"Josie and the Pussycats" Will Rock a New Ongoing Series

Iconic rock band "Josie and the Pussycats" is making a return to comics in a new ongoing series from Archie Comics, under co-writers Marguerite Bennett ("DC Comics' Bombshells"), Cameron DeOrdio and artist Audrey Mok ("Heroine Chic").

Hitting stores in September, the series will see a reimagined take on beloved bandmates Jodie, Valerie and Melody, in the spirit of the "Archie," "Jughead," and upcoming "Betty & Veronica" revamps.

Check out Mok's cover for "Josie and the Pussycats" #1 below:

Here's the solicit text for the first issue, from an official press release:

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!

Bennett said in a statement, "I am incredibly grateful and outrageously stoked to be working on JOSIE...JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS is zany, high-energy, hilarious, and utterly sincere. The book can't launch soon enough."

"Josie and the Pussycats" #1 hits stands on September 28.

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