(October 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
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Josie And The Pussycats / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ohh! We're in a Graveyard, Alan!
Genre
horror-suspense; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alan Mayberry; Valerie Brown; Alex Cabot
Synopsis
The Pussycats seek shelter from a storm in a dark Gothic mansion.

My Brother's Keeper (Table of Contents: 1)

Josie And The Pussycats / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
horror-suspense; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alan Mayberry; Valerie Brown; Alex Cabot; Roderick Van Cleeve; Simon Van Cleeve
Synopsis
The Pussycats and their crew seek shelter from a storm in a Gothic mansion owned by the mysterious Roderick Van Cleeve. But, as Melody discovers, Roderick has a secret he's willing to kill for to protect.

The Real Thing (Table of Contents: 2)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Alan Mayberry; Alexandra Cabot; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
In an effort to get Alan to like her, Alexandra tries being nice.

Here's Health (Table of Contents: 3)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alex Cabot; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
Alex claims he can watch Melody doing calisthenics in a tight leotard and NOT lose his cool.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dear Josie / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everyone Warned Me
Characters
Josie McCoy
Synopsis
"Josie" answers reader letters.

Indexer Notes

Letters from W.H., unsigned, T.E., S.R., D.D., C.J., K.B.

Miss Hiss! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Russ
Synopsis
Jinx has problems playing baseball.
Reprints

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

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

A Defeated Idea (Table of Contents: 7)

Josie And The Pussycats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
The girls' quiet afternoon at the beach is spoiled when Melody catches a splinter in her foot.
Reprints

Sticking To It (Table of Contents: 8)

Josie And The Pussycats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Alexandra Cabot; Melody Valentine
Synopsis
Alexandra invites Josie and Melody to go to a discotheque.

Footloose And Fancy (Table of Contents: 9)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alex Cabot; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
Melody can't figure out why she's listing to the left.

Check Up (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday
Synopsis
Hap demands that Jinx make a dental appointment.
Reprints

Lend Lease (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie And The Pussycats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alexandria Cabot
Synopsis
Melody is quite incensed by Alexandria's lack of generosity.

A Wealth Of Poverty (Table of Contents: 12)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?; Jon D'Agostino ? (see notes)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Josie and Valerie try to convince Alexandra to contribute to a senior citizen's home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #217 credits inks to Jon D'Agostino while the original indexer of this issue credits the inks to Rudy Lapick.

Colorist credit confirmed by reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #217.

Letterer credit from reprint in B&V Friends Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #217.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ohh! We're in a Graveyard, Alan!"]
    Josie And The Pussycats
  2. 1. My Brother's Keeper
    Josie And The Pussycats
  3. 2. The Real Thing
    Josie
  4. 3. Here's Health
    Josie
  5. 4. ["Everyone Warned Me"]
    Dear Josie
  6. 5. Miss Hiss!
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. ["Let Go, Ronnie!"]
  8. 7. A Defeated Idea
    Josie And The Pussycats
  9. 8. Sticking To It
    Josie And The Pussycats
  10. 9. Footloose And Fancy
    Josie
  11. 10. Check Up
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. Lend Lease
    Josie And The Pussycats
  13. 12. A Wealth Of Poverty
    Josie
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