Pep #137
(February 1960)

Archie, 1960 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1959-11-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)

Issue Notes

With this issue, the word "Comics" is dropped from the cover and from the indicia.

Cover gag is similar to the one on the cover of Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #33 (published in July-August 1948).

There is a gap in the indicia type between the words "Pep" and "February" where the word "Comics" was removed from the printing plate at the last minute.

On sale date and volume number confirmed from the publication date and volume number reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 14, Part 1, Number 1, Periodicals, January-June 1960. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B826444. Copyright office still records the title as being "Pep Comics."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We'd like two in the balcony!
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Just because Jughead is accompanying Archie and Veronica to the movies doesn't mean they're going to sit together.

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Jughead with Archie Digest #19

Go for Broke (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica is upset that Archie keeps giving his money away to friends in need rather than spend it on her.
Reprints

Presents of Mind (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
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.
Reprints

Winter Carnival (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Frese (layouts); Bob White
Inks
Bob White ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is incensed that Coach Kleats has no entries in the Inter-High School Carnival sports competition. But through sheer accident Jughead, Archie and Reggie end up winning two of the events.

Indexer Notes

Story is redrawn from Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #90.

Solid Security (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Alec; Linda; Laurie
Synopsis
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.
Reprints

Safe and Solid (Table of Contents: 5)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx has a unique way of testing whether a frozen pond is safe for skating.
Reprints

Katy's Winter Vacation (Table of Contents: 6)

Katy Keene / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon (signed); Rochelle Morey (Plot idea)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Dick Ludwig
Synopsis
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.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["We'd like two in the balcony!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Go for Broke
    Archie
  3. 2. Presents of Mind
    Archie
  4. 3. Winter Carnival
    Archie
  5. 4. Solid Security
    Wilbur
  6. 5. Safe and Solid
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Katy's Winter Vacation
    Katy Keene
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