Josie and the Pussycats are heading into outer space in a new digital-first series debuting on comiXology, as announced via ScreenRant.
Written by Alex de Campi with art from Devaki Neogi, Josie & The Pussycats in Space will run for five issues, starting October 23.
The story sends Josie and the band to space for a USO tour which turns into a sci-fi fueled mystery.
"I have a great love for all the Archieverse characters and their history — as anyone who’s picked up Archie vs Predator I or II will know — and wow, I did a lot in AvP, but I never managed to loop the Pussycats in," said de Campi in a statement. "So it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to focus on the trio and their friends and frenemies in this mini. I’ve spent a heck of a lot of time around bands — I directed music videos for ten years, and even now I keep trying to leave rock n’ roll but I always get pulled back in: I’ve just worked on comics stories for Slipknot, Megadeth and Amon Amarth. So tackling the dramas of a touring band is very familiar territory... except this time, the girls don’t get a crappy van or a posh tourbus, they get a spaceship."
"I am so thrilled to contribute to the making of Josie & The Pussycats in Space! It's a fun and entertaining story that is built around the spirit of the pussycats as a band and as a team," added Neogi. "While working on the artwork I felt like one of the roadies who traveled with the band in their wild, wild journey and got to experience it with them. It’s got character, humor, action and great storytelling at its heart. I hope the readers enjoy the book as much I enjoyed working on it!"
Here's the official synopsis: Josie and the Pussycats are the hottest band in outer space! But with fame and fortune comes turmoil as internal conflicts are threatening to tear the group apart. But that's nothing compared to the alien horrors they’re about to encounter as they find themselves adrift in the vastness of space! Even if the Pussycats manage to stick together as a band, will they be able to survive the horrors that await them in the final frontier?
Josie & The Pussycats in Space #1 is due out October 23 on comiXology.