Once again, the creative team behind Josie And The Pussycats produced a wonderful comic. It manages to simultaneously be serious while also incredibly weird. Seriously, Melody might actually be a superhero. Even with my minuscule knowledge of Sailor Moon, I still managed to pick up on the reference. It didn't hurt that I'm slowly working my way through Calluna's restrospective on the show. It's still in progress, but it's thorough and wonderful. I recommend it.
Anyway, there's even a small joke where Melody hints at a possible DC crossover after a Dawn of Justice insult. Hey, there was a cartoon adaptation on Hannah-Barbara and DC has a special series of crossovers with that branch coming out next month, so you never know. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If Josie, Melody, and Valerie can stop a diamond heist, I'm pretty sure they could be honorary Green Lanterns.
To be entirely honest, I wasn't as engaged in the Josie-Alan plot. I just wasn't as interested in it as I was in the diamond portion of the story. However, it was very well-written and I do feel sorry for Josie. Romances are complicated and it stinks that Alan had a different view of their relationship.
Overall, the comic is great and I recommend it. On a side note, the opening pages tease a potential trip to outer space in the future. I would like to take this moment to say that if any upcoming solicitations reveal that Josie and the Pussycats will go to space, then I will stop making fun of an actual cartoon where that happened. By the way, this is a different adaptation than the one I mentioned earlier. I'll even try to watch the first episode and give my honest opinion on the star-studded adventure.
Josie And The Pussycats #4 is written by Marguerite Bennett and Cameron DeOrdio, drawn by Audrey Mok, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, and lettered by Jack Morelli. You can find it at your local comic book shop.
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