Josie #34
(June 1968)

Archie, 1965 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
seven times a year: February, April, June, August, September, October, and December
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[Love, not war... the passion is fashion] (Table of Contents)

Josie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Albert
Synopsis
A psychedelic cover built around late '60s youth slogans.
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Indexer Notes

A credit on the cover reads "By Dan and Dick," referring to Dan DeCarlo (creator) and Richard Goldwater (editor); but based on attempts to associate with the Laugh-In TV show's hosts "Dick and Dan".

Love (Table of Contents: 1)

Josie / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Sock; Mr. Tuttle; Alexander Cabot II; Albert's mother
Synopsis
Albert gets an old book of songs written by "Samantha Spellbinder," a witch from Salem, Massachusetts. Whenever he plays her way-out chords on his guitar, the magic of the music causes anyone within earshot to fall in love -- but only with inanimate objects like trees, rocks, and mailboxes. Only Melody is unaffected by the spell, because she already loves everything and everyone. And it's up to Melody to show everyone that true love is for people, not for things.
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Indexer Notes

An issue-length story divided into four chapters: "Love," "Basket of Love," "The Unaffected," and "People Who Like People."

The splash page, includes Dan DeCarlo's name amidst another collection of psychedelic slogans, making this one of the few pre-1980 Archie stories that he was able to sign.

Dear Josie (Table of Contents: 2)

Josie / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Josie
Synopsis
Josie answers reader mail.

The Older the Better! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
People used to live in caves and trees, but now they live in houses.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Love, not war... the passion is fashion]
    Josie
  2. 1. Love
    Josie
  3. 2. Dear Josie
    Josie
  4. 3. The Older the Better!
    Li'l Jinx
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Per Sandell
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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