History ComicBook / JosieAndThePussyCats

18th Sep '16 1:48:30 PM nombretomado
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Following {{Creator/Filmation}}'s success with ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'' in 1968, Creator/HannaBarbera sought to develop its own Archie property. Since ''The Archie Show'' also produced a number of hit records by The Archies, ArchieComics revamped the ''Josie'' property to support similar crossover possibilities. Josie became the headliner of a band, Valerie, a new girl at school, was introduced as that band's new bassist, and Josie's series was retitled ''Josie and the Pussycats'' in late 1969. The animated ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' debuted in September of 1970.

Josie and her friends have remained regular ArchieComics fixtures. Although the ''Josie and the Pussycats'' title was canceled in 1982 (followed by a brief revival on the heels of [[Film/JosieAndThePussycats the 2001 feature film]]), the characters have regularly appeared in Archie titles. In 2010, Valerie became a love interest for Archie Andrews, a romance that was explored (as with his longtime romantic interests Betty and Veronica) in WhatIf stories that show an older Archie and Valerie [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest marrying and having a baby together]].

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Following {{Creator/Filmation}}'s success with ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'' in 1968, Creator/HannaBarbera sought to develop its own Archie property. Since ''The Archie Show'' also produced a number of hit records by The Archies, ArchieComics Archie Comics revamped the ''Josie'' property to support similar crossover possibilities. Josie became the headliner of a band, Valerie, a new girl at school, was introduced as that band's new bassist, and Josie's series was retitled ''Josie and the Pussycats'' in late 1969. The animated ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' debuted in September of 1970.

Josie and her friends have remained regular ArchieComics Archie Comics fixtures. Although the ''Josie and the Pussycats'' title was canceled in 1982 (followed by a brief revival on the heels of [[Film/JosieAndThePussycats the 2001 feature film]]), the characters have regularly appeared in Archie titles. In 2010, Valerie became a love interest for Archie Andrews, a romance that was explored (as with his longtime romantic interests Betty and Veronica) in WhatIf stories that show an older Archie and Valerie [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest marrying and having a baby together]].



** One issue had the Cabot siblings dress up as Mighty Man and Mighty Girl, obvious Batman and Robin expies. Because of the comic's habits of following pop-culture trends, there's no doubt they were created due to the popularity of [[{{Series/Batman}} the TV adapation]] at the time of the issue's release.[[note]]''Josie'' #22 (1966)[[/note]]
* FollowTheLeader: ArchieComics knew a good setup when they had one. A story about a redheaded hero being fought over by a blonde and a brunette, while having a brunette rival and a quirky, dark-haired best friend.

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** One issue had the Cabot siblings dress up as Mighty Man and Mighty Girl, obvious Batman and Robin expies. Because of the comic's habits of following pop-culture trends, there's no doubt they were created due to the popularity of [[{{Series/Batman}} the TV adapation]] adaptation]] at the time of the issue's release.[[note]]''Josie'' #22 (1966)[[/note]]
* FollowTheLeader: ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics knew a good setup when they had one. A story about a redheaded hero being fought over by a blonde and a brunette, while having a brunette rival and a quirky, dark-haired best friend.



* GenderBender: In the ArchieComics story "The Great Switcheroo", Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch's cat, Salem, casts a spell that changes the sex of everybody in Riverdale. This includes Josie and the Pussycats, who perform as "Joey and the Junkyard Dogs".[[note]]''Archie'' #636 (2012)[[/note]]

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* GenderBender: In the ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics story "The Great Switcheroo", Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch's cat, Salem, casts a spell that changes the sex of everybody in Riverdale. This includes Josie and the Pussycats, who perform as "Joey and the Junkyard Dogs".[[note]]''Archie'' #636 (2012)[[/note]]
18th Sep '16 1:47:59 PM nombretomado
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''Josie and the Pussycats'' is the eventual title of a long-running ArchieComics feature starring the redheaded Josie. Josie was originally created by Archie mainstay Dan [=DeCarlo=] as the star of a proposed newspaper comic strip. She instead ended up becoming an ''Archie'' spinoff character, debuting in ''Archie's Pals and Gals'' #23 (Winter 1962-1963) shortly before getting her own title, ''She's Josie''.

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''Josie and the Pussycats'' is the eventual title of a long-running ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics feature starring the redheaded Josie. Josie was originally created by Archie mainstay Dan [=DeCarlo=] as the star of a proposed newspaper comic strip. She instead ended up becoming an ''Archie'' spinoff character, debuting in ''Archie's Pals and Gals'' #23 (Winter 1962-1963) shortly before getting her own title, ''She's Josie''.
12th Jul '16 3:26:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedheadedHero: Josie, of course.
12th Jun '16 11:07:22 PM Morgenthaler
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Following {{Creator/Filmation}}'s success with ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'' in 1968, Creator/HannaBarbera sought to develop its own Archie property. Since ''TheArchieShow'' also produced a number of hit records by The Archies, ArchieComics revamped the ''Josie'' property to support similar crossover possibilities. Josie became the headliner of a band, Valerie, a new girl at school, was introduced as that band's new bassist, and Josie's series was retitled ''Josie and the Pussycats'' in late 1969. The animated ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' debuted in September of 1970.

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Following {{Creator/Filmation}}'s success with ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'' in 1968, Creator/HannaBarbera sought to develop its own Archie property. Since ''TheArchieShow'' ''The Archie Show'' also produced a number of hit records by The Archies, ArchieComics revamped the ''Josie'' property to support similar crossover possibilities. Josie became the headliner of a band, Valerie, a new girl at school, was introduced as that band's new bassist, and Josie's series was retitled ''Josie and the Pussycats'' in late 1969. The animated ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' debuted in September of 1970.
26th Dec '15 10:58:00 PM Pichu-kun
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* TheBusCameBack: Alexandra having magical powers, along with Sebastian, had been missing since the 80s. A 2014 issue brought them back.
26th Dec '15 9:44:43 AM NoChorus
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* SiblingRivalry: Alexander and Alexandra. Alexander believes he's the only person on Earth that can out-nasty his sister, and Alexandra believes that nobody else knows how to make her brother look like a fool than she does. There were several instances where Josie (whenever Alexandra was trying to steal away Albert) or her friends (whenever Alexander was trying to steal away Josie) would enlist the help of either Cabot to sabotage the plans of the other, but naturally, there were some instances where they formed a temporary alliance so both could get what they wanted

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* SiblingRivalry: Alexander and Alexandra. Alexander believes he's the only person on Earth that can out-nasty his sister, and Alexandra believes that nobody else knows how to make her brother look like a fool than she does. There were several instances where Josie (whenever Alexandra was trying to steal away Albert) or her friends (whenever Alexander was trying to steal away Josie) would enlist the help of either one Cabot to sabotage the plans of the other, but naturally, there were some instances where other. Eventually, they formed a realized how counterproductive this was and started forming temporary alliance alliances so both could get what they wanted
26th Dec '15 9:29:44 AM NoChorus
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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Melody is so beautiful that almost any man who sees her gets DistractedByTheSexy and suffers AmusingInjuries. In one story, the Pussycats can't get any work at a club because the female customers are so infuriated at losing all their boyfriends to Melody.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Melody is so beautiful that almost any man who sees her gets DistractedByTheSexy and suffers AmusingInjuries.
** A story before the ReTool involved her trying to lose this, as Alexander had entered her in a beauty contest but her parents threatened to disown her if she came home with another trophy. Josie and Pepper's attempts to hide their friend's allure from men but it results in her capturing the hearts of little boys, senior citizens and at one point, ''male dogs'' instead. So it's not just limited to men.
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In one story, the Pussycats can't get any work at a club because the female customers are so infuriated at losing all their boyfriends to Melody.
26th Dec '15 9:07:41 AM NoChorus
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** One issue had the Cabot siblings dress up as Mighty Man and Mighty Girl, a clear expy of a certain dynamic duo that had [[Series/Batman a TV adapation]] that was really popular at the time of the issue's release.[[note]]''Josie'' #40 (1966)[[/note]]

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** One issue had the Cabot siblings dress up as Mighty Man and Mighty Girl, a clear expy obvious Batman and Robin expies. Because of a certain dynamic duo that had [[Series/Batman a the comic's habits of following pop-culture trends, there's no doubt they were created due to the popularity of [[{{Series/Batman}} the TV adapation]] that was really popular at the time of the issue's release.[[note]]''Josie'' #40 #22 (1966)[[/note]]
26th Dec '15 8:42:48 AM NoChorus
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* {{Expy}}: Several from its sister series:

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* {{Expy}}: Several from its sister series:series, as well as some from other franchises:


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** One issue had the Cabot siblings dress up as Mighty Man and Mighty Girl, a clear expy of a certain dynamic duo that had [[Series/Batman a TV adapation]] that was really popular at the time of the issue's release.[[note]]''Josie'' #40 (1966)[[/note]]
26th Dec '15 7:06:22 AM NoChorus
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* EnemyMine: Alexander would frequently



** Pepper has a similar role to Jughead, both being the snarky, yet extremely loyal friend of the main character, while also being more emotionally reserved than the others when it came to the opposite sex. The only trait that Pepper lacks is Jughead's love for food.

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** Pepper has a similar role to Jughead, both being the snarky, yet extremely loyal friend of the main character, character. while also being more emotionally reserved than the others when it came to the opposite sex. The only trait difference is that Pepper lacks is Jughead's love for food.


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* SiblingRivalry: Alexander and Alexandra. Alexander believes he's the only person on Earth that can out-nasty his sister, and Alexandra believes that nobody else knows how to make her brother look like a fool than she does. There were several instances where Josie (whenever Alexandra was trying to steal away Albert) or her friends (whenever Alexander was trying to steal away Josie) would enlist the help of either Cabot to sabotage the plans of the other, but naturally, there were some instances where they formed a temporary alliance so both could get what they wanted
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