(February 1963)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Published seven times a year in February, April, June, August, September, October and December
On-sale date:
1962-11-26
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

["See? I told you the monster had more than one heart!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Keywords:
monster; playing cards; x-ray

["Welcome to the Madhouse Museum of Laughs!"] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; The Pink Martian; Chester Square; Lester Cool; Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch; Salem (cat)
Synopsis:
The characters are busts in a museum.
Keywords:
busts; museum; statue

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Statue in background is similar style (but not identical) to the National Cartoonists Society Rueben Award.

["To our Mad House space cadets, we promise gals galore on every planet!"] (Table of Contents)

Outer Space Section / 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
Synopsis:
The Pink Martian promises gals galore to Mad House space cadets and gags galore to Mad House readers.
Keywords:
spaceship

Space Guys 'n' Gals (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:
The Pink Martian; Chester Square; Lester Cool; Bess
Synopsis:
Lester borrows the Pink Martian's flying saucer and he returns with a summary of teen-age habits in outer space.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; flying saucer; Jupiter; Martians; Mercury; Neptune; Pluto; Uranus

The Law of Attraction (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The Pink Martian (host); Zena; Exena
Synopsis:
Two girls from Pluto come to Earth to check out the boys. But their forward manner scares the boys off. They ask Earth girls the secret of their power over the boys.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dates; flying saucer; movie theater; Pluto

["Look how Sabrina turns boys into toys!"] (Table of Contents)

Monster Section Featuring Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch; Salem (cat)
Synopsis:
The old witches don't understand why Sabrina attracts all the boys.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction to rest of section.

Witch Pitch (Table of Contents)

Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch; Della the Head Witch; Salem (cat); Donald; Spots (leopard); Coach Richards
Synopsis:
Della assigns Sabrina to put a hex on her school's hockey team. However, Sabrina notices one of the team's players is cute and unconsciously helps him score goals. Della is upset and decides to take the job of making the team lose the state championship herself. However, once Della sees the school's handsome coach, she changes her mind.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Broomobile; cheerleader; cigarettes; hexes; ice hockey; pipe; smoking

Indexer Notes

Sabrina attends Baxter High. Della smokes a cigarette in a holder and the coach smokes a pipe at the game.

Monsters in the News (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ug; The Invisible Man; Wolfman; Pop Corn Man; Billy Goat Man; The Man in the Iron Mask; Shark Woman; The Lobster Monster
Synopsis:
Gossip about Hollywood monsters.
Keywords:
monsters; movies

Monster Ads (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Parody ads aimed at monsters: Belfrey Telephone System; Vile soap; Brand X cereal; New England Ghost Insurance.
Reprints:
Keywords:
advertising; breakfast cereal; insurance; soap; telephone

Prize Size (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch (host)
Synopsis:
A druggist asks a giant what size tube of toothpaste he wants.
Reprints:
Keywords:
giant; toothpaste

["Lester said he was going to line me up with a perfect blind date!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Chester Square; Lester Cool; Bess (cameo); Tess (cameo)
Synopsis:
Les finds Ches a date that's just as square as he is.
Keywords:
blind date

Special Charms for Teen-Agers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Chester Square (host); Lester Cool (host)
Synopsis:
Special good luck charms for teens, including the Video Voodoo Necklace, the Zazam Exam Pin, and the Anti-Chore Charm.
Keywords:
blind date; charms; homework; luck; television; Twist

All Squared Up! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis:
Les and Ches go swimming and Les is surprised to see that while in the water, he gives off square ripples.
Keywords:
swimming pool

The Time of Your Life Machine (Table of Contents)

Les Cool and Ches Square / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square; King Arthur
Synopsis:
Les and Ches go back to 562 A.D. to learn how King Arthur and his knights really lived.
Reprints:
Keywords:
562 A.D.; diploma; dragon; jester; jousting; shield; time machine

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)

["The time you went to a party where you didn't know anyone."] (Table of Contents)

It Just Seems That Way! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Four cartoons exaggerating social situations including going to parties where you don't know anyone, eating pizza, dating younger men, and inviting food-lovers to a party.
Keywords:
dating; party; pizza

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["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. ["See? I told you the monster had more than one heart!"]
  2. 1. ["Welcome to the Madhouse Museum of Laughs!"]
  3. 2. ["To our Mad House space cadets, we promise gals galore on every planet!"]
    Outer Space Section
  4. 3. Space Guys 'n' Gals
  5. 4. The Law of Attraction
  6. 5. ["Look how Sabrina turns boys into toys!"]
    Monster Section Featuring Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  7. 6. Witch Pitch
    Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  8. 7. Monsters in the News
  9. 8. Monster Ads
  10. 9. Prize Size
  11. 10. ["Lester said he was going to line me up with a perfect blind date!"]
    Teen-Age Section
  12. 11. Special Charms for Teen-Agers
  13. 12. All Squared Up!
    Les Cool 'n' Ches Square
  14. 13. The Time of Your Life Machine
    Les Cool and Ches Square
  15. 14. Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
  16. 15. ["The time you went to a party where you didn't know anyone."]
    It Just Seems That Way!
  17. 16. ["Dig this crazy offer!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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