Archie Comics have announced another title in its growing 'New Riverdale' line: Josie and the Pussycats. Josie, Valeria, and Melody are returning in a new series by writers Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio along with artist Audrey Mok. Scheduled to launch September 28, the ongoing Josie and the Pussycats title will "follow Josie and her friends on their journey to achieve their dreams of musical stardom."
“I am incredibly grateful and outrageously stoked to be working on Josie,” said Bennett. “Josie and the Pussycats is zany, high-energy, hilarious, and utterly sincere. The book can't launch soon enough.”
Josie and the Pussycats is the fourth title in Archie Comics' "New Riverdale" line after Archie, Jughead, and the upcoming Betty & Veronica. This would be the first new title for the band in 22 years.
Here is the full solicitation for September's first issue:
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #1
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!
Script: Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio
Art: Audrey Mok
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Veronica Fish, Francesco Francavilla, and more!
On Sale Date: 9/28
32-page, full color comic