Josie #43
(September 1969)

Archie, 1965 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Seven times a year, in Feb., April, June, August, Sept., Oct. and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Josie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eenie Meenie Water Hose...
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Josie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Sebastian

How Do You Spell That.. (Table of Contents: 1)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Josie; Melody; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Sebastian
Synopsis
Alex and Alexandra discover that her cat, Sebastian, is the reincarnation of an uncle who was suspected of consorting with witches, and that she has the power to cast spells when she holds him and says the magic words.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Sebastian the cat.

Introduction of Alexandra's magical powers, which (with some variations) would last through issue # 49.

Script identifiable as Doyle by his distinctive style of dialogue.

All the "Josie" sequences in this issue are part of one continuously paginated story but are not marked are chapters or parts.

It's a Snap.. (Table of Contents: 2)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Josie; Melody; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Sebastian; Sheldon
Synopsis
Alexandra and Alex test out her newfound witchcraft powers, but discover that Melody has the power to break any spell by snapping her fingers.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Sheldon.

Make the Summer Scene With Betty and Veronica! (Table of Contents: 3)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ad for "Betty and Veronica Summer Fun."

Miscast (Table of Contents: 4)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Josie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Sebastian
Synopsis
Alex tries to impress Josie with some magical help from Alexandra and Sebastian, but Alexandra's spells don't work the way she intends them to.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Josie
Synopsis
Josie answers letters from readers.

Indexer Notes

Letters from M.C., I.K., W.G.

Not A-Loud (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Li'l Jinx plays the bass drum.

The Cat's Meow.. (Table of Contents: 7)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Josie; Melody; Alexander Cabot III; Alexander Cabot II; Sebastian
Synopsis
Alex becomes convinced that Sebastian is magically causing him to have accidents.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Eenie Meenie Water Hose..."]
    Josie
  2. 1. How Do You Spell That..
    Josie
  3. 2. It's a Snap..
    Josie
  4. 3. Make the Summer Scene With Betty and Veronica!
  5. 4. Miscast
    Josie
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Dear Josie
  7. 6. Not A-Loud
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. The Cat's Meow..
    Josie
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