Starting today until Christmas, I will be storytiming all 44 issues of Frank Doyle and Dan DeCarlo's "Josie" before the Pussycats were introduced.
Let's read the first nine issues!
Oh, and there won't be any ads because they'll just eat up the page limit.
Josie, Melody and Pepper had been created by Dan DeCarlo for a proposed newspaper strip called "Here's Josie."
When it didn't sell as a strip, he took the characters to Archie Comics and got the go-ahead to do it as a comic book.
One of the few times you'll see Josie's mother.
So did I.
One reason why I'm storytiming the whole series is to see how one comic can change within the span of a few years (i.e. '60s.)
And now, #4 with the only cover not done by DeCarlo.
Instead, it's by fellow Archie artist Bob White.
Inside, of course, it's still by DeCarlo...
...on to #7, where we'll meet Alexandra Cabot for the first time...
Introducing Alexandra Cabot.
Thanks kind stranger
>it's a "here we go again" ending
This was one of two full-length Archie comics released to celebrate the 1964 New York World's Fair.
The other was Life With Archie # 32, where Archie and his friends also went to the Fair.
Can you spot Archie?
That's it for today.
I'll be back tomorrow night for issues 10 through 19.
Thanks for reading and please remember to keep this thread bumped for other potential readers.
Dan DeCarlo also did some stories for Laugh and pep outside of the monthly Josie book.
i feel like this would be appropriate for /fit/ or /sp/
So I don't frequent this board, ever, and happened to come by tonight.
OP's image caught my attention and I realized that it reminded me of The Powerpuff Girls and Totally Spies.
I really liked those shows growing up.
Now I see that the idea of having 3 main girls like Bubbles/Melody/Clover (the ditsy girl), Buttercup/Pepper/Alex (tomboy-ish), and Blossom/Josie/Sam (leader/intelligent) is a lot older than I first thought.
This has lead me to the following tvtrope articles: