(December 1961)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Published seven times a year in February, April, June, July,August, October and December
On-sale date:
1961-09-14
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

["I'm starved! Any of you people know where I can get a good bite?"] (Table of Contents)

Jughead / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Dracula; Wolfman
Keywords:
bat; monsters; snake; vampire; vulture; werewolf

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Archie's Madhouse Annual #4

Madhouse Musicians (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Kultural Korner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A combo of kooky musicians.
Keywords:
clarinet; cymbals; drums.; flute; violin

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Pantomime cartoons.

Monster Institute of Transylvania (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A tour of the campus.

Indexer Notes

Schwartz puts in a background gag on page three between a mummy and a boy looking for his father.

Why Is It? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis:
Collection of gags involving bad luck.

Double Take (Table of Contents)

Archie Presents / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)
Keywords:
drive-in; shoeshine; tennis

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags.

[Introducing a New Magazine...BATS!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tales Calculated to Drive You Bats / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Guess Who Said (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge (host)

His Secret Shame! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Otto von Shriekenstein; Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis:
A mad scientist sinks to a new low.

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Howard Nostrand.

["I am a very lovely girl."] (Table of Contents)

Aunt Juggie's Advice to the Lovelorn / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones [as Aunt Juggie] (host)
Synopsis:
Aunt Juggie answers letters asking for advice.

Quiz for Stupid People (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones (host); Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis:
A quiz that anyone can complete.

Indexer Notes

Has a "product placement" ad for Pep Comics in the middle.

["Tops on Your Christmas List!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Christmas Stocking / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Ready Made Doodles (Table of Contents)

Madhouse's Labor-Saving Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis:
Ready-made doodles for teachers, children, teens, and others.
Keywords:
doodles; telephone

I Got My Job through the Mad House Want Ads! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Anthony Michael; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
A man applies for various jobs. He eventually gets one through Mad House, which is a parody of "The Millionaire" television program.
Keywords:
boxing; comic book; fourth wall; hide and seek; million dollars

Indexer Notes

The story is told in the first person, with the main character talking to the reader. The character's name "Anthony Michael" is the reverse of Michael Anthony, the character in "The Millionaire" TV show.

Double Takes! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)
Keywords:
garbage can; kissing; mountain

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags

Guess Who Said (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Cartoons with the reader guessing which character said the quote.
Keywords:
allowance; baseball; canoe; movie theaters; pizza

The Discovery of Ears! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Alfred Klunk; Mortimer Zunk
Synopsis:
A heavy snowstorm lets cavemen discover ears and hearing.
Keywords:
cavemen; earaches; eyeglasses; jukebox

[We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Doors in School (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Various doors to rooms in school, shaped according to their use.

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. ["I'm starved! Any of you people know where I can get a good bite?"]
    Jughead
  2. 1. Madhouse Musicians
    Madhouse Kultural Korner
  3. 2. Monster Institute of Transylvania
  4. 3. Why Is It?
  5. 4. Double Take
    Archie Presents
  6. 5. [Introducing a New Magazine...BATS!]
    Tales Calculated to Drive You Bats
  7. 6. Guess Who Said
    Veronica Says
  8. 7. His Secret Shame!
  9. 8. ["I am a very lovely girl."]
    Aunt Juggie's Advice to the Lovelorn
  10. 9. Quiz for Stupid People
  11. 10. ["Tops on Your Christmas List!"]
    Archie's Christmas Stocking
  12. 11. Ready Made Doodles
    Madhouse's Labor-Saving Department
  13. 12. I Got My Job through the Mad House Want Ads!
  14. 13. Double Takes!
  15. 14. Guess Who Said
    Betty Says
  16. 15. The Discovery of Ears!
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History
  17. 16. [We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  18. 17. Doors in School
  19. 18. [Follow the star-studded trail of the biggest buy in comics!]
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Gene Reed
  • Merlin Haas
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • James Ludwig
  • Tom Sager
  • Mike Nielsen