Josie and the Pussycats will never be the same again after reading Afterlife with Archie. This issue gives a break from the post-apocalyptic horror story by including an Interlude with the Pussycats.

This issue contains yet another dark take on iconic characters, this time twisting Josie’s life into a horror novel with twists around every corner. The band-turned-superstars that Josie leads is transformed into some ass-kickers. If anything, this interview/interlude has made us want to read more about Josie and the Pussycats – and that’s an achievement. They’ve beat up members of the KKK, and that’s more than enough for us to cheer them on!

Afterlife with Archie

Perhaps the biggest feature of the comic that sets the tone and style is the artwork. Dull tones of oranges and yellows are used in flashbacks and almost present a dangerous feel to the narrative. The horror and distress throughout the issue is picked up stupendously well.

There’s vampires biting into necks, eyes rolling back into heads, and plenty of blood. Literally, there’s lot of it. It plays like a silly horror story and works impeccably with these characters. Somehow, we don’t quite think this’ll be the end of the Pussycats in this series and we hope we’re right.

9.3 Awesome

Josie and the Pussycats feature in Afterlife with Archie #10.

  • Josie and the Pussycats 10
  • Storyline 9
  • Artwork 9
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  • Was hoping the Pussycats would be a back feature and not the whole issue. I’ll have to wait again to see what Reggie’s up to now.

  • Raymond Chuang

    I think the generally VERY positive reviews so far makes it a possibility that Archie Comics should seriously consider doing more stories about this “alternate universe” Josie and the Pussycats maybe about twice a year as a complement to the upcoming new comic book.

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