Pep #177
(January 1965)

Archie, 1960 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1964-11-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now I know why hot dog roasts are so popular!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason (silhouette); Midge Klump (silhouette); Josie (inset); Pepper (inset); Melody (inset)
Keywords
cookout; guitar; hot dogs; romance

Indexer Notes

This cover includes a box advertising the Josie backup story inside, making it the only Josie story from "Pep" to get a mention on the cover.

The Third Man (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Charlie; Marge
Synopsis
After Veronica announces that she's going to the big sports rally with someone other than Archie and Reggie, the boys team up to find out who she's going with and get rid of him.
Reprints
Keywords
arm-wrestling; bus; fighting

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Mr. Andrews! We’re gonna help Archie decorate the tree!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
The gang arrives to help Archie decorate for Christmas.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; record albums; record player; snow

Veronica's Winter Fashions (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica in four poses wearing winter fashions. Main illustration has her in red sweater and red stretch pants.
Keywords
snow; winter

Guardian Angle (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats
Synopsis
Coach Kleats tells Archie to guard the football team's star player, Reggie, and make sure he's in shape to play in the upcoming game. Archie turns this to his advantage by constantly tagging along with Reggie when he tries to get some time alone with Veronica.
Reprints
Keywords
bodyguard; convertible; football; shower

For Holidays Merry and Sparkling with Laughter (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Archie's Christmas Stocking / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Cut It Out! (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
Synopsis
Daddy is constantly cutting the coupons and offers out of magazines, trying to win something -- anything.
Reprints
Keywords
contests; coupons; magazines

[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
Here's a great recipe for making new friends--
Characters
Li'l Jinx (cameo)

Indexer Notes

List of 44 persons (ages 8 to 17) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, countries include Canada, Scotland, Australia, England, Jordan, Turkey, Libya, and India.

[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 Karen Temple (Monroe, La.) for article on stars. Second prize of $3.00 to Ellen M. Urey (Grove City, Pa.) for article on her visit to Washington, D.C. Third prize of $2.00 to Jimmy Kline (Lakewood, Calif.) for five jokes. Fourth prize of $1.00 to David Hart (Lamarque, Texas) for three jokes.

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

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

The Nurses (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Melody; Pepper; Albert
Synopsis
When Albert cuts his finger on a thorn, the girls use their nursing skills on him and nearly kill him in the process.
Keywords
bandages; first aid; sprained ankle
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Now I know why hot dog roasts are so popular!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Third Man
    Archie
  3. 2. ["Hi, Mr. Andrews! We’re gonna help Archie decorate the tree!"]
    Christmas Pin-Up
  4. 3. Veronica's Winter Fashions
    Veronica
  5. 4. Guardian Angle
    Archie
  6. 5. For Holidays Merry and Sparkling with Laughter
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  7. 6. Cut It Out!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. ["Here's a great recipe for making new friends--"]
    Li'l Jinx Pen Pals
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Archie Club
  11. 10. The Nurses
    Josie
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