Sunday, 10 February 2019
Josie and The Pussycats #101 (Archie/1980)
Josie and the Pussycats #101 (Archie)
Frankie Doyle (w) Various (a)
From the world of Archie comes the fairly long running Josie who better known with her band The Pussycats has been central to the Riverdale universe for a while. Obviously a comic marketed to the girls but hall Archie titles have their male fans. I was always on the fringes of these titles as they never seemed to get sold anywhere I went and only picked up a couple of copies in sixties.
This was from the eighties and I certainly wasn't picking up this stuff. It has a charm all of it's own. This is a !quick read" and a cartoon funny book. British humour comics like The Beano and Whizzer & Chips were anthology formats with no shared universe.... well not really.
The series ended with issue #106 though the girls appeared periodically in Archie's other titles. A new series not being relaunched until 2016 when the whole Archie comics line was given a modern makeover.
The girls had a cartoon in the seventies with "bubblegum pop" bit like the Archies....
and then there was a film in 2001 which I tracked down the music for and it's not bad at all actually!
I'm going to listen to more later. Not seen the film so ordered it from Amazon. Just £4! I'll give it a review when I've had a chance to watch it.
And finally here's the first issue simply called She's Rosie