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Diving into the Comics Vault: Pep Comics #4

If you want to read the previous entry in this series click here. Pep Comics #4 has one of my favorite covers. Featuring The Shield, we see our hero fighting bad guys in tanks in what we can safely assume is Washington D.C. This is a bright, eye-catching cover, and should be considered a Golden […]

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Diving Into the Comic Vault: Pep Comics #3

Welcome back to Diving Into the Comic Vault! If you haven't read this series yet, no worries. Check out our first post here! Today we'll be focusing on Pep Comics #3, with its signature hero — The Shield. In this issue, we open with The Shield in another daring adventure. American ships are being attacked […]


Diving Into the Comics Vault: Pep Comics #2

Pep Comics #2 is an eye catching comic. Featuring The Shield going against some bad guys, kids can see immediately that Shield is bulletproof, and ready for a fight. The comic opens with exactly that — a fight. The Shield is going after whomever has made 5 American oil tankers vanish near Puerto Rico. The […]


Diving into the comic vault: Pep Comics #1

In 1940, the world was in the grips of World War 2. In America, patriotism was at an all time high. Everything in the current pop culture landscape was jumping onto the patriotism bandwagon, especially comics. Comic books of the this era — now known as the Golden Age of comics — laid the groundwork […]

Did Somebody Say Madam Satan? Pep Comics #16 Heats Up At Auction

While we have written about Madam Satan a few times here on Bleeding Cool over the years, we've never done so twice in one day — until now.  Just a few hours before we informed you that Archie Comics had trademarked Madam Satan And Hangman, someone grabbed this Pep Comics #16 CGC 8.5 copy of Madam […]

Will You Be The New Owner Of This Bob Montana Pep Comics Cover?

With under two hours to go on ComicConnect, this stunning Pep Comics #30 original art cover by Archie legend Bob Montana is already at a little under $24K, which is rather impressive for this cover. Bob Montana art always fetches a good amount of money. I myself own a handful of his daily Archie newspaper […]

Has Riverdale Had An Impact On The Archie Comic Market?

For the past two years there's been a steady incline in the sale of Golden Age and key issue Archie comics. Pep 22's have been sold at healthy prices, while Archie 1's have also seen their fair share of action. In general, the first 10 issues of Archie comics generally go for 3 times what […]