Pep #174
(October 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
Betty, I wouldn't dream of coming to the beach on this miserable day!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Keywords
beach; guitars; swim suits; telephone; telephone booth

The Rebel (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie is upset when Veronica makes him wash the dishes. Jughead says men need to be more assertive or women will take over the world.
Reprints
Keywords
apron; broom; dish-washing

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

Bendix Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Juggie, how come you never had a steady girl friend?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty asks Jughead why he's never had a steady girl friend. Jughead says he's just lucky.
Reprints
Keywords
comic books; hamburgers

Indexer Notes

Rack in foreground has issues of Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Archie, Josie, Pep and Laugh comics. And Jughead appears to have a comic book rolled in his back pocket.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, come on, one more little kiss...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wants another kiss from Veronica, but Mr. Lodge isn't happy.
Reprints
Keywords
allowance; kissing; records

On the Move (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
Marty Epp

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie takes Betty and Veronica to a drive-in theater showing a double-feature of silent movies. Jughead livens things up with the sound effects he provides while eating in the back seat.
Reprints
Keywords
candy; celery; drive-in movies; kissing; olives; paper bag; silent films; soda; sound effects

Indexer Notes

The stars of the silent films are Mary Pickchevrolet (a play on Mary Pickford) and Douglas Fatbanks Jr. (a play on Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.).

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #268.

Who Is This...Man?? (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The World of Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Automation (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
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Mr. Doogle
Synopsis
Greg shows Jinx a candy vending machine, but the machine malfunctions.
Reprints
Keywords
candy; vending machine

[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
Making new and exciting friends is so easy!
Characters
Li'l Jinx (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of 51 persons (ages 8 to 14) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, countries include Jamaica, Canada, Australia, and England.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First prize of $5.00 to Adrienne Jenkins (Baltimore, Md.) for article about the Paricutin volcano in Mexico. Second prize of $3.00 to Clatilde Capece (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for a short story.

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

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

The Observers (Table of Contents: 11)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate (cameo)
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica go out wearing short shorts, thinking it's no big deal, but they're annoyed to find that all the boys make suggestive comments about their exposed legs.
Reprints
Keywords
rain; raincoats; shorts; umbrellas; wolf whistles

Indexer Notes

Betty and Veronica wear clear plastic raincoats that are offered as a premium with subscriptions in some promos.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Betty, I wouldn't dream of coming to the beach on this miserable day!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Rebel
    Archie
  3. 2. ["You called for a piano tuner?"]
    Bendix Corporation
  4. 3. ["Juggie, how come you never had a steady girl friend?"]
    Betty Pin-Up
  5. 4. ["Oh, come on, one more little kiss..."]
    Veronica Pin-Up
  6. 5. On the Move
    Archie
  7. 6. Who Is This...Man??
    The World of Jughead
  8. 7. Automation
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. ["Making new and exciting friends is so easy!"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  12. 11. The Observers
    Betty and Veronica
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