(2001)

Archie, 2001 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
10.95 USD; 13.95 CAD
Pages:
100
On-sale date:
2001-06-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
ISBN:
1-879794-07-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781879794078 51095
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from promo in Veronica # 114.


[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

Genre:
humor; teen
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:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

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.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

First Appearance of Alexandra Cabot (Table of Contents)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

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

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

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.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

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:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

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.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

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

Decisions, Decisions (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre:
humor; teen
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 over what to do when their manager, Alex, gets them a new singer -- Valerie Smith, a new girl in town.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

First appearance of Valerie Brown and first appearance of the Pussycats as a group.

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
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

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.
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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:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre:
humor; teen
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.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

This story came out just before the Josie and the Pussycats cartoon appeared on September 12, 1970.

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

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

Brawn Is Beautiful (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre:
humor; teen
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.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

Ban the Blonde (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alan M. Mayberry
Synopsis:
The Pussycats can't get gigs at a local club because all the female customers are upset about the effect Melody's fabulous figure has on their boyfriends.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

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:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

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.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

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:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre:
humor; teen
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.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

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

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre:
humor; teen
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!
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication

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:
Jim DeCarlo
Colors:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Victor Gorelick (original editor)

Genre:
humor; teen
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.
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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:
?
Editing:
? (original editor)

Genre:
humor; teen
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 that hasn't been done yet for the Pussycats' latest music video. 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:
Barry Grossman ?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida
Editing:
Victor Gorelick (original editor)

Genre:
humor; teen
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 of their latest concert, Josie considers leaving the Pussycats for good and taps Alexandra to take her place.
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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.

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

[Pussycats Skiing] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
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 and the Pussycats
  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
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