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The publication Pep Comics was a comic book from MLJ Magazines (later called Archie Comics after the company's most durable character), published from January, 1940, to March, 1987. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, and Forsythe Jughead Jones. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first issue introduced a line of superheroes: The Shield (the first patriotic superhero according to Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide) by Irving Novick; The Comet (the first superhero to die in the line of duty) by Jack Cole; The Queen of Diamonds and Kayo Ward; The Rocket; and the Press Guardian. Non-super characters appearing in the first issue included Sergeant Boyle; Fu Chang; Bentley of Scotland Yard. Superheroes is a danish pop/rock band. ... The Shield is the name of several patriotic super heroes created by MLJ (now known as Archie Comics). ...


In the wake of Robin's introduction as Batman's sidekick, comic companies scrambled to endanger fictional youngsters by giving various heroes boy sidekicks. The Shield's sidekick Dusty first appeared in issue #11, in which the Press Guardian and Fu Chang made their final appearances. The comic continued to introduce other characters for some time, eventually phasing out their superheroes, discontinuing most by The Shield's final appearance in #65, as the comic had been progressively taken over by a character named Archie. The given name Robin was originally a diminutive of Robert, derived from Rob and the diminutive Old French suffix -in. ... The DC Comics hero Batman (originally and still sometimes referred to as The Batman) is a fictional character who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... This article is about the U.S. comic book character. ...


Archie Andrews first appeared in Pep Comics #22, in December, 1941, an issue worth at least $22,000 in mint edition as of the 35th edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (May, 2005). Archie Andrews is the name of the main fictional character in a American comic book series, and the title of a long-run radio series about that character, created by Bob Montana. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is widely considered the primary authority on the subject of comic book grading and collection values in the industry. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Archie Comics Publications began their comic empire with both a different name and a different focus.
Pep Comics got its debut in January 1940, and introduced America's first superhero sporting the Stars & Stripes.
Lastly, the Hangman (featured in Pep Comics) received his own book entitled Special Comics in the winter of 1941, which name changed to Hangman Comics (7 issues) and later Black Hood Comics for another 11.
Pep Morgan: a 1930's Comic Book Sports Hero (1407 words)
Pep never has any money worries, and he is always beautifully dressed in a variety of sports outfits and school clothes.
Pep tries to learn to bat with his "glass arm", the result of an operation, while forging a career as a baseball pitcher.
Such a crime plot is fairly unusual in the early Pep tales; aside from this tale, he rarely functioned as a detective in plots that were essentially unrelated to sports.
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