Pep #169
(March 1964)

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
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Senator, is there any chance of Congress passing a minimum allowance for teenagers?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Keywords
allowance; senator; U.S. Capitol Building

The Dragon Slayer (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Bruce
Synopsis
A freshman falls in love with Veronica and vows to do anything to win her hand. Reggie convinces the boy that the only thing in his way is Archie and that he should fight for Veronica like the knights of old. To Reggie's horror, the frosh decides this means he has to murder Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
battle axe; cannon; crush; hangman's noose; scalping; tomahawk

Indexer Notes

"Enamored of" is the vocabulary phrase for this story.

Sly Spy (Table of Contents: 2)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie makes a living by spying on baby-sitters to make sure they're doing their jobs properly.
Keywords
baby-sitters; party; spying

Sport Shorts (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Two-panel gags about winter sports.
Reprints
Keywords
barrel jumping; ice skating; ice-fishing; skiing; stretcher

Dream Stuff (Table of Contents: 4)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Melody; Pepper; Albert
Synopsis
The others gently mock Melody for her absolute faith that all the predictions in her dream-interpretation book will come true. Then they start coming true.
Reprints
Keywords
billboard; dreams; wet cement

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Away With Words! (Table of Contents: 6)

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 Holliday; Greg; Ga Ga
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tries to make money off her ability to make up stories.
Reprints
Keywords
black eyes; exaggeration; writing

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

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
India! Hawaii! Australia! Canada! New Zealand!
Characters
Li'l Jinx (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of 47 persons (ages 8 to 16) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, countries include Canada and Australia.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Ella Sue Haskin (Cincinnati, Ohio) for article about herself. Second prize of $3.00 to Hershal Chapman (Perry, Fla.) for article about himself. Third prize of $2.00 to Robert Prater (Spokane, Wash.) for article about himself. Fourth prize of $1.00 to June Bryant (Ahoskie, N.C.) for nine jokes.

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

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

The Silent Treatment! (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
After Fred criticizes him for talking too loudly, Archie stops saying anything at all.
Reprints
Keywords
records
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Senator, is there any chance of Congress passing a minimum allowance for teenagers?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Dragon Slayer
    Archie
  3. 2. Sly Spy
    Reggie
  4. 3. Sport Shorts
    Archie
  5. 4. Dream Stuff
    Josie
  6. 5. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  7. 6. Away With Words!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. ["India! Hawaii! Australia! Canada! New Zealand!"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. The Silent Treatment!
    Archie
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