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  • Issue #190
    Pep Comics (1940) 190

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  • Issue #191
    Pep Comics (1940) 191

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo. "The Wind-Up," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Veronica shows up with a life-size wind-up doll of Archie. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Archie's Pin Up, art by Bob White. "Getting Things Done," pencils by John Rosenberger; Archie's vocal opposition to Veronica as class president gets him in hot water with the girls. "Wet Paint," script and art by Joe Edwards; Greg painting a dog house leads to a series of mishaps. "The Gossip Column," pencils by John Rosenberger; A gossip column appears in the school paper and everyone wants to know who wrote it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #192
    Pep Comics (1940) 192

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    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo. "The Greatest!", pencils by Bill Vigoda; Hoping to break Archie and Veronica up, Reggie tells Moose that Archie was mocking his strength. Bendix brakes ad with Archie. Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo. "3-D," pencils by John Rosenberger; Archie outlines the elaborate lengths he has to go through to get some alone time with Veronica. Betty and Veronica ad. "Starry Eyed," script and art by Joe Edwards; Enamored with the gold star she got in school, Jinx buys a box of gold stars and begins awarding them for jobs well done. Archie Club News. "Not This Time," art by John Rosenberger; Betty begins surreptitiously helping Archie beat Reggie, which only emboldens Archie into challenging Reggie to more stunts. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #193
    Pep Comics (1940) 193

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    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. "Team Wreck"; Riverdale High doesn't have a ski team so when Coach Kleats goes away on a conference, Mr.Weatherbee takes it upon himself to get a ski team together; The problem is that none of the boys he recruits knows how to ski so it's up to Mr.Weatherbee to teach them. Betty & Veronica illustration by Dan DeCarlo. "Job Jibe"; Professor Jughead gives the students a lecture on part time jobs. "The Right Condition," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx discovers her dad was a skiing champ and begs him to teach her how to ski. Cheerios ad with Rocky & Bullwinkle. Archie Club News. "Pop Art"; Reggie plays tricks on Archie; Archie asks if he's finished and Reggie laments that he doesn't have his itching powder with him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #194
    Pep Comics (1940) 194

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Fan Fare," pencils by John Rosenberger; Veronica is obsessing over the latest teen singing idol and Archie and Mr. Lodge conspire to cool her ardor. Veronica's Fashion Snapshots page, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Fashions By Betty page, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Where the Girls Are," pencils by John Rosenberger; Archie and Reggie go to a ski slope to meet girls. "Copy Cat," script and art by Joe Edwards; Greg is copying every business venture Jinx undertakes. Bendix brakes ad with Archie. "Who's Afraid of a Little Rain?", pencils by John Rosenberger; Archie braves a driving rainstorm to keep a date with Veronica. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #195
    Pep Comics (1940) 195

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  • Issue #196
    Pep Comics (1940) 196
    • INCOMPLETE. Pages missing, interrupts art and story.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "My Plain Old Self," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; To test whether Archie just loves her for her money, Veronica has her father pretend that he's bankrupt. Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo. "East Wing or Bust," art by John Rosenberger; Archie volunteers himself and Jughead as furniture movers for Veronica. "Game Time," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx and Greg are stuck in the house on a rainy day, which does little for her father's nerves. "...and the World Laughs with You," art by John Rosenberger; When Reggie feels that Archie doesn't seem sufficiently humiliated by his latest mishap, the boy decides to help things along. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #197
    Pep Comics (1940) 197

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  • Issue #198
    Pep Comics (1940) 198

    That's All starring Veronica. Punch Punchy starring Archie. Plain Talk! starring Archie. Bubble Trouble! starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Plot Plight! starring Betty and Veronica. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #199
    Pep Comics (1940) 199

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. "Winner Take All," art by Dan DeCarlo; First prize for the annual picnic athletic contests is 10 days on Mr. Lodge's yacht; Reggie and Betty "fix" the events so that Archie will not spend 10 days alone with Veronica. Archie as Pureheart the Powerful ad. Archie's Pin-Up, art by Dan DeCarlo. "Home Made!"; To save 75 cents for rentals, Archie makes his own beach umbrella; When it blows away he chases it down the beach, earning the wrath of beachgoers he tramples in the process. Betty and Veronica Pin-Up, art by Dan DeCarlo. Jughead ad. "A Knee Trick" starring Li'l Jinx; The girls have a knee-painting competition; Greg volunteers to judge, but ducks out when tempers fly. Archie (the Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.) ad. Archie Club News. "Mow 'em Down!", art by Dan DeCarlo; Betty repeatedly hires Archie to mow her lawn, so as to keep him to herself. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #200
    Pep Comics (1940) 200

    "Backs A Loser"; Archie helps Betty enter her cat in a cat show. Archie Club News. "Lonesome Lou"; Archie and Dilton study animal psycology at the zoo. "Think Big"; Li'l Jinx gets a piggy bank. "Dream Flight"; Jughead invents a single person flight device and Archie is the test pilot. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #201
    Pep Comics (1940) 201

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "For The Birds," pencils by Harry Lucey; While on a hike, Veronica and Archie meet Mr. Lodge and his bird watching friends. "Grand Band" one-page story, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie and Jughead have a band, "The Rockin' Robins", and have Beatles wigs to make their rock combo really swing. "Star Car"; Mr. Lodge trades his Lamborghini for Archie's old jalopy for an afternoon. "Type Casting," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx's dad is reading a psychology book about child types. Archie Club News. "Deep In A Dream"; Jughead orders Big Ethel to do as he says. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #202
    Pep Comics (1940) 202
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Corner missing from back cover.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Racing With the Goon or Dining at Two Places at Once Can Be a Drag," script and pencils by Bob Bolling; Archie tries to keep two dates with two different girls at the same time at two restaurants a mile apart. "Fascinating Women," pencils by John Rosenberger; Reggie convinces Betty to try to emulate alluring female archetypes in order to lure Archie away from Veronica, so he can move in on Veronica. "A Little Squirt," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx is renting out her squirt gun to the other girls to protect them from the boys. "Engage the Enemy," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica goes on the war path when she mistakenly assumes Archie is giving Betty an engagement ring for Christmas. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #203
    Pep Comics (1940) 203

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    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Cream of Contentment," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; A simple remark from Reggie devolves into a pie fight. "There's No Such Things as Ghosts," script and pencils by Bob Bolling; Veronica sets up Betty by inviting her to a party and then giving her the address of an old house rumored to be haunted. "A Write Pal," script and art by Joe Edwards; Two ardent pen pals find they have little to say to each other in person. Betty Pin Up by Dan DeCarlo. "Reel Life," script and pencils by Bob Bolling; Betty and Veronica mistake two talent scouts for gangsters. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #204
    Pep Comics (1940) 204

    Cover pencils by Bob Bolling. "Voo Doo," script and pencils by Bob Bolling; Betty plays a West Indian antique drum she finds at the Lodge Mansion and falls victim to an ancient voodoo curse. Bendix ad with Veronica. Miss Grundy Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Archie Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Loser or Did You Ever Get the Feeling the Whole World Is Against You?", script and art by Bob Bolling; A chance encounter with a new girl after school gets Archie in trouble with Betty, Veronica and Mr. Weatherbee. "Snow Fun," script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap's day off from work is occupied by playing with Jinx. "French Fracas," script by Bob Bolling, pencils by John Rosenberger, inks by Mario Acquaviva; A pretty exchange student from France has entranced all the boys and Veronica rallies the girls to put a stop to her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #205
    Pep Comics (1940) 205

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    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Dog Tired," pencils by Bob Bolling; For her birthday, Archie gives Veronica a stray dog he rescued; But the dog wrecks Veronica's party chasing her new cat. Veronica's Pin Up and Betty Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Dangerous Mission," script and pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Mario Acquaviva; A robot probe sent by an alien race to investigate the human race encounters Archie and the gang. "Winter Vs. Spring," script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap's memories of the preceding winter aren't as pleasant as the ones Jinx has. Archie Club News. "The Stuff Heroes Are Made Of," pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; When Betty and Veronica are visibly impressed by the uniform of an army cadet visiting the Choc'lit Shoppe, Archie and Reggie go out and rent uniforms to compete. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #206
    Pep Comics (1940) 206

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Roof Goof, or Goofy Roofer," script and art by Bob Bolling; Archie convinces his father that he and Jughead can replace the loose shingles on the roof at a fraction of the cost of a roofer. Jughead ad. "The Heroes," art by Al Hartley; Archie and Reggie identify two bank robbers, then begin fearing retribution. "Don't Disturb," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx takes an afternoon nap and Hap is worried she's sick. "Dandy Day," pencils by Bob Bolling; Mr. Weatherbee declares a day where students are encouraged to misbehave and Archie still can't follow instructions. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #207
    Pep Comics (1940) 207

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Well-Pested," pencils by Al Hartley; Mr Weatherbee takes an attack of measles as an opportunity to spend a few days without Archie, but Archie insists on visiting to cheer him up. Jughead ad. Archie Pin-Up and Reggie Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Cheers and Jeers," pencils by Al Hartley; nthralled by the thought of being surrounded by athletic males, Betty and Veronica attend a grueling cheerleading school; Miss Grundy and Coach Kleats pass them over to select Big Ethel as a cheerleader. "Bumps," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx's dad buys her the popular new game Bumps; Greg wins so often and so obnoxiously that she gives him a few bumps of his own. Archie as Pureheart the Powerful ad. Archie Club News. "Our Song," pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Veronica asks that Archie play "their song" on the jukebox at the Choc'lit Shop, but Archie can't remember what it's supposed to be. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #208
    Pep Comics (1940) 208

    Safety Worst! starring Archie. The Worker starring Archie, Fred, and Mary. Hands Up! starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Cheating Meeting starring Betty and Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, and Archie. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #209
    Pep Comics (1940) 209

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. "I Love a Parade, Usually!", pencils by Bob Bolling; Archie and Jughead go scuba diving to salvage golf balls for later resale; Riding Jughead's motor scooter into town, they accidentally drop the balls in the midst of a parade sponsored by Mr. Lodge. Archie Club News. "The Collector"; When Jughead's crow steals Veronica's rare red ruby ring, Archie risks his neck climbing a tall tree to get it back; By then Veronica has discovered that the stolen ring was actually one of her imitations, and lost interest. Betty and Veronica ad. "What a Card!"; Greg's dad and Li'l Jinx's dad both get computer cards to respond to a book club; Since Greg's dad's card has more punch holes, they conclude that he must be more important. Josie ad. Reggie Pin-Up by Dan DeCarlo. "Happy Anniversary"; Betty and Veronica buy Archie expensive gifts to commemorate anniversaries in their relationships; He gives them cheap gifts. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #210
    Pep Comics (1940) 210

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Sad Lad," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; To spare Archie a beating at the hands of Betty and Veronica, Jughead pairs him in the surfing contest with Ethel. "Windy Ways," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; A gale force wind almost ruins Archie's date with Veronica. "Playing It Cool," art by Bob Bolling; Betty tries to get Archie into the water on a cool day. "Fill Her Up," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx becomes obsessed with peanut butter. Bendix ad with Jughead. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Night Game," art by Bob Bolling; Veronica makes a big stink when Archie asks Betty to attend a baseball game with him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #211
    Pep Comics (1940) 211

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Wheel-A-Churning," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie takes Veronica on a drive in the country, if his jalopy can hold together long enough. Archie Club News. "Verve to Serve," script by George Gladir, pencils by Al Hartley; Veronica thinks Betty got her involved in volunteering at a remedial reading center as a ruse to steal Archie. "Stick Trick," script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap shows Jinx how to build a tower out of ice cream bar sticks. Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "In a Nutshell," pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Reggie is loose with a robot squirrel and a prankish mood. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #212
    Pep Comics (1940) 212
    • Water damage.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Tops in Pops," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Betty and Veronica compete to become the lead singer of The Archies. "The Chemists," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Prof. Flutesnoot is so concerned about Archie and Jughead being in the chem lab together that he mistakes grape drink mix for a powerful acid. "Take a Message," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx is weighed down by all the envelopes she has to carry. Betty Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Wreck Room Blues," script and art by Bob Bolling; After being evicted from the Lodge Mansion, Archie uses a trampoline to try to reach Veronica's second floor bedroom. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #213
    Pep Comics (1940) 213
  • Issue #214
    Pep Comics (1940) 214
  • Issue #215
    Pep Comics (1940) 215
    • Water damage. Residue on back.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Brushoff," pencils by Bill Vigoda; Reggie causes all sorts of havoc with some invisible paint that Dilton developed. "The Book Keeper," pencils by Bob Bolling; Archie causes all sorts of havoc as a volunteer library assistant. "Hello Dolly," script and art by Joe Edwards; When Hap disposes of Jinx's treasured plush doll because the doll is old and falling apart, the separation is so traumatic that Jinx can't sleep at night. Pin Up for Jughead, pencils by Dan DeCarlo inks by Rudy Lapick; Jughead regrets agreeing to carry Ethel's books home when he sees how many books she has. "It's the Thought That Counts, pencils by Bob Bolling; Fred declares that Archie is spending too much time with the Lodge family and should stay at home and help with the household chores. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #216
    Pep Comics (1940) 216

    "Museum Piece"; Reggie traps Archie in a giant dinosaur skeleton while on a field trip to a museum. Bendix ad with Archie. "Potion Notion" one-page story, script by George Gladir, pencils by Al Hartley; Archie tries to scare Miss Grundy with a rubber monster mask. Veronica Pin-Up. "Romance Trance," script by George Gladir, art by Al Hartley; Archie's bout of love-sickness over Veronica has made him more accident-prone than usual. "The Long and Short of It!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx asks Hap what the longest word is. Archie Club News. "Double Indemnity," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; When Betty and Veronica wear identical skating outfits, Veronica tries to ruin Betty's outfit. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #217
    Pep Comics (1940) 217

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Snow Use," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Lodge is snowed in at the mansion, has to get to the airport, and his only alternative is Archie. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Sundae Best," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie and the gang brainstorm ideas to keep Pop Tate's from closing. "You can Bank on it," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx and Hap discover that deposit soda bottles are a thing of the past. "The Joiners," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Lodge goes ice fishing. Veronica decides she and Archie should accompany him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #218
    Pep Comics (1940) 218

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Brain Strain" starring Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and Cora. Betty and Veronica Pin-Up and Archie Pin-Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Unhappy Hobby," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie tries to interest Jughead in track and field. Archie Annual #20 ad. "Science Friction," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx is home early from a science fiction themed birthday party. Archie Club News. "Flower Power"; Reggie tricks Archie into delivering flowers to Veronica that are from Reggie, but Archie gets even. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #219
    Pep Comics (1940) 219

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Dough Woe," script by George Gladir, pencils by Gus LeMoine, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Pop is searching for just one teenager who isn't obsessed with money. "Man's Best Friend"; Reggie uses Archie's dog to come between Archie and Veronica. "Help (Un)wanted," script and art by Joe Edwards; With her mother sick in bed, Jinx tries to help out around the house. "Born Free," art by Bob Bolling; Archie and his friends attend a love-in at the local park; But Reggie uses it as an excuse to make time with Veronica. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #220
    Pep Comics (1940) 220
  • Issue #221
    Pep Comics (1940) 221

    If At Last You Don't Succeed starring Archie and Jughead. Wow A Luau starring Archie, Reggie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica. Roughing It! starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Corsage Mirage starring Archie. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #222
    Pep Comics (1940) 222

    "Finders Keepers"; Hoping to clean out his attic with little effort and less expense, Mr. Weatherbee tells Archie to keep anything he carts away; When Archie discovers a $100 bill, Mr. Weatherbee buys it back by promising to pay for $25 worth of sodas. But the bill turns out to be counterfeit. Archie Club News. "A Little Problem"; Knowing that Dilton wants a girlfriend his own height, Moose tries first a little girl and then an older lady; The lady is Dilton's mom. "Blow Up!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Dad tries to send the kids outside so he can nap, but they complain that it's too hot; He exhausts himself blowing up a kiddie pool to keep them cool, then they come in anyway because it's raining. Betty Pin-Up. "The Great Spot"; Archie promises Veronica that he'll cut short his fishing trip with Jughead. Jughead ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #223
    Pep Comics (1940) 223
  • Issue #224
    Pep Comics (1940) 224

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Father Knows Beast," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Harry Lucey; Fred isn't too thrilled with Archie's new dog. "Voice Coach," pencils by Bill Vigoda; Dilton tries to explain enunciation exercises to Moose. "Penny Wise," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx tests one of her father's theories. "Who's a Crab?", pencils by Bob Bolling; Betty goes on a date with Archie, only to find out that he considers her "one of the boys." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #225
    Pep Comics (1940) 225

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "All I Want For Christmas," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie decides to surprise Veronica by dressing as Santa and sliding down the chimney of the Lodge Mansion. "Dancing Fool," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; To improve his footwork on the football field, Archie enrolls in a ballet class and endures Reggie's merciless taunts. "Wait-less," script and art by Joe Edwards; While waiting for her father, Jinx finds a discarded tin can and uses it to spur several imaginative daydreams. "Ding-A-Ling," art by Bob White; Reggie impresses Veronica with his new ensemble and Archie struggles to find a way to compete. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #226
    Pep Comics (1940) 226
    • Cover detached at one staple. Oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Archie as "Tiny Tim" singing "Tip Toe through the Tulips." "Under New Management," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Dilton gets more than he bargained for when he gives some public relations advice to The Archies. "Gift Service," pencils by Harry Lucey; Dilton helps Moose shop for a Christmas gift for Midge. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "A Tattle Tail," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx gets even with the parrot because she thinks it sang. "Tree Trauma," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie and Jughead try to decorate the fir tree outside the Lodge Mansion. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #227
    Pep Comics (1940) 227
    • 5" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Everything's Archie," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie's face is everywhere and Mr. Lodge is not happy about it. Archie Club News. "Plow Wow," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie mounts a snowplow on the front of his jalopy, hoping to make extra money in the winter pushing snow. "En-Lightning," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx is scared of a thunderstorm. Miss Grundy's Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Record Breaking," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; The Archie's try to make a recording of their music for a TV audition. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #228
    Pep Comics (1940) 228

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Some Slalom," pencils by Al Hartley; Mr. Weatherbee allows himself to be talked into skiing with Archie, to his regret. Big Ethel's Pin Up by Dan DeCarlo. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Loser's Luck," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; After switching clothes with Reggie to prove a point, Archie doesn't gain the advantage he thought he would. "Way$ 'n' Mean$," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx is going to get money for a soda by any means necessary. "The Bear", pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; In order to placate Veronica, Archie agrees to go swimming outdoors in the winter; Then he has to figure out a way to do it without really doing it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #229
    Pep Comics (1940) 229

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. "The Sound of Music," script by Frank Doyle, art by Harry Lucey; The Archies recruit Dilton to troubleshoot electrical problems in their sound system; He grounds to the water line, piping music throughout the Lodge mansion, then to the sewer line, piping music throughout the city. Miss Grundy's Pin-Up and Betty and Veronica Pin-Up, art by Dan DeCarlo. "Study Fuddy-Duddy," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie and Veronica are studying together, but they require conversation, music, and food. Mr. Lodge tackles their homework to demonstrate how it would be better done in silence. Betty and Veronica ad. "Seeing Stars," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx stays up so late studying stars that she falls asleep on the field trip to the planetarium. Archie Groovy Stationery Kit ad. Statement of Ownership and Circulation; Average paid circulation of each issue in preceding 12 months, 292,572. "Hair," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; The teachers try to annoy Archie by pretending not to notice his long blond hair. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #230
    Pep Comics (1940) 230
    • 1" cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold is detached from both staples.
  • Issue #231
    Pep Comics (1940) 231

    First 15-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Stranger Than Fiction," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Pop introduces a stranger passing through Riverdale to the Archie gang. Betty and Veronica Pin Up and Jughead Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Reject," pencils by Bill Vigoda; Jughead tries to obedience train Hot Dog. "Change For the Better," script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap gets Jinx a purse so she'll stop losing her money. "Change of Heart," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bob Bolling; The youthful exuberance of the students proves to be too much for Mr. Weatherbee's patience. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #232
    Pep Comics (1940) 232
    • 0.75" spine split from bottom.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Blind Alley," script by Al Hartley, pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie convinces himself that he can stop being a klutz through the power of positive thinking. "Gotta Be a Winner," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Go Go Magazine is seeking their Teenager of the Year in Riverdale and Betty and Veronica are so focused on winning that it's putting a crimp in Archie's social life. "Mad Hatter," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx decides to make her own decorative hat. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "It's Real Camp," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Jughead's idea of roughing it doesn't jibe with Archie and Reggie's idea of roughing it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #233
    Pep Comics (1940) 233

    "Things Are Picking Up!"; After being called lazy by Veronica, Archie takes the only job he can get, picking up paper on the beach. Archie Club News. "Old Faithful"; Jughead, thinking Hot Dog is following him, is praising and showing off giving the "Heel!" command; Hot Dog is actually napping under a tree. Ad for Archie/PEP/Betty and Veronica. "Hidden Meanings" starring Li'l Jinx; Is there a communication gap between the generations?; Possible interpretations revealed. "Save Me" text story; As lifeguard, Ethyl rescues every boy, even if only in knee deep water. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #234
    Pep Comics (1940) 234

    "Beautiful Day"; Archie tries to not let a beautiful sunny day go to waste, but the water is drained from the Lodge's pool and Mr. Lodge is trying to clean it. "Drastic Plastic," script and art by Al Hartley; Archie and Jughead take care of Mr. Lodge's rare tropical plants while he is away on business. "The Key Hold," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx, having been locked out of the house, insists she is responsible enough to have a house-key. Archie Club News. Archie Giant Series ad. "Forget It," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie recaps the day he and Veronica met. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #235
    Pep Comics (1940) 235
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Issue #236
    Pep Comics (1940) 236
  • Issue #237
    Pep Comics (1940) 237
    • Oxidation.

    Easy Greasy starring Archie, Reggie, and Jughead. Litter Loot starring Veronica. Playing the Game! starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Togetherness starring Archie, Miss Grundy, Veronica, and Mr. Weatherbee. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #238
    Pep Comics (1940) 238

    Storm Warning starring Archie, Jughead, and Betty. Battle Prattle starring Archie. What's Your Angle? starring Archie. Snow Go! starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Box Office Bonanza starring Archie, Betty, and Veronica. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #239
    Pep Comics (1940) 239

    "On the Map"; Archie plans separate engagements, all on the same night, with Betty, Veronica, and Jughead; He uses a large map to plot out his movements. Archie Club News. "That Way Out Sound," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Mr. Lodge builds a vault that only his tuning fork can open; When he gets trapped inside with the fork, the Archies get it open. "Poster Art"; Li'l Jinx puts up posters in her room, but finds she can't sleep with people staring at her. "A Dog's Lament"; Hot Dog gets mud on Archie's coat; He makes up for it by connecting Archie with pretty girls. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.