(August 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:
1964-06-01
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

["Señor, I think he wants you to chase him!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Samm Schwartz (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)
Inks:
Samm Schwartz (cartoon); ? (border)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz (cartoon); ? (border)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clyde Didit
Keywords:
bullfight; cape

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Mad House cover border, a ripoff of the Mad Magazine border which would run in one form or another until the title changed names.

["If that magazine doesn't have you in stitches, I will!"] (Table of Contents)

Table of Nonsense / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clyde Didit
Synopsis:
A collection of puns about surgery and the table of contents.
Keywords:
nurse; surgery

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Has a similar, but not identical border as the cover.

["Have you got troubles?"] (Table of Contents)

Teen Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Kresse
Inks:
Bill Kresse
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Kresse

Genre:
humor; teen
Keywords:
beatnik; dancing; horse; juke box; phone booth; telephone

Super-Eye Guy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Professor Transistor; Lennie
Synopsis:
The Professor's nephew Lennie uses experimental eye-drops to give himself x-ray vision. He overdoses on the solution and gives himself such powerful x-ray vision that his life becomes a nightmare.
Keywords:
conscience; eye drops; x-ray vision

Indexer Notes

The plot is highly-derivative of the 1963 Ray Milland movie "X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes."

Rocket Belts for Teens (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
How life will change when all teens get their own rocket-belts.
Keywords:
rocket belts

Mad House Summer Jobs for Teens (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Synopsis:
Mad House summer jobs include caddying for caddies, trading stamp paster-inner, paper and pencil seller to flirting girls, and girl watching.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beach; caddies; lifeguard; trading stamps

["If you can't play a sport--then be a sport!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Kresse
Inks:
Bill Kresse
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Kresse

Genre:
humor; sports
Synopsis:
Various unfortunate athletic situations.
Keywords:
basketball; high diving; horse racing; swimming pool

Goofy Golf (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Kresse
Inks:
Bill Kresse
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Kresse

Genre:
humor; sports
Synopsis:
A Mad House twisted look at golf.
Keywords:
desert; golf; golf cart; hammock; mule; pyramids; snake; squirrel; vulture

Mad House Sports Equipment (Table of Contents)

A Mad House Sportacular / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Synopsis:
Mad House sports equipment includes twin surfing boards, a bowling ball for bowling perfect scores, fake casts for skiers, a flub club for golf, a cement-mixer for football players, pogo sticks for basketball players, polo played with motor scooters, ear plugs for umpires, and ladders for badminton players.
Reprints:
Keywords:
badminton; baseball; basketball; bowling; boxing; football; golf; polo; skiing; surfing; umpires

All Boob Team (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Doak Boanhead; Ezra Flubber; Joe Klunk; Clyde Martian; Chuck Gooch; Harry Noodnik
Synopsis:
To prevent baseball's worst players from feeling hurt, Mad House creates its own all-boob baseball team.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

["Sorry. We have temporarily lost the pictures in our pages!"] (Table of Contents)

TV Section / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Keywords:
television

No-Gun Jonesy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
No-Gun Jonesy; Kid Blackie
Synopsis:
The adventures of No-Gun Jonesy, the only cowboy who doesn't carry a gun.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bean shooter; boomerang; breakfast cereal; marbles; slingshot; stage coach; TV western; wagon train

Indexer Notes

Unidentified cameos of Bat Masterson and Zorro in the introduction.

Ads for Legal Lads (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody ads for lawyers for film, correspondence school, and soap.
Reprints:
Keywords:
correspondence school; film; lawyers; soap

Clyde Didit Did It Again! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Mad House Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Sign Language (Table of Contents)

Mad House / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens can't find anyone who can understand them. They think they've solved their problem when they see the letters on an optometrist's eye chart.
Keywords:
aliens; eye chart; optometrist

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Liven Up Your Laughin' (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Señor, I think he wants you to chase him!"]
  2. 1. ["If that magazine doesn't have you in stitches, I will!"]
    Table of Nonsense
  3. 2. ["Have you got troubles?"]
    Teen Section
  4. 3. Super-Eye Guy
    Professor Transistor
  5. 4. Rocket Belts for Teens
  6. 5. Mad House Summer Jobs for Teens
  7. 6. ["If you can't play a sport--then be a sport!"]
    The Mad House Sports Section
  8. 7. Goofy Golf
  9. 8. Mad House Sports Equipment
    A Mad House Sportacular
  10. 9. All Boob Team
  11. 10. ["Sorry. We have temporarily lost the pictures in our pages!"]
    TV Section
  12. 11. No-Gun Jonesy
  13. 12. Ads for Legal Lads
  14. 13. Clyde Didit Did It Again!
    Archie's Mad House Annual
  15. 14. Sign Language
    Mad House
  16. 15. Liven Up Your Laughin'
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
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