastian Cabot (an ancestor of of the Cabots)
Synopsis:
Alexander and Alexandra discover an ancestor with a similar hair streak like Alexandra's named Sebastian, who had magical powers.

Indexer Notes

Single page reprint about Alexandra's streak and Sebastian the Cat from Josie (Archie, 1965 series) #43.

Introduces Alexandra's magical powers that disappear over the years.

Credits taken from the Who's Who project.

Decisions, Decisions (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown (called Valerie Smith in this story); Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
Alexandra demands that the fledging group "The Pussycats" be called "Alexandra's Cool Time Cats" or she will quit. Josie and Melody are at odds at what to do when their manager Alex gets them a new singer-- Valerie Smith, a new girl in town.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Valerie Brown and first appearance of the Pussycats as a group. Credits taken from the Who's Who project.

Pussy Footing (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 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.

Index for the original printing has this as 6 pages, unclear if a page was cut or if the other index is in error, but it is only 5 pages here.

Quiet On The Set... (Table of Contents)

Josie and The Pussycats / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M. Mayberry; Joseph Barbera; William Hanna; Bill Spears; Joe Ruby
Synopsis:
Josie and the gang travel to Hollywood to watch as their cartoon is being made.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story came out just before the Josie and the Pussycats cartoon appeared on September 12, 1970. Credits taken from the Who's Who project.

Josie and the Pussycats Come to TV... (Table of Contents)

Josie and The Pussycats / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M. Mayberry; Albert
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for the new cartoon, including the premiere date --September 12, 1970.

Brawn Is Beautiful (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M. Mayberry
Synopsis:
When Alex gets jealous of Josie's mooning over Alan, he fires Alan under the guise of budget cuts. But when Alex finds that lugging the instruments around is very hard work, he rehires Alan-- with a raise.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from the Who's Who project.

Ban The Blonde (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alan M. Mayberry
Synopsis:
The girls are finding it hard to get gigs because of Melody's looks -- and her innate ability to drive men from their girlfriends.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from the Who's Who project.

The Early Worm Gets The Bird (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alan M. Mayberry; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie gives Josie, Valerie, and Melody an early morning ride to the beach. But the quiet morning is disrupted by Alan M., who's riding a motorcycle with a stuck throttle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from the Who's Who project.

The Ghost of Dark Valley Manor (Table of Contents)

Josie and The Pussycats / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot II (Alexander and Alexandra's father); Max Hingle
Synopsis:
The Pussycats are looking for a place to rehearse when Alex's father offers them a new property he's just bought-- a spooky mansion in Dark Valley, reputed to be haunted.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the Who's Who Project.

Up, Up And Away!! (Table of Contents)

Josie and The Pussycats / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M. Mayberry; Lady Petalton Rose; The Dancer (an art thief)
Synopsis:
Josie and the Pussycats go on an unexpected trip when a ballon they're in -- another PR idea from Alexander-- flies high into the air under its own power... and without a pilot!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the Who's Who project.

The Pussycats Get A New Look! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis:
Josie and the Pussycats go punk while in England.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Single page reprint.

Limo Rock (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis:
Alex is straining his brain trying to find a new location for the Pussycats' latest music video that hasn't been done yet. That's when Josie suggests shooting it his his new super-stretch limo.
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Cat At The Crossroads (Table of Contents)

Josie and The Pussycats / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb; Bill Webb
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Josie's parents
Synopsis:
After feeling run down and getting a terrible review from their latest concert, Josie considers leaving the Pussycats for good and taps Alexandra to take her place.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is told in 2 parts: Part 1 (6 pages) and Part 2 (5 pages). Josie is referred to in this story as Josie James and Josie McCoy, Valerie is referred to as Valerie Smith, and Melody is referred to as Melody Jones. Original indexer credited the art to Dan DeCarlo.

[Pussycats Skiing] (Table of Contents)

Josie and The Pussycats / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Josie and The Pussycats
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Whoever Heard Of Girls With Guitars?
  4. 3. A Gym Dandy
    Josie
  5. 4. First Appearance of Alexandra Cabot
    Josie
  6. 5. First Appearance of Alan M. Mayberry
    Josie
  7. 6. Evolution of Alexandra's Stripe And Sebastian the Cat
    Josie
  8. 7. Decisions, Decisions
    Josie and The Pussycats
  9. 8. Pussy Footing
    Josie and the Pussycats
  10. 9. Quiet On The Set...
    Josie and The Pussycats
  11. 10. Josie and the Pussycats Come to TV...
    Josie and The Pussycats
  12. 11. Brawn Is Beautiful
    Josie and The Pussycats
  13. 12. Ban The Blonde
    Josie
  14. 13. The Early Worm Gets The Bird
    Josie and The Pussycats
  15. 14. The Ghost of Dark Valley Manor
    Josie and The Pussycats
  16. 15. Up, Up And Away!!
    Josie and The Pussycats
  17. 16. The Pussycats Get A New Look!
    Josie and The Pussycats
  18. 17. Limo Rock
    Josie and The Pussycats
  19. 18. Cat At The Crossroads
    Josie and The Pussycats
  20. 19. [Pussycats Skiing]
    Josie and The Pussycats
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Mike Nielsen
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