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  • Issue #258
    Pep Comics (1940) 258

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Record Breaking," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Tiring of living in fear of Moose, Reggie and Archie seek out Coach Clayton for judo lessons. "Speed Breed," script by George Gladir, pencils by Gus LeMoine, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Lodge's record-setting race car is publicly eclipsed when Archie puts Dilton's experimental rocket fuel into the gas tank of his jalopy. "Halfies," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx and Gigi find a quarter on the street, then try to figure out how to split it evenly between them. "Stroke of Luck," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie and Reggie both fake medical conditions in order to meet a pretty nurse at the beach first aid station. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #259
    Pep Comics (1940) 259

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. "Station In Life," script by Frank Doyle, art by Stan Goldberg; The beach lifeguard asks Archie to substitute for him for a ten minute break and Archie lets it go to his head. "The Net Set," pencils by Gus LeMoine, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Veronica throws Archie over for a handsome tennis pro, not knowing that he has an ulterior motive. "Busy Signal," script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap tries to teach Jinx good phone etiquette and pays the price. "Hang Ten," art by Al Hartley; Betty thinks her surfing prowess is the key to getting Archie away from Veronica; But she hasn't counted on Veronica's prowess at manipulation. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #260
    Pep Comics (1940) 260

    "Fly In the Ointment"; Archie takes flying lessons and crash lands on the Lodges' property. "Noble Experiment"; Archie tries to make his mark by helping, but no one trusts him and he ends up running from everyone. "Weary Query"; Dilton describes how television works, but Betty is still stumped. Archie Club News. "Leaf It To Her," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx tries to find the perfect leaf for a school assignment, but ruins it and tries an apple for the teacher instead. Li'l Jinx ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #261
    Pep Comics (1940) 261

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. "Christmas Past," pencils by Gus LeMoine, inks by Joe Edwards; Jingles warns the Riverdale gang that if humanity doesn't stop polluting the atmosphere, Santa will suspend Christmas. "Being Choosy," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx and Greg try to decide who gets what color in order to play checkers. "Close Trim," script by Dick Malmgren, art by Al Hartley; In another desperate attempt to ingratiate himself to Mr. Lodge, Archie decides to give the Lodge Christmas tree a makeover. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #262
    Pep Comics (1940) 262

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Snow Job," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Archie tries to shovel the front walk, but events conspire against him. "Resolved," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie's new list of New Year's resolutions has Smithers resolving to quit. "Some Card," script and art by Joe Edwards; Greg doesn't know how to break the news of his latest report card to his father. "Christmas Belles," script and art by Al Hartley; An essay on the presence and significance of bells through history. Betty and Veronica Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #263
    Pep Comics (1940) 263

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Contrast," art by Bill Vigoda; Jughead tries to convince Archie to dump Veronica in favor of Betty. "Secret Code," script by Frank Doyle, art by Al Hartley; Archie struggles through the day with a debilitating cold in order to keep a date with Veronica that evening. "Goody Goodies," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx dreams of a land made of candy and ice cream. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #264
    Pep Comics (1940) 264

    Last 15-cent cover price. "Sum Fun," art by Al Hartley; Both Archie and Dilton like figures, and Archie begins to dream about being successful. "Have a Heart," pencils by Gus LeMoine; Whatever Archie does to impress Veronica for Valentine's Day, Reggie can top it. "Seen Scene," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx is not seen as she stands in line. Archie Club News. Statement of Ownership, Mangement and Circulation: Total paid circulation for previous 12 months is 274,713. "Off Side," pencils by Al Hartley; Coach Kleats has a brainstorm of turning the cheerleaders into waterboys, trainers, and moral boosters for the football team. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #265
    Pep Comics (1940) 265

    First 20-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Exam Cram," script by George Gladir, art by Stan Goldberg; Everybody else in Riverdale is studying for their final exams; Archie prefers to depend on his collection of lucky horseshoes. Jughead Pin Up by Dan DeCarlo. "S is for Mr. Swenson," script and art by Al Hartley; Definitions of words beginning with the letter "s" which apply to Svenson the janitor's lot in life. "Gals and Calories," script and art by Al Hartley; Deciding that Jughead eats to fill the social void in his life, Archie sets him up with a blind date with Ethel. "Roar of the Ignored," script and art by Joe Edwards; After getting the cold shoulder from Gigi, Jinx goes to Greg for advice. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #266
    Pep Comics (1940) 266

    "The Quiet Man"; Archie puts on makeup and does Mime acting. "A Special Breed"; Hot Dog takes orders only from Jughead. "Ten Sense", script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx's Dad shows her an old rare dime worth a lot of money. "Free Soul"; Archie is free of school for another day. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #267
    Pep Comics (1940) 267

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Old Polluter Tutor," pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Veronica and the gang pressure Archie into disposing of his heap of a car in the name of environmental improvement. "The Art Critics," script by Frank Doyle, art by Stan Goldberg; Archie and Jughead are assigned to take delivery of a statue for the school. "Chain Pain," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx receives a chain letter. "Scorched Earth," pencils by Gus LeMoine, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie tries to ingratiate himself to Mr. Lodge by secretly spreading miracle grow plant food on Lodge's wilting garden. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #268
    Pep Comics (1940) 268

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. "Who Blew the Luau?", art by Al Hartley; After eating Miss Beazley's Hawaiian food at a beach luau, Jughead and Mr. Weatherbee get uncontrollable cases of hiccups. "Float Goat Part One," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Joe Sinnott; Seeing him despondent over Reggie collaborating with Veronica on a parade float, Betty encourages Archie to collaborate with her on their own float. "Float Goat Part Two," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Joe Sinnott; Archie's car begins to rebel at having to be a parade float. Archie Club News. "Way Out!", script and art by Joe Edwards; The kids go on a hike in the woods. Archie at Riverdale High ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #269
    Pep Comics (1940) 269
    • 1/4" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "The Cure," art by Samm Schwartz; Archie and Reggie can't stop making fun of Betty for wearing a copper bracelet to relieve inflammation. "Ah-Chew," pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; While Dilton tells everyone how bubble gum is made, the others enjoy themselves chewing it. "Jet Set," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx gets hijacked on the way home. "The Horse Boss," pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Reggie tries to show off while he and Betty are horseback riding. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #270
    Pep Comics (1940) 270

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Money to Burn," art by Al Hartley; Archie is so financially strapped, due to his extravagant love life, that he applies for welfare. Big Ethel Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Whatever Turns You On," pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Reggie bribes Archie to date Ethel's cousin so he has a clear track to Veronica. "Split Fit" one-page story, script by George Gladir, art by Bill Vigoda; Archie yearns to see a twenty foot wave. "Clean Scene," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx can't invite Gigi over until she cleans her room. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #271
    Pep Comics (1940) 271

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Tickets to Trouble," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie buys two tickets to a concert from Dilton with the idea that it would be a romantic spot to woo Veronica. Fate has other ideas. "Grub Bub" one-page story, script by George Gladir, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Rudy Lapick; Jughead eats the picnic lunch for the others, so he brings a replacement. "Camping Tips," script by George Gladir, art by Bill Vigoda; Archie demonstrates tips to make a camping trip enjoyable; Jughead demonstrates that Archie is all wet. Archie Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Pooch Plot," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bill Vigoda; Hot Dog recruits one of his canine friends to aid him in getting into Veronica's pool over Veronica's objections. "Sound Off!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx and Russ discuss how their bodies react to different sounds. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #272
    Pep Comics (1940) 272

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "The Errand," art by Al Hartley; Archie is a hero in the eyes of everybody except his father. "Point of View," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Gus LeMoine, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie tries to convince Veronica that it's possible to talk yourself into being happy. "The Competitors," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Reggie gets into an argument with Jughead over which of them is more competitive. "Decision Division," script and art by Joe Edwards; Greg and Russ get into an argument over how Jinx should spend her allowance. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #273
    Pep Comics (1940) 273
  • Issue #274
    Pep Comics (1940) 274
  • Issue #275
    Pep Comics (1940) 275
  • Issue #276
    Pep Comics (1940) 276

    "The Humanitarians," script and pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Bob Smith; Archie and Jughead find a stray dog on the way to school. "Slim Pickin's"; Midge has Moose on a diet, and he dreams that he loses too much weight. Jughead's Snack Pack Quiz word-search puzzle. "Straw Score" one-page story; Reggie won't share his soda with Jughead. Archie Club News. "Debt Tally," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx manages to pay off her debt to Charley Hawse and turn a profit as well. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #277
    Pep Comics (1940) 277

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Oil on Troubled Waters," pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Mr. Lodge lets Archie in on a secret business opportunity given to him by a visiting oil man. "Tour Lure" one-page story, script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; The gang tries to interest Jughead in a ski hike. "Friendship," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Fearing Jughead is looking for a loan, Archie goes to great lengths to avoid him. "Alpha-bits", script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx learns about asterisks. "Operation Goof-Up," art by Stan Goldberg; Archie spends two weeks calculating a plan down to the last detail that will allow him to sneak out of study hall and grab a soda across the street. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #278
    Pep Comics (1940) 278

    "Right On and On"; Hearing about an automobile recall for defective transmissions, Archie brings his old car in for a replacement too, and ends up with a complete overhaul. "Boo Hoo Rendezvous," script and art by Al Hartley; Dilton makes a robot that looks like a handsome teen and Archie and Jughead plan to send it on a date with Ethel. Untitled Li'l Jinx's Daddy story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap is mystified about when children sleep. Archie Club News. "The Music Man," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon d'Agostino; Archie plays electric guitar for Veronica and annoys Mr. Lodge. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #279
    Pep Comics (1940) 279
    • 1/4" spine split from top.

    Cover inks by Jon D'Agostino. "The Pooped Pucker," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Joe Sinnott; Veronica wants to psychoanalyze Archie's motives when all Archie wants to do is smooch. "Worry Flurry" one-page story, script by George Gladir, art by Jon D'Agostino; Archie becomes worried when Mr. Weatherbee doesn't bust him. Jug's Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Picture Frame," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino and Stan Goldberg; Reggie's plan to get Archie in trouble nets more than just Archie. "Wash and Cry," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx tries to help her father, but only makes things worse. "It's a Gas," script and art by Al Hartley; Jughead's solution to Archie's suspension problem is helium in the car's tires. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #280
    Pep Comics (1940) 280

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Queen's Taste," script and pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Betty tries to inspire Ethel to keep trying and not give up. "On the Fence," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Veronica gives Archie the brush-off by listing all of his faults. "The Monster From Planet X", script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx tries to stay up to watch a highly anticipated monster movie on television. "Designed For Delight," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; In anticipation of the new Archie's Restaurant being built in Riverdale, Mr. Lodge is flooded with designs for the building from the general public. Betty and Veronica Pin Up by Dan DeCarlo. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #281
    Pep Comics (1940) 281

    "Hold the Wire Please," art by Samm Schwartz; Archie and Jug are testing out an intercom but Mr. Weatherbee thinks Coach Kleats is just talking to himself. "Confuse Ruse" one-page story; Jughead gets rid of Reggie by warning him about sharks. "You Know You're In Trouble When"; Hot Dog describes various things that can go wrong when you're a dog. "Help Wanted," art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead tries to show Archie that there are still things to do when the girls aren't around. "A Feeling for Art," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx pesters Roz mercilessly when Roz is trying to paint. Archie Club News. "Net Regret," pencils by Stan Goldberg; Betty and Veronica secretly compete to see which will get to be Archie's tennis partner. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #282
    Pep Comics (1940) 282

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Seaside Strategy," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Betty and Veronica have conflicting philosophies on why one goes to the beach. "Zeal Deal" one-page story, script by George Gladir; Moose tries a tricky surfing stunt. "Equal Time," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Fresh from a Women's Liberation rally, Betty is insistent to Archie that everything on their date be equal. "A Penny for Your Thoughts," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx manages to turn a lost penny into a fortune. "By the Numbers," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Midge demands Moose count to ten before he hits someone and Reggie tries to take advantage. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #283
    Pep Comics (1940) 283

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Sleepy Time Boys," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Archie is angry at Jughead for intentionally waking him from a pleasant dream. Reggie Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Wildlife Tips," script by George Gladir, pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie and the gang give the reader camping tips mixed in with one-liners. "Bicycle Belles" starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards; Gigi's new bike isn't getting her the attention she seeks. "Boat Goat," script by Dick Malmgren, art by Bob Bolling; When Veronica rejects Archie's offer to go rowing, Jughead decides to use psychology to get her to accept. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #284
    Pep Comics (1940) 284

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Kid Me Not," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie is forced to watch Veronica's holy terror of a cousin. "Sale Tale" one-page story, script and art by George Gladir; Moose tries to buy pennies in a department store. "Deliverance," script by George Gladir, pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Chic Stone; Jughead gets a job delivering pizzas. "Eye Full," script and art by Joe Edwards; Roz asks Charley for his interpretation of various pictures to test his artistic ability. "Late Date," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie oversleeps and frantically rushes to school. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #285
    Pep Comics (1940) 285

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Cut Down to Size," pencils by Al Hartley, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Ethel tries to convince Moose to leave Midge for her. "String Along with Me," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Feeling the student body is too infatuated with guitars, Mr. Weatherbee bans the instrument from the school. "Excuse Me," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx gets involved with something and returns home late, then tries to think up a mitigating excuse. "Where Destiny Leads Me," art by Stan Goldberg; Archie reneges on an offer to treat Jughead to a meal when he gets a sudden date with a hot girl. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #286
    Pep Comics (1940) 286

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Help Wanted," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; When Jingles the Brownie quits working for Santa Claus, Archie tries to convince him he's doing the wrong thing. "Time To Sack In," script by Dick Malmgren; While sleeping over one night at Archie's house, Jughead keeps sending Archie off for a midnight snack. "Winter Sports," script and art by Joe Edwards; The kids try to engage in their favorite winter pastimes, only to find that they can't do the things they want to do. Archie Club News. "Holiday Surprise," pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Chic Stone; Betty and Ethel discuss how Archie has "finally" given up on dating Veronica. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #287
    Pep Comics (1940) 287

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. It's Always the Same Old Story on a Weekend Ski Trip starring Archie, pencils by Bob Bolling. The Handy Man, Can starring Archie. Plane Talk starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Archie Club News. Sleeping Beauty starring Archie. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #288
    Pep Comics (1940) 288

    First 25-cent cover price. "Pin Head," script by George Gladir, pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie spends too much on a piece of jewelry for Veronica and confusion follows when she tells him he shouldn't have. "The Old Pro"; Jughead procrastinates about changing his procrastinating ways. "Decisions Decisions"; Archie goes back and forth trying to decide whether he needs to wear rain gear to school...and makes the wrong decision. "Back Problems," script and art by Joe Edwards; Charley's lack of studying comes back to bite him, along with a biting comment from Li'l Jinx. Statement of ownership: Average number of copies printed during preceding 12 months = 427,482; Average number of copies in paid circulation during preceding 12 months = 205,802. Archie Club News. "Shining Example"; Mr. Weatherbee makes students do chores around the school instead of sitting in detention hall, and has given Archie the job of polishing doorknobs. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #289
    Pep Comics (1940) 289
  • Issue #290
    Pep Comics (1940) 290
  • Issue #291
    Pep Comics (1940) 291

    "The Visitor"; Archie causes havoc at the Lodge mansion by his clumsiness. "Cool Fuel"; The national gas shortage hits Riverdale and Archie has to come up with an alternative energy source. "Air Mail," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx has a hard time delivering a birthday card to Greg. "Where It's At"; Miss Grundy's college classmate, Helen Cranshaw, a famous magazine editor, is looking for a subject for an article on "A Woman's Search for Fulfillment." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #292
    Pep Comics (1940) 292
  • Issue #293
    Pep Comics (1940) 293

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Request Zest," script by George Gladir, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Reggie uses a radio call-in dedication line to cause trouble for everyone else; featuring "The Foxman," a thinly-veiled parody of radio personality Wolfman Jack. "Weight and Fate" one-page story, art by Jon D'Agostino; Archie samples an old fashioned fortune scale. Jughead Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "Horn of Plenty," script by Dick Malmgren, pencils by Gus Lemoine, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie starts playing the tuba in order to join the school marching band, then shows his utter inability to play it correctly. "Cluck Cluck," script and art by Joe Edwards; Charley gets a job delivering take-out chicken in a chicken costume; Jinx gets an idea on how he can deliver his routes faster. "Sting Fling," script and art by Al Hartley; Betty's home remedy for sunburn suddenly makes Ethel attractive to Jughead. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #294
    Pep Comics (1940) 294
  • Issue #295
    Pep Comics (1940) 295

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Pack Track," pencils by Bob Bolling; Mr Bunsen takes the gang backpacking in the wide open spaces. "The Blood Hound," pencils by Bob Bolling; Someone is writing love letters to Midge. "A Low Dolly" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx finds her old dolly. Archie Club News: Articles by readers on friends by Fay Dillof of Rye, NY; on Archie's Restaurant by Pat Myron of Markham, Ill; and on Archie comics by Robin Hunter of Twin Lakes, Michigan. Two one-page Josie and the Pussycats stories. Jughead Pin Up, pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Surf Ragettes," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty and Veronica want to win the large Surfing Trophy cup instead of the tiny Girls Surfing trophy. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #296
    Pep Comics (1940) 296
  • Issue #297
    Pep Comics (1940) 297

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. "The Little Thinker," script by Dick Malmgren, art by Stan Goldberg; Archie finds himself in the middle of a dispute between Veronica and her father. "Aquarius," script and art by Joe Edwards; A short example of how people born under the sign of Aquarius like to travel. "Wheel of Fortune," pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Forbidden to drive, Bingo decides to pick up a pizza on a pair of roller skates. "Lunchroom Helper," pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Chuck learns something about salt. "Leave Me Alone," script by Dick Malmgren, art by Stan Goldberg; Archie goes to elaborate lengths to avoid his father. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #298
    Pep Comics (1940) 298
  • Issue #299
    Pep Comics (1940) 299

    "A Clean Sweep"; Archie asks his father for more allowance; When he is refused, Archie is glad to hear from Jughead that he has won in the lottery and takes Ronnie out on an extravagant night out. "Hearing Problems" one-page story; Li'l Jinx' father is bothered by the noise she and her friend are making. "Southern Comfort:" starring Pop Tate; Chuck does not know what to get his father for his birthday. "Root of a Square"; Randy helps Len discover how much fun girls can be. "Dog Tired"; Jughead wants to prove Reggie that Hot Dog isn't lazy. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #300
    Pep Comics (1940) 300
    • Water damage.

    "The Global Gourmet," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Pop Tate tries some new International Cuisine. "Photo Finish" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Charley shows Jinx a picture of him. "The Loan Runner," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie tries to avoid Jughead. Hostess snack cakes ad with Archie. "Cast Off," script and art by Joe Edwards; Randy's friend Lips gets sympathy for his 'broken arm.' "The Look of Love," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The gang sets the lonely Dilton up with the ditzy Pansy, who's too stupid to be turned off by his intelligence. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #301
    Pep Comics (1940) 301

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Cold Facts," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Archie endures great personal pain and suffering in order to pick wild roses for Veronica. "A Drink Think" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Charley is reluctant to drink the hot cocoa Jinx made. "An Emotional Sign," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Joe Edwards; Jughead comes up with a sprained ankle on the morning his new job starts. "Hokey Hero," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Alan keeps showing up in the nick of time to save Josie from injury and Valerie suspects it's a fake. "Leadership," script and art by Dick Malmgren; Things go wrong all at once at the high school and everyone's first response is to run to Mr. Weatherbee to fix it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #302
    Pep Comics (1940) 302

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Waiting Game," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica takes forever to prepare to attend a concert with Archie; Then when she's finally ready, she can't find him. "Proof Positive" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx tries to demonstrate to Charley his lack of sophistication. "Out of Print," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Alexander gets a print shop for his birthday. "What a Revolting Development," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Rudy Lapick; Pop cuts Archie and Jughead off until they settle their tabs. Archie's U.S.A. Trivia page. "The Bookworm," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Joe Edwards; Fred searches for a place to hide the ten dollars he won so Archie can't get it. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #303
    Pep Comics (1940) 303

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Scrambled Egghead", script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Thinking he needs a newer, more macho image, Archie buys a skull cap in a wig shop to make people think he's bald. "He Went That-a-Way" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx and Gigi can't agree on anything. "All in the Game," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Veronica buys a new dress, defying strict orders not to, then conspires to get her father to change his mind. "Front Runner," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Alan tries to convince Josie and Valerie they should start running for exercise. "Menu Mischief," pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick; Faced with the school board replacing the cafeteria with vending machines, Archie, Betty and Jughead rally the students in an attempt to save Miss Beazly's job. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #304
    Pep Comics (1940) 304
  • Issue #305
    Pep Comics (1940) 305

    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Missing Ingredient," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty bribes Jughead into posing as her latest crush, hoping to make Veronica want him. "A Cutting Remark," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Rudy Lapick; Fred is livid that Archie isn't around to perform household chores. "As Two Shes In a Pod," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx has given up baseball to imitate Gigi and the boys conspire to change her mind. "Gentle M.", pencils by Gus LeMoine, inks by Jon D'Agostino; When Moose rescues a baby bird in danger, he gains a reputation as kind and gentle--a reputation that Reggie doesn't believe. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #306
    Pep Comics (1940) 306

    Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "In a Pickle," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren; Archie salvages some discarded pickle barrels from the city dump with the intent of reselling them. "Wheeler Dealer," script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx searches for wheels for Greg's soap box auto, hoping to impress him. "Lucky Me?", script and pencils by Dick Malmgren; Demonstrating his legendary sensitive side, Archie manages to get both Betty and Veronica mad at him inside of fifteen minutes. "The Great One," script and pencils by Dick Malmgren, inks by Rudy Lapick; When Reggie hears that Midge will be baby-sitting and that Moose can't join her, he decides to move in; But he finds Midge's charge is just as dangerous as Moose. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #307
    Pep Comics (1940) 307