(September 1962)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
seven times a year in February, April, June, August, September, October, and December
On-sale date:
1962-06-20
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

["What did you say the name of this planet was?"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Keywords:
eight-ball; rocket

The Only Magazine with a Split (3-Ways) Personality (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Hilda the Witch; Lester Cool; Chester Square; The Pink Martian

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

["Poor Lester is quarantined with the measles!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis:
Chester does the introduction while Lester is quarantined inside his house with the measles.
Keywords:
measles

Debutante Twist (Table of Contents)

Lester Cool and Chester Square / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Brenda Van Loot
Synopsis:
Chester spends a fortune trying to impress rich girl Brenda Van Loot, but fails. Lester is broke, so when he dates Brenda he does it on the cheap and Brenda is impressed by the novelty.
Reprints:
Keywords:
carrier pigeon; city dump; hot dogs; opera; pheasant; playground; scooter; twist

Indexer Notes

Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

Lester the Hipster (Table of Contents)

Lester Cool and Chester Square / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis:
Martians capture Lester and show him all their latest weapons. Instead of being frightened, Lester thinks the weapons would be useful on Earth. The Martians decide Earth people are too crazy to be frightened and call off their invasion.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; caterpillar; flying saucer; freezing gun; growth ray; ice cream; Martians; robot; shrinking ray; skin diving; Twist

Indexer Notes

Reference to Chubby Checker and the Twist. Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

Wanted (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The World of Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Whether you like to do your space traveling in a rocket..."] (Table of Contents)

Outer Space Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The Pink Martian
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying saucer

The Thought Machine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
A professor entertains space travelers with a thought machine that converts energy into matter. The thought machine was invented long ago and the population eventually became so bored that it lost its will to live. The professor is the last one on the planet and when he gets bored his thought items disappear, leading to a twist ending.
Reprints:
Keywords:
3-D television; boredom; pizza; thought machine

Indexer Notes

Almost a straight science fiction story.

["Monsters are getting more popular these days!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; Frankenstein's Monster (staute); Dracula (statue); The Blob (statue)
Synopsis:
Hilda introduces the Monster Hall of Shame.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Hall of Fame; statues

Dr. Sy Klops (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Hilda the Witch (host); Professor Sy Klops; Joe; Janet
Synopsis:
Professor Klops tests a vitamin ray on teens Joe and Janet, but it shrinks them instead. The teens find some advantages to being small, but also some dangers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
enlarging ray; mosquito; shrinking ray; spider

Indexer Notes

The character is called Professor Klops everywhere except in the title logo. The Professor is a cyclops with one eye.

The Son of Dr. Jerkyll (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch (host); Son of Dr. Jerkyll
Synopsis:
The son of Dr. Jerkyll continues his father's experiments and turns into rock star Melvin Preston. After a close escape with autograph hunters, he decides to change his features to Eliot Mess, the FBI agent. That doesn't work either, because gangs target him. He tries an antidote, but forgets to dilute it and ends up in an even worse predicament.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autograph hunters; gangs; machine guns; potions; rock star

Indexer Notes

Melvin Preston is a parody of Elvis Presley and Eliot Mess is a parody of Elliot Ness. Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

Presto Chango! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis:
When readers claim Hilda is a fake, she changes herself into part of the comic book itself.
Keywords:
comic book; magic

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; fourth wall; magic

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)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What did you say the name of this planet was?"]
  2. 1. The Only Magazine with a Split (3-Ways) Personality
  3. 2. ["Poor Lester is quarantined with the measles!"]
    Teen-Age Section
  4. 3. Debutante Twist
    Lester Cool and Chester Square
  5. 4. Lester the Hipster
    Lester Cool and Chester Square
  6. 5. Wanted
    The World of Jughead
  7. 6. ["Whether you like to do your space traveling in a rocket..."]
    Outer Space Section
  8. 7. The Thought Machine
  9. 8. ["Monsters are getting more popular these days!"]
    Monster Section
  10. 9. Dr. Sy Klops
  11. 10. The Son of Dr. Jerkyll
  12. 11. Presto Chango!
    Hilda the Witch
  13. 12. Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
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