Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Josie and the Pussycats #8

There's a full cast of characters when both Josie and the Pussycats and the Archies travel to Tokyo for a concert with the other band from Riverdale set to be the Pussycats' opening act. Although it's a bit of a struggle to find room for everyone, there are some fun moments here including Val and Veronica bonding over clothes. The trouble starts, however, when the comic begins to fracture that hard-won peace between Josie and Alexandra.

When the chance at romance blooms for Alexandra and Alan M. the pair take their page from any number of braindead romcoms and choose to hide the fact from Josie (despite the fact that there's nothing really there to hide yet). As you can expect, Josie discovers it all on her own and overreacts in operatic fashion when she discovers a guy she only sorta likes and isn't tied to in any way is dating a girl he has every right to see.

The drama behind the scenes is quickly eclipsed by the drama on stage when the Archies are kidnapped. Now it's up the Pussycats to get them back (and hopefully teach Josie another lesson or two in the process). Hit-and-Miss.

[Archie, $3.99]

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