(April 1961)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
seven times a year in February, April, June, July, August, October and December
On-sale date:
1961
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Who needs a man in space? Anyone who reads Mad House is out of this world already!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Keywords:
satellite; Sputnik

It Always Happens (Table of Contents)

Jughead Observes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis:
Things that work in one situation, but don't in another.
Keywords:
basketball; date

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Small Small World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis:
Problems for teens in other countries: Scotland, Congo, North Pole, India, China, Iraq, and South Sea.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bagpipes; Eskimos; gong; rickshaw; roller skates; rope trick; tropical island

Indexer Notes

Two-panel gags for each country.

Lights! Camera! Action! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Director Otto von Jughead [Jughead Jones] (host); Elvis Rockmore
Synopsis:
Otto von Jughead shows us how action star Elvis Rockmore is saved from missing a trapeze, being thrown off a cliff, meeting a bear, and meeting a vampire.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bear; circus; cliff; movie; seal; trapeze; vampire

Indexer Notes

four two-panel gags.

The Madhouse Hall of Fame (Table of Contents)

Archie Presents / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Phoebe Fobia; Sam Ballringer; Ned Anderthal; Hortense Hephzibah; Courtney Shakedown; Barbara Sidesaddle; Joe Burpwell; Basil Espresso
Synopsis:
A series of one-panel gags.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beach; beaknik; extortion; ice cream; mustangs; paddle-ball; record player; refrigerator; wrestling

Letters from Moosie (Table of Contents)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Moose writes letters to various people including Archie and the President of the United States.
Keywords:
letters

Don't Let This Happen to You! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Ad for "Alibi Anonymous Bulletins" magazine, with ready-made alibis for various situations.

Indexer Notes

Various art styles. Story appears to be comprised of paste-ups from various older comics.

It Always Happens (Table of Contents)

Veronica Says / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge (host)
Synopsis:
Girl's friend dishes dirt on the girl's boyfriend, then grabs him one the rebound. Double-daters have to cruise around until they find a movie the backseat couple hasn't seen. But then those two don't watch the movie.
Keywords:
double-date; drive-in movie

Indexer Notes

Two two-panel gags.

Art for Art's Ache! (Table of Contents)

Jughead Dipsy Doodles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Vincent DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Jughead paints an abstract painting of a female, who falls in love with him.
Keywords:
abstract art; painting

Indexer Notes

Mostly black and white with color on the painting only.

Teen-Age Olympics (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Presents / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Various teen-oriented events: telephone marathon, making-school-on-time steeplechase, Ice box raid, canoe date contest, kissing free-style, bringing-date-home-on-time dash, and rock 'n' roll weight lift.
Reprints:
Keywords:
canoe; guitar; kissing; Olympics; records; refrigerator; telephones

CARtoons (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Keywords:
license plates; parking meters; parking tickets; traffic lights

Indexer Notes

Six pantomime cartoons involving automobiles and trucks.

Mad House's Tie Talk (Table of Contents)

Archie Says / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fashion
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Jughead demonstrates the various ways to wear a necktie. Also two gags involving Betty and Veronica.

Indexer Notes

Jughead reads a copy of Archie Comics in one panel.

1000 Genuine, Assorted Quiz Answers (Table of Contents)

Dilton Says / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dilton Doiley (host); Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Advertising parody selling a box of quiz answers. No questions, just the answers.

Nasty Suspicions (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host); Veronica Lodge (host)
Synopsis:
Boys and girls wonder if the things the opposite sex do are intentional. Also suspicions about test questions, TV westerns, dress designers, umpires, and what parents suspect about their children.
Reprints:
Keywords:
allowance; auto repair; baseball; dancing; fashion designers; television; tests; umpires

Date-Marker (Table of Contents)

Betty Says / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Betty Cooper (host); Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Advertising parody about a rubber stamp for girls to label "Mine" on the foreheads of their boyfriends.
Keywords:
rubber stamp

How to Improve TV (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Dept. of Culture / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis:
Ideas on how to improve westerns, baseball, weather reports, game shows, and horror shows.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball; horror movies; television; weather reports; westerns

Indexer Notes

Five two-panel gags.

Mad House Museum (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Culture Corner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abraham Lincoln; Sir Isaac Newton; Cleopatra, Benjamin Franklin; Julius Caesar; Thomas Edison; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Items that could have been linked to historical figures.
Keywords:
apple; band-aid; calendar; kite; phone bill; razor

Classroom Phones! (Table of Contents)

Mad House School Improvement Department Presents / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
What school would be like if each desk had a telephone and each classroom was monitored by closed-circuit television.
Keywords:
closed-circuit television; telephones; wire-tapping

The Invention of Comic Books (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White; Harry Lucey (Pep cover); Samm Schwartz ("chiseled" panels)
Inks:
Bob White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee (host) ; Robert Bobwhite; Archie Andrews (cameo, comic strip); Veronica Lodge (cameo, comic strip); Betty Cooper (cameo, comic strip); Jughead Jones (cameo, comic strip); Miss Grundy (cameo, comic strip)
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee recounts how Robert Bobwhite invented comic books.
Keywords:
cavemen; comic books; printing

Indexer Notes

Robert Bobwhite, a caveman, "chisels" six panels of an Archie story on the wall of a cave. The panels are from the story "The Weak Point" from Archie's Pal Jughead #68 (January 1961). Robert Bobwhite is a reference to artist Bob White. Mr. Weatherbee is reading a copy of Pep #145 in the splash panel, with the cover shown.

Take This Free Gift (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Guess Which One (Table of Contents)

Veronica Says / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge (host)
Synopsis:
Guess which one is going to be given a quarter to leave the room, borrowed his brother's tux, just found out his date's father hates rock 'n' roll, and just fell in love for the first time.
Keywords:
guitar; television; tuxedo

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Four one-panel gags.

Here They Are! The Big Books in the New Archie Giant Series! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Giant Series / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Who needs a man in space? Anyone who reads Mad House is out of this world already!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. It Always Happens
    Jughead Observes
  3. 2. Small Small World
  4. 3. Lights! Camera! Action!
  5. 4. The Madhouse Hall of Fame
    Archie Presents
  6. 5. Letters from Moosie
    Moose
  7. 6. Don't Let This Happen to You!
  8. 7. It Always Happens
    Veronica Says
  9. 8. Art for Art's Ache!
    Jughead Dipsy Doodles
  10. 9. Teen-Age Olympics
    Madhouse Presents
  11. 10. CARtoons
  12. 11. Mad House's Tie Talk
    Archie Says
  13. 12. 1000 Genuine, Assorted Quiz Answers
    Dilton Says
  14. 13. Nasty Suspicions
  15. 14. Date-Marker
    Betty Says
  16. 15. How to Improve TV
    Jughead's Dept. of Culture
  17. 16. Mad House Museum
    Madhouse Culture Corner
  18. 17. Classroom Phones!
    Mad House School Improvement Department Presents
  19. 18. The Invention of Comic Books
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History
  20. 19. Take This Free Gift
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  21. 20. Guess Which One
    Veronica Says
  22. 21. Here They Are! The Big Books in the New Archie Giant Series!
    Archie Giant Series
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