(September 1964)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Published seven times a year in February, April, June, August, September, October and December.
On-sale date:
1964-07-01
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

["I understand he's the brightest kid in class!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Clyde Didit
Keywords:
aliens; lamp; school

["Welcome to Archie's Mad House!"] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]

Indexer Notes

Interior front cover features caricatures of The Beatles along with four insects claiming to be the Original Beetles.

Sprocket's Surprise (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; Video Man (villain); Police Chief of the Clodtown Police; Gladys (Captain Sprocket's girlfriend)
Synopsis:
Captain Sprocket battles Video Man, who can appear from any television screen.
Keywords:
tailor; television

How to Use Brand "X" Products (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 Mad House sees the difference between brand name and "Brand X" products.
Keywords:
outboard motor; rental cars; shaving cream; TV commercials; wristwatch

Indexer Notes

Parody of "Let Hertz Put You in the Driver's Seat", Timex watches "Torture Test", Anacin animated headache pains; Paper Mate ink pens writing through butter, and Noxema shaving cream shaving underwater TV commercials.

Super Blooper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Vego Man; Wife of Vego Man; Snowman; Super Money Man; Super Disguise (turns into George Harrison); Super Bore; Captain Sprocket (cameo); Video Man (cameo)
Synopsis:
Many so-called heroes compete for the coveted Super Rookie Award 1964.
Keywords:
fourth wall

Indexer Notes

There are various other characters in the background of this story that I'm unable to identify. Super Disguise talks to the readers in the last panel.

The Hazards of Skin Diving (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The underwater problems facing skin-divers.
Keywords:
skin-divers

Space Spoofs (Table of Contents)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Professor Transistor; Brunhilda
Synopsis:
Three two-panel gags: moon and no romance; radio contact with Venus; and insect inside space suit helmet.
Keywords:
Moon; spacesuit; Venus

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

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

Mobileman (Table of Contents)

Archie's Madhouse / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Mad House shows what will happen when people become part automobile.

Space Shots (Table of Contents)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Professor Transistor
Synopsis:
Three two-panel space gags: landing on a giant's golf course; taking fishing rod to Pluto; and Martian Draft Board.
Keywords:
draft board; fishing; giants; golf; Mars; Pluto

T.V. Nurse Section (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Nurse Anna Steezia; Doctor Ben Bones; Archie Andrews (cameo)
Keywords:
hospital; nurse; television

Indexer Notes

Introduction to next story.

T.V. Nurse Anna Steezia (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Nurse Anna Steezia; Doctor Ben Bones; Dr. Mogambo; Doctor Killdear; Doctor Zoomba
Synopsis:
Five two-panel and one one-panel gag: Wake up to take your sleeping pill, flirting with Dr. Bones, second opinion from a witch doctor, uncertainty about doctor's identity when he's wearing a mask, and racing patients to the operating room.
Keywords:
hospital; sleeping pill; surgery; witch doctor

Indexer Notes

Parodies of TV hospital shows, "Ben Casey" and "Dr. Kildare" in particular.

Donna...She's A Doozy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Donna Randolf; Dr. Ben Casebook; Mr. Randolf; Mrs. Randolf; Rudy (Donna Randolf's boyfriend)
Synopsis:
Donna is obsessed with TV medical shows, much to the dismay of her parents.
Keywords:
blood donors; skiing; television

Vote the Straight Fun Ticket! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Doing-Along-With Programs! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Mitch Miller
Synopsis:
Mad House takes the "Sing-Along-with-Mitch" idea and applies it to wood-working, homework, dates, and commercials.
Keywords:
dates; homework; television; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Interior back cover.

["Dig this crazy offer!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I understand he's the brightest kid in class!"]
  2. 1. ["Welcome to Archie's Mad House!"]
  3. 2. Sprocket's Surprise
    Captain Sprocket
  4. 3. How to Use Brand "X" Products
  5. 4. Super Blooper
  6. 5. The Hazards of Skin Diving
  7. 6. Space Spoofs
    Professor Transistor
  8. 7. Clyde Didit Did It Again!
    Archie's Mad House Annual
  9. 8. Mobileman
    Archie's Madhouse
  10. 9. Space Shots
    Professor Transistor
  11. 10. T.V. Nurse Section
  12. 11. T.V. Nurse Anna Steezia
  13. 12. Donna...She's A Doozy
  14. 13. Vote the Straight Fun Ticket!
    Archie Quarter Comics
  15. 14. Doing-Along-With Programs!
  16. 15. ["Dig this crazy offer!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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