(October 1959)

Archie, 1958 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

["Can we stop that mad Dr. Beatnik from invading Earth?"] (Table of Contents)

Cosmo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob White (signed)
Inks:
Bob White (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thmik

Make Mine Mars (Ch. 1) (Table of Contents)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Jo-Jo; Professor Thmik
Synopsis:
Cosmo and his friends finally return to Mars, but their quiet time at home is rudely interrupted.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from 2013 reprint.

Target Trouble (Table of Contents)

Squarehead / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Bob White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Bookworm (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Jupiter / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Bob White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy

Meet Dr. Beatnik (Ch. 2) (Table of Contents)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thmik; Dr. Beatnik
Synopsis:
The source of the violent interruption is mad Martian scientist Dr. Beatnik, who announces that he has assembled a space army to invade Earth, thereby preventing Earth from influencing Martians with their despicable pop culture.
Reprints:

Destination: Moon (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Great Space Chase (Ch. 3) (Table of Contents)

Cosmo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thmik
Synopsis:
Cosmo and Professor Thmik lead an official Martian expedition to stop Professor Thmik's illegal invasion of Earth.
Reprints:

Fire Away! (Ch. 4) (Table of Contents)

Cosmo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thmik; Dr. Beatnik
Synopsis:
Dr. Beatnik's army jams Cosmo's ships with taffy, then creates a brick wall in space to stop Cosmo's team from pursuing them.
Reprints:

The End of Dr. Beatnik (Table of Contents)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Terry Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thmik; Dr. Beatnik
Synopsis:
Professor Thmik uses his own technology to force Dr. Beatnik's army to surrender. Then Cosmo and the gang set off on a peaceful visit to Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story ends by telling us to watch for Cosmo's visit to Earth in the next issue, but the title was canceled and the story never appeared.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Can we stop that mad Dr. Beatnik from invading Earth?"]
    Cosmo
  2. 1. Make Mine Mars (Ch. 1)
    Cosmo
  3. 2. Target Trouble
    Squarehead
  4. 3. The Bookworm
    Jimmy Jupiter
  5. 4. Meet Dr. Beatnik (Ch. 2)
    Cosmo
  6. 5. Destination: Moon
  7. 6. The Great Space Chase (Ch. 3)
    Cosmo
  8. 7. Fire Away! (Ch. 4)
    Cosmo
  9. 8. The End of Dr. Beatnik
    Cosmo
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Per Sandell
  • Jaime Weinman
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