|“||Women are supposed to treat each other better than this. We're your sisters and you clawed us in the back.||”|
|— Valerie to Josie[src]|
Valerie is a student at Riverdale High School and a former member of the band, Josie and the Pussycats; she has since reformed the band with Veronica, newly dubbed "Veronica and the Pussycats". She and Melody left after confronting Josie who was, secretly, pursuing a solo career. Valerie was also the girlfriend of Archie Andrews, that is until she broke up with him due to his involvement with the Blossom Family and ignoring her. She also mentored Archie by helping him out with writing music when he first began writing and new to music.
Valerie grew up in Riverdale, alongside her brother, Trev. Some time prior to the start of the series, Val, Josie and Melody worked at Power Records, they would spend their time practicing in the stock room. One day, Josie came to rehearsal with a bag of cheap cat ears that she had gotten from the Halloween store, thus the birth of Josie and the Pussycats. In the years following, they'd go on to win Rockland County's Battle of the Bands.
After Valerie learned that Archie's father was shot at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe by an unknown man wearing a black hood, she, Melody, and Josie stopped by Riverdale General Hospital to show their support for Archie and wish Fred a fast recovery. The Pussycats are sending their prayers and as many of their nine lives that Fred needs.
SoDale Gala Opening
Valerie, Melody, and Josie are complemented by Veronica's old friend from New York, Nick St. Clair, having referred to them as pearls before the swine of Riverdale. He then invited them to a party that he was hosting in his hotel room, at the Five Seasons, in their honor.
That night, Valerie, Melody, and Josie joined Archie, Veronica, Betty, Cheryl, Kevin, and Reggie in Nick's hotel room, where after several drinks, Nick suggested they take Jingle Jangle to heighten the fun experience. High off drugs, Valerie and Melody danced behind the bar, alongside Nick, until a verbal fight broke out fight between Betty and Veronica, which dampened the fun, party-going atmosphere.
The next day, the Pussycats performed Out Tonight at the SoDale Gala Opening, hosted by Veronica's family. The four Pussycats took the stage, and gave a terrific performance. However, it was during their performance that they noticed Nick headed into the back with Cheryl, who could barely stand on her own two feet. The Pussycats left the stage in search of Nick and Cheryl. Inside one of the bedrooms, they find Nick, moments away from raping a barely conscious Cheryl. Fortunately, the Pussycats intervened; pulling Nick away from Cheryl, and savagely attacking him.
End of the Pussycats?
After finding a note in Melody's locker that claimed Josie was leaving the Pussycats, Valerie and Melody confronted her in the ladies locker room at school, during which time, Valerie reminded Josie that women are supposed to treat each other better. Josie was their sister, yet she clawed them in the back. Josie retorted that the situation wasn't as black and white as it had seemed, claiming that the opportunity fell on her lap. But if this was true, Valerie questioned why Josie didn't talk to them rather than hiding it. Valerie then exited as Melody encouraged Josie to pursue her solo career because from that moment on, she was on her own. 
Valerie and Melody came together with Veronica for a Pickens Day performance in what was described as a new twist on an old favorite. They were introduced by Mr. Andrews as Veronica and the Pussycats. Unfortunately, the Southside Serpents joined the party half way through their performance, with duct-tape on their mouths and signs in their hands that read 'honor this land' and 'sacred land'. Toni, who seemingly lead the charge, stood in front of the stage with Sweet Pea and Fogarty to announce that they represented the dead and the silenced. Pickens Day was a lie. General Pickens slaughtered the Uktena tribe, Toni's grandfather's family. And the land in which they were standing on, would soon give way to a new Southside, which was stolen from them. While the Serpents couldn't bring them back, they could at the very least honor them. Hoping to ease the crowd's concern, Veronica's father got on stage to applaud the Serpents for standing up for justice, as well as the honor and legacy of the Uktena, who contribute to the rich tapestry that is Riverdale, that is the Southside and that will be SoDale.
Valerie is an attractive young lady with caramel colored skin, green eyes, and fluffy-curly, light brown hair. She has a naturally slim figure, with a big and beautiful smile. As for her wardrobe, disregarding the obvious Pussycat ears and spandex, Valerie often wears casual but feminine clothing, such as a leather jacket, denim jeans or a skirt with a tight-fitting shirt or crop top.
Having been tasked with the responsibility of songwriting, Valerie is essentially the brains behind Josie and the Pussycats. She is a valuable member of the band and often seen as irreplaceable, due to her great skill in writing. According to Myles McCoy, Josie's father, Valerie is the real deal. She offered the Pussycats some much-needed integrity. Apart from music, she is strong-willed, independent, grounded and level-headed, especially when those around her aren't. During a confusing time in his life, she advised Archie against falling into the Blossom's manipulative grasps as they were buying him with fancy suits, new guitars, and access to a prestigious music program, which she would much rather have gained access to through her own talent. Valerie is also loyal, having bonded with her bandmates, Josie and Melody, after such an extensive period of time together, she was incapable of quitting the Pussycats permanently, joining them when they needed her the most; during the 75th Anniversary Jubilee.
- Main article: Archie and Valerie
|“||Good for you, Archie, but I'm done with you. Ever since we started dating you've ignored me, you've ditched me.||”|
|— Valerie to Archie[src]|
The relationship between Archie Andrews and Valerie Brown began as a friendship as Valerie helped Archie with his music, but soon advanced to romance. However, their relationship did not last long, as Valerie felt Archie was drifting away from her and instead became involved with the Blossoms. Thus, Valerie broke up with him after she'd had enough of being ignored. Archie attempted to make up for ignoring Valerie during their relationship but reconciliation seemed futile.
|“||Women are supposed to treat each other better than this. We're your sisters, and you clawed us in the back.||”|
|— Valerie to Josie[src]|
The relationship between Valerie Brown, Josie McCoy and Melody Valentine started before the start of the series. They were close friends, and together, the three of them made up the highly ambitious rock band, Josie and the Pussycats. They met and befriended each other while working at Power Records, where they used to practice together. One day, Josie came up with the idea of calling themselves the Pussycats after showing up to practice with cheap cat ears from the Halloween store. Valerie temporarily left the band after Josie and she had a dispute but they eventually worked it out and found their way back to each other. However, this dispute pales in comparison to the one that followed after Valerie and Melody learned that Josie was starting her solo career and was leaving the Pussycats. Unfortunately, the ladies have not spoken to each other since.
- In the Archie Comics, her last name was Smith, not Brown.
- Like the comics, Valerie had a romantic relationship with Archie Andrews.
- See also: Category:Images of Valerie Brown
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