(September 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:
1963-07-01
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

[Davey Jones Club] (Table of Contents)

Chester Square / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob White ?
Inks:
Bob White ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chester Square
Synopsis:
A teen checks for rain on the bottom of the ocean.
Keywords:
umbrella; underwater

Special Weightlessness Issue (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Hilda the Witch; The Pink Martian
Synopsis:
Les, Ches and Aunt Hilda battle weightlessness aboard the space ship of The Pink Martian. The features for the issue are also listed.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

["Lads 'n' lassies, pull up your chassis and welcome to the coolest section in this magazine!"] (Table of Contents)

Teen-Age Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Bess; Tess
Synopsis:
Four teens trade hip, witty banter.

Tennis Menace (Table of Contents)

Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Greta the Fairy Witch Mother; Bruce Van Klood III; Rosalind
Synopsis:
Sabrina is determined to seduce handsome Bruce Van Klood away from her rival Rosalind without the use of magic potions - - until Rosalind begins beating Sabrina at her own game.
Reprints:
Keywords:
tennis

Indexer Notes

Rosalind's name is misspelled as "Rosaland" on page one.

Something Fishy (Table of Contents)

King Neptune / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Neptune
Synopsis:
The ruler of the seven seas fears he may need glasses.
Keywords:
eye chart; optimitrist; underwater

["No matter which planet you're headed for, folks..."] (Table of Contents)

Space Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The Pink Martian
Synopsis:
The Pink Martian endorses his own brand of rocket fuel.

Brainy Footwork (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Von Dummkopf; his assistant; The General; The Pink Martian (host)
Synopsis:
The Professor's rocket won't take off. The candy machine doesn't work either. The professor has a fix for both.
Keywords:
candy machine; rocket

Indexer Notes

Art previously thought to be Orlando Busino.

The Lanolites (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:
Captain BZXQW; Lieutenant PRZQX; Alrauna; Dexter the Reporter
Synopsis:
Three aliens visiting Earth from the planet Lanolin maintain they have a mathematical formula to explain everything. Then their secretary, Alrauna, runs into the concept of love.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; horse racing; kissing; predictions

The Teeth Feat (Table of Contents)

The Pink Martian / 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 develops a toothache.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hero sandwich; rocket; toothache

Space News (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Gag newspaper articles on science and space travel.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying saucer; Mars; Mercury; nylon stockings; picket line; robots; Uranus

Power Struggle (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; Dynamo Man; The Pink Martian (host)
Synopsis:
Captain Sprocket must face the electrical menace of Dynamo Man.
Reprints:
Keywords:
electricity; short-circuit; Sprocket's Rocket; Washington D.C.; Washington Monument

["Hilda, how can you possibly make your witch's brew this way?"] (Table of Contents)

Monster Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; two unnamed witches
Synopsis:
Hilda uses test tubes and Bunsen burners to make her witch's brew.
Keywords:
chemistry; witch's brew

The Broom Boom! (Table of Contents)

Hilda the Witch / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; unnamed store keeper
Synopsis:
Hilda can't replace her broom because of the new fad of broom skiing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
brooms

Property Predicament (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; Professor Transistor; Dr. Yakitymoto
Synopsis:
Hilda settles a dispute over an artificial life form.
Keywords:
Japan; monster

Trick Stick (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; The Monster Ensemble
Synopsis:
A mistake on Hilda's part messes up band practice.
Keywords:
baton; magic wand; pumpkins

The Laugh of the Party! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Jokes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Boo! Boo! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; unnamed pedestrian
Synopsis:
Hilda loves scaring people (and their shadows, too).
Keywords:
shadows

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Davey Jones Club]
    Chester Square
  2. 1. Special Weightlessness Issue
  3. 2. ["Lads 'n' lassies, pull up your chassis and welcome to the coolest section in this magazine!"]
    Teen-Age Section
  4. 3. Tennis Menace
    Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  5. 4. Something Fishy
    King Neptune
  6. 5. ["No matter which planet you're headed for, folks..."]
    Space Section
  7. 6. Brainy Footwork
  8. 7. The Lanolites
  9. 8. The Teeth Feat
    The Pink Martian
  10. 9. Space News
  11. 10. Power Struggle
    Captain Sprocket
  12. 11. ["Hilda, how can you possibly make your witch's brew this way?"]
    Monster Section
  13. 12. The Broom Boom!
    Hilda the Witch
  14. 13. Property Predicament
    Hilda the Witch
  15. 14. Trick Stick
    Hilda the Witch
  16. 15. The Laugh of the Party!
    Archie's Jokes
  17. 16. Boo! Boo!
    Hilda the Witch
  18. 17. Riding a Wave of Popularity!
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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