It took the folks at Archie Comics a while to get into the whole variant covers game. If memory serves, they only did their first one within the last ten years or so, but nowadays, they're making up for lost time! With every new series that gets announced, Archie goes all-out in getting some of my favorite artists to provide variants --- and when the all-new Josie and the Pussycats #1 hits shelves in September, it's not going to be an exception.

To that end, today brings us the exclusive reveals of not one, not two, but three covers for the new series, from artists Gisele Lagace, Marguerite Sauvage and Robert Hack!

 

Josie and the Pussycats #1 by Marguerite Sauvage
Josie and the Pussycats #1 by Robert Hack

 

Hack, Lagace and Sauvage certainly aren't newcomers to Archie. Hack, of course, is the regular artist of the current horror-themed Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series, while Lagace is likely best known to Archie fans as the artist of the amazing gender-swapped "Reversedale" story from a few years back.

Sauvage has yet to do interiors for the company, but has been seen on covers of the rebooted ArchieThis is probably the first time she's done one that might start rumors that Melody died in the '70s and was replaced by a lookalike.

Here's the solicitation for the first issue of the new series:

 

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #1

GRAB THE LATEST, SUREFIRE TOP-OF-THE-CHARTS NEW RIVERDALE SERIES!
Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats—the Pussycats are back! In this series kick-off, Josie’s getting the band together to help achieve her dreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundation of friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra’s plotting put a stop to the whole thing?  Don’t miss comics’ supreme songstresses’ return to the limelight in this exciting first issue!

Script: Marguerite Bennett and Cameron Deordio
Art: Audrey Mok
Josie & the Pussycats #1 Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Robert Hack with Steve Downer, Gisele Lagace with Shouri, Marguerite Sauvage and more!
On Sale Date: 9/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.