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"Weirdly enough, our version of 'Josie' is not all-ages, nor is it some monstrously hardcore run. Audrey’s magnificent art is delightful, energetic, beautiful and fun, but our dialogue is definitely quick, crackling and — hopefully — goes over the young’uns heads in places. The girls are flawed, funny, earnest, and struggling to make their way in the world in their early 20s. We wanted outrageously over-the-top adventures that had genuine emotional crisis at their warm milk chocolate center."
--Marguerite Bennett, CBR interview 1 Sept. 2016

From Josie and the Pussycats vol. 2 #1 (Nov. 2016). Script by Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio. Art by Audrey Mok.

The reboot series begins as aspiring singer-songwriter Josie McCoy performs before an audience of one (who was yakking on his phone instead of listening) at her friend Pepper's bar. Enter Alexandra Cabot to gloat over Josie's misfortune.

Melody Valentine, Josie's ditzy roommate, agrees to sing with her at the benefit for the shelter, which they visit along with the stray cat Mel's just rescued and hopes to adopt. There they meet Valerie Brown, who impresses Josie with her ability to calm hyper animals through song.

The newly-formed trio's first set doesn't go very well... Alexandra seizes an opportunity for sabotage during the break.

Melody and Valerie tell Josie they're quitting. Josie, however, agrees that she's been behaving as if she were a solo act, whereas the three of them are a band.

So of course, in their second set they rock the house. Er, park.

Afterwards, some guy in a suit asks them what the name of their group is. Cue "oops, we hadn't thought of that" glances, then:

Date: 2017-08-01 05:05 am (UTC)
sarahnewlin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sarahnewlin
Is Alan the same age as Josie or older? And what about Alexandra's brother?

Date: 2017-08-01 11:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Wow, Alexandra is a character it's going to be terribly easy to dislike, I'm hoping she has SOME redeeming features.

Date: 2017-08-01 02:21 pm (UTC)
miramira: book stack (Default)
From: [personal profile] miramira
"We used to be friends" seems like a pretty good setup for some sympathetic backstory reveal.

Date: 2017-08-01 03:43 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
The backstory definitely puts Alexandra in a different light. Josie, too.
Edited (Got up to do something else midpost, and forgot my intended wording...fixed now.) Date: 2017-08-01 04:38 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-01 04:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
Is it just me, or does she look like Kate Bishop in one of Clint Barton's uniforms and a jacket? The purple chevron shirt, I mean...

Date: 2017-08-01 05:07 pm (UTC)
thenicochan: {...} from Hanna is Not a Boy's Name (Default)
From: [personal profile] thenicochan
Dig the art

Date: 2017-08-01 10:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] full_metal_ox
"I can recite Anna Karenina from memory!"

That's an interesting throwaway line--perhaps suggesting that Melody, written in the original as a quintessential Dumb Blonde, is some sort of neurodivergent savant?


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