Just taking a moment to finish up Pep Comics #30, which had the first appearance of "Captain Commando and the Boy Soldiers":
It was de rigueur back in the day to have one of two kinds of groups: Either your group consisted of a fat person, a really smart person, a nondescript person and some undersized hellion or you had a group that consisted of a bunch of people with different nationalities. If your group featured the latter, you could count on heavy accents and lots of slang that the country of origin probably hadn't used in 50 years. And there was usually a lot of interlocking arms and singing in unison.
And, might I add, not enough of moments like this:
I quickly grew bored with Captain Commando and found the Archie story, where Betty has found the secret to popularity:
And then Archie makes a suggestion that, had it been anyone but Betty, would have resulted in Archie nursing a bloody nose:
And then Archie takes that first step in the sordid life of pimpin':
Why this panel hasn't circulated the Internet with the frequency of "Joker's Boner," I do not know. But remember who had it first.
In any event, I'm sure that the Riverdale Police soon set up a vice squad.
No, Captain Commando was not in charge of Riverdale's Vice Squad. I don't know who it was, but I'm certain it wasn't him. Stop being so silly!
Although, now that I think about it, that would have been awesome.
See you tomorrow!