Josie And The Pussycats #6 Review: In Which Alexander Cabot Acts Like Doctor Doom

Last issue, Josie and the Pussycats were taken to a secret fortress by Alexander Cabot, to be put on trial for Josies's alleged crime of stealing her songs from Alexandra. No, really. This is why I love comic books, anything can happen. In this case, because the Archie lineup is only slightly more realistic than, say, a superhero offering, it makes the really weird plots even better. It's a sovereign nation in Antarctica called Cabotopia, and polar bears reside there, geographic fallacies be darned.

Every issue of the comic features a large dose of pop culture references, and this one is no exception. From Frozen to The Golden Compass, it delivers a flurry (heh) of obligatory cold-themed jokes. There isn't a Mr. Freeze reference, sadly, but I'll just attribute that to the property not being owned by DC Comics. (Hey, why not do a crossover? You did one with Marvel, two if you count the Ninja Turtles special. Like I said, comics are weird.)

I, too, am sick of that song.
As much as the issue makes Alexander Cabot out to be a coldhearted villain, he actually does have some warmth in his heart. Everything that he does is to help his sister. Sure, she doesn't need his help and outright tells him so, but he did legitimately want to try to cheer her up. Even in the most chilling of situations, Marguerite and Cameron can still embed the crook of the week with nuance and I respect that.

Josie And The Pussycats #6 is written by Cameron DeOrdio and Marguerite Bennett, drawn by Audrey Mok, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, and lettered by Jack Morelli. You can find it at your local comic book shop.

Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.