(July 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:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["... But your ad says you'll fit anybody!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Keywords:
cyclops; sunglasses

["Why you makem Mad House totem pole?"] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Hilda the Witch; Lester Cool; Chester Square; The Pink Martian Man
Synopsis:
Totem pole showing feature characters, and Amerind female with classic Dan DeCarlo-drawn figure.
Keywords:
Indians; totem pole

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

"This is your spell specialist, Hilda the Witch...." (Table of Contents)

Monster Section / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis:
Hilda is shown mixing "Thrills" and "Chills" into the "Monster Section," which is shown as a black cauldron.
Keywords:
cauldron; witch's brew

The Prime Time Machine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Hilda the Witch (host); The Genius Monster; Gustav (monster assistant)
Synopsis:
The Genius Monster invents a time machine, but his assistant is more interested in eating chocolate cake.
Reprints:
Keywords:
2062; chocolate cake; future; rockets; stock market; time machine

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #17.

Spellbound! (Table of Contents)

Hilda the Witch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis:
Hilda complains of a new sorcerer defeating her when she flies over his domain. She looks up his address and finds it is Cape Canaveral.
Keywords:
brooms

Mild Child (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A monster couple consults a child psychologist because their small son is too normal.
Keywords:
child psychologist

The Nosey Photographer (Table of Contents)

Hilda the Witch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; The Cat Girl; The Creature from the Lagoon; The Fly; The Mole Man; The Spider Man; The Phantom of the Opera; Dr. Cyclops; The "Thing"
Synopsis:
Hilda asks "How do you like being a monster in Hollywood?" and each monster replies.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Hollywood; monster; movies

Indexer Notes

"The Spider Man" shown here actually looks like a spider with a human face. The cover date of this issue is one month before the cover date of Marvel's Spider-Man debute in Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15 (August, 1962).

Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Viola!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis:
Lester pulls a rabbit out of a hat, but when Chester tries the trick, the rabbit pulls him into the hat.
Keywords:
magic hat; rabbit

Indexer Notes

Introduction to Teen-Age Section.

The Hip Drip! (Table of Contents)

Chester Square and Lester Cool / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Chester Square; Lester Cool; Yvonne
Synopsis:
Lester Cool tries to impress French exchange student Yvonne, but she can't understand his slang. She prefers Chester Square's "square" way of speaking.
Reprints:
Keywords:
daydream; exchange student; French; Invisible Man; Mole Man; slang

Indexer Notes

Chester imagines the advantages of being the Invisible Man and the Mole Man. Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #17.

Video Magic (Table of Contents)

Les Cool 'n' Ches Square / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis:
Lester Cool's television is specially made to show westerns. It runs on oats.
Keywords:
oats; television; westerns

House of Horror (Table of Contents)

Les Cool 'n' Ches Square / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis:
Lester and Chester explore a supposedly haunted house.
Reprints:
Keywords:
clothesline; ghosts; haunted house; sheets

Boys Are Such Funny Creatures! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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?
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?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Teen girls complain about the things boys do.
Reprints:
Keywords:
haircut; refrigerators; shaving

Indexer Notes

Part one of three related sequences.

Girls Are So Illogical! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Teen boys complain about the things girls do.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dates; homework; phone booth; telephone

Indexer Notes

Part two of three related sequences.

["And believe me - We teachers often have trouble trying to figure out both boys and girls!!"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Teachers complain about both teen boys and girls.
Reprints:
Keywords:
essays; foreign language; letters; slang; typewriter

Indexer Notes

Part three of three related sequences.

Plant Playmate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A gardener is having trouble with her garden. Her neighbor advises her to ask his Cousin Northrup for advice.
Keywords:
gardens; hammock

["This is the Pink Martian Man introducing the..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Pink Martian Man
Synopsis:
Pink Martian Man is interrupted while introducing the Space Section, but takes care of the intruder with a water pistol filled with ink.
Keywords:
alien; ink; water pistol

The Rat Race For Space! (Table of Contents)

The Pink Martian Man / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Pink Martian Man; Johnny; unnamed girl; Archie Andrews (cameo, on future television); Veronica Lodge (cameo, on future television)
Synopsis:
A young boy and girl ask the Pink Martian Man to take them to 2062 because 1962 is too boring. The kids imagine the advantages of the future, but the Martian reminds them that school will be much harder. The kids decide to stay home.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fish bowl; future; homework; robots; space helmet; wrist telephones

Indexer Notes

One of the future inventions is a wrist phone. Credits from reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #17.

An Eye Full (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Hal
Synopsis:
Hal has a blind date from Jupiter lined up for his pal. He promises that this one doesn't have four eyes like the girl from Mars or three eyes like the girl from Saturn. It turns out her two eyes are stacked, not side by side.
Reprints:
Keywords:
alien; blind date; eyes; Jupiter; Mars; Saturn

The Uncharted Planet! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The Pink Martian Man (host)
Synopsis:
Two space travelers arrive on an uncharted planet and are amazed that inanimate objects come to life there. Their spaceship refuses to leave because he likes it there.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cigarettes; dump truck; spacemen; steam shovel; television; uncharted planet

Indexer Notes

The space travelers' uniforms are very similar to Adam Strange's in design and color, including the eagle crest on the forehead. A dump truck exclaims "For Krypton's sake!"

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Fly Guy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A "human fly" sees a psychiatrist to overcome his fear of flypaper.
Keywords:
flypaper; human fly; psychiatrist

Indexer Notes

Black and white 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. ["... But your ad says you'll fit anybody!"]
  2. 1. ["Why you makem Mad House totem pole?"]
  3. 2. "This is your spell specialist, Hilda the Witch...."
    Monster Section
  4. 3. The Prime Time Machine
  5. 4. Spellbound!
    Hilda the Witch
  6. 5. Mild Child
  7. 6. The Nosey Photographer
    Hilda the Witch
  8. 7. Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
  9. 8. ["Viola!"]
    Teen-Age Section
  10. 9. The Hip Drip!
    Chester Square and Lester Cool
  11. 10. Video Magic
    Les Cool 'n' Ches Square
  12. 11. House of Horror
    Les Cool 'n' Ches Square
  13. 12. Boys Are Such Funny Creatures!
  14. 13. Girls Are So Illogical!
  15. 14. ["And believe me - We teachers often have trouble trying to figure out both boys and girls!!"]
  16. 15. Plant Playmate
  17. 16. ["This is the Pink Martian Man introducing the..."]
    The Space Section
  18. 17. The Rat Race For Space!
    The Pink Martian Man
  19. 18. An Eye Full
  20. 19. The Uncharted Planet!
  21. 20. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  22. 21. Fly Guy
  23. 22. ["The Secret Is Out!]
    Archie Annual
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Matthew Thompson
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • James Ludwig
  • Tom Sager
  • Mike Nielsen