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  • Issue #127
    Pep Comics (1940) 127

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    "Puppy Love," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Moose thinks Midge isn't treating him right so Archie offers to pose as a secret admirer to get Midge jealous; Midge gets jealous but thinks Archie is doing it so she'll break up with Moose to start dating Archie. "Many Slap Happy Returns"; Miss Grundy bakes Mr. Weatherbee a birthday cake. "Knitting a Yarn," art by Bill Woggon; Katy Keene knits K.O. Kelly a sweater as a surprise; When it ends up being too large for him he shrinks it, but then it ends up too small. K.O. then re-gifts the sweater to Katy as a trendy sweater dress. "The Pix Fix"; Laurie wants a picture of Wilbur for her locker; He gives her one but only after Linda puts her special touch on it. "Paddle Pals"; Nobody is safe from the paddle-ball craze that takes over Riverdale High. Archie Club News. "Brain Gain"; Jughead doesn't want to flunk his business course so he enlists the help of Dilton; Together they build a machine, that for a quarter, will help students with their homework. "The Little Diner," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx gets spanked for not eating her vegetables. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #128
    Pep Comics (1940) 128
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    "Lore and Order"; Mr. Weatherbee makes Archie and Reggie hallway monitors. "It's a Bet"; Dilton and Archie make some bets and Dilton comes out ahead. Untitled Katy Keene story, art by Bill Woggon; Sis dreams she takes a rocket ship ride to an outer space candy land. "If Looks Could Kill"; Betty takes Jughead's advice on how to get out of a date and it backfires. "A Cheerful Earful," script and art by Joe Edwards; Laurie has a sprained ankle and Linda stops by to tell her how much attention Wilbur is getting from all the other girls. "In Its Proper Place," script and art by Joe Edwards; Wilbur asks Linda over to help him hang a picture of Laurie. Archie Club News. "The Invisible Man," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx turns Charley invisible with a magic wand. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #129
    Pep Comics (1940) 129
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  • Issue #130
    Pep Comics (1940) 130

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  • Issue #131
    Pep Comics (1940) 131

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    Cover art by Harry Lucey. "A Switch In Time," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Reggie pretends to be Archie and Archie pretends to be Reggie until five o'clock. "Book Mark," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx is told that reading is a rewarding experiance and it turns out to be true when she finds a dollar left in a book as a bookmark. Untitled story, script and art by Bill Woggon; K.O. takes Katy prospecting with Burro Bill. Burro Bill can smell 14k; Not the gold kind, the eating kind. Indian Fashions activity page, art by Bill Woggon. "Derby Day"; Pat the Brat bets Suzie fifty jellybeans his soap box car can beat hers. Archie Club News. "French Leave," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Wilbur joins the French club at school to get close to the gorgeous instructor, but Laurie gets in the way. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #132
    Pep Comics (1940) 132

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    "Spring is Spring," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie's hula hoop has a life of its own. "Catching Trouble"; Pat the Brat chases down a fight and gets beat up. Untitled story, script and art by Bill Woggon; Katy Keene hula hoops 5,000 times in a row. "Snow Man," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx and her friends build snowmen. "Money Man"; Reggie finds out Little Oswald isn't as dumb as he thinks he is. "Beauty or the Beast"; The boys think Laurie is a monster and attack her with stones after she gets locked out of her house, in only a bathrobe and her beauty mask. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #133
    Pep Comics (1940) 133
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    Cover pencils by Harry Lucey. "Love In Gloom," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey; Fred explains to Mary that the seemingly hostile expressions boys use with each other ("You ol' hoss thief," "You needle-nosed nitwit") are actually their way of expressing affection; But then something happens that makes the boys genuinely hostile to Archie, and when Mary hears the boys looking for that "carrot-topped creep," she thinks they're talking that way because they love him. "Putting On the Dog" starring Pat the Brat. Untitled Katy Keene story, script and art by Bill Woggon; Katy tries to decide what to wear to a costume ball. "See You In the Funnies," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx dreams she's a comic-strip character. "Struck Out," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Mr. Tuttle thinks Wilbur and Alec have struck oil on the school grounds. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #134
    Pep Comics (1940) 134

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    Cover pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics. "Off the Trolley," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie discovers that the chant "Dolly on the trolley found a seat by golly" gets stuck in the mind of anyone who hears it, and the person afflicted can only be cured by getting the hypnotic chant stuck in someone else's mind. Dolly on the trolley found a seat by golly! "A Rail Bright Idea," art by Samm Schwartz; Archie, Reggie and Jughead get lost in the fog while driving. Untitled story, script and art by Bill Woggon; Katy gets locked in a closet before a scheduled appearance on Ted Borrow's "Folk to Folk." "Debby's Fashion Diary," script and art by Bill Woggon; Debby shows off the fashion designs in her diary. "Let It Rain," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx and Greg try to make it rain by shooting ice cubes into the clouds. "Gentle Reminder" starring Wilbur's Girls Linda and Laurie, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Linda tells Laurie that she went out with Wilbur last night and that "he's no gentleman"; Before long, Wilbur's reputation as a "cave man Casanova" has spread all over town. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #135
    Pep Comics (1940) 135

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    The Deep Six starring Archie. Information Please starring Shrimpy, script and art by Joe Harold. Katy Keene story, script and art by Bill Woggon. Cat Tales starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Get The Drift? starring Wilbur. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #136
    Pep Comics (1940) 136

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    Cover pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics. "Watch Your Step," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie is conducting an experiment to find the shortest route to school; Jughead suggests that the shortest way is a "bee-line hike": go in a straight line, no matter what obstacles he has to go over, under and through. "A Chip Off the Old Block Head," art by Samm Schwartz; Archie is in despair because Miss Grundy is coming to his house to talk to his father about his bad grades. "Katy Keene Bags a Bird," script and art by Bill Woggon; Katy goes hunting with Randy. "The Little Helper," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx tries to help her parents with their chores. "The Wrong End," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; A potential advertising client of Linda's father tries to test his miracle hair oil on Wilbur's head, but nothing can flatten Wilbur's hair no matter how much of the goo is rubbed into it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #137
    Pep Comics (1940) 137

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    Cover pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics. "Go for Broke," pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Veronica is upset that Archie keeps giving his money away to friends in need rather than spend it on her. "Presents of Mind," pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie buys Veronica an expensive (for him) Christmas present and is very pleased with himself until Jughead reminds him there are others deserving of a Christmas gift from him besides Veronica. "Winter Carnival," pencils by George Frese (layouts) and Bob White; Mr. Weatherbee is incensed that Coach Kleats has no entries in the Inter-High School Carnival sports competition. "Solid Security," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; After the disintegration of the South Side Social Club, Wilbur and Alec try to retrieve their half of the club treasury from Linda and Laurie. "Safe and Solid" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx has a unique way of testing whether a frozen pond is safe for skating. "Katy's Winter Vacation"; After taking a tumble on the slopes while learning to ski, Katy must deal with the problem of how to model with a cast on her ankle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #138
    Pep Comics (1940) 138

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  • Issue #139
    Pep Comics (1940) 139

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    Cover pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics. "If You Knew Archie Like I Know Archie," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie reads the famous lines from Robert Burns's classic poem "To A Louse," where the poet wishes we could see ourselves as others see us; Archie disagrees with Burns, claiming that other people don't get a true picture of us; To prove his point, he shows us how other people see him. "Mail Tale" half-page story, script and art by Neal Adams; Moose confuses the "letter" box with the "litter" box. "Price Slice" half-page story, script and art by Neal Adams; Archie asks Pop why he cut his prices in half. "At the Carnival," script and art by Bill Woggon; Katy Keene, Sis and K.O. Kelly go to the carnival. "Checkers!", script and art by Joe Edwards; To get her to play less noisy games, Li'l Jinx's daddy teaches her to play checkers. "Adult Education," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Terry Szenics; When the kids ask to be treated like mature adults, Mr. Weatherbee abolishes homework assignments and lifts the ban on talking in homeroom. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #140
    Pep Comics (1940) 140

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    Cover art by Bob White. "Actions Speak Louder Than Words," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey; The story of Archie and Reggie's attempts to get the money to go to a dance, all told without a single word of dialogue. "Missed By a Nose" half-page story, script and art by Neal Adams; Leroy tells his dad that there was someone who wanted to see him. "Bed Made" half-page story, script and art by Neal Adams; Jughead does the old joke where he tells Archie he has to "make his own bed." "It's a Ball" one-page story, script and art by Joe Harold; Shrimpy is pitching well now that the ball is broken in. "Double Rocket Trouble," script and art by Bill Woggon; Katy dreams that she marries Randy and becomes "Queen of Outer Space," while K.O. and Gloria get revenge on the couple in a spaceship shaped like a boxing glove. "A New Hair-Do," script and art by Bill Woggon; Gloria demands to be picked over Katy Keene for a part, until she finds out what costume the part requires. "Nothing But the Tooth!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx comes up with a plan to get extra money from the Tooth Fairy. "Ignorance is Bliss!", script by Frank Doyle, art by Bob White; Veronica thinks Archie peeked at his birthday gift in advance; Reggie makes things worse by telling Archie she got him a bow tie. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #141
    Pep Comics (1940) 141

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    "The King Is Back," pencils by Harry Lucey; Archie's newest music craze is the bongos. Mr. Lodge reviews Archie's previous music fads as an Elvis-style rocker and then a ukelele player from the Roaring '20s; This time the bongo rhythm captures Mr. Lodge and Jervis the butler, and they do a set on the bongos and double-bass. "Hey Kids! Help John Wayne Defend the Alamo!" ad for Popsicles. "Trapeze Trouble," script and art by Bill Woggon; Katy plays a trapeze artist in a circus movie. She befriends a circus gorilla who saves her when a pole breaks. Archie Annual ad. "Balloon Sur-Prizes"; Lil Jinx's father is on the entertainment committee for the country club dance and is in charge of providing balloons; Jinx and Greg take some of the balloons and put slips of paper with prizes written on them in them, intending to use them for a party of their own. Archie Club News. "Unfair Tactics"; Archie gets in trouble with all his teachers and is ordered to report to the principal's office after school. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #142
    Pep Comics (1940) 142

    "Wind and Water"; Archie and Reggie have a contest to see who can hold their breath the longest underwater. "Just One Piece"; Pipsqueak's mother says he can have just one piece of cake, but he figures out a way to have most of it. "Equitation or 'English vs. Western'", script and art by Bill Woggon; Katy goes to a horse-riding academy that teaches Eastern style horse riding; Cowboy Curley is jealous of Katy's new instructor. Archie's Pals 'n' Gals ad. "Growing Pains," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx thinks she's grown-up when she doesn't have to take an afternoon nap; However, since all her friends still have to take naps, she has no one to play with. Archie Club News. "The Eyes Have It!", pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Mr. Weatherbee is upset by the students' newest fad of adding designs to their eyebrows. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #143
    Pep Comics (1940) 143

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  • Issue #144
    Pep Comics (1940) 144

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  • Issue #145
    Pep Comics (1940) 145
  • Issue #146
    Pep Comics (1940) 146

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    Cover pencils by Harry Lucey. Archie covers are noted for their word puns, with this issue's "two lips"" pun being one of the best. "Class Will Tell," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica and Betty try to top each other in pageantry; Archie, tired of their one-upmanship, comes up with an ultimate entrance of his own. "The Mystery Package," script by Bill Woggon and Sharon Lee Turner (story idea), art by Bill Woggon; Katy Keene has a package for "K. Keene" delivered to her by mistake; When she goes to the police, they ask her to deliver the package in a tough neighborhood (shadowed by plainclothes detectives) to catch a suspected criminal. Archie's Pals 'n' Gals ad. "Sur-Prizes!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx's father loses his wallet and Jinx puts it in a box of cereal for a "prize"; Unfortunately, her father returns the cereal box to the store before Jinx can tell him and he has to buy all the boxes of cereal to find it. Archie Club News. "Sympathy Pains"; Archie pretends to have spells of vertigo in order to get sympathy from the girls. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #147
    Pep Comics (1940) 147

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  • Issue #148
    Pep Comics (1940) 148

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    Cover art by Harry Lucey. "Meet the Folks," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie is excited to meet the new girl in town and Betty is happy to let him; It turns out the family are acrobats and welcome Archie in acrobatic style. "Bob Hope Meets Jimmy and Jane" Popsicle ad. "Music Hath Charm"; Leroy plays practical jokes on Archie while he's trying to listen to music. "Garbled Gossip," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bill Vigoda; Reggie starts a rumor to discredit Archie, but it gets twisted and backfires on him. Archie Annual ad. "A Real Doll," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx wants the doll set she sees on TV, so her father sets out to get it for her, over any obstacle. Archie Club News. Katy Keene illustrations by Bill Woggon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #149
    Pep Comics (1940) 149

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    "Insult to Injury!"; Reggie locks Archie in his room so he can't go riding with Veronica. Archie tosses his keys to Jughead and tells him to take his jalopy to Pop's; Reggie sees the jalopy leaving and goes back to check; Archie then locks him in the room and goes to find Veronica. "Bob Hope Meets Jimmy and Jane" Popsicle ad. "Canoe Caper!"; Archie takes Veronica canoeing, but keeps getting interrupted by a gang of little kids and by Reggie in another canoe. Archie Giant Series Magazines ad. Untitled Debby's Diary story, script and art by Bill Woggon; Debby's parents are upset by the way she sits in a chair. Paper doll of Debby with four outfits. Archie Club News. "The Art Smartie!", script and art by Joe Edwards; After going to an exhibit of modern art, Jinx decides she can paint as well as those artists; So she paints a picture and puts it on the fence with a selling prize of $1 million. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #150
    Pep Comics (1940) 150

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    Cover art by Bob White. "Archie the Archer," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics; Archie takes up archery, but Mr. Lodge is reading a book on controlling his temper and is determined not to let Archie's arrows get on his nerves. "Say It With Flowers," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty tries to make Archie jealous by having flowers delivered to her. The World of Jughead ad. "Demon Dynamos!"; While exploring Indian relics in a national park, Ralph Hardy stumbles across a geyser of gas; When he awakens he finds himself in the past; A village of Indians is menaced by two metal monsters than can fire bolts of electricity and the Jaguar has to find a way to defeat them. "Way Out!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Lil Jinx decides she's going to be the first girl on the moon, so she and her friends build their own rocket. Archie Club News. "War and Peace," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica enlists Betty in her war on men. Betty has her own agenda when Archie is involved. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #151
    Pep Comics (1940) 151

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    Dreamsville starring Archie. Dive Jive starring Archie. Heads Up starring Betty and Veronica. Bully for Her! starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Archie Club News. Terror In Fly Land starring The Fly, script by Robert Bernstein, art by John Giunta. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #152
    Pep Comics (1940) 152

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    First 12-cent cover price. Cover art by Bob White. "To Tell the Truth," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie's latest lab accident creates a gas that forces anyone who inhales it to tell the truth. "All State Star," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Coach Kleats tells a reporter about all Moose's athletic records. "The Creature That Cried" starring Jaguar and Almor (first appearance), art by John Giunta. "Making a Name" starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. "Yo-Yo Yocks," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The boys get into the newly-revived fad for playing with yo-yos. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #153
    Pep Comics (1940) 153

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    Cover art by Bob White. "A Model Gift," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie and Reggie play with the model racing cars Archie got for Christmas; When they decide to race for the right to date Veronica, she makes them race with the similar cars she got as a gift. "Haunt Jaunt," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; After Reggie brags about spending time in a haunted house, Archie and Jughead try to make him think it's really haunted...and maybe it is. "Prisoner of Planet X" starring Fly Girl and Borg, art by John Giunta. "Be Patient!" starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #154
    Pep Comics (1940) 154

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  • Issue #155-12CENT
    Pep Comics (1940) 155-12CENT
    Pep Comics (1940) #155-12CENT
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    "Dates the Limit!"; Archie has made two study dates with Betty and Veronica on the same night and uses Jughead's motor scooter to commute back and forth. "The Picture of Terror," script by Robert Bernstein, art by John Giunta; The British inventor of the Tyne camera visits the latest meeting of the Fly Girl Fan Club, promoting a contest for the group; Each member receiving a Tyne camera is asked to take a picture of Fly Girl at the same time, and the best picture taker will be awarded a cash prize. "The Way to His Heart"; Veronica wonders how Thelma has gotten a date with Jughead. "For Adults Only"; Li'l Jinx and her friends are annoyed that it's an adult world. "Half Truth" starring Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #155-15CENT
    Pep Comics (1940) 155-15CENT
    Pep Comics (1940) #155-15CENT
    Tags: Archie

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    15¢ test market variant. "Dates the Limit!"; Archie has made two study dates with Betty and Veronica on the same night and uses Jughead's motor scooter to commute back and forth. "The Picture of Terror," script by Robert Bernstein, art by John Giunta; The British inventor of the Tyne camera visits the latest meeting of the Fly Girl Fan Club, promoting a contest for the group; Each member receiving a Tyne camera is asked to take a picture of Fly Girl at the same time, and the best picture taker will be awarded a cash prize. "The Way to His Heart"; Veronica wonders how Thelma has gotten a date with Jughead. "For Adults Only"; Li'l Jinx and her friends are annoyed that it's an adult world. "Half Truth" starring Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #156-12CENT
    Pep Comics (1940) 156-12CENT
    Pep Comics (1940) #156-12CENT
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    Cover art by Bob White. "About Face," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; All the kids are into the latest fad: putting faces on their pants and shirts. "Safety First," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie plays baseball. "Fly Girl's Night Off," script by Robert Bernstein, art by John Giunta; When a gang of crooks try to rob movie star Kim Brand's house, she defeats them without donning her Fly Girl costume. "Please Buy a Raffle," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx's dad doesn't want to get stuck buying all of her raffle tickets, but he outwits himself. Archie Club News. "Who Needs Archie?", script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Both Betty and Veronica claim they didn't miss Archie while he was on vacation, but they both try to be the first to welcome him back. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #156-15CENT
    Pep Comics (1940) 156-15CENT
    Pep Comics (1940) #156-15CENT
    Tags: Archie

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    15¢ Test Market Variant. Cover art by Bob White. "About Face," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; All the kids are into the latest fad: putting faces on their pants and shirts. "Safety First," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie plays baseball. "Fly Girl's Night Off," script by Robert Bernstein, art by John Giunta; When a gang of crooks try to rob movie star Kim Brand's house, she defeats them without donning her Fly Girl costume. "Please Buy a Raffle," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx's dad doesn't want to get stuck buying all of her raffle tickets, but he outwits himself. Archie Club News. "Who Needs Archie?", script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Both Betty and Veronica claim they didn't miss Archie while he was on vacation, but they both try to be the first to welcome him back. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #157
    Pep Comics (1940) 157

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    Eternal Youth starring Archie. Late Date starring Archie. The Monster's Eye starring Jaguar, art by John Rosenberger. A Bored Game starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Reflections starring Archie. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #158
    Pep Comics (1940) 158

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    Cover art by Bob White. "War Is Swell," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Mr. Lodge accuses the kids of being soft and lazy, and gets them to shape up by playing touch football, just like President Kennedy does on the White House lawn. "No Escape," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Terry Szenics; Reggie dreams Moose catches him hitting on Midge, and chases him to his house. "The Face of Fear" starring Fly Girl, script by Robert Bernstein, art by John Giunta. "Physical Fit-Mess," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx's dad tells her she should exercise, because it's "almost our patriotic duty!" "Just Imagine," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bob White; Archie discovers that he can make anything happen simply by imagining it, and his power soon gets out of control. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #159
    Pep Comics (1940) 159

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  • Issue #160
    Pep Comics (1940) 160

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    "Point of View," art by Harry Lucey; The faculty is so used to the same old grind that they don't notice when a creature from outer space registers as a student. "Having a Ball" one-page story, art by Dan DeCarlo; Betty thinks Veronica has a bowling ball in the bag she brings to the bowling alley, but in reality it is just her makeup bag. "The Beast from Space," script by Robert Bernstein, art by John Rosenberger; A monster creature from outer space, curious about hydrogen bomb testing, comes to Earth; The Fly and Fly Girl are unable to stop it until they lure it to an H-bomb test. Archie's Christmas Stocking ad. "Big Business," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx finds no buyers for her old toys until she starts giving trading stamps. Archie Club News. "The Phantom," pencils by Harry Lucey; When Moose threatens to smash him after school, Archie tries to get a detention so he'll be kept after school; Unfortunately Archie's infractions are so blatant that Mr. Weatherbee thinks he's having hallucinations. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #161
    Pep Comics (1940) 161

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    Cover art by Bob White. "Battle Lines," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bill Vigoda; Reggie's announcement that he's going to "mop up the floor" with Archie in the gym brings all the boys to the gym that night to see it happen. Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "She Skiers" one-page story, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty asks Ronnie if she feels inferior to all the champion girl skiers on the slopes. "The Secret Word," art by Bill Vigoda; Inspired by "You Bet Your Life," Mr. Weatherbee runs a contest where any student who says the "secret word" gets excused from homework; Reggie and Archie bully a freshman into helping them find out what the secret word is. Betty and Veronica Spectacular ad. "In Full Charge," script and art by Joe Edwards; This year, Li'l Jinx gets to plan her own birthday party. Archie Club News. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1962; Average paid circulation for the previous 12 months was 246,491. "Forget It," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; When Mr. Tuttle tells Melody to "forget" about something he asked her to do, she takes him literally and tries to drive it out of her mind completely. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #162
    Pep Comics (1940) 162

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    "Lip Service"; Wanting to look more mature, Archie borrows a fake mustache from Jughead's disguise kit. "Glue Stew"; After Veronica breaks a heel on her shoes, Archie tries to glue it back on, with hair-raising results. "Final Edition," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Melody uses a surprising amount of wiles to secure an interview for the school paper with movie idol Tyrone McSwoon. "Vote Notes!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx is nominated for class President and her campaign may ruin her father. Archie Club News. "To Drive, Or Not To Drive"; Fred will allow Archie to borrow his car only after Archie proves to him that he is a safe driver. "Snow Job" half-page story, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica forgets an appointment with Archie. "Pip of a Dip" half-page story, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Hal Cooper grows impatient to get the bathroom from his daughter, Betty. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #163
    Pep Comics (1940) 163

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    "Hearts 'n' Flowers!"; A secret admirer sends Veronica roses; Archie gets jealous and goes to the florist, where the counter girl tells him there was a mixup and the roses were supposed be sent to a Veronica Levine. "Medic Mania" one-page story, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty and Midge are fans of the handsome doctors on the medical TV shows; Veronica thinks studying to be a nurse is a better way to be around all those handsome doctors. "Carry On," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Pepper fends off Sock's awkward advance when he scoops her up on the premise that he's helping her carry her books. Archie Annual ad. "Good Night!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Ga Ga spends the night with Jinx, causing Hap some aggravation. Archie Club News. "Toss and Turn," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda; Reggie douses Archie with a bag of water so he won't be able to keep his date with Veronica; Archie tries to get revenge on Reggie by tossing a bag of water at him, but ends up hitting Veronica instead. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #164
    Pep Comics (1940) 164

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    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Rocker Bye Baby," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bill Vigoda; Archie gets a rocking chair for Mr. Weatherbee, leading to lots of "off your rocker" jokes from Jughead. Party Pin Up of Archie, Betty and Veronica, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Test Pattern," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica tells Mr. Weatherbee that Betty "cheated" during a test. Archie Annual ad. "The Model Muddle!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx and her daddy are scared by Greg's plastic model of a giant fly. Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength U. S. Royal Bike Tires ad. Archie Club News. "A Small Favor," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; When Josie wants to see a movie, Alex whisks her away to the nearest theatre that's playing the film--which happens to be in another state. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #165
    Pep Comics (1940) 165

    Cover art by Samm Schwartz. "Chiller Diller," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; After going to see a scary movie, the girls are afraid to walk home alone at night. "A Girl's Conception of Baseball," script by George Gladir, art by Bill Vigoda; Gags based on the assumption that girls know nothing about baseball. "Finders Weepers," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bill Vigoda; Reggie finds a gold watch and wants to keep it, but his friends shame him into putting an ad in the paper advertising that he found it; But he didn't say which newspaper he'd put it in. The World of Jughead ad. "Flip-Tops," script and art by Joe Edwards; Daddy teaches Li'l Jinx how to win at flipping baseball cards. Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength U. S. Royal Bike Tires ad. Archie Club News. "A Real Drag," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Josie and Pepper fear that Melody will succumb to temptation when Alex Cabot invites her over to his mansion; They try to protect their friend from Alex's advances, while he tries to get Melody away from them in his private submarine. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #166
    Pep Comics (1940) 166

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    Cover art by Bob White. "The Bad Penny," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Every time Mr. Lodge tries to spend some quality time with his daughter, Archie turns up and ruins everything; So Mr. Lodge tells Archie he's taking Veronica to New Orleans, then takes her somewhere else. "Ups 'n' Downs" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx doesn't like it when the elevator makes a quick stop. "Private Fight," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bill Vigoda; To arouse Betty's curiosity, Archie and Jughead run past her saying a lot of weird and bizarre things; When she follows them, they handcuff her to a railing, where they've already handcuffed Veronica. Archie Giant Series ad. "You Can't Hide the Facts," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Melody absent-mindedly wanders off wearing a skimpy chorus-girl outfit, and wherever she goes, the sight of her figure causes men to have terrible accidents. Archie Says: Nylon Means Strength U. S. Royal Bike Tires ad. Archie Club News ad. "Nothing Doing," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bill Vigoda; Archie and Jughead name a ladybug "Nothing," and when Archie loses it, he confuses Veronica by saying he's looking for Nothing. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #167
    Pep Comics (1940) 167
  • Issue #168
    Pep Comics (1940) 168

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    Cover art by Bob White. "Who Shook That Tree?", script by Frank Doyle, art by Harry Lucey; Archie gets mad at Jughead for saying that Veronica is a lot like her father; Then he makes the mistake of letting Veronica know that he considers this an insult. Christmas Fashions For Betty and Veronica, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Return of the White Jaguar!", pencils by John Rosenberger; Ralph Hardy is left powerless after bandits steal the belt that turns him into the Jaguar. "Mud Wise!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx tells Greg to be like Sir Walter Raleigh and put his coat over mud for a lady. "The Rescue!", script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Melody tries to protect Pepper from the advances of a nerdy boy by seducing him away from Pepper. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #169
    Pep Comics (1940) 169

    Cover pencils by Bob White. "The Dragon Slayer," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; A freshman falls in love with Veronica and vows to do anything to win her hand; Reggie convinces the boy that the only thing in his way is Archie and that he should fight for Veronica like the knights of old. "Sly Spy" one-page story, art by Samm Schwartz; Reggie makes a living by spying on baby-sitters to make sure they're doing their jobs properly. "Dream Stuff," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The others gently mock Melody for her absolute faith that all the predictions in her dream-interpretation book will come true. Archie's Pals 'n' Gals ad. "Away With Words!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx tries to make money off her ability to make up stories. Archie Club News. "The Silent Treatment!", script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Samm Schwartz, inks by Marty Epp; After Fred criticizes him for talking too loudly, Archie stops saying anything at all. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #170
    Pep Comics (1940) 170

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    Cover art by Bob White. "The Elephant Tale!", script by Joe Edwards, pencils by Bob White; Archie tries to make Veronica jealous by telling jokes to Betty, only Betty doesn't get the jokes and Veronica does. "Sad Situation," pencils by Bill Vigoda; Neither of the girls have heard from the boys lately. Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Bug Me Not," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica gives Archie a doll with a built-in tape recorder so she can spy on what he says to other girls when she's not around. Betty and Veronica Spectacular ad. "A Loan and Forgotten," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx has to return all the things she borrowed from her friends. Archie Club News. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1963; Average number of copies sold during the preceding 12 months was 252,621; Single issue nearest filing date was 240,175. "Perfect Cure," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Josie is crushed to discover that Alex wants to date Melody, not her; Pepper tries to set things straight by talking to Melody, but talking to Melody never helps anything. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #171
    Pep Comics (1940) 171

    Cover pencils by Bob White. "Eye, Eye, Sir," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Mr. Weatherbee starts hypnotizing the boys into being ideal students. Josie Comics ad. "Knit Wit" one-page story, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie finds a use for an overly-long necktie Veronica knitted. Veronica's Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Thanks For the Memory," art by Bill Vigoda; The gang sees Jughead with a gorgeous girl and apparently unable to remember who his friends are. Archie Annual ad. "The Money Watcher!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx tries to stop losing money all the time. Archie Club News. "Fiddle Faddle," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; On her way to a violin lesson, an increasingly absent-minded Josie realizes that she forgot her violin at home, and sends Albert to get it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #172
    Pep Comics (1940) 172

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    "The Choice," art by Harry Lucey; Unable to decide who gets to date Archie, the girls ask a handsome stranger to flip a coin. Josie ad. Betty and Veronica Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Kloppy Jalopy"; Archie tries to rent out his Model T to a car show, but fails to tell them that the car has no brakes. Archie ad. "Hot Daze," script and art by Joe Edwards; It's blazing hot, so dad takes Li'l Jinx and her friends to the beach; But it's so much work getting the kids ready that he forgets his suit. Archie Club News. "Hi Level Concussion"; When Jughead develops intellectual pretensions, the girls think it's dreamy; So Archie and Reggie become intellectuals, leaving the girls without dates. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #173
    Pep Comics (1940) 173

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlom, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Sonny Boy," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; After Jughead suggests that Mr. Weatherbee considers Archie the son he never had, Archie first starts treating Mr. Weatherbee like a dad, and then becomes outraged when others suggest he'll get special treatment from his honorary father. Archie Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Mop Up," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Marty Epp; Mr. Weatherbee forces all the students to return their overdue books to the library by the end of the day, and in the rush to get their books, students keep slipping on the janitor's freshly-scrubbed floor. Archie Giant Series ad. "The List!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx makes a list of people to invite to her birthday party. Archie Club News. "All Unstrung," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo inks by Rudy Lapick; Albert's obsession with his guitar puts an even bigger crimp in Josie's love life when Josie's dad gets his old banjo and joins Albert in a duet. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #174
    Pep Comics (1940) 174

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    "The Rebel", pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie is upset when Veronica makes him wash the dishes; Jughead says men need to be more assertive or women will take over the world. Betty Pin-Up and Veronica Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "On the Move," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bob White, inks by Marty Epp; Archie takes Betty and Veronica to a drive-in theater showing a double-feature of silent movies; Jughead livens things up with the sound effects he provides while eating in the back seat. The World of Jughead ad. "Automation," script and art by Joe Edwards; Greg shows Jinx a candy vending machine, but the machine malfunctions. Archie Club News. "The Observers," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Betty and Veronica go out wearing short shorts, thinking it's no big deal, but they're annoyed to find that all the boys make suggestive comments about their exposed legs. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.