Starting with this issue, superhero stories were eliminated from the title. "Josie," created by Dan DeCarlo and Frank Doyle (in its original, pre-Pussycats form), takes the place of the superheroes as the main backup title for both "Pep" and "Laugh."
List of 48 persons (ages 7 to 16) desiring pen pals. All are from the United States.
First prize of $5.00 to Joyce Rydlewicz for article on the Indians of the Andes. Second prize of $3.00 to Cindy Follis (Burbank, Calif.) for article on Roman chariot races. Third prize of $2.00 to Ellen M. Starace (New York, N.Y.) for three jokes.
Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1962. Average paid circulation for the previous 12 months was 246,491.