RICH REVIEWS: Josie and the Pussycats Volume One
Title: Josie and the Pussycats Volume One
Publisher: Archie Comics
Art by: Audrey Mok
Story by: Marguerite Bennett and Cameron Deordio
Coloring by: Andre Szymanowicz and Kelly Fitzpatrick
Lettering by: Jack Morelli
Cover by: Audrey Mok
Price: $ 17.99 US, $ 19.99 Can
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: This collection collects issues one through five.
The start has Josie singing and maybe getting ready to start her own band.
Melody Jose’s roommate is illustrated as looking kind of plain. Just an average blonde girl. She is shown not too bright but with a big heart.
Valerie works at an animal shelter and she can sing and sing fantastic. She is drawn so well.
There are lots of sexual references here. Surprising to see in an Archie comic. The brief appearance of Jughead and Hotdog was cool.
Melody it is mentioned has a female father. It is fine that Archie comics wants to be more prolific in gay matters but they should not over do it.
Josie learns that for a band to be good it has to be a band and not just her. This is a great start for this all new updated version of Josie and the Pussycats. The Pussycats Rock!
Josie and the Pussycats are on the road to success. Their first live concert though is not as glamorous as Josie expected.
The girls are updated in looks and the story is modernized as well.
The girls get into some trouble and plan to fix it by drag racing. It’s Pussycats vs Bikers. The race does have a few exciting moments and a few very weird hard to follow ones. It is fun following them.
Melody is portrayed as an airhead in some things.
The Pussycats do make a great band and even better friends.
Alexandra looks so cute as she makes her grand entrance on the beach. She looks like a superhero, of course, she is not. She steals the show from Jose and the Pussycats.
Alexandra does have it out for Josie. She will go to any length to ruin Josie’s day.
Alexandra though is not a criminal so her and Josie shut down an animal smuggler. They do look good in bikinis in a jet ski chase.
This issue explains the hatred Alexandra holds for Josie in a new light. She actually has a point. Maybe she is not as bad as was thought or as wrong to be upset with Josie and hold a grudge. This is an amazing character development twist. The interaction between these two is a surprise and so enjoyable.
This comic will have you looking at Josie in a different way.
This comic and the new updated version of Josie and all the other characters has them looking better than ever. It is fun, entertaining and grabs your interest. You will love every minute of this comic.
The Pussycats are fighting some jewelry thieves.
Alan M is way different here than what he used to be like in the Archie Digests. He is suave and sophisticated. He and Josie do have fun together getting romantic and more with each other.
Alan M is also one of the stupidest people alive. Well as he is shown here and what he does. He is an uncaring idiot.
Josie here does step up and decide what she wants in life. It’s not Alan.
The issue moves along but it is not as well connected throughout as it should be. The story suffers for it.
The characters of the band are fun and entertaining. These girls have cute personalities and you will love them.
Josie and Alan M are having some drama. He is portrayed as a total jerk where she is a sensitive kind caring person.
Felicity Mountain now this young girl is illustrated amazingly.
Poor Josie though things just do not work out for her. She has such high hopes and they seem to always get dashed.
What is up with the attitude from Josie? She is like a spoiled rotten child. She needs to get over herself. Plus this is a complete reversal to how she was acting earlier. Josie is written with mental problems.
Melody is shown so smart and insightful. She is definitely no dumb blonde.
Having the fourth wall being broken several times adds a cute touch.
Josie does a lot of emotional growing up in this issue.
This is definitely not the Josie from other comic series.
The story just keeps turning in directions that are totally unexpected. These Pussycats are not your dad’s. You will be surprised.