Pep #346
(February 1979)

Archie, 1960 Series
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Price
0.35 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; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
0271000696402
Editing
Richard H. 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)

Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coach, a lame leg won't stop me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Coach Kleats; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge (logo); Dilton Doiley (logo); Moose Mason (logo)
Synopsis
During a football game, Archie begs the coach to put him back in the game, saying that a lame leg won't stop him. Reggie agrees, saying that Archie's already playing with a lame brain.

Indexer Notes

Characters appearing only in the logo are listed with "(logo)" next to their name. With the exception of Coach Kleats, the rest of the characters appear both in the logo and in the front cover gag.

Leaving Town (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Josie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Toast to the Host (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jimmy DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; various un-named friends of Archie; Hiram Lodge; Charlie, Andy and Sally (supposedly parents of Archie's friends); various un-named parents
Synopsis
Archie's dad is worried about the Christmas bills. Archie collects money from all the kids to throw a birthday party for everyone's parents.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

No indication is given as to who Charlie, Andy and Sally are. Sally bears a strong resemblance to Hermione Lodge, and Andy looks like Jughead's father. Hiram Lodge is seen in two panels. His name is not mentioned, but he is easily recognized.

Credits from the printing in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #256.

Spirit Sprites (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Jon D'Agostino ?
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
The girls are seen walking into the Chocklit Shop dressed in their cheerleading outfits. Pop Tate comments that the girls must have really raised their team's spirit in those outfits. Betty says that unfortunately the outfits raised the other team's spirit even more, as Veronica mentions that they lost 40 to nothing.

Indexer Notes

Typical half-page gag story. This story occupies the top half of the page. The bottom half of the page is an Archie's Gag Bag strip.

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

Archie’s Gag Bag / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Montana
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the Rembrandt!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Top gag: Miss Geraldine Grundy; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Un-named art museum visitor; un-named police officers / Bottom gag: Mr. Weatherbee's Secretary (presumed to be Ms. Phlips, but no name is given); Mr. Svenson; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
In the top gag, Archie, Jughead and Betty are visiting an art museum with Miss Grundy. In the bottom gag, Miss Phlips is asking Svenson why he brought the trash cans in. Svenson said that it was going to snow that night and he would put them out in the morning. When Miss Phlips says that the principal was wondering, Svenson sees Mr. Weatherbee standing around a nearby corner and says that he'll give him something to wonder about. In the last panel, Svenson is seen lifting the lid on a garbage can and whispering "Tonight... after everyone is gone!" as Mr. Weatherbee looks around the corner.

Indexer Notes

Typical gag bag strip consisting of two four-panel gag strips. In the last panel of the second gag, Mr. Weatherbee's toupee is shown flying off his head. The woman in the bottom gag is not referenced, but is presumed to be Mr. Weatherbee's secretary - possibly Ms. Phlips. The Gag Bag occupies the bottom half of the page. The top half is the "Spirit Sprites" strip.

The Unwanted (Table of Contents: 5)

Reggie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling ?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
A female science freak is becoming a nuisance to Dilton, so he asks his pal Moose for advice. Moose turns to Reggie for help and asks him how a guy gets rid of a girl he doesn't want and Reggie thinks that Moose is trying to get rid of Midge. Reggie convinces Moose that he'll take care of it and gets ready for a date with Midge. Reggie arrives at Midge's and about to kiss Midge when Moose walks in and informs Reggie that he was supposed to get rid of Dilton's girl. Moose drags a beaten-up Reggie down the sidewalk behind him, as he asks Archie how a guy gets rid of a girl he doesn't want.
Reprints

Santa Is Coming (Table of Contents: 6)

Li'l Jinx's Chum, Mort the Worry Wart! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Mort; Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Gina
Synopsis
Mort is seen wishing on a star - wishing that his friends would notice him more and pay attention to him. Just as he's deciding it's a waste of his time and that nothing interesting happens to him, three flying saucers, named "Santa Maria", "Nina" and "Pinta", zip up out of nowhere, before taking off. The next day, Mort is running to tell his friends of his sighting, but everyone cuts him off right after he says he saw "Santa". Li'l Jinx points out that there's a Santa on every corner, before inviting him to a party at her house later that day and leaving. Mort then finds Charley, who is in the middle of trying to learn his lines for his part as one of the three "wise guys" in the school play. Initially Charley cuts Mort off, but Mort insists that Charley let him finish the story. After he finishes, Charley laughs at Mort and runs off. Depressed, and still upset that nobody's listening to him, Mort heads for Li'l Jinx's party, hoping that this will cheer him up. When he gets to the party, Li'l Jinx and Charley both encourage Mort to tell the story again - apparently Charley has told Li'l Jinx and Gigi what Mort told him earlier. Mort tells the story again, even though he's a bit surprised. In the last panel, Mort thanks the star for making his wish come true.
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Gigi's last name isn't known. Charley's last name based information in the Wikipedia article about Li'l Jinx and the info on Joe Edwards at Wikipedia and the Who's Who Project.

Archie Club News (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
The latest first- and second-place winning articles submitted by Archie Club members. This month features winners of a recent Space Vacation contest, in which readers submitted articles describing a vacation in outer space.

Indexer Notes

This was a regular feature for 40+ years. Archie club members sent in "news reports". The winning members received cash prizes (at the time, $6 for first place and $4 for second place), and the winning articles were printed in the Archie Club News section of an issue. New winners were chosen each month.

[Be an Archie Club Member] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[One Jughead Digest Coming Up!] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[3 for $1.00 Checklist] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Memories (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; un-named handsome date of Veronica's
Synopsis
After he forgets about a date with Veronica and stands her up, Archie tries to save his hide by pretending he has amnesia.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Harry Lucey given credit for the artwork because it matches several other examples of his artwork (most notably at http://boards.collectors-society.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1722919).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Coach, a lame leg won't stop me!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. Leaving Town
    Josie
  3. 2. A Toast to the Host
    Archie
  4. 3. Spirit Sprites
    Betty and Veronica
  5. 4. ["This is the Rembrandt!"]
    Archie’s Gag Bag
  6. 5. The Unwanted
    Reggie
  7. 6. Santa Is Coming
    Li'l Jinx's Chum, Mort the Worry Wart!
  8. 7. Archie Club News
    Archie
  9. 8. [Be an Archie Club Member]
    Archie
  10. 9. [One Jughead Digest Coming Up!]
    Jughead
  11. 10. [3 for $1.00 Checklist]
    Archie
  12. 11. Memories
    Archie
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