Since the 1940s Katy Keene has been a pretty popular character, and when Archie Comics had her appear in its 2005 Free Comic Book Day issue, word filtered to the company that readers wanted more of the model.

She appeared in nine issues of Archie Comics, and now the company has collected those issues into the Katy Keene Special #1. Take the jump for a look at the issue that arrives August 20, 2008.

SCRIPT AND ART: Andrew Pepoy.

  • “Katy’s Diary”: Discover how a Michigan girl went from a Chicago University student to a sensational celebrity supermodel!
  • “…And the Award Goes To”: An appearance at the “VTV Movie Awards,” where she’s nominated for “best kiss” in “The Web” movie affords Katy an opportunity to sing on stage! .
  • “Paparazzi Problem”: Katy spirits off to a secluded seaside town, hoping to relax and avoid the press… but even there, tabloid shutterbugs lurk! .
  • “Love in Blum”: Katy Keene lands a plum role in “Johnny the Pirate III,” but all her sister MacKenzie cares about is crashing the set so she can meet hunky heartthrob Oleander Blum!
  • “Music Magic v3.0”: Entertainment reporter Margot Vhang pulls out all the stops hoping to catch Katy in a scandal she can exploit. Leaving no slimy rock unturned, imagine Margot’s surprise when she learns the scandal-LESS truth about Katy! .
  • “Beaches, Bikinis & Backstabbing”: Katy frolics on the beach in the middle of winter… on a working vacation in sunny Central America! But things soon go from sweet to sour when spoiled supermodel Mischa Mucha joins the photo shoot.
  • “May I Have This Dance?”: Katy’s sister MacKenzie has a crush, but her crush has designs on Katy! Can MacKenzie find a way to swing the subject back around to herself?
  • “The Web Returns”: It’s the return of that “Mighty Hero,” the Web… sort of! It’s the filming of the latest super-heroic multiplex mega hit starring everyone’s OTHER favorite arachnid-inspired hero, the Web. Katy has the plum role of the hero’s spunky girlfriend, but when things get seriously deadly on the set, Katy may have to put on her detective hat. Who is sabotaging the stunts, and why?
  • “Viva Las Vegas”: The glittery city never saw anyone as glittering as Katy! Katy is in town to present the awards at an extreme sports skateboarding competition, but she isn’t winning any awards with her love-interest, stuntman K.O. Kirby.
  • “America’s New Best Model”: Call it “designer satire” when Katy takes on television model competitions! Katy of course is the nicest contestant on the reality series hosted by Tyrant Brinks… and that makes her a real winner, no matter how the judges vote!
  • “Four Color Fun”: Katy is clearly a hero to the many fans who show up to meet her at the mammoth California Comic-con, where she’s promoting her epic “Web Returns” film. While there, she sets out on a comics quest of her own that’s sure to be as thrilling as her celluloid exploits!


The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Marcia R. Hall
    October 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm — Reply

    Was interested in this book, glad I looked further and got these pictures, what happened to Katy Keene, doesn’t look anything like her at all!!!!! Would be more interesting to have her at least look somewhat like the gal that has been around for all these years. Am wondering if there are any drawings that look like her? Sure won’t be interested if there aren’t. So far it looks very disappointing.

  2. Sandra Boysen
    February 28, 2009 at 9:22 pm — Reply

    I bought this book and was really pleased, simply because the character was still true to her persona. The artwork is really gorgeous; Pepoy just updated Katy into the 21st century, that’s all. I really enjoy it just as much as the older “look” and hope that more K.K. graphic novel complilations will come our way!

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