Pep #170
(May 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
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty, what makes you think you're better qualified than I to give first aid to Archie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
first aid; skiing; skis

The Elephant Tale! (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie tries to make Veronica jealous by telling jokes to Betty, only Betty doesn't get the jokes and Veronica does.
Keywords
crying; elephant jokes; laughing; sense of humor

Indexer Notes

Actor Jock Mahoney is a character in one of Veronica's jokes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

In a Whirl (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's baton twirling is deadly.
Keywords
baton twirling; black eye

Sad Situation (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Neither of the girls have heard from the boys lately.
Keywords
telephone

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's no fun telling you a secret anymore, you keep them!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica display their fashionable above-the-knee skirts while discussing secrets.
Reprints
Keywords
secrets

Bug Me Not (Table of Contents: 6)

Veronica / 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; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica gives Archie a doll with a built-in tape recorder so she can spy on what he says to other girls when she's not around.
Reprints
Keywords
doll; eavesdropping; tape recorder; telephone

Spectacular Is the Only Word for It! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Spectacular / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

A Loan and Forgotten (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Greg; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx has to return all the things she borrowed from her friends.
Keywords
baseball glove; purse; roller skates; toys; wagon

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

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
Have you ever wished you would get mail?
Characters
Li'l Jinx (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of 45 persons (ages 7 to 17) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, countries include the Bahamas, Guatemala, Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, Puerto Rico, Australia, Guam, South Iran, Hong Kong, and Jamaica.

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

Archie Club News / letters page / 1.2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Debra Bartlett (Metairie, La.) for article about herself. Second prize of $3.00 to Pam Mitchell (Eugene, Ore.) for article about her pets. Third prize of $2.00 to Barbara L. Ridenour (Lansing, Mich.) for article about herself. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Gary Pollack (South Euclid, Ohio) for two jokes.

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

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

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1963 (Table of Contents: 12)

statement of ownership / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1963. Average number of copies sold during the preceding 12 months was 252,621. Single issue nearest filing date was 240,175.

Perfect Cure (Table of Contents: 13)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Mr. Jones; Melody; Pepper; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Josie is crushed to discover that Alex wants to date Melody, not her. Pepper tries to set things straight by talking to Melody, but talking to Melody never helps anything.
Keywords
dating
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, what makes you think you're better qualified than I to give first aid to Archie?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Elephant Tale!
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Isn't that your bicycle?"]
    Bendix Corporation
  4. 3. In a Whirl
    Archie
  5. 4. Sad Situation
    Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. ["It's no fun telling you a secret anymore, you keep them!"]
    Betty and Veronica's Pin-Up
  7. 6. Bug Me Not
    Veronica
  8. 7. Spectacular Is the Only Word for It!
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  9. 8. A Loan and Forgotten
    Li'l Jinx
  10. 9. ["Have you ever wished you would get mail?"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  13. 12. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1963
  14. 13. Perfect Cure
    Josie
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