Thursday, September 6, 2018

Funny Stuff: "Pussyfooting With the Pussycats" by Doyle, DeCarlo, and Lapick

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Here's a rare book-length Josie and the Pussycats tale for ya! Ol' Groove has gotta fess up: Archie Andrews is not, nor has he ever been, my favorite redhead. I dig Arch, and he'd be a great pal, but Josie was always my favorite Riverdale redhead. Anywho, besides being a book-length adventure, another cool thing about Josie #49 (May 1970) is that it's almost like a preview of the Josie and the Pussycats cartoon that would make its TV debut the following September. Lots of the elements of this story would become part of the cartoon's formula--kinda like Frank Doyle, Dan DeCarlo, and Rudy Lapick are showing Hanna/Barbera how to do the right thing when "Pussyfooting With the Pussycats!"
























5 comments:

  1. Dig it! And for what it’s worth, BYU’s new Archie Comics are really well done with Matk Waid writing the past few years! Highly recommended!

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  2. I honestly have no memory of Alexandria using witchcraft.

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  3. @Kevin Lake: That's because she didn't have her powers on TV (due to Sabrina being on the same network).

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    1. I read the comics also in the early 70's and I honestly have no memory of that

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  4. Another title I missed by eschewing Archie comics. Boy are they hard to find now.

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