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Fiona Staples gives Josie and the Pussycats a bit more edge

Saga artist Fiona Staples takes Josie and the Pussycats from bubblegum idols to real rockers in her variant cover for October’s Life with Archie #24. ” This storyline take place about ten years into the future, so I did a grown-up version of the band!” Staples writes on her blog “It was inspired in part by the 2001 Pussycats movie, and Alison Mosshart from The Kills, who wears a lot of animal print.”

It’s also a very different look from the standard Life with Archie cover dress, but in a way it reflects the contents better. The comic is already a weird combination of indy and Archie — it would be cool to see the creators take it even further in the indy direction.



Her cowboy boots are way too short. Only people still wearing shortie cowboy boots are preteens.

Nice. I liked Cliff Chiang’s modern rendition of the group better, tho.

Archie have had some great variant covers of late. The kiss issue come to mind, and I’m sure there was another lot??

Archie Comics remains the best corporate comics publisher in the biz.

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