(December 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
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Two Haircuts for the Price of One (Table of Contents)

Archie's Madhouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
2 headed man gets a haircut.
Keywords:
barber; haircut

["Be sure to redeem these Mad House trading stamps..."] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Fright Court (Table of Contents)

Hilda the Witch and her Monster Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis:
Hilda the Witch is charged with acting in a non-frightening manner.

I Was an Exiled Monster! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ergu
Synopsis:
Ergo is exiled from his home planet for being Double Ugly and travels the solar system looking for a new home.
Reprints:

Professor Transistor (Table of Contents)

Hilda's Mad Lab Section / 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); Professor Transistor; Archie Andrews (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis:
Professor Transistor shows off the robots he invented.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Professor Transistor, who would become a recurring character in Madhouse.

King Kongo Lets His Hair Down! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Kongo
Synopsis:
King Kongo thinks the Statue of Liberty is his girlfriend.
Reprints:

["Cats 'n' chicks, let me introduce..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Hilda the Witch
Synopsis:
Lester uses Hilda's magic umbrella to make Chester disappear.
Reprints:

Video Wonderland (Table of Contents)

Les 'n' Ches / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Mr. Cool
Synopsis:
Les 'n' Ches climb into their television set and find themselves in the middle of Westerns, commercials, medical shows, and sci-fi shows.
Reprints:

["Dear readers, it's time for..."] (Table of Contents)

Outer Space Section / comic story / 1.25 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The Pink Martian; Chester Square
Synopsis:
The Pink Martian sends Chester into space and introduces the Outer Space Section.

Have Typewriter Will Travel! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Bob Weber; Zexo
Synopsis:
Bob Weber would give anything to be a successful science fiction writer, and he gets his wish when an alien from Venus drops by his house.

The Gabooza (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The Pink Martian (host); Perkins; Donald (his son)
Synopsis:
Perkins brings home a Neptunian Gabooza for his son with an insatiable appetite for pizza.
Reprints:

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)

Metal Madness (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
X-51 shares his secret to success in the world of robot dating.
Keywords:
dating; robots

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

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Two Haircuts for the Price of One
    Archie's Madhouse
  2. 1. ["Be sure to redeem these Mad House trading stamps..."]
  3. 2. Fright Court
    Hilda the Witch and her Monster Section
  4. 3. I Was an Exiled Monster!
  5. 4. Professor Transistor
    Hilda's Mad Lab Section
  6. 5. King Kongo Lets His Hair Down!
  7. 6. ["Cats 'n' chicks, let me introduce..."]
    Teen-Age Section
  8. 7. Video Wonderland
    Les 'n' Ches
  9. 8. ["Dear readers, it's time for..."]
    Outer Space Section
  10. 9. Have Typewriter Will Travel!
  11. 10. The Gabooza
  12. 11. Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
  13. 12. Metal Madness
  14. 13. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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