|“||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. Sometime prior to the start of the series, Val, Josie, and Melody worked at Power Records, where 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.
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.
|“||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, as well as get back together at Jughead's 16th Birthday Party, but Valerie refused and reconciliation was futile. Despite their issues, Valerie still supported Archie and his family after his father was shot at Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe by a masked assailant. She, along with the rest of the Pussycats paid Archie a visit at Riverdale General Hospital, giving their prays and "nine lives" to Fred. Since Fred's recovery, Archie and Valerie have not interacted with one another.
|“||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.
- "Chapter Ten: Gloria" (mentioned)
- 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