(April 1973)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
seven times per year
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

[The Falcon's Claw] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
In a Gothic mansion, Josie, Melody and Valerie cower before a host of hideous demons.

Indexer Notes

Title from interior story.

The Falcon's Claw (Table of Contents: 1)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
Josie buys a falcon claw pendant at a garage sale. Immediately she begins suffering horrifying nightmares. When the girls investigate the old mansion Josie saw in her dream, they are set upon by a hoard of ectoplasmic horrors.
Reprints

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

Archie; Welch's / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now That Tears It (Table of Contents: 3)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Alex Cabot; Valerie Brown; Alan Mayberry
Synopsis
Alex decides to prank Melody when she bends over in her extremely tight dress.

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

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

What You Get Is What You See (Table of Contents: 5)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Alan Mayberry; Alexandra Cabot; Alex Cabot
Synopsis
Josie and Alan try to convince Alexandra not to be so extravagant.

Hang Up! (Table of Contents: 6)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Gigi
Synopsis
Jinx can't go over to Gigi's house until she does her chores.

I'll Bite (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine
Synopsis
Melody is nervous about seeing the dentist.
Reprints

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

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

Well Shut My Mouth (Table of Contents: 9)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
Melody gets a dog that isn't very friendly.
Reprints

Sounds Silly to Me . . . (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexandra Cabot; unnamed club owner
Synopsis
When Alexandra is again rejected for band membership, she tries to sabotage the group's audition with her sorcery.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

from Josie and the Pussycats (Archie, 1969 Series) #45.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Dear Josie / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've Really Got A Problem
Characters
Josie McCoy; Alexandra Cabot; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine
Synopsis
"Josie" answers reader letters.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Statement Of Ownership

Indexer Notes

Date of filing: October 1, 1972; Owner: Radio Comics, Inc, 1114-16 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10021, Archie Enterprises, same address; Richard Goldwater, managing editor, John L. Goldwater, editor; Total Paid Circulation, average of preceding twelve months, 138,871. Louis Silberkleit, Business Manager.

How to Hold a Man (Table of Contents: 13)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
? [pg 1-2]; Rudy Lapick [pg 3-5]
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Alan Mayberry; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown
Synopsis
Josie and Melody compare strategies on how to keep a man.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Falcon's Claw]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  2. 1. The Falcon's Claw
    Josie
  3. 2. ["The Archies Meet The Archies"]
    Archie; Welch's
  4. 3. Now That Tears It
    Josie
  5. 4. ["It's a Three-Mendous Offer"]
  6. 5. What You Get Is What You See
    Josie
  7. 6. Hang Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. I'll Bite
    Josie and the Pussycats
  9. 8. ["Bullseye"]
  10. 9. Well Shut My Mouth
    Josie and the Pussycats
  11. 10. Sounds Silly to Me . . .
    Josie and the Pussycats
  12. 11. ["I've Really Got A Problem"]
    Dear Josie
  13. 12. ["Statement Of Ownership"]
  14. 13. How to Hold a Man
    Josie
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