(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
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A tour of the campus.

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

Double Take (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie (cameo)
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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Veronica Lodge

His Secret Shame (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand ?
Inks:
Howard Nostrand ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Otto von Shriekenstein
Synopsis:
A mad scientist sinks to a new low.

Aunt Juggie's Advice to the Lovelorn (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones (as Auntie Juggie) (host)
Synopsis:
Auntie 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 "production 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:
?

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
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones
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:
?

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)

Editing

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. 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. [no title indexed]
    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:
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Gene Reed
  • Merlin Haas
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • James Ludwig
  • Tom Sager
  • Mike Nielsen