(August 1984)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
eleven times per year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Barcode
0271000697308
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Josie and the Pussycats Get a New Image!! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?
Inks
Dan DeCarlo Jr. ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; assembled crowd of fans
Synopsis
The Pussycats play an impromptu set on the sidewalk in front of Buckingham Palace in London.
Reprints

Down, Down, Down They Go (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot II
Synopsis
The Pussycats announce that they're disbanding, due to being financially unable to continue. When Alex hears about it, he and Alexandra go to their father, hoping to get him to finance the group. Mr. Cabot agrees, but for his own hidden reasons.

Indexer Notes

This is chapter one of a four part, book length storyline.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Josie's Page (Table of Contents: 4)

Josie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy

Indexer Notes

Maze puzzle where Josie must reunite with a friend's kitten.

Last Minute Reprieve (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexander Cabot II; unidentified accountant; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Mr. Cabot reveals to his accountant that he's backing the Pussycats hoping that they'll lose a bundle of money and give him a juicy tax write-off. When the girls accept, he gives them carte blanche to spend money on new instruments and costumes, then books them on a tour of England.

Indexer Notes

Part two of the extended storyline.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Dear Josie / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is a girl...
Characters
Josie McCoy
Synopsis
"Josie" answers reader letters.

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

A Hair-Raising Tale (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Pipp Skweek
Synopsis
After their spending spree, the girls (accompanied by Alex and Alexandra) fly to London for their first gig. There they meet Pipp Skweek, the sleazy owner of their first venue and find out the venue is expecting a punk rock band.

Indexer Notes

Part three of the extended storyline.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Line Lunacy (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Miss Grundy
Synopsis
Archie tries to put his foot down in regards to Veronica's behavior.
Reprints

Pussycats Fashion Finds (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No story; Josie, Melody and Valerie model fashion designs submitted by readers.

The three main figures in this illustration were redrawn with different outfits and reused on the contents page of The Best of Josie and the Pussycats (Archie, 2001 series).

Nothing Like a Poor Winner (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Pipp Skweek; Alexander Cabot II
Synopsis
Pipp Skweek gives the Cabots gifts that contain hidden diamonds, which he hopes the Cabots will smuggle unsuspectingly out of England. However, Valerie's keen mind quickly tumbles to the plot. In addition, the tour provides Mr. Cabot with some unexpected results.

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of the extended storyline.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Josie and the Pussycats Get a New Image!!
    Josie and the Pussycats
  2. 1. Down, Down, Down They Go
    Josie and the Pussycats
  3. 2. ["The All-New Katy Keene Special"]
  4. 3. ["What's So Funny?"]
  5. 4. Josie's Page
    Josie
  6. 5. Last Minute Reprieve
    Josie and the Pussycats
  7. 6. ["There is a girl..."]
    Dear Josie
  8. 7. ["Keep up with the Joneses"]
  9. 8. ["1.80 Value For 1.00"]
  10. 9. A Hair-Raising Tale
    Josie and the Pussycats
  11. 10. ["Subscribe and Get One Free"]
  12. 11. Line Lunacy
    Archie
  13. 12. Pussycats Fashion Finds
    Josie and the Pussycats
  14. 13. Nothing Like a Poor Winner
    Josie and the Pussycats
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