Josie and the Pussycats #1

Josie and the Pussycats #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio Artist: Audrey Mok Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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!

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - KittiePop Sep 7, 2016

    I was trying to look for things wrong with this book, but there aren't really any. I mean it, it's really good. The way the female characters are drawn and executed are great, and the diversity in the Pussycats is something to be proud of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Sep 7, 2016

    Anything wrong with the issue is really minor. I loved the story itself and it was a fun read. I'm ready to see when the series goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Sep 23, 2016

    Josie and the Pussycats #1 does not disappoint. I look forward to seeing how this series unfolds, but I'm also interested as to how they'll play into the whole Riverdale scene. After all, these teenagers need a soundtrack for the soap opera that is their lives. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 3, 2016

    By keeping a firm handle on its tone and by employing the same kind of wit and inclusiveness that has made "New Riverdale" such a delight thus far, Josie and the Pussycats #1 succeeds on more than a few levels. Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio, Audrey Mok, and Andre Szymanowicz all meld together to deliver a fun and focused female-led title that not only respects its characters and audience, but also takes elements of what came before and uses them to the title's advantage. Though it just started, I predict that Josie and the Pussycats will rock Riverdale for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Sep 28, 2016

    This book is a sold introduction to the rebooted universe of Josie and the Pussycats. There is plenty to remind longtime readers of characters gone by and enough modern points of view to keep new readers around. While there is no strong humor like Jugheador the different point of view nostalgia of Betty and Veronica, there is a sincere look at women, friendship and newly formed interests and goals that makes this book unique from the others Archie Comics offers. It will be interesting to see the bands newest way of rising to the top of the charts, and how they handle newfound fame. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Sep 6, 2016

    Josie and the Pussycats #1 is another hands-down success for Archie Comics, who continues to be in the midst of a creative renaissance. Not content to cruise on a wave of nostalgia, the issue feels vital, witty and packed with enough charm to bring anyone on board. Its characters feel contemporary and nuanced without losing the simple whimsical charms of the original strip. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Sep 29, 2016

    The gripes we have this with issue are minuscule, it's still a very solid first issue for Archie Comics and we're sure the inconsistencies and problems will be ironed out early on. Josie and the Pussycats are a very welcome addition to the huge range of comics we read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Sep 7, 2016

    Josie and the Pussycats#1 is yet another successful Archie reboot as Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio create a strong narrative drive between Josie's desire to be a solo artist with her current situation of being in a band and throw in an extended guest appearance from a famous Archie character to provide some sharp commentary on both the band's music and personal lives. Also, Audrey Mok is a future comics superstar with an art style that is gorgeous and down to earth, stylish and humorous. I can't wait to see how she draws Josie and the Pussycats' future concerts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Sep 7, 2016

    Josie and the pussy doesn't knock it out of the park the same as the other Archie books. However it does get a home run. Mok's art and Andre's colors adds enough energy to leave you wanting more. Archie comics is the company to beat and Josie and the Pussycats are further proof of this. It doesn't matter if you're an Archie fan or not, this is a book to jump on. This issue may have been predictable you know with Marguerite at the helm we'll get something familiar yet original. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 27, 2016

    'Josie and the Pussycats' is an unbridled joy to read. It may be the most fun series of the New Riverdale era and that's saying something. With art this good and characters this entertaining, 'Josie' is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 5, 2016

    The issue turns out to be a fun reboot of the classic trio. As a bonus, the comic includes a classic Josie and the Pussycats tale featuring the Pussycats early days as a band. Fans should enjoy this one; I'm not sure how long I'll stick with it, but I'm glad I gave it a shot. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 29, 2016

    It's not quite a showstopper yet, but in time we can see it moving up the charts. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Sep 29, 2016

    Fun and perfect for anyone enjoying what Archie Comics is doing right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Sep 14, 2016

    This new book is a perfect way to introduce a new group of fans to these characters. It also is making great use of the Archie universe by having characters appear just enough for establishment, such as when Jughead was seen visiting the vet with his dog. Its a good read and this may just become a comic for readers to look forward to as it keeps coming out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Sep 28, 2016

    There is an old Josie and the Pussycats story in the back of the issue to help remind us exactly where this story is coming from. For fans of the classic series, you're going to love this issue as it begins a new chapter for Josie and the Pussycats. For new fans, this is a great read if you want a lighthearted story with some pretty intense themes. This issue comes out TODAY, so head over to your local comic book shop and give it a read! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 28, 2016

    I'll give it a second chance and maybe one more after that. I didn't hate it. I'm not excited for it, and it's pretty clear that it doesn't sync up with my reading habits, and that's fine. I don't think it's so safe that it's going to pool into the rest of comics either (hear this week's CBMFP). I just wanted to like it a lot more. I want to like a lot of the new Archie stuff, but I'm just not sure who the hell they're written for. Teens buy video games, adults by comics. Adults of varying ages buy comics I might add. Write for them, not for the demographic that doesn't give two shits about storytelling outside of holding a gun and shooting. I just don't think that the new Archie has found its demographic just yet and if it has" I wonder how long they'll stick around. Read Full Review

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