First Appearance of Archie In Pep Comics #22 Hits $252,100 At ComicConnect Auction

Pep Comics #22 CGC 8.0

The September ComicConnect Event Auction took place this week, the results are in and there’s plenty to talk about. On the MLJ Comics side, prices were strong. MLJ books have become highly sought after recently, due to Riverdale, and people possibly being priced out of the other big books, resulting in a focus on Archie. I, for one, welcome this with open arms. Prices can be seen below.

Archie #1s were a big hit in this auction:

0.5; $5,949; ow pages, restored
2.5; $23,500; ow pages
4.0; $24,500; slightly brittle pages

And a beautiful copy of Pep 22:

8.0; $252,100; ow/w pages. Highest graded unrestored Pep 22!

The Pep 22 had an Overstreet value of $150,000, but since this is the highest-graded copy, it was bound to go for much more. Congrats to the winners!


About Baltimore Lauren

Baltimore Lauren is a self professed comic book nerd, with a strong focus on Archie and Golden Age comics. She also enjoys Disney World more than the average person, and bad movies. Speed Racer is one of her favorite movies. Seriously.