Pep Comics

Publisher: MLJ
Published: Jan 1940
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Shield, the United States' first patriotic hero
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Comet, the first superhero character to die in the line of duty (Pep Comics #17)
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  • 2nd appearance of the Shield and Comet
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  • 1st appearance of Dusty, sidekick of The Shield
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Fireball
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  • 1st cover appearance of Madam Satan (cover only)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Madam Satan
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Hangman, the brother of Comet
  • Death of Comet, shot by a gangster - the first death of a superhero in comic history
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  • Classic cover art by Irv Novick
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  • 1st appearance of Archie Andrews
  • 1st appearance of Betty Cooper
  • 1st appearance of Jughead Jones
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  • Classic cover art by Irv Novick
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  • Classic cover art by Irv Novick
  • 1st appearance of Coach Kleats
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  • 1st appearance of Archie's jalopy
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  • 1st appearance of Veronica Lodge
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  • 1st time Miss Grundy's name is mentioned
  • 1st appearance of Captain Commando
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  • 1st appearance of Hiram Lodge, the father of Veronica (Archie)
  • World War II cover art by Warren King
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  • Classic cover art by Bob Fujitani
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  • Classic cover art by Irv Novick
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  • 1st full cover appearance of Archie
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  • Ongoing covers featuring Archie begin