(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 Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)

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

Josie / 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) /

Welch's; Archie / 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; children
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 / 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 / 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 / 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

[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
Rudy Lapick (pages 3-5); ? (pages 1-2)
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
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Falcon's Claw]
    Josie
  2. 1. The Falcon's Claw
    Josie
  3. 2. ["The Archies Meet The Archies"]
    Welch's; Archie
  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
  9. 8. ["Bullseye"]
  10. 9. Well Shut My Mouth
    Josie
  11. 10. Sounds Silly to Me . . .
    Josie
  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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