(August 1963)

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:
1963-06-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Run right out and get a box of these energy packed..."] (Table of Contents)

Sabrina / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina Spellman

Indexer Notes

Sabrina on cover, but no story inside. First cover appearance of Sabrina.

["Come right in, you Mad House readers!"] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Hildav the Witch; Pink Martian; Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis:
Hilda, the Pink Martian, Chester, and Lester tell two readers to enter; unbeknownst to them, there is a bucket of water over the door.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

["Now this one belonged to an old Martian lady..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
The Pink Martian
Synopsis:
The Pink Martian sells used rockets and introduces us to the Outer Space Section of this comic.

Mr. Fix-It of the Space World (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis:
Captain Sprocket gets an award for his discovery of the planet Nishdu and his introduction of television to its inhabitants.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Appearance of Sprocket's unnamed nephew. The girl on page 2 was previously listed as a Sabrina cameo; despite a very similar appearance, there is no way to distinguish her as Sabrina.

Six Fix (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The Pink Martian (host)
Synopsis:
The six-footed Jovians from Jupiter have problems too.

["Guys 'n gals, step right up!"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis:
Chester's head is shapped like a TV set.

Indexer Notes

Introducing teen-age humor section

All Shook Up! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis:
Ches finds a shell that sound like a tranquil ocean, so Les shakes it up to make it sound like a wave.

Look Into My Eyes ... (Table of Contents)

Ches Square / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Chester Square
Synopsis:
Ches practices hypnosis in the mirror and ends up hypnotizing his reflection.

Do You Play It Cool Like Bess? .. Or Do You Act Square Like Tess? (Table of Contents)

Bess 'n' Tess / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool (host); Chester Square (host); Bess; Tess
Synopsis:
A look at how the cool Bess and the loser Tess act in different situations.

His Royal Minus (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Minus
Synopsis:
A king raises revenue by allowing advertisements on his knight's shields.

["In my find, you'll find only choice, top quality monster entertainment!"] (Table of Contents)

Hilda's Monster Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis:
Hilda promises to never use Brand X monsters in her Monster Section.

Ocean Commotion (Table of Contents)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch (host); Professor Transistor
Synopsis:
Professor Transistor takes some Hollywood directors to his lab on the sea floor to find their next movie monster.

Bewitched, Bothered and Hilda (Table of Contents)

Hilda / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; Shirley
Synopsis:
Hilda participates in a witch beauty contest, where the goal is to be the ugliest.
Keywords:
supernatural

Snapshots from a Monster's Photo Album (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of photos from the life of a monster.

Indexer Notes

The first photo (the monster's birth) repeats the same gag and poses from "Boris Karlaff's Photo Album" in the prior issue.

Riding a Wave of Popularity! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Dining a la Cloth! (Table of Contents)

Hilda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis:
Hilda needs a tablecloth, so she takes down one of the panel backgrounds and puts it on the table.
Keywords:
fourth wall; supernatural

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Order This! Get This Free! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Run right out and get a box of these energy packed..."]
    Sabrina
  2. 1. ["Come right in, you Mad House readers!"]
  3. 2. ["Now this one belonged to an old Martian lady..."]
    Outer Space Section
  4. 3. Mr. Fix-It of the Space World
    Captain Sprocket
  5. 4. Six Fix
  6. 5. ["Guys 'n gals, step right up!"]
  7. 6. All Shook Up!
    Les Cool 'n' Ches Square
  8. 7. Look Into My Eyes ...
    Ches Square
  9. 8. Do You Play It Cool Like Bess? .. Or Do You Act Square Like Tess?
    Bess 'n' Tess
  10. 9. His Royal Minus
  11. 10. ["In my find, you'll find only choice, top quality monster entertainment!"]
    Hilda's Monster Section
  12. 11. Ocean Commotion
    Professor Transistor
  13. 12. Bewitched, Bothered and Hilda
    Hilda
  14. 13. Snapshots from a Monster's Photo Album
  15. 14. Riding a Wave of Popularity!
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  16. 15. Dining a la Cloth!
    Hilda
  17. 16. Order This! Get This Free!
    Archie Annual
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