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Bizarro Back Issues: Josie And The Pussycats And The Cleansing Flame That Scoured The Souls Of The Damned (1973)

Josie and the Pussycats, Archie Comics

Last week, Archie Comics announced that a new Josie and the Pussycats comic was on the way, and there are a lot of different directions the creators could take it in. They could head back to the original premise of a scrappy, up-and-coming but relatively unknown high school band, they could pick up on the movie's premise of the Pussycats as world-famous celebrities, or they could even do what the cartoon did back in the day and send them off to space.

Or, I suppose, they could put the focus back where it was in the early '70s, when they were constantly battling against Lovecraftian horrors and trying to cleanse the Earth in purifying flame.

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Archie Reveals Sauvage, Lagace, And Hack’s Variant Covers For ‘Josie And The Pussycats’ #1

Josie and the Pussycats #1 by Gisele Lagace

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!

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‘Josie And The Pussycats’ Returns In September From Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio, And Audrey Mok

Josie and the Pussycats, Archie Comics

With Archie and Jughead already established as hits and Betty & Veronica back on the schedule for next month, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before the ongoing Archie Comics reboot got to one of the most hotly anticipated relaunches in the history of the company: Josie and the Pussycats. Now, it's finally happening.

In September, Josie, Valerie and Melody will return to their own series for the first time since 1994 with an all-new Josie and the Pussycats #1, written by Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio, with art by Audrey Mok and variant covers by Veronica Fish and Francesco Francavilla.

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Meet Archie & Pals: ‘Riverdale’ Adds Kevin Keller And Two New Pussycats

CW Riverdale Frequency 2016 Pilots
The CW

Over the weekend, Archie's chief creative officer and writer of the Riverdale pilot, Roberto Aguirre Sacasa tweeted that newcomer Casey Cott will be playing Kevin Keller, Archie's first out gay character. Furthermore, white not officially confirmed, Irie Hayleau and Ashanti Bromfield are rumored to have been cast as The Pussycats as Valerie and Melody respectively. Original story follows below:

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Witness Musical History With ‘Archie 75 Series: Josie And The Pussycats’ [Preview]

Archie 75 Series: Josie and the Pussycats

With Archie and Jughead already part of the reboot, Betty and Veronica on the way soon and Sabrina the Teenage Witch reimagined as a gothic Lovecraftian horror story, the one major title that seems missing from Archie's current lineup is Josie and the Pussycats. It seems almost inevitable that we're going to get them at some point --- especially considering that we've been due for a Josie revival for coming up on fifteen years now --- but it doesn't seem like one is planned.

Tthat doesn't mean you can't catch up on the classic adventures of Midvale's greatest rockers with the latest installment of the Archie 75 Series. It's a 75-page digital collection set to collect stories from the long history of the Pussycats --- dating back to before they even were the Pussycats --- and you can check out a preview right here!

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Meet Your New Archie For CW’s Live Action ‘Riverdale’ Show


The upcoming Archie adaptation Riverdale is one of our most anticipated shows of 2016, and we’ve already seen, from the original casting notices, that it seeks to shake things up from what we traditionally know about Archie and the gang. Over the past week, casting news has been trickling out, and now we have our Archie and several members of his supporting cast, we can start to see what the show is going to look like.

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Cast Party: Who Should Star in an ‘Archie’s High School Reunion’ Movie?


Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist. This week, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we're dreaming up an Archie movie... of a sort.

I love Archie Comics, and I've wanted to put them in this column for a long time, but because I can't exactly audition unknowns who haven't had screen roles before, casting more than a couple of teenagers is really hard to do (that's also why you haven't seen Young Avengers, Runaways, or Lumberjanes in this space). But then it hit me—what if the movie was about Archie's 20 year high school reunion?

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Comics Alliance Presents ‘Kate Or Die’ In ‘Top Pick’ For Best Comic Book Movie


Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate explains why the film adaptation of Archie Comics' Josie And The Pussycats is the best movie ever.

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Parting Shot: Josie and the Pussycats Rock Out with Fiona Staples [Art]


It doesn't go on sale until October, but Life With Archie #24 comes with a variant cover so cool that we had to show it to you at once. Illustrated by the great Fiona Staples (Saga), we see here the introduction of Archie Comics' iconic girl group Josie and the Pussycats into the ceaselessly surprising possible-future reality in which Life With Archie takes place, which has included events such as Archie marrying both Betty and Veronica in separate timelines (constituting an Archie Comics multiverse), the marriage of U...

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Archie Revives Ancient ‘Cosmo’ and ‘Sam Hill’ Properties


In addition to its plans to bring Mega Man back to comics on a monthly basis, venerable publisher Archie Comics announced a number of other initiatives and revivals at last weekend's New York Comic Con...

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