Most readers know Pep as the home to Archie, Jughead, Veronica, Betty, and the rest of the Archies. Indeed, these humorous teenagers inhabited the majority of Pepís issues, following their first comic appearance in issue #22.

What is less well-known is that Pep started out as a super-hero title, featuring the first appearances of the Shield, the Comet, and many others. The early days of this series even included an appearance by the decidedly un-Archie-like Madam Satan.

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#1

  1/1/1940
  $0.10
  $6,000.00
No copies available
1st appearance of The Shield (Joe Higgins); 1st appearance of The Comet (John Dickering); 1st appearance Kayo Ward; 1st appearance of The Queen of Diamonds; 1st appearance Midshipman (Lee Samson); 1st appearance Press Guardian (Perry Chase); 1st appearance Bentley of Scotland Yard; 1st appearance Fu Chang; Origin of The Comet (John Dickering); Origin of The Queen of DiamondsHarry Shorten, Jack Cole, Dick Ryan, Lin Streeter, Will Harr, Jack Binder, Phil SturmIrv Novick, Jack Cole, Dick Ryan, Lin Streeter, Jack Binder, Edd Ashe, Phil Sturm

#2

  2/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,850.00
No copies available
Origin of The RocketIrv Novick, Jack Cole, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Bob Wood, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Jack Cole, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Bob Wood, Sam Cooper

#3

  4/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,375.00
No copies available
Comet is hypnotized and shoots policeIrv Novick, Jack Cole, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Phil Sturm, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Jack Cole, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Abner Sundell, Sam Cooper

#4

  5/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,050.00
No copies available
First Comics Crossover? The Mosconian Menace starts in Top Notch Comics #5, where the Shield makes a brief cameo. The Wizard then appears in this issue; Wizard cameoIrv Novick, Harry Shorten, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Bob Wood, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Jack Cole, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Abner Sundell, Bob Wood, Sam Cooper

#5

  6/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,050.00
No copies available
Wizard cameoIrv Novick, Harry Shorten, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Bob Wood, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Jack Cole, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Abner Sundell, Bob Wood, Sam Cooper

#6

  7/1/1940
  $0.10
  $825.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Harry Shorten, Mort Meskin, Abner Sundell, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Bob Wood, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Jack Cole, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Joe Blair, Charles Biro, Abner Sundell, Bob Wood, Sam Cooper

#7

  8/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,200.00
No copies available
Bondage coverIrv Novick, Harry Shorten, Mort Meskin, Abner Sundell, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Bob Wood, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Jack Cole, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Joe Blair, Charles Biro, Abner Sundell, Bob Wood, Sam Cooper

#8

  9/1/1940
  $0.10
  $800.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Harry Shorten, Mort Meskin, Abner Sundell, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Bob Woo, Joe BlairIrv Novick, Jack Cole, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Joe Blair, Charles Biro, Abner Sundell, Bob Wood, Sam Cooper

#9

  11/1/1940
  $0.10
  $800.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Harry Shorten, Mort Meskin, Abner Sundell, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Bob Woo, Joe Blair, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Mort Meskin, Lin Streeter, Joe Blair, Charles Biro, Abner Sundell, Bob Wood, Sam Cooper

#10

  12/1/1940
  $0.10
  $950.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Joe Blair, Mort Meskin, Charles Biro, Harry Shorten, Bob Wood, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Bob Wood, Mort Meskin, Nick Zuraw, Charles Biro, Lin Streeter, Sam Cooper

#11

  1/1/1941
  $0.10
  $900.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Dusty (Shield Iís sidekick)Irv Novick, Joe Blair, Mort Meskin, Harry ShortenIrv Novick, Lin Streeter, Mort Meskin, Bob Wood, Sam Cooper

#12

  2/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,100.00
No copies available
Bondage cover; 1st appearance of Danny in Wonderland; 1st Appearance of Fireball; Origin of Fireball; The Rocket endsHarry Shorten, Joe Blair, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Sam Cooper

#13

  3/1/1941
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
Bondage cover; 1st Appearance Lucky LarsonIrv Novick, Harry Shorten, Charles Biro, Joe Blair, Bob Wood, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Bob Wood, Sam Cooper

#14

  4/1/1941
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
Bondage coverHarry Shorten, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Bob WoodIrv Novick, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Bob Wood

#15

  5/1/1941
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
Bondage cover; Last Lucky LarsonHarry Shorten, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Bob WoodIrv Novick, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Bob Wood

#16

  6/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,350.00
No copies available
Origin of Madam SatanHarry Shorten, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Bob WoodIrv Novick, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Bob Wood

#17

  7/1/1941
  $0.10
  $2,700.00
No copies available
Includes Shield G-Man Club coupon on inside front cover; 1st Appearance of The Hangman; 1st appearance of Hangman (Robert Dickering); Death of The Comet; Death of Comet (John Dickering)Harry Shorten, Cliff Campbell, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Bob WoodIrv Novick, Cliff Campbell, Lin Streeter, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Bob Wood

#18

  8/1/1941
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
Bondage coverHarry Shorten, Joe BlairIrv NOvick, Cliff Campbell, Lin Streeter, Carl Hubbell, Harry Lucey, Sam Cooper

#19

  9/1/1941
  $0.10
  $560.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Paul ReinmanIrv Novick, Lin Streeter, Paul Reinman

#20

  10/1/1941
  $0.10
  $560.00
No copies available
 Harry Shorten, Joe Blair, Bob MontanaIrv Novick, Joe Blair, Carl Hubbell, Harry Shorten, Bob Montana

#21

  11/1/1941
  $0.10
  $560.00
No copies available
Bondage cover; 1st Appearance of Jolly Roger and his Sky Pirates; Last Madam SatanHarry Shorten, Joe Blair, Carl Hubbell, Ed Smalle, bob MontanaIrv Novick, Joe Blair, Carl Hubbell, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana

#22

  12/1/1941
  $0.10
  $12,000.00
No copies available
Shield cover; Includes Shield G-Man Cluib coupon on inside front cover; 1st appearance of Betty Cooper; 1st appearance of Jughead Jones; 1st appearance of Archie AndrewsHarry Shorten, Joe Blair, Vic BloomIrv Novick, Paul Reinman, Lin Streeter, Carl Hubbell, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana

#23

  1/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,150.00
No copies available
 Carl Hubbell, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana, Paul ReinmanIrv Novick, Carl Hubbell, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana, Paul Reinman

#24

  2/1/1942
  $0.10
  $925.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Seymour, Paul ReinmanIrv Novick, Seymour, Paul Reinman

#25

  3/1/1942
  $0.10
  $925.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Harry Lucey, Steyne, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana, Seymour, Paul ReinmanIrv Novick, Harry Lucey, Steyne, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana, Seymour, Paul Reinman

#26

  4/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,475.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Veronica LodgeIrv Novick, Harry Lucey, Harry Shorten, Lin Streeter, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana, Bresnick, Bob King, Sam CooperIrv Novick, Harry Lucey, Harry Shorten, Lin Streeter, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana, Bresnick, Bob King, Sam Cooper

#27

  5/1/1942
  $0.10
  $750.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Carl Hubbell, Ed Smalle, Bob MontanaIrv Novick, Carl Hubbell, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana

#28

  6/1/1942
  $0.10
  $750.00
No copies available
Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goering,; Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goering and Josef Goebbels appear in Hangman storyIrv Novick, Carl Hubbell, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana, Paul ReinmanIrv Novick, Carl Hubbell, Ed Smalle, Bob Montana, Paul Reinman

#29

  7/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,025.00
No copies available
Schomburg coverHarry Shorten, Bob Montana, Joe BlairIrv Novick, Harry Lucey, Lin Streeter, Carl Hubbell, Bob Montana, Paul Reinman

#30

  8/1/1942
  $0.10
  $750.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Mrs. Grundy; 1st Appearance Captain CommandoBob Montana, Paul ReinmanBob Montana, Paul Reinman

#31

  9/1/1942
  $0.10
  $590.00
No copies available
Sergeant Boyle visits the MLJ offices and meet Harry Shorten and others; Cocaine use in The Shield story; Hitler appearance in The HangmanIrv Novick, Red Holmdale, Carl Hubbell, Bob Montana, Paul ReinmanIrv Novick, Red Holmdale, Carl Hubbell, Bob Montana, Paul Reinman

#32

  10/1/1942
  $0.10
  $590.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Carl Hubbell, Bob Montana, Paul ReinmanBob Montana, Irv Novick, Carl Hubbell, Paul Reinman

#33

  11/1/1942
  $0.10
  $825.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Red Holmdale, Carl Hubbell, Bob Montana, Paul ReinmanBob Montana, Irv Novick, Red Holmdale, Carl Hubbell, Paul Reinman

#34

  12/1/1942
  $0.10
  $590.00
No copies available
Bondage coverIrv Novick, Red Holmdale, Carl Hubbell, Paul Reinman, Bob FujitaniBob Fujitani, Irv Novick, Red Holmdale, Carl Hubbell, Paul Reinman

#35

  1/1/1943
  $0.10
  $590.00
No copies available
Bondage coverIrv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Red Holmdale, Flynn V. Livingston, Carl Hubbell, Paul ReinmanIrv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Red Holmdale, Carl Hubbell, Paul Reinman

#36

  2/1/1943
  $0.10
  $1,050.00
No copies available
Fisrt Archie cover in PepIrv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Scott Feldman, Red Holmdale, Bob Montana, Paul ReinmanBob Montana, Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Red Holmdale, Paul Reinman

#37

  3/1/1943
  $0.10
  $410.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Bob Montana, Carl HubbellIrv Novick, Bob Montana, Carl Hubbell

#38

  4/1/1943
  $0.10
  $410.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Alan Barrister, Carl Hubbell, Red Holmdale, Bob Montana, Pen StakIrv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Carl Hubbell, Red Holmdale, Bob Montana, Pen Stak

#39

  5/1/1943
  $0.10
  $410.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Harry Sahle, Bob Montana, Pen StakHarry Sahle, Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Bob Montana, Pen Stak

#40

  7/1/1943
  $0.10
  $410.00
No copies available
 Harry Sahle, Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Larry Harris, Pen StakHarry Sahle, Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Larry Harris, Pen Stak

#41

  8/1/1943
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
Archie covers begin; The Shield and Dusty the Boy Detective, Hangman, Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers, Archie, Lil Chief Bugaboo, Catfish Joe, Bentley of Scotland Yard all appearEd Goggin, Theresa Woik, Larry HarrisHarry Sahle, Irv Novick, George Harrison, Larry Harris, Pen Stak

#42

  9/1/1943
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
Hitler appears in the Captain Commando story and gets a black eyeHarry Sahle, Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Higgins, Theresa Woik, Carl Hubbell, Larry Harris, GingerHarry Sahle, Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Higgins, Theresa Woik, Carl Hubbell, Larry Harris, Ginger

#43

  10/1/1943
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
Origin of Captain Commando and the Boy SoldiersHarry Sahle, Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Hal Shallet, Higgins, Theresa Woik, Ginger, Carl Hubbell, Larry HarrisHarry Sahle, Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Higgins, Theresa Woik, Ginger, Carl Hubbell, Larry Harris

#44

  12/1/1943
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
 Harry Sahle, Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Carl Hubbell, Larry Harris, Ginger, Ed Goggin, Chet ManningHarry Sahle, Irv Novick, Bob Fujitani, Carl Hubbell, Larry Harris, Ginger, Ed Goggin

#45

  1/1/1944
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
 Harry Sahle, Irv Novick, George Harrison, Dave Higgins, Bob Fujitani, Larry Harris, Maurice HowardIrv Novick, Larry Harris, Clem Weisbecker, Dave Higgins, Bob Fujitani

#46

  2/1/1944
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
 Irv Novick, Clem Weisbecker, Bob Fujitani, Vivian, Larry Harris, Dave Higgins, Carl HubbellIrv Novick, Clem Weisbecker, Bob Fujitani, Larry Harris, Dave Higgins, Carl Hubbell

#47

  3/1/1944
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
Last Hangman apperance in PepHarry Sahle, Clem Weisbecker, Bob Fujitani, Lee Floren, Larry Harris, Dave Higgins, Carl HubbellHarry Sahle, Clem Weisbecker, Bob Fujitani, Larry Harris, Dave Higgins, Carl Hubbell

#48

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $280.00
No copies available
Black Hood beginsEd Goggin, Clem Weisbecker, Leo Hoban, Larry Harris, Carl HubbellHarry Sahle, Ginger, Clem Weisbecker, Larry Harris, Carl Hubbell

#49

  6/1/1944
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
Text storyďAmerica-First, Last and Always" reprinted from Jackpot #7Harry Sahle, Ginger, Roger Conway, Clem Weisbecker, Pen Stak, Scott Feldman, Carl HubbellHarry Sahle, Ginger, Clem Weisbecker, Pen Stak, Carl Hubbell

#50

  9/1/1944
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
Text story credited to the Black HoodHarry Sahle, Ginger, Clem Weisbecker, Pen Stak, Carl HubbellHarry Sahle, Ginger, Clem Weisbecker, Pen Stak, Carl Hubbell

#51

  12/1/1944
  $0.10
  $185.00
No copies available
Archie; The Sheild; Black Hood; Captain Commando; Marco Loco Irv Novick, Clem Gretter, Harry Sahle

#52

  3/1/1945
  $0.10
  $185.00
No copies available
The Shield; Archie; Captain Commando; Marco Loco; Suzie Irv Novick, Clem Gretter, Harry Sahle

#53

  6/1/1945
  $0.10
  $185.00
No copies available
Archie; The Shield; Suzie; Twiddles; Pokey Oakey Irv Novick, Bob Woggon

#54

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $500.00
1 copy available for $500.00
1st appearance of Willy the Wise Guy; The Shield; Suzie; Twiddles; Captain Commando; Archie Irv Novick, Bill Woggon, Clem Gretter, Red Holmdale

#55

  12/1/1945
  $0.10
  $750.00
1 copy available for $500.00
Archie; The Shield; Suzie; Twiddles; POkey Oakey; Willy the Wise Guy Irv Novick, Bill Woggon, Red Holmdale

#56

  3/1/1946
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
Archie; The Shield; Suzie; Willy the Wise Guy; Twiddles; Captain Commando Irv Novick, Red Holmdale, Bill Woggon, Clem Gretter

#57

  6/1/1946
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
Archie; The Shield; Suzie; Hotfoot Hobo; Twiddles; Willy the Wise Guy; Dotty and Ditto Irv Novick, Red Holmdale, Bill Woggon

#58

  9/1/1946
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
Archie; The Shield; Suzie; Twiddles; Hotfoot Hobo; Dotty and Ditto Irv Novick, Bill Woggon, Red Holmdale

#59

  12/1/1946
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
Archie; The Shield; Suzie; Gloomy Gus; Willy the Wise Guy; Black Hood Irv Novick, Red Holmdale

#60

  3/1/1947
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Katy Keene; Black Hood; Archie; The Shield; Willy the Wise Guy Irv Novick, Bill Woggon, Red Hoomdale

#61

  5/1/1947
  $0.10
  $140.00
No copies available
Archie; Katy Keene; Shield; Gloomy Gus; Twiddles Bill Woggon, Irv Novick, Red Holmdale

#62

  7/1/1947
  $0.10
  $140.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Liíl JInx; Katy Keene; The Shield; Gloomy Gus; ArchieJoe EdwardsBill Woggon, Irv Novick, Red Holmdale, Joe Edwards

#63

  9/1/1947
  $0.10
  $140.00
No copies available
Archie; Katy Keene; The Shield; Twiddles; Gloomy Gus; Liíl JinxJoe EdwardsBill Woggon, Irv Novick, Red Holmdale, Joe Edwards

#64

  11/1/1947
  $0.10
  $140.00
No copies available
Archie; Katy Keene; The Shield; Gloomy Gus; Willy the Wise Guy; Liíl JinxJoe EdwardsBill Woggon, Irv Novick, Red Holmdale, Joe Edwards

#65

  1/1/1948
  $0.10
  $210.00
1 copy available for $75.00
Archie; Katy Keene; Liíl Jinx; The Shield; Willy the Wise Guy; Gloomy GusJoe EdwardsBill Woggon, Joe Edwards, Irv Novick, Red Holmdale

#66

  2/1/1948
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  $100.00
No copies available
   

#67

  5/1/1948
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
   

#68

  7/1/1948
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
   

#69

  9/1/1948
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
   

#70

  11/1/1948
  $0.10
  $155.00
No copies available
   

#71

  1/1/1949
  $0.10
  $82.00
No copies available
   

#72

  3/1/1949
  $0.10
  $82.00
No copies available
   

#73

  5/1/1949
  $0.10
  $82.00
No copies available
   

#74

  7/1/1949
  $0.10
  $82.00
No copies available
   

#75

  9/1/1949
  $0.10
  $82.00
No copies available
   

#76

  11/1/1949
  $0.10
  $82.00
No copies available
   

#77

  1/1/1950
  $0.10
  $82.00
No copies available
   

#78

  3/1/1950
  $0.10
  $82.00
No copies available
   

#79

  5/1/1950
  $0.10
  $82.00
No copies available
   

#80

  7/1/1950
  $0.10
  $82.00
No copies available
   

#81

  9/1/1950
  $0.10
  $145.00
No copies available
   

#82

  11/1/1950
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#83

  1/1/1951
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#84

  3/1/1951
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#85

  5/1/1951
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#86

  7/1/1951
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#87

  9/1/1951
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#88

  11/1/1951
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#89

  1/1/1952
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#90

  3/1/1952
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#91

  5/1/1952
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#92

  7/1/1952
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#93

  9/1/1952
  $0.10
  $120.00
No copies available
   

#94

  11/1/1952
  $0.10
  $93.00
No copies available
   

#95

  1/1/1953
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#96

  3/1/1953
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#97

  5/1/1953
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#98

  7/1/1953
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#99

  9/1/1953
  $0.10
  $62.00
No copies available
   

#100

  11/1/1953
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
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