(Spring 1994)

Archie, 1993 Series
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Comics
Barcode
071896469868 41
Editing
Victor Gorelick; Paul Castiglia
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[The Hottest Cats in Town] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Josie; Valerie; Melody
Keywords
cat; concert poster; kitty

Love & War (Table of Contents: 1)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Alison Flood
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Smith]; Alan M.; Alex Cabot III; The Snake Brothers (rival band)
Synopsis
Josie and the Pussycats are challenged to a duel by another band. Their van crashes on the way there. Some stranger comes by and steals their instruments.
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Keywords
band; bouquet; car crash; flowers; gig; girl group; music; show; Valentine's Day

Editor's Notebook (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Work of Art (Table of Contents: 3)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III; Alan M.; Jonathan G. Mildew; un-named thief
Synopsis
At an art gallery, the Pussycats foil an attempt to steal a priceless painting.
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Indexer Notes

references Van Gogh (as Van Gooph).

To Grandmother's House (Table of Contents: 4)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Valerie leaves town before an important gig, claiming that she needs to visit a sick grandmother. Josie, Melody and Alexandra (who replaces Valerie in the band while she's away) don't buy the old "sick grandmother" cliché, and assume that Valerie is making some kind of tragic sacrifice to help the Pussycats. And they think they know what it is when they realize that the club they're playing at is owned by someone who unsuccessfully hit on Val.
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Skiing (Table of Contents: 5)

Josie and the Pussycats / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Alison Flood (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman

Characters
Josie; Valerie; Melody
Synopsis
Two page pull out poster of The Pussycats skiing featuring Melody having a wipeout.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Melody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Melody, you bought everything except the flypaper!
Characters
Melody Valentine; Melody's mother
Synopsis
pin up
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Brawn is Beautiful (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Alexander Cabot III; Alan M.
Synopsis
Furious at the way Josie swoons over Alan M., Alex fires him as the Pussycats' roadie, but that means he has to carry their equipment himself.
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If the Spirit Moves You (Table of Contents: 8)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle [as Doyle]
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo [as DeCarlo]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexander Cabot; Mr. Cabot
Synopsis
The Pussycats set about exposing a charlatan psychic who has gotten his hooks into Mr. Cabot.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost; medium; psychic

Maxim Mix-Up (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
The Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Smith]; Alexander Cabot III; Boris (the spy); unnamed female spy
Synopsis
A spy mistakes Melody for someone else and gives her a teddy bear with a disk hidden inside containing top secret information. History then declares peaces with the US and he has to find a new line of work.
Keywords
chicken; costume character; secret; spy; teddy bear
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Hottest Cats in Town]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  2. 1. Love & War
    Josie and the Pussycats
  3. 2. Editor's Notebook
  4. 3. Work of Art
    Josie and the Pussycats
  5. 4. To Grandmother's House
    Josie and the Pussycats
  6. 5. Skiing
    Josie and the Pussycats
  7. 6. ["Melody, you bought everything except the flypaper!"]
    Melody
  8. 7. Brawn is Beautiful
    Josie and the Pussycats
  9. 8. If the Spirit Moves You
    Josie and the Pussycats
  10. 9. Maxim Mix-Up
    Josie and the Pussycats
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