Pep #158
(October 1962)

Archie, 1960 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
eight times a year in January, March, May, June, August, September, October and November
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Haunted house? Bah!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones

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Dean Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

War Is Swell (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Soft! Soft as a grape!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
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.

Indexer Notes

One of many stories from this period that refers to President Kennedy's call for physical fitness among American teenagers.

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U. S. Royal / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

No Escape (Table of Contents: 5)

Reggie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reggie loves Midge
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Reggie dreams Moose catches him hitting on Midge, and chases him to his house.

Fun with the "Popsicle" Kids (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Face of Fear! (Table of Contents: 8)

Fly Girl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gasp! S-something is happened to my face! It's been horribly affected by..... Oh, no! No!!! It must not happen to me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fly Girl [Kim Brand]; Cole (I)
Synopsis
Cole, a crime boss, vows revenge when Fly Girl spoils a race horse theft.

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Physical Fit-Mess (Table of Contents: 10)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4.33 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Li'l Jinx! Go to your room and clean it up! It's a mess!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Hap Holiday; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx's father wants her to exercise more, but then Jinx wants her dad to exercise more as well.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Li'l Jinx Pen Pals / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish I could make new friends from all over the world!
Characters
Li'l Jinx

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Helen of Toy / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie Club News / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Volcanoes are heaps of hardened lava and ash vents or openings in the earth's surface.

Indexer Notes

Letters from Louise Wong, Mark Grzetech, Joanne Bramante, and Jimmy Tigh.

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Elane Originals / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Just Imagine (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ronnie! I've explained this math problem three times! Don't you have any imagination?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie discovers that he can make anything happen simply by imagining it, and his power soon gets out of control.

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Wallace Brown / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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White Cloverine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Haunted house? Bah!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Male or female miniature dog at no cost!"]
    Dean Studios
  3. 2. War Is Swell
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Know your signs... for safety"]
    U. S. Royal
  5. 4. ["Me? I'm O.K. But you should see the other kid!"]
    Bendix
  6. 5. No Escape
    Reggie
  7. 6. Fun with the "Popsicle" Kids
  8. 7. ["New amazing invention - "Magic Art Reproducer" draw any person in one minute"]
  9. 8. The Face of Fear!
    Fly Girl
  10. 9. ["Wanted Forsythe P. (alias Jughead) Jones"]
  11. 10. Physical Fit-Mess
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. ["I wish I could make new friends from all over the world!"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  13. 12. ["America's most exciting war game Task Force"]
    Helen of Toy
  14. 13. ["Full size - quality cameras"]
  15. 14. ["Volcanoes are heaps of hardened lava and ash vents or openings in the earth's surface."]
    Archie Club News
  16. 15. ["Treasured bracelet"]
    Elane Originals
  17. 16. ["Kissing dolls! Only 50ยข complete set"]
  18. 17. Just Imagine
    Archie
  19. 18. ["Boys, girls, men, women if you know just 20 people..."]
    Wallace Brown
  20. 19. ["Are you skinny like I was?"]
  21. 20. ["Boys! Girls! Ladies! Men! Given! Given! Yes, we give you premiums or cash!"]
    White Cloverine
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