Pep #163
(June 1963)

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
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Epp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Grundy, I can't take the exam today... my stars are in an unfavorable position!!
Genre
teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews
Keywords
astrology; horoscope

Hearts 'n' Flowers! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Patty
Synopsis
A secret admirer sends Veronica roses. Archie gets jealous and goes to the florist, where the counter girl tells him there was a mixup and the roses were supposed be sent to a Veronica Levine. The girl wants a date with Reggie, so Archie volunteers to set her up if she will help him get enough flowers to impress Veronica.
Keywords
florist; jealousy; roses; telephone

Billy Wins with Bendix (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Medic Mania (Table of Contents: 3)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Betty and Midge are fans of the handsome doctors on the medical TV shows. Veronica thinks studying to be a nurse is a better way to be around all those handsome doctors.
Keywords
medical shows; nursing; television

Indexer Notes

TV doctors Ben Casey and Dr. Kildare are referred to by name.

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

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What exactly is a classic car, Archie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie describes a classic car; Betty is stuck for a line; Reggie has peculiar chivalry; Reggie disputes his gambling trait.
Keywords
classic cars; gambling; modern art; movie theater

Indexer Notes

Three one-panel jokes and one two-panel joke.

Carry On (Table of Contents: 5)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie James; Pepper; Melody Valentine; Sock; Alexander Cabot III; Albert
Synopsis
Pepper fends off Sock's awkward advance when he scoops her up on the premise that he's helping her carry her books. Albert tries the same thing with Josie, but he's not strong enough to carry her.

Order This! Get This Free! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Good Night! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holiday; Ga Ga
Synopsis
Ga Ga spends the night with Jinx, causing Hap some aggravation.
Keywords
cookies; nightmare; sleepover; snoring; suitcase

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Canada! India! Japan!
Characters
Li'l Jinx (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of 48 persons (ages 8 to 14) desiring pen pals. All names this time are from the United States.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Winners of the "Why My Bike Is Important to Me" contest.Also publicity for the in-progress Archie TV pilot with a letter from Wayne Adams, who plays Reggie. Contest winners are James Houghton (Fairfield, Calif.), Michael Goldblatt (Chicago, Ill.), John L. Glaze (Hillsboro, Ohio), John B. West (White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.), Richard Bernstein (Norfolk, Va.), Eddy Alger (Providence, R.I.), Penny Span (Phoenix, Ariz.), Helen Ann Burton (Albany, Ga.), Nanci Newman (North Bergen, N. J.), Patricia Kirksey (La Marque, Texas), Carolyn Reid (Brooklyn, N.Y.), and Iris Barnes (Detroit, Mich.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Toss and Turn (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Martin Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Reggie douses Archie with a bag of water so he won't be able to keep his date with Veronica. Archie tries to get revenge on Reggie by tossing a bag of water at him, but ends up hitting Veronica instead.
Reprints
Keywords
date; eggs; water

Indexer Notes

Script and pencils credits from the index of Reggie's Revenge! (Archie, 1994 series) #1.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Miss Grundy, I can't take the exam today... my stars are in an unfavorable position!!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Hearts 'n' Flowers!
    Archie
  3. 2. Billy Wins with Bendix
    Bendix Corporation
  4. 3. Medic Mania
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. ["What exactly is a classic car, Archie?"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  6. 5. Carry On
    Josie
  7. 6. Order This! Get This Free!
    Archie Annual
  8. 7. Good Night!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. ["Canada! India! Japan!"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  12. 11. Toss and Turn
    Archie
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