(August 1972)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
7 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 Giant Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

That Magic Melody (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
teen; humor; adventure
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III

That Magic Melody (Table of Contents: 1)

Josie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; White Cloud; Little Wolf; Buck; Andy
Synopsis
After the Pussycats' van drives off a cliff, Melody falls into the water and is discovered by a tribe of Indians, who proclaim her their "lovely shining haired goddess." The adulation goes to Melody's head, and when her friends are captured by the tribe, she won't stop them from being burned at the stake.

Indexer Notes

A running gag throughout this story is that the characters are constantly repeating things that the narrator already said in the same panel. Valerie even breaks the fourth wall at one point to comment on it: "There seems to be an echo in this story."

[The Archies Meet the Archies] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Archie's Grab Bag] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Archie's Quarter Comics] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Talk Squawk (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Greg
Synopsis
Greg is trying to count the stars.

[Masculiner Co.] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[50 Little Dolls With Clothes] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Comfy Cozy (Table of Contents: 8)

Alex Cabot the III / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Gus LeMoine
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Alexander Cabot III; Alexander Cabot II; Alexandra Cabot; Josie (picture)
Synopsis
Alex's father and sister accuse him of immaturity.

Safe, But Sorry (Table of Contents: 9)

Josie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; romance; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Bessie; Elsie
Synopsis
Josie meets several different kinds of men and finds they all want to take advantage of her. After that, she realizes that Alan M. is nicer than any other man and agrees to go to the movies with him. But it's not such a happy ending once she realizes that Alan goes to the opposite extreme by never even trying to lay a hand on her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit changed to match the credits in B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 2011 series) #218.

[Any 14 of These Hit Records] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

What's That (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis
Josie asks Melody to write down the repairs they need for their instruments.
Reprints

[Don't be Half a Man] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Melody Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Melody, I think I'll try on that groovy dress in the window!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody
Synopsis
Melody misunderstands what Josie is saying.
Reprints

Home Plate! (Table of Contents: 14)

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 is bushed from the baseball game.

[Love is the Answer] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Everything Is Beautiful (Table of Contents: 16)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis
The girls obey "keep America beautiful" signs.
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I Believe (Table of Contents: 17)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie
Synopsis
Valerie gets cheated by a street vendor.

Whistle While You Work (Table of Contents: 18)

Pussycat Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody
Synopsis
Everyone is whistling at the girls.
Reprints

[Honor House Prod. Corp.] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dear Josie (Table of Contents: 20)

Josie / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Josie

Indexer Notes

Readers have questions and Josie has answers.

[Reward For This Coin!] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Magic Box (Table of Contents: 22)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
When Alex declares his intention to write the Great American Novel, Melody offers him a box that contains all the contents of the novel he's going to write.

[Strat-O-Matic Baseball] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. That Magic Melody
    Josie and the Pussycats
  2. 1. That Magic Melody
    Josie
  3. 2. [The Archies Meet the Archies]
  4. 3. [Archie's Grab Bag]
  5. 4. [Archie's Quarter Comics]
  6. 5. Talk Squawk
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. [Masculiner Co.]
  8. 7. [50 Little Dolls With Clothes]
  9. 8. Comfy Cozy
    Alex Cabot the III
  10. 9. Safe, But Sorry
    Josie
  11. 10. [Any 14 of These Hit Records]
  12. 11. What's That
    Josie and the Pussycats
  13. 12. [Don't be Half a Man]
  14. 13. ["Melody, I think I'll try on that groovy dress in the window!!"]
    Melody Pin Up
  15. 14. Home Plate!
    Li'l Jinx
  16. 15. [Love is the Answer]
  17. 16. Everything Is Beautiful
    Pussycat Capers
  18. 17. I Believe
    Pussycat Capers
  19. 18. Whistle While You Work
    Pussycat Capers
  20. 19. [Honor House Prod. Corp.]
  21. 20. Dear Josie
    Josie
  22. 21. [Reward For This Coin!]
  23. 22. The Magic Box
    Josie
  24. 23. [Strat-O-Matic Baseball]
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