(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)