Pep Comics

Archie // January 1940 - March 1987
Issue count: 136

This is the comic book that introduced Archie Andrews in issue #22! Of course, they had some great heroes, too, like The Shield and The Hangman. They are all desirable and potentially worth money! See the current price range by clicking the title!

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Issue #1

What's Pep Comics #1 worth in 2021?

This comic has a high price owing to its history. GD 2.0 copies have gone for $800 in the past, but can get much more today. FN 6.0 copies have a current value of around $3,000 and the highest graded copy to ever sell was a 9.2 which went for over $21,000.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #1 is an interesting comic. It features the first appearance of a patriotic hero known as “The Shield” and predates Captain America by over a year. Archie Comics fans and comic history buffs keep the value of these books high.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$850 $1,600 $3,100 $4,400 $21,500 $21,510

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Issue #2

What's Pep Comics #2 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #2 can fetch solid prices. A GD 2.0 copy can get around $200 and FN 6.0 copies went for $1,000 in 2015 and go for more today. A 9.8 Edgar Wright Pedigree copy sold for over $33,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #2 features more stories from The Shield. This hero predates Captain America and comic collectors love these issues for both their connection to Archie Comics and their unique hero. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$300 $600 $1,200 $2,400 $9,000 $33,460

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Issue #3

What's Pep Comics #3 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #3 has a high value. GD 2.0 copies sold for $300 a few years ago and go for more today. FN 6.0 copies went for $500 in 2005, but today can get over $1,000. A 9.4 went for $31,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #3 has historic value for being an early version of Captain America. These stories continue the exploits of The Shield as well as introducing The Comet who was the first superhero to die on page.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $300 $600 $1,200 $4,800 $31,070

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Issue #4

What's Pep Comics #4 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #4 have had a stable value for years and have climbed slowly from $200 in 2012 to $300 today. FN 6.0 copies have been stable at around $500 for years. A 9.6 sold for over $31,000.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #4 continues the adventures of The Shield, an early version of Captain America. The combination of the interesting characters and Archie Comics keeps this edition circulating amongst collectors.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$300 $600 $1,100 $2,200 $8,800 $31,070

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Issue #5

What's Pep Comics #5 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Pep Comics #5 has had a stable price of around $300 for the last few years. FN 6.0 copies have gone up from $400 a few years ago to $500 today. A 9.8 copy sold for over $31,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #5 has more adventures of The Shield. This edition expands his adventures to include a larger cast of villains and branches out the series.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$225 $450 $900 $1,800 $7,200 $31,137

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Issue #6

What's Pep Comics #6 worth in 2021?

Like many Pep Comics, #6 has stable prices in the GD 2.0 range of around $300. FN 6.0 copies have climbed from $280 in 2006 to over $900 today. A 9.8 graded copy sold for over $31,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #6 continues the adventures of its main character The Shield and adds several side stories with The Comet, Press Guardian, Fu Chang, and Queen of Diamonds.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $375 $675 $1,250 $5,000 $31,137

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Issue #7

What's Pep Comics #7 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #7 have stable prices around $200. FN 6.0 copies have gone up from $500 in 2016 to over $1,000 today. A 9.8 graded copy sold for over $33,000 in 2016. 

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #7 feature The Shield in his updated costume fighting The Claw, a villain very similar to Doctor Doom. The issue also continues the stories of Queen of Diamonds, Fu Change, and The Comet.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$275 $550 $1,100 $2,050 $8,000 $33,460

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Issue #8

What's Pep Comics #8 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 Pep Comics #8 have seen their value increase to around $400 lately. FN 6.0 copies are currently in the $1,000’s and the highest graded copy ever sold was a 9.2 that went for over $23,000.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #8 continues the adventures of The Shield, The Comet, Fu Chang, Queen of Diamonds, and others. The early Pep Comics titles are valuable in part because this comic series would later go on to introduce the famous character Archie Andrews.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$600 $1,100 $2,000 $3,750 $14,000 $23,975

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Issue #9

What's Pep Comics #9 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #9 is a valuable comic with even GD 2.0 copies selling for over $500. FN 6.0 copies sold for just $400 in 2012 but now go for thousands. A 9.8 graded copy sold for over $31,000 in 2016. 

Why is this comic book valuable?

In Pep Comics #9 The Shield, Fu Chang, and the early Pep Comics regulars continue their adventures. This edition is nearing the end of the run for most of these early Pep Comics heroes. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$450 $850 $1,600 $3,000 $12,000 $31,070

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Issue #10

What's Pep Comics #10 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Pep Comics #10 could cost $400 in 2017 and will be higher today. FN 6.0 copies have climbed in $300 in 2008 to over $1,000 today. A 9.8 graded copy sold for over $31,000 in 2016. 

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #10 marks the second to last appearance for early Pep Comics heroes such as Fu Chang and Press Guardian. For collectors of those early stories this comic makes for a great addition to the collection. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$475 $925 $1,650 $3,000 $12,000 $31,137

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Issue #11

What's Pep Comics #11 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Pep Comics #11 went for $560 in 2017 and slightly more today. FN 6.0 copies can be in the thousands of dollars. A 9.8 graded copy went for over $31,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #11 is known for the last appearance of both Fu Chang and Press Guardian. It’s also the first appearance of Dusty the Boy Detective. This comic marked a big shakeup for the Pep Comics roster.  

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$475 $925 $1,650 $3,000 $12,000 $31,070

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Issue #12

What's Pep Comics #12 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #12 sold for less than $200 in the early 2000’s, but today can reach up to $500. FN 6.0 copies could get $300 in 2005 and over $1,000 today. A 9.8 graded copy sold for over $31,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #12 introduced the world to The Fireball and Danny in Wonderland. It also continues The Shield with both his new sidekick Dusty and a new villain Dr. Wang. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$175 $350 $675 $1,350 $5,400 $31,137

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Issue #13

What's Pep Comics #13 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Pep Comics #13 can sell for nearly $1,000 as they are rare on the market. FN 6.0 copies sold for $250 in 2004 and can go for much more today. A 9.8 graded copy sold for over $31,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #13 continued with Pep Comics new roster of characters and added Lucky Larson into the mix. The Shield and his sidekick Dusty went on a new adventure while The Comet approached his final comic. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$600 $1,200 $2,250 $4,200 $16,000 $31,137

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Issue #14

What's Pep Comics #14 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 copy of Pep Comics #14 would have gone for less than $200 in 2013, but will go for more than $500 today. FN 6.0 copies sold for around $700 in 2015 and have climbed up since. A 9.4 graded copy sold for over $31,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #14 is known for having more stories than usual in its pages. The Shield and his sidekick Dusty continue their adventure while The Fireball and Danny in Wonderland have their second stories. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$400 $800 $1,550 $3,100 $12,000 $31,137

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Issue #15

What's Pep Comics #15 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 Pep Comics #15 has risen to around $400 today. FN 6.0 copies of this comic sold for $400 in 2002 but have more than doubled in price since. The highest graded copy to sell was a 9.6 that sold for over $31,000.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #15 is well known for featuring Madam Satan on the cover but not actually introducing the character until issue #16. The comic continues the adventures of The Shield and several other Pep Comics characters. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$400 $800 $1,550 $3,100 $12,000 $31,070

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Issue #16

What's Pep Comics #16 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #16 is a comic with a high price. GD 2.0 copies have risen to over $1,000 today. FN 6.0 copies could sell for $1,000 in 2016, but have continued to climb. In 2016, a copy with a 9.6 grade sold for over $40,000.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #16 marks the final appearance Lee Sampson: The Midshipman and the official introduction of the recurring villain Madam Satan. This issue also fundamentally changed Kayo Ward’s character and play after he was disfigured in a fire. These major shakeups keep this comic’s value high. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$400 $800 $1,550 $3,100 $12,000 $40,630

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Issue #17

What's Pep Comics #17 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #17 price is fairly high. A GD 2.0 copy was already selling for over $400 in 2010 and is closer to $600 today. FN 6.0 copies were over $1,000 in 2016 and continue to sell for more. A 9.6 graded copy was the highest to ever sell for over $43,000 in 2016. 

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #17 features major changes for Pep Comics. The Comet was the first superhero to die on the page in this issue. The cover art for Pep Comics also shift from The Shield to The Hangman with this issue. As a historic comic, this maintains a high value. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,200 $2,500 $4,500 $9,000 $35,000 $43,087

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Issue #18

What's Pep Comics #18 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #18 is rare on the market, but has a slightly lower value than other, similar editions. A GD 2.0 copy sells for less than $300 today. FN 6.0 copies have a higher price at nearly $1,000 which is up from $800 in 2016. A 9.6 graded copy sold for over $26,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #18 was the second ever issue to feature The Hangman and is well known for being early in that character’s history. Issue #18 continues the stories of Madam Satan, The Shield, and the rest of the Pep Comics lineup at the time. The value of this comic has stayed high over time.  

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$400 $900 $1,750 $3,250 $12,500 $26,290

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Issue #19

What's Pep Comics #19 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #19 has a stable price. Today, GD 2.0 copies have risen to over $600. FN 6.0 copies have are similar to the price for the rest of the series at around $1,000 and a grade 9.6 copy even sold for over $21,000 in 2016. 

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #19 is known for the ongoing story of The Hangman—one of Pep Comics most intense heroes. The issue continues the adventures of The Shield, Kayo Ward, and is well known for being one of the last Pep comics before they shifted to Archie stories. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$300 $600 $1,200 $2,400 $9,500 $21,577

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Issue #20

What's Pep Comics #20 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #20 maintains a high price due to its historic value. GD 2.0 were already selling for nearly $1,000 back in 2014 and are much higher today. FN 6.0 copies went for $6,000 in 2016 and are higher today. A 9.2  graded copy was the highest to sell going for over $33,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #20 is widely known for its dark and dramatic cover art. This issue is also famous for being the final appearance of The Fireball who wouldn’t be seen again for 25 years. The next few issues feature massive changes and this edition is known for being one of the final, classic Pep comics.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,500 $3,000 $6,000 $12,000 $48,000 $38,240

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Issue #21

What's Pep Comics #21 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #21 has a modest price compared to other issues. GD 2.0 copies sell for around $600 today. Copies graded FN 6.0 can sell for around $1,000 and the highest graded copy to ever sell was a 9.6 that sold for over $23,000 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #21 is a historic comic. This is the final issue before Pep Comics would shift over to their famous Archie stories. The Shield, his sidekick Dusty, and the Hangman all enjoy their final issue in the spotlight before Archie became a national best seller. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$450 $900 $1,750 $3,400 $13,000 $23,967

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Issue #22

What's Pep Comics #22 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #22 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 8.0 that sold for the price of $252,100 in September 2017. An unretouched 7.0 has a November 2014 value of $143,400, an unretouched 6.5 sold for the price of $135,000 in March 2015, and an unretouched 5.0 has a value of $91,000 as of December 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, and Jughead make their first appearance in Pep Comics #22, published by MLJ Magazines in December 1941. Betty has just moved into the neighborhood, and when Archie meets her, he tries to show off saying that he can do anything.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$35,000 $70,000 $140,000 $280,000 $1,000,000 $252,100

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Issue #23

What's Pep Comics #23 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #23 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 9.0, which sold for the price of $9,250 in November 2009. An unretouched 7.0 sold for the price of $13,145 in February 2018, and an unretouched 6.5 has a value of $9,600 as of November 2018. An unretouched 5.0 sold for the price of $11,100 in March 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Archie makes his second appearance in the series in Pep Comics #23, published by MLJ Magazines in January 1942. Superhero The Shield solves a murder on the Midnight Express, and Danny meets the Mad Hatter in Wonderland.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$2,500 $5,000 $9,200 $17,500 $70,000 $13,145

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Issue #24

What's Pep Comics #24 worth in 2021?

There is no known mint condition value of Pep Comics #24. The highest CGC rated copy to sell publicly is an unretouched 7.5, which sold for the price of $5,497 in February 2018. An unretouched 4.0 sold for the price of $1,793 in November 2014, and an unretouched 3.5 has an August 2017 value of $1,800.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Shield and Dusty discover a suicide club of destitute men and must break it up in Pep Comics #24, published by MLJ Magazines in February 1942. The Hangman must stop The Walrus’ nefarious plans. Archie almost doesn’t get to play in the big basketball game, but gets the green light if he can pass his history exam.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,500 $2,800 $5,200 $9,500 $35,000 $5,497

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Issue #25

What's Pep Comics #25 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #25 is unknown. An unretouched 8.5 is the highest-rated copy to sell at auction, and sold for the price of $5,258 in February 2018. An unretouched 6.0 sold for the price of $1,323 in August 2002, and an unretouched 6.0 has a July 2016 value of $2,200. ?

Why is this comic book valuable?

Archie’s jalopy makes its first appearance in Pep Comics #25, published by MLJ Magazines in March 1942. The jalopy is becoming expensive for Archie, so he turns it into a taxi service to make money. Archie picks up a man at the train station, and ends up in the country while trying a new shortcut. The jalopy is hit by a train, and the duo must walk back to Riverdale. The next day Archie returns to school to meet the new principal - who was his passenger!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$725 $1,400 $2,700 $5,500 $21,000 $5,258

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Issue #26

What's Pep Comics #26 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #26 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 5.0 which sold for the price of $5,150 in June 2013. An unretouched 2.5 sold for the price of $6,573 in February 2018, and an unretouched 1.8 has a March 2019 value of $3,002.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Veronica Lodge makes her first appearance in Riverdale in pep Comics #26, published by MLJ Magazines in April 1942. Veronica is new in town, and Archie asks her out on a date. Archie takes a job at a restaurant to earn money to take her out, but when Veronica wants to go there, he ends up having to juggle working while also dating Veronica.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$3,000 $6,000 $11,000 $20,000 $80,000 $6,573

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Issue #27

What's Pep Comics #27 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #27 is unknown. An unretouched 7.5 is the highest CGC rated copy to sell publicly, and sold for the price of $4,750 in March 2017. An unretouched 7.0 sold for the price of $2,966 in June 2013, and an unretouched 6.5 has a February 2018 value of $3,346. ?

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Riverdale high school is holding an election for class president in Pep Comics #27, published by MLJ Magazines in May 1942. Betty is yelling at Archie during an assembly, which leads to Archie being a nominee. Archies doesn't want to win, and tells everyone to not vote for him, but reverse psychology works and Archie wins the election.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$900 $1,700 $3,500 $6,500 $25,000 $4,750

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Issue #28

What's Pep Comics #28 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #28 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 9.2 that sold for the price of $4,500 in June 2009. An unretouched 8.0 sold for the price of $3,107 in November 2014, and an unretouched 6.5 has a February 2018 value of $3,107.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The controversial Captain Swastika makes his first appearance in Pep Comics #28, published by MLJ Magazines in June 1942. Hangman comes face to face with the villainous captain and other German Nazis. Archie tries to get the singer Benny King to perform at the school dance, but after a lot of chaos, Archie ends up resigning his position as class president.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$175 $675 $2,300 $3,100 $4,500 $4,500

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Issue #29

What's Pep Comics #29 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #29 is unknown. An unretouched 8.5 is the highest-rated copy to sell at auction, and sold for the price of $8,400 in June 2017. An unretouched 5.5 sold for the price of $896 in November 2014, and an unretouched 5.0 has a value of $2,280 as of November 2018. ?

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Shield's origin story is retold in Pep Comics #29, published by MLJ Magazines in July 1942. When The Shield loses his superpowers, his origin story is told through flashback. Archie is working at a camp, and ends up causing a lot of trouble. He gets lost on a hike and ends up wandering into the all-girls camp, and in order to not get in punished, he dresses up as a girl and hides.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,000 $2,000 $4,000 $8,000 $30,000 $8,400

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Issue #30

What's Pep Comics #30 worth in 2021?

There is no known mint condition value of Pep Comics #30. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 7.0 that sold for the price of $3,107 in February 2018. That value is an increase from its December 2008 price of $1,600. An unretouched 4.0 sold for the price of $1,126 in March 2015.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Miss Grundy and Captain Commando make their first appearances in Pep Comics #30, published by MLJ Magazines in August 1942. The Shield is still trying to regain his superpowers, and an experiment to restore them fails. Archie tries a new scheme to make money: an escort agency! Things go awry, however, when he ends up dating his teacher, Miss Grundy.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$350 $700 $1,400 $2,800 $11,000 $3,107

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Issue #31

What's Pep Comics #31 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #31 is unknown. An unretouched 9.0 is the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, and sold for the price of $11,353 in February 2018. An 8.0 from the San Francisco pedigree sold for the price of $4,550 in September 2014, and an unretouched 7.0 has a May 2019 value of $4,200.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Veronica's dad, Mr. Lodge, makes his first appearance in Riverdale in Pep Comics #31, published by MLJ Magazines in September 1942. Archie and Veronica go to the airport to introduce Archie to Mr. Lodge, but a series of mixups cause Archie to be a representative on a congressional committee.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$800 $1,500 $2,750 $4,700 $18,000 $11,353

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Issue #32

What's Pep Comics #32 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #32 is unknown. An unretouched 7.5 is the highest-rated copy to sell at auction, and sold for the price of $5,258 in February 2018. A 7.0 from the Rockford pedigree sold for the price of $956 in August 2008, and an unretouched 5.0 has a September 2017 value of $2,721.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Shield changes his costume in Pep Comics #32, published by MLJ Magazines in October 1942. Hangman and The Shield team up on the cover, with The Shield donning his brand-new uniform. Betty takes Archie and Jughead sailing, but when their boat runs aground, the trio must camp on a supposedly deserted island.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$850 $1,700 $3,250 $6,250 $24,000 $5,258

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Issue #33

What's Pep Comics #33 worth in 2021?

There is no known mint condition value of Pep Comics #33. The highest-rated copy to sell at auction is an unretouched 8.0 that sold for the price of $5,258. An unretouched 7.5 has a March 2019 value of $2,880, and an unretouched 3.0 sold for the price of $817 in January 2018. ?

Why is this comic book valuable?

Captain Commando is all the rage in Pep Comics #33, published in November 1942 by MLJ Magazines. In Riverdale, Archie agrees to bring Jughead's cousin to the dance, not knowing that Mary Ann is unattractive.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$625 $1,200 $2,400 $4,500 $18,000 $5,258

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Issue #34

What's Pep Comics #34 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #34 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is a 9.2 from the San Francisco pedigree that sold for the price of $57,360 in May 2016. An unretouched 7.0 sold for the price of $20,315 in February 2019, and an unretouched 5.0 has a June 2017 value of $15,200.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Captain Commando is in Norway in Pep Comics #34, published by MLJ Magazines in December 1942. The American Commando is on a mission to destroy a fleet of German coastal batteries off the coast of Norway. In Riverdale, Archie has spent $100 after thinking he won a limerick contest, but end up in trouble with Jughead informs him it was a gag.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$4,500 $8,500 $16,000 $30,000 $120,000 $57,360

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Issue #35

What's Pep Comics #35 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Pep Comics #35 is unknown. An unretouched 9.2 from the Rockford pedigree that sold for the price of $7,768 in August 2016 is the highest CGC rated copy of #35 to sell at auction. An unretouched 7.5 sold for the price of $2,880 in November 2019, and an unretouched 7.0 has a March 2018 value of $2,510.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Archie sends the school into chaos in Pep Comics #35, published in January 1943 to MLJ Magazines. Archie publishes an article in the school newspaper that incorrectly quotes Mr. Weatherbee. Students and teachers alike are involved in the fray when Archie’s story says the teacher thinks tests are a waste of time.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$450 $900 $1,800 $3,500 $14,000 $7,768

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Issue #36

What's Pep Comics #36 worth in 2021?

There is no known mint condition value of Pep Comics #36. An unretouched 9.0 that sold for the price of $39,555 in December 2012 is the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction. An unretouched 7.0 sold for the price of $9,900 in November 2018, and a 6.5 has a February 2018 value of $8,724.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Archie makes his first cover appearance in Pep Comics #36, published by MLJ Magazines in February 1943. Archie catches Corporal Brent with Veronica Lodge, and when Archie confronts him, is challenged to a dual at the Academy.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,500 $2,850 $5,375 $11,000 $44,000 $39,555

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Issue #37

What's Pep Comics #37 worth in 2021?

A GD 2.0 cop of Pep Comics #37 can expect to sell for $1,000 in today’s market. FN 6.0 copies have a value of nearly $2,000 up from the 2013 price of $1,200. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.0 that sold for $3,998 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #37 is known for launching the hugely famous comic character Archie. This issue also features adventures from Shield, one of the many early versions of Captain America.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$800 $1,500 $2,700 $5,000 $20,000 $3,998

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Issue #38

What's Pep Comics #38 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #38 are up to a price of $800 in today’s market. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have a value near $4,000 up from their 2017 price of $3,500. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 7.0 that sold for $3,840 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Comics historians are avid collectors of the early Pep Comics. Pep Comics #38 is another example of American comic heroes fighting the Nazis during WWII. This issue features The Shield, his sidekick Dusty, Hangman, and an early Archie story.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$725 $1,450 $2,750 $5,000 $20,000 $3,840

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Issue #39

What's Pep Comics #39 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #39 can sell for $400. FN 6.0 copies of this comic had a 2015 value of $925, but today they can sell for well over $2,000. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.5 that sold for a price of $5,258 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #39 is another great example of WWII influencing the comics of the 40’s. In this comic, The Shield, Dusty, and Hangman all fight against the Axis forces of WWII. This comic also features an early Archie story.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$400 $800 $1,500 $3,000 $12,000 $5,258

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Issue #40

What's Pep Comics #40 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #40 had a value of $150 in 2014, but today can sell for over $300. FN 6.0 copies of this comic sold in 2012 for under $1,000 and in today’s market can sell for over $1,500. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a $4,302 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #40 billed itself as “America’s Fastest Growing Comic” and at the time that wasn’t far from the truth. Early pep comics introduced readers to characters like Archie and The Shield—an early version of Captain America.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$500 $1,000 $2,000 $4,000 $15,000 $4,302

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Issue #41

What's Pep Comics #41 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #41 graded at GD 2.0 sold for $600 in 2013 and have a price over $800 today. FN 6.0 copies can sell for a value around $1,500. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 7.0 that sold in 2019 for $3,240.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #41 marked a major change for Pep Comics. Starting with this issue, Pep Comics changes from action to comedy. This is also the first comic to feature Archie on the cover. Archie will be the face of Pep Comics from here on out.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$625 $1,200 $2,400 $4,500 $17,500 $4,033

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Issue #42

What's Pep Comics #42 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #42 can sell for $400 in today’s market. FN 6.0 copies have a value that reaches over $1,000 up from their 2013 price of $800. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.0 that sold for $3,824 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #42 is known for featuring Achie and his friend Jughead Jones on the cover. This issue is the first since Pep Comics made their switch from action to comedy in issue #41.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$400 $825 $1,700 $3,750 $14,000 $3,824

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Issue #43

What's Pep Comics #43 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #43 have a price today of around $400. FN 6.0 copies of this comic can sell for $1,000. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 7.5 that sold in 2018 for $4,541.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #43 depicts the diminishing role of The Shield as their flagship character. The Shield increasingly becomes a background character in growing Archie universe. Comics collectors and Archie fans keep these early Pep Comics circulating.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$625 $1,250 $2,250 $4,500 $18,000 $4,541

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Issue #44

What's Pep Comics #44 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #44 can sell on today’s market for a price of $500. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have a value of $1,500. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 7.0 that sold in 2016 for $1,625.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In Pep Comics #44 even more serious characters like the Hangman learn to lighten up. The Hangman squares off against an evil snail in this issue. Issue #44 continues Archie’s story as well as the now supporting character the Shield.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$350 $650 $1,250 $2,500 $10,000 $2,151

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Issue #45

What's Pep Comics #45 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #45 can sell for $600 up from their $2014 price of $350. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have a value of $1,200. The highest graded copy to ever sell was just a 5.0 that sold in 2018 for a price of $720.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #45 features more classic stories about Archie, The Shield, and Hangman. Pep Comics were the start for Archie and are sought after by collectors of Archie and comics history.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$210 $425 $850 $1,700 $6,500 $720

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Issue #46

What's Pep Comics #46 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #46 can sell for around $400 up from their 2015 price of $263. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have a value of over $2,500. In fact, the highest graded copy to ever sell was a 6.0 that sold in 2018 for a price of $2,640.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #46 is mostly known for its hilarious cover illustrated by Harry Sahle. This cover shows The Shield and Jughead Jones building a gigantic Archie snowman.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$650 $1,300 $2,750 $5,250 $20,000 $2,640

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Issue #47

What's Pep Comics #47 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #47 have a value over $1,000 up from their 2016 price of $800. FN 6.0 copies of this comic had a 2018 price of $1,800 and can sell for over $2,000 today. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.0 that sold for $3,607 in 2015.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #47 features a fun Archie story where our hero Archie dreams he is The Shield and goes on an adventure to save his school friends. Collectors of Archie comics and early comics history love these 40’s Pep Comics.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$700 $1,350 $2,200 $4,000 $16,000 $3,607

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Issue #48

What's Pep Comics #48 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #48 can sell for over $400 on today’s market. FN 6.0 graded copies sold for $1,000 in 2017, but today can sell for more than $1,500. The highest graded copy that ever reached the market was a 7.5 that sold for $2,880 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #48 is known for its oddball cover that depicts Archie as a fish. This comic is valued both by Archie collectors and comic history buffs.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$425 $850 $1,500 $3,000 $12,000 $2,880

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Issue #49

What's Pep Comics #49 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #49 are extremely rare to find graded and on the market. Even GD 2.0 copies can sell for over $2,000 today. FN 6.0 graded copies can expect to find a value of $5,000. The highest graded copy to reach the market was a 7.5 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) pedigree that sold for $6,573 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #49 is known for its nostalgic Harry Sahle cover art. This issue continues the adventures of the classic Pep Comics roster of Archie Andrews, The Shield, and others.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$750 $1,350 $2,500 $4,500 $18,000 $6,573

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Issue #50

What's Pep Comics #50 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #50 can expect to sell for $400 on today’s market. FN 6.0 graded copies have a value of over $1,500 up from their 2010 price of $300. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.5 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) pedigree that sold for $2,629 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #50 is known for classic Pep Comics characters like The Shield and The Black Hood taking an even smaller role next to the rising success of Archie comics.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$275 $500 $1,000 $2,000 $8,000 $3,346

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Issue #51

What's Pep Comics #51 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #51 are rare on the market and can expect to sell for $400. FN 6.0 graded copies are also hard to come by and can sell for $1,200. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.0 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) that sold for $1,434 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #51 marks a historic change for Pep Comics as this is the first issue to only feature Achie characters on the cover and not have The Shield anywhere on the cover art.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $300 $600 $1,200 $4,800 $1,434

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Issue #52

What's Pep Comics #52 worth in 2021?

Pep Comics #52 are rare to find on the market. GD 2.0 copies can expect to sell for $500. FN 6.0 graded editions can sell for a value of around $1,200. In fact, the highest graded copy to ever reach the market was a 6.5 that sold for $678 in 2017.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #52 is part of the then rising success of Archie comics. In this issue, Pep Comics continues to lower the profile of its classic roster in favor of Archie Andrews and friends.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $400 $800 $1,600 $6,400 $678

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Issue #53

What's Pep Comics #53 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #53 can expect to sell for $200 on today’s market. FN 6.0 graded editions had a 2013 price of $300 and today can sell for closer to $1,000. The highest graded edition to ever sell was a 9.6 Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree that sold for a value of $2,868 in 2009.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #53 features the first appearance of Strongo the Strong Man. This comic is sought after by both Archie fans and collectors of early comics history.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$140 $275 $550 $1,100 $4,000 $2,868

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Issue #54

What's Pep Comics #54 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #54 have a value of $350 on today’s market. FN 6.0 copies of this comic can expect to sell for closer to $800. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was a 9.6 Edgar Church (Mile High) that sold for a value of $4,780 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #54 continues with another story for Archie Andrews and his friends. This issue is collected by both fans of Archie and fans of early comics history.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $250 $500 $1,000 $4,000 $4,780

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Issue #55

What's Pep Comics #55 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of this comic can expect to sell for $200 up from their $100 price in 2018. FN 6.0 copies of Pep Comics #55 have a value of around $600 today. The highest graded copy of this comic to ever reach the market 9.0 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) pedigree that sold for $1,195 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #55 features a classic Bill Vigoda illustration for the cover artwork. Comic collectors have a lot of nostalgia for the early Archie cover art from Pep Comics.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $250 $500 $1,000 $4,000 $1,195

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Issue #56

What's Pep Comics #56 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #56 can expect to sell for $150. FN 6.0 graded editions have a value of over $400 up from $50 in 2002. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 9.0 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) that sold for $2,032 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #56 is known for featuring the final appearance of Captain Commando. This comic also begins to explore Archie’s classic love triangle with Betty and Veronica in more detail.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $200 $400 $800 $3,200 $2,032

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Issue #57

What's Pep Comics #57 worth in 2021?

Graded copies of Pep Comics #57 are a rare find on the market. GD 2.0 copies can expect a value of over $200. FN 6.0 graded editions can sell for around $600. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 9.0 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) that sold in 2018 for a price of $1,076.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #57 introduces more Pep Comics comedic characters including Hotfoot the Hobo. This comic features more comedic romance stories for Archie Andrews as well as another story for The Shield.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$80 $160 $320 $640 $2,500 $1,076

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Issue #58

What's Pep Comics #58 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 graded copies of Pep Comics #58 can expect to sell for around $300 in today’s market. FN 6.0 graded copies have a value over $700. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was a 9.0 Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree that sold for a price of $2,868 in 2015.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #58 features an all comedy lineup of stories and only has The Shield appearing in another characters comic. This issue also continues the story for Archie, Betty, and Veronica’s love triangle—a fan favorite trope of Archie comics.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $180 $375 $750 $3,000 $2,868

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Issue #59

What's Pep Comics #59 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #59 can expect to find a value of $200 on today’s market. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have a price of over $400. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.5 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) pedigree that sold for $837 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #59 is known for the introduction of a Pep Comics classic, Gloomy Gus: The Homeless Ghost! In fact, an early version of this character was the origin of the phrase “gloomy Gus.” This comic also continues the story for Archie and other Pep Comics comedy classics.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $150 $300 $600 $2,400 $0

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Issue #60

What's Pep Comics #60 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #60 can expect to sell for around $90 on today’s market. FN 6.0 copies have seen their price rise up to around $250. The highest graded copy to ever sell was an 8.5 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) that sold for a value of $896 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #60 features a Pep Comics story for Katy Keene the Pin-Up Queen, a character that was popular in the late 40’s and 50’s who also enjoyed an 80’s revival. This comic also features stories for Archie and friends as well as The Black Hood.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $200 $400 $800 $3,000 $0

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Issue #61

What's Pep Comics #61 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Pep Comics #61 can expect to find a value of around $150 on today’s market. FN 6.0 graded issues of this comic can sell for around $400. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was an 8.0 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) that sold for a price of $550 in 2008.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Shield and his sidekick Dusty make an appearance in Pep Comics #61. While they used to be the face of these comics, by issue #61 they only appear every few comics. This edition continues the story for Archie, Gloomy Gus the Homeless Ghost, as well as Katy Keene the Pin-Up Queen.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$110 $225 $450 $850 $3,250 $550

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Issue #62

What's Pep Comics #62 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 graded copies of Pep Comics #62 can expect to sell for a value of around $100. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have a price of $500 up from $350 in 2015. The highest graded copy to ever sell on the market was a 6.5 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) pedigree that sold for $456 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Pep Comics #62 continues the romantic troubles of Archie Andrews. Issue #62 also introduced readers to a classic Archie character Jinx Malloy. This issue also has stories from Katy Keene, The Shield, and others.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$110 $225 $450 $850 $3,250 $456

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