Pep #173
(September 1964)

Archie, 1960 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
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
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have to go now, Archie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
skin diving; underwater

Sonny Boy (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
After Jughead suggests that Mr. Weatherbee considers Archie the son he never had, Archie first starts treating Mr. Weatherbee like a dad, and then becomes outraged when others suggest he'll get special treatment from his honorary father.
Keywords
favoritism; missile; rumors

Cheap Heap (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie shows Jughead the car he's planning to buy.
Reprints
Keywords
new car

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Playing the guitar sure gets me my kicks!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie sings and plays folk songs, much to Mr. Lodge's disapproval.
Keywords
folk songs; guitar

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

Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You called for a piano tuner?
Synopsis
A boy calls a piano tuner to help him fix all the cables on his bicycle. The piano tuner recommends replacing the cables with the Bendix automatic bike axle.

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic format for Bendix Automatic bicycle axles. The Bendix Corporation, Eclipse Machine Division, Elmira, N.Y. Art style is influenced by Peter Max.

Mop Up (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Mr. Johnson (janitor)
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee forces all the students to return their overdue books to the library by the end of the day, and in the rush to get their books, students keep slipping on the janitor's freshly-scrubbed floor.
Reprints
Keywords
library books; mop

Indexer Notes

The janitor has a Swedish accent.

Vote the Straight Fun Ticket! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Promo for "Archie Quarter Comics" with mail-in coupon for ordering individual issues for 25 cents each. Issues available are Archie Annual #16, Archie's Jokes #27, Little Archie #31, The World of Jughead #30, Around the World with Archie #29, Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #30, Archie's Christmas Stocking #25, Betty and Veronica Spectacular #26, Betty and Veronica Summer Fun #28, and Archie's Mad House Annual #2. Covers of some issues are depicted in monochrome color. Heading is a drawing of levers on a voting machine.

The List! (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; Greg; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx makes a list of people to invite to her birthday party.
Keywords
birthday; calendar; invitations; party

[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
It's always fun to meet new and exciting friends from all over the world!
Characters
Li'l Jinx (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of 47 persons (ages 7 to 16) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, countries include India, Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and the Philippines.

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

The Adventures of Patty & Andy, The Popsicle Twins; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say Andy, it says on TV we can win a trip by Trailways "Silver Eagle" to the N. Y. World's Fair.
Characters
Popsicle Twins [Patty; Andy]
Synopsis
The twins enter the Popsicle Safety Contest to try to win a trip to the New York World's Fair.

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic format for Popsicle frozen treats with mail-in coupon to send for an entry blank for the contest.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Sandra Saur (Canoga Park, Calif.) for article on whales. Second prize of $3.00 to Sharon Aiello (Garfield Heights, Ohio) for article about herself. Third prize of $2.00 to Chip Hawkins (Shaker Heights, Ohio) for three jokes.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo for memberships in the Archie Club with mail-in coupon. Cost is 15 cents.

All Unstrung (Table of Contents: 12)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie Jones; Melody; Albert; Mr. Jones (Josie's father); Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Albert's obsession with his guitar puts an even bigger crimp in Josie's love life when Josie's dad gets his old banjo and joins Albert in a duet.
Reprints
Keywords
banjo; baseball; folk music; guitar; zither

Indexer Notes

In most stories Josie's last name is McCoy. In a few, like this one, it is Jones.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I have to go now, Archie"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Sonny Boy
    Archie
  3. 2. Cheap Heap
    Archie
  4. 3. ["Playing the guitar sure gets me my kicks!"]
    Archie Pin-Up
  5. 4. ["You called for a piano tuner?"]
    Bendix Corporation
  6. 5. Mop Up
    Archie
  7. 6. Vote the Straight Fun Ticket!
    Archie Giant Series
  8. 7. The List!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. ["It's always fun to meet new and exciting friends from all over the world!"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  10. 9. ["Say Andy, it says on TV we can win a trip by Trailways "Silver Eagle" to the N. Y. World's Fair."]
    The Adventures of Patty & Andy, The Popsicle Twins; Popsicle
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  13. 12. All Unstrung
    Josie
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