(2001)

Archie, 2001 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
10.95 USD; 13.95 CAD
Pages
100
On-sale date
2001-06-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
ISBN
1-879794-07-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781879794078 51095
Editing
Paul Castiglia (compilation editor); Victor Gorelick (managing editor); Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
7 inches wide by 10 inches tall
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

On-sale date from promo in Veronica # 114.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (signed)
Colors
Rosario "Tito" Pena

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]

Indexer Notes

Credits, frontpiece and table of contents, including an illustration on the inside front cover.

Whoever Heard of Girls with Guitars? (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]

Indexer Notes

An intro to the book as well as insight to the Pussycats as inspirations for other girl bands.

A Gym Dandy (Table of Contents: 3)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Albert; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Josie and Pepper get to work out at Alex's private gym.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

First Appearance of Alexandra Cabot (Table of Contents: 4)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

First Appearance of Alan M. Mayberry (Table of Contents: 5)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M. Mayberry
Synopsis
Alan sings and plays guitar. Both Josie and Alexandra are smitten.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

Evolution of Alexandra's Stripe and Sebastian the Cat (Table of Contents: 6)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Sebastian (Alexandra's cat); Sebastian Cabot (an ancestor of of the Cabots)
Synopsis
Alexander and Alexandra discover an ancestor with a similar hair streak like Alexandra's, named Sebastian, who had magical powers.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

Introduces Alexandra's magical powers that disappear over the years.

Decisions, Decisions (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown (called Valerie Smith in this story); Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alexandra demands that the fledging group, "The Pussycats," be called "Alexandra's Cool Time Cats," or she will quit. Josie and Melody are at odds over what to do when their manager, Alex, gets them a new singer -- Valerie Smith, a new girl in town.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

First appearance of Valerie Brown and first appearance of the Pussycats as a group.

Pussy Footing (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie Smith; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Josie, Melody, and Valerie play their first concert in their new Pussycats costumes. Alexandra tries to magically ruin the concert by taking away their singing voices and making them meow like real cats.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of the famous costumes, with the long tails and ears for hats.

Quiet on the Set... (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M. Mayberry; Joseph Barbera; William Hanna; Bill Spears; Joe Ruby
Synopsis
Josie and the gang travel to Hollywood to watch as their cartoon is being made.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

This story came out just before the Josie and the Pussycats cartoon appeared on September 12, 1970.

Josie and the Pussycats Come to TV... (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Josie and The Pussycats / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Brawn Is Beautiful (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M. Mayberry
Synopsis
When Alex gets jealous of Josie's mooning over Alan, he fires Alan under the guise of budget cuts. But when Alex finds that lugging the instruments around is very hard work, he rehires Alan -- with a raise.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

Ban the Blonde (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alan M. Mayberry
Synopsis
The Pussycats can't get gigs at a local club because all the female customers are upset about the effect Melody's fabulous figure has on their boyfriends.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

The Early Worm Gets the Bird (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alan M. Mayberry; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gives Josie, Valerie, and Melody an early morning ride to the beach. But the quiet morning is disrupted by Alan M. who's riding a motorcycle with a stuck throttle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

The Ghost of Dark Valley Manor (Table of Contents: 14)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alexander Cabot II (Alexander and Alexandra's father); Max Hingle
Synopsis
The Pussycats are looking for a place to rehearse when Alex's father offers them a new property he's just bought -- a spooky mansion in Dark Valley, reputed to be haunted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

Up, Up and Away!! (Table of Contents: 15)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Richard Goldwater (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Alan M. Mayberry; Lady Petalton Rose; The Dancer (an art thief)
Synopsis
Josie and the Pussycats go on an unexpected trip when a ballon they're in -- another PR idea from Alexander -- flies high into the air under its own power... and without a pilot!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication

The Pussycats Get a New Look! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Victor Gorelick (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Josie and the Pussycats go punk while in England.
Reprints

Limo Rock (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alex is straining his brain trying to find a new location that hasn't been done yet for the Pussycats' latest music video. That's when Josie suggests shooting it his his new super-stretch limo.
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Cat at the Crossroads (Table of Contents: 18)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb; Bill Webb
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida
Editing
Victor Gorelick (original editor)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot; Josie's parents
Synopsis
After feeling run down and getting a terrible review of their latest concert, Josie considers leaving the Pussycats for good and taps Alexandra to take her place.
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Indexer Notes

This story is told in 2 parts: Part 1 (6 pages) and Part 2 (5 pages).

Josie is referred to in this story as Josie James and Josie McCoy, Valerie is referred to as Valerie Smith, and Melody is referred to as Melody Jones.

Credits from the GCD entry for the original publication.

[Pussycats Skiing] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Whoever Heard of Girls with Guitars?
  4. 3. A Gym Dandy
    Josie
  5. 4. First Appearance of Alexandra Cabot
    Josie
  6. 5. First Appearance of Alan M. Mayberry
    Josie
  7. 6. Evolution of Alexandra's Stripe and Sebastian the Cat
    Josie
  8. 7. Decisions, Decisions
    Josie and the Pussycats
  9. 8. Pussy Footing
    Josie and the Pussycats
  10. 9. Quiet on the Set...
    Josie and the Pussycats
  11. 10. Josie and the Pussycats Come to TV...
    Josie and The Pussycats
  12. 11. Brawn Is Beautiful
    Josie and the Pussycats
  13. 12. Ban the Blonde
    Josie and the Pussycats
  14. 13. The Early Worm Gets the Bird
    Josie and the Pussycats
  15. 14. The Ghost of Dark Valley Manor
    Josie and the Pussycats
  16. 15. Up, Up and Away!!
    Josie and the Pussycats
  17. 16. The Pussycats Get a New Look!
    Josie and the Pussycats
  18. 17. Limo Rock
    Josie and the Pussycats
  19. 18. Cat at the Crossroads
    Josie and the Pussycats
  20. 19. [Pussycats Skiing]
    Josie and the Pussycats
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