(June 1962)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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
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

["There's much to be said for the Earthman's civilization!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction; teen
Keywords:
aliens; dancing; juke box

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Pink Martian Man; Hilda the Witch; Chester Square; Lester Cool
Synopsis:
Table of contents for the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Previously credited to Dan DeCarlo.

["There's nothing like trying my brew!"] (Table of Contents)

Monster Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis:
Hilda shows off her brew, which makes you dance the Twist all night long.
Keywords:
brew; broom; Twist

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Dan DeCarlo.

The Alligator Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Geoffrey Swamp; Nan; Hilda the Witch (host)
Synopsis:
Geoffrey Swamp, star of the Alligator Man films, finds it hard to shed his past when he retires.
Reprints:
Keywords:
alligator; birthday; juke box; movie-making; swamp; twist

Strife Magazine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An inside look at how Transylvania's Strife Magazine is published.
Reprints:
Keywords:
full moon; magazine; monsters; Transylvania

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Orlando Busino.

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)

["Welcome to the Space Section!"] (Table of Contents)

Space Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The Pink Martian Man
Synopsis:
Introduction to the Space Section. The Pink Martian Man compares Earth pizza to diamonds from Venus or metal from Neptune.
Keywords:
Martians; pizza

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Joe Edwards.

Martian Mission (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The Pink Martian Man (host) ; President John F. Kennedy (silhouette)
Synopsis:
Two Martians come to Earth to get some foreign aid for their planet.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; foreign aid; Martians; President; Washington D.C

Jayson's Return (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Jayson (robot); Enon; Zog; Xol
Synopsis:
A society of robots sends Jayson out to find lubricating oil, but he returns with the wrong kind.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; castor oil; flying saucer; robots

Bubble Trouble (Table of Contents)

The Pink Martian / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Pink Martian Man
Synopsis:
The Pink Martian Man gives two Earth people on Mars a helmet that allows them to kiss.
Reprints:
Keywords:
alien; kissing; Mars; space suits

Plight in Pluto (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Pink Martian Man (host); Donald; Alice
Synopsis:
A Plutonian takes two typical Earth teens for the Intergalactic Zoo, but finds that they hate pizza and ice cream and don't like rock 'n' roll.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fourth wall; juke box; Pluto; television; zoo

Indexer Notes

The alien zookeeper talks to the readers in the last two panels.

Introduction to the Machine Age (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about grain millers and their mills in the early United States.

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/3 page illustration.

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1961 (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1961. Average paid circulation for the previous 12 months was 258,171.

Chester Square and Lester Cool Invite You to the Teen-Age Section (Table of Contents)

Teen-Age Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Chester Square; Lester Cool; Bess; Tess
Synopsis:
Introduction to the Teenage Section. Les and Ches are reporters covering a tennis match.
Keywords:
tennis

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Dan DeCarlo.

Two Left Feet! (Table of Contents)

Arts and Daft Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool (host) ; Sam Twist
Synopsis:
A teenager with literally two left feet is outcasted by his peers, so he learns to dance and inadvertently invents the Twist.
Reprints:
Keywords:
barber; dancing; dancing lessons; haircut; the Twist

Do You Approach the Problems of Life... (Table of Contents)

Chester Square and Lester Cool / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Chester Square; Lester Cool
Synopsis:
A look at how Chester and Lester approach the problems of life from different angles.
Keywords:
flat tires; kissing; movie theater; red carpet; television

Vol. 3: C (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chester Square; Lester Cool
Synopsis:
Humorous information on cats, carpets and rugs, citrus fruits, cattle, chemistry, and corn.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beatniks; bull; carpets; cats; corn; grapefruit; Navahos; orange; salt; water

Indexer Notes

Cover of Mad House #17 is shown as part of the definition of corn. Previously credited to Joe Edwards.

Here's Fun in the Sun (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Swimania (Table of Contents)

Lester Cool 'n' Chester Square / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Chester Square; Lester Cool
Synopsis:
Lester finds Harry's girlfriend very boring, due to her being a mermaid who only wants to swim.
Keywords:
beach; mermaid

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Secret Is Out! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["There's much to be said for the Earthman's civilization!"]
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. ["There's nothing like trying my brew!"]
    Monster Section
  4. 3. The Alligator Man
  5. 4. Strife Magazine
  6. 5. We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  7. 6. ["Welcome to the Space Section!"]
    Space Section
  8. 7. Martian Mission
  9. 8. Jayson's Return
  10. 9. Bubble Trouble
    The Pink Martian
  11. 10. Plight in Pluto
  12. 11. Introduction to the Machine Age
  13. 12. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1961
  14. 13. Chester Square and Lester Cool Invite You to the Teen-Age Section
    Teen-Age Section
  15. 14. Two Left Feet!
    Arts and Daft Dept.
  16. 15. Do You Approach the Problems of Life...
    Chester Square and Lester Cool
  17. 16. Vol. 3: C
    The Madhouse Encyclopedia
  18. 17. Here's Fun in the Sun
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  19. 18. Swimania
    Lester Cool 'n' Chester Square
  20. 19. The Secret Is Out!
    Archie Annual
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • James Ludwig
  • Tom Sager
  • Mike Nielsen