(February 1964)

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:
1963-12-01
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

["As the first ones on Mars this treasure belongs to us!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Archie Andrews (cameo)
Keywords:
IRS; Mars; taxes; treasure

Indexer Notes

Art previously thought to be by Bob White.

["Are TV commercials getting you down?"] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. "Table of Con-Fusion" with illustrations.

["Our story deals with a female astronaut..."] (Table of Contents)

Alice the Astronaughty Space Girl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Alice (introduction); Brunhilda; Sam
Synopsis:
Alice is chosen to be the first girl on the moon, but the launch of her rocket is almost sabotaged by her rival Brunhilda.
Reprints:
Keywords:
astronaut; female; make-up kit; moon; rocket; sabotage

Indexer Notes

Lots of stereotypical female jokes, like Alice wanting the rocket painted charteuse and having lace curtains inside.
Credits from World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #9.

["When a headache strikes a Martian man, is he in trouble"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody; science fiction
Synopsis:
Headaches are trouble for Martians because they have three heads.
Keywords:
dancing; headaches; Martians; Saturnians; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Science fiction-themed parody of television commercials, specifically that of Bayer Aspirin.

["Saturnians, do you dance like you've got two left feet?"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Saturnians have trouble dancing because they have three left feet.

Indexer Notes

Science fiction-themed parody of television commercials, specifically that Arthur Murray Dance Studios.

["Do you suffer from..."] (Table of Contents)

Mad House Sports Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Keywords:
baseball; basketball; bowling; football

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the Sports section with four illustrations

What's Wrong with Basketball? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Synopsis:
Mad House solutions for problems with basketball, like too tall teams, officials blowing the whistle too often, etc.
Keywords:
basketball; cheerleaders; dunking; passing; referees; refrigerator

Mad House Sports Equipment (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Synopsis:
Mad House sports equipment solves different sports problems.
Keywords:
archery; basketball; bowling; football; golf; grease; magnets; pole vaulting; rocket belts; steeplechase; stilts; tape recorder

Mad House Bowling Tips (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Synopsis:
Mad House suggestions for making bowling fun, whether you have any skill or not.
Keywords:
bowling; gutter ball

Mad House Guide to Camping and Hunting (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical look at camping and hunting.
Reprints:
Keywords:
camping; hunting; poison ivy; tents

["Every field has its own superior brand name product..."] (Table of Contents)

The Brand X Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Oswald of Arabia
Synopsis:
Mad House highlights its inferior "Brand X" products.
Keywords:
Arabia; baseball; New York Mets; New York Yankees

Indexer Notes

Take off on TV commercials using "Brand X" as an alias for their competitors.

The Sandy Dandy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; satire-parody
Characters:
Oswald of Arabia; Shishka Bee Bop
Synopsis:
Oswald is assigned with driving the Turks out of Arabia.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arabia; camels; desert; handcuffs; oil; sunstroke; Turks

Indexer Notes

A parody of "Lawrence of Arabia."

Mood TV (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (host)
Synopsis:
Watching TV programs from appropriate settings, like sea programs from the bathtub or psychiatrist programs from the couch.
Keywords:
aquarium; bath tub; couch; dog house; periscope; television; TV commercials

TV Commercials of the Future (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
How sponsors will change their TV commercials to get noticed.
Keywords:
3-D; boxing; smellivision; telephone; television; TV commercials

The Fawseps School for TV Nurses (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
medical; satire-parody
Characters:
Nurse Anna Stesia
Synopsis:
A school teaches nurses the proper way to act for TV medical programs.
Keywords:
nurses; television; TV commercials

["This is Sabrina, your hexpert teen sorceress..."] (Table of Contents)

Teen Section / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sabrina the Teenage Witch; Salem (cat)
Synopsis:
Sabrina has a variety of specialized love potions for specific boys.
Keywords:
love potions

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the Teen Section.

Teen City (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody; teen
Synopsis:
A city designed exclusively with teens in mind.
Keywords:
bowling; statues; telephone; vending machines

Indexer Notes

There are labeled statues of Elvis and Bobby Rydell in the Teen City park.

Archie Giant Series Comics Have More of What You Buy a Comic Magazine For! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Hillbilly Ads (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Hillbilly parodies of TV commercials.
Keywords:
dancing; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Parodies of Hertz Rent-a-Car (Abner Hurts Rent-a-Hag Service--probably supposed to be "Rent-a-Nag") and Arthur Murray Dance Studios (Farmer Brown Dance School 'n' Chicken Farm) TV commercials.

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["As the first ones on Mars this treasure belongs to us!"]
  2. 1. ["Are TV commercials getting you down?"]
  3. 2. ["Our story deals with a female astronaut..."]
    Alice the Astronaughty Space Girl
  4. 3. ["When a headache strikes a Martian man, is he in trouble"]
  5. 4. ["Saturnians, do you dance like you've got two left feet?"]
  6. 5. ["Do you suffer from..."]
    Mad House Sports Section
  7. 6. What's Wrong with Basketball?
  8. 7. Mad House Sports Equipment
  9. 8. Mad House Bowling Tips
  10. 9. Mad House Guide to Camping and Hunting
  11. 10. ["Every field has its own superior brand name product..."]
    The Brand X Section
  12. 11. The Sandy Dandy
  13. 12. Mood TV
  14. 13. TV Commercials of the Future
  15. 14. The Fawseps School for TV Nurses
  16. 15. ["This is Sabrina, your hexpert teen sorceress..."]
    Teen Section
  17. 16. Teen City
  18. 17. Archie Giant Series Comics Have More of What You Buy a Comic Magazine For!
    Archie Giant Series
  19. 18. Hillbilly Ads
  20. 19. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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