Except for issue number two, the centerpiece of all the old Jozines
was the detailed unofficial history of Dan DeCarlo and Josie and,
outside of the fan art, it was the most read and talked about part
of the zines, thanks largely to the fact that the internet wasn’t big
yet and Archie didn’t really delve much into its past, as unlike
superhero titles of DC and Marvel, their output never had much
depth in terms of character, continuity and quality as their general
audience were usually too young to notice such details. It’s only
when the audience grew up do they graduate to the superhero
stuff and, more or less, become opinionated and obsessed over
such technical details.

I’ll admit my fair share of this fanboy ranting and raving (
only
without the superhero stuff
), but even a good decade before the
controversy surrounding the 2001 ‘Josie’ movie, I had this strong
sense of preservation of Josie and Dan in the face of little
information available at the time. It was only when after
THAT
movie did I found out about the politics and ego clashes that were
going on underneath these wonderful characters. Now I know how
fans felt when they find out what Marvel did to Jack Kirby and
Steve Gerber.

Now that the drama and its noise had settled and everybody else
had gone on with their lives, I am now left with this mountain of an
amateurish and unofficial history rant to drag through various
updates, versions and the ever changing formats.

Finally, at the end of this tunnel, to bum and twist a phrase from
Neil Innes, I suffered for this fandom, and now it’s your turn.

Thanks for putting up with this,
Don-O
What’s let of Jozine
February/March 2017
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
FOOTNOTES
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