(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.
Reprints:
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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

["Melody, you bought everything except the flypaper!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Melody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Melody Valentine; Melody's mother
Synopsis:
pin up
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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
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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Kristin Kavanagh
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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