(August 1961)

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

["Who's the poor fish Betty?"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge (as mermaid); Betty Cooper (as mermaid); Archie Andrews (as centaur)
Keywords:
centaur; mermaids

The Bat's Tale of Terror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ? [as Ring Belfry] (credited)
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Letters:
Orlando Busino

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
In Transylvania, everyone is a monster, including the police.
Keywords:
monsters; Transylvania

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

If Teen-Agers Formed a Union! (Table of Contents)

Archie Says / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis:
What would happen if a teen union was allowed to bargain on use of the family phone, allowances, the TV set, the family car, homework, emergencies, movies, government, chores, and prices.
Keywords:
allowances; collective bargaining; homework; television; union

[Mad House Hall of Fame] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Brandon Partipooper; Dodie Shulace; Alicia Sidesaddle; Cortney Barbell; Debbie TeeKross; Bonnie Buckskin
Keywords:
beach; forgery; hope chest; motorcycle; shoes; teens

Indexer Notes

Parody of Ripley's Believe It or Not newspaper panel.

If Girls Played Baseball (Table of Contents)

Archie's Funtasy Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle; Ophelia Glutenschnable
Synopsis:
A silly look at how girls would play baseball.
Keywords:
baseball

Indexer Notes

The Archie characters are used as players and fans.

Questions Better Left Unanswered! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis:
Nine cartoons with characters asking obvious questions.
Keywords:
apples; baseball; bus; dancing; flat tire; perfume; shower; telephone

Teen-Age Credit Card (Table of Contents)

A Madhouse Report / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Joe Gooch; Sue Smooch; Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis:
What would happen if teenagers had a different credit card for each of their activities (including a card for comic books).
Keywords:
bus; comic books; credit cards; jukebox; kissing; movies; popcorn

Hand Signs! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis:
Signs with pointing hands customized to fit the subject.
Keywords:
signs

["I never saw you driving this car before, Dan!"] (Table of Contents)

Double Takes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Three two-panel cartoons: new old car, 65 cent evening, and being shown the door.
Keywords:
date; jalopy

Pajama Party (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis:
Pajamas for men that fit their profession.
Keywords:
pajamas

Monster Mask (Table of Contents)

activity / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis:
Directions for making a monster mask from the drawing printed across the centerfold. Also instructions on how to make "Frankenstein" monster shoes.
Keywords:
Frankenstein's monster

Sportsmen's Greetings (Table of Contents)

Greetings and Salutations Dept / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Synopsis:
Specialty handshakes for players in different sports.
Keywords:
basketball; fencing; fishermen; football; gamblers; jockeys; relay runners; skaters; skin divers; soccer

["I have a terrible problem."] (Table of Contents)

Aunt Juggie's Advice to the Lovelorn / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Aunt Juggie [Jughead Jones] (host)
Synopsis:
Letters seeking advice.

Indexer Notes

The letter from Bob W. is a reference to artist Bob White.

["She was only a tuba-player's daughter--"] (Table of Contents)

Yes My Darling Daughter! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Six cartoons starting with "She was only a ____'s daugher--". Tuba player's, spaghetti-maker's, quiz M.C.'s, artist's, carousel-owner's, and baker's are the fathers this time.
Keywords:
bread; butter; painter; rocking horse; spaghetti; tuba

Vol. 2: Bb (Table of Contents)

The Madhouse Encyclopedia / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous definitions for barter, baseball, bats, beaver, bell, and book.
Keywords:
autographs; baseball; bats; beaver; bell; book; gambling; Indians; Liberty Bell; Transylvania

Unwanted People! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Four types of unwanted teens.
Keywords:
comic book; dancing; juke box

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks previously credited to Orlando Busino.

Prize Products (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Mad House products including a hope chest complete with a live boy, an alarm clock that turns itself off, a stupid electronic brain, a record of "Music to Bring Homea Failing Report Card By," and a king-size phone for loudmouths.
Keywords:
alarm clock; electronic brain; hope chest; record; telephone

The Discovery of Girls (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White; Dan DeCarlo (comic book cover)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee (host); Miss Grundy; Archie Andews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Sturdley Flemsh; Strong V. Action; Lemuel J. Help
Synopsis:
How life was without girls and how Sturdley Flemsch discovered them when castaway on a remote tropical island.
Keywords:
charm bracelets; comic book; dancing; dresses; jewelry; juke box; lipstick; tropical island

Indexer Notes

The cover of Archie Giant Series #11 is shown as an example of a Betty and Veronica comic book. (Which didn't exist before girls were discovered.)

Infamous Monsters (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Kongo; Horst Fleigh; Dr. Sy Klops
Synopsis:
Parody of Hollywood gossip, featuring monsters. (Included is the new monster western "Goonsmoke.")
Keywords:
ape; fly; Gunsmoke; monster

Summer Fun with the Queens of Archie Giant Series Magazines! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Summer Fun / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Guess Which One (Table of Contents)

Veronica Asks You / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Guess which one: is going on her first date; is the biggest dumbbell on the beach; is the coolest daddyo in town; was born 100 years too late.
Keywords:
barbell; beach; date; guitar; rock music; violin; weightlifiting

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Follow the star-studded trail of the biggest buy in comics!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Who's the poor fish Betty?"]
  2. 1. The Bat's Tale of Terror
  3. 2. If Teen-Agers Formed a Union!
    Archie Says
  4. 3. [Mad House Hall of Fame]
  5. 4. If Girls Played Baseball
    Archie's Funtasy Dept.
  6. 5. Questions Better Left Unanswered!
    Archie Says
  7. 6. Teen-Age Credit Card
    A Madhouse Report
  8. 7. Hand Signs!
  9. 8. ["I never saw you driving this car before, Dan!"]
    Double Takes
  10. 9. Pajama Party
  11. 10. Monster Mask
  12. 11. Sportsmen's Greetings
    Greetings and Salutations Dept
  13. 12. ["I have a terrible problem."]
    Aunt Juggie's Advice to the Lovelorn
  14. 13. ["She was only a tuba-player's daughter--"]
    Yes My Darling Daughter!
  15. 14. Vol. 2: Bb
    The Madhouse Encyclopedia
  16. 15. Unwanted People!
  17. 16. Prize Products
  18. 17. The Discovery of Girls
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History
  19. 18. Infamous Monsters
  20. 19. Summer Fun with the Queens of Archie Giant Series Magazines!
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  21. 20. Guess Which One
    Veronica Asks You
  22. 21. ["Follow the star-studded trail of the biggest buy in comics!"]
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gene Reed
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • James Ludwig
  • Tom Sager
  • Mike Nielsen