(December 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:
1964-10-01
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

["Can't You Hurry Up?"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; unnamed phone lineman
Synopsis:
A super-hero attempts to change in a phone booth, only to find it under repair.
Keywords:
gorilla; phone booth

["Us Mad House readers would rather fight than switch!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
List of stories in the issue, illustrated by typical Madhouse fans.
Keywords:
black eye

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Gag is based on the Tareyton cigarette ad campaign "Us Tareyton smokers would rather fight than switch!"

Super Heroes Convention (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Super Gardener; Super Janitor; Super Painter
Synopsis:
One panel cartoon featuring less than heroic super-heroes.
Keywords:
convention; lawn mower; mop; paint

Video Idiocy (Table of Contents)

Super Disguise / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Super Disguise; Super TV Repairman; Union of Super Good Guys
Synopsis:
Super Disguise is invited to join the Union Of Super Good Guys, and his first assignment is to find out why Super TV Repairman is destroying TV sets.

Indexer Notes

picket line; disguise; television; TV aerial; TV commercial

Model Monster (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Transistor; The Monster
Synopsis:
Professor Transistor tries to stop a hulking, brutish monster.
Reprints:
Keywords:
artillery; bazooka; machine gun; traffic light

The Crabgrass Creature (Table of Contents)

Mad House Monster of the Month / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Billy; John; The Crabgrass Creature
Synopsis:
A chemical formula designed to curb the crabgrass on a suburban lawn instead creates a gigantic plant being.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crabgrass; grasshoppers; lawn mower; mailbox; rain; tanks; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

References to the Jolly Green Giant and King Kong (King Congo).

Outer Space Travel Posters (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Travel posters for Mars, Mercury, and Pluto. Ad poster for Trans Space Rocket Lines.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mars; Mercury; Pluto

Double Trouble (Table of Contents)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda (introduction); Salem; Professor Transistor; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Sabrina's Aunt Hilda takes her to Professor Transistor, hoping he can transform Sabrina into someone who looks more "beautiful" like Hilda.
Reprints:
Keywords:
pig; poodle

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Sabrina's Aunt Hilda, who looks very similar to the Hilda the Witch character that hosted Mad House stories in earlier issues. Sabrina is reading a Clyde Diddit comic book and owns a Beatles record.

Vol. 4: Dd (Table of Contents)

Mad House Encyclopedia / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Parody of trivia panel cartoons. Definitions for various types of dancing, desert, desserts, diseases, and diving.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ballet; boxing; dance charts; dancing; desert; dessert; diving; ice cream; love bug; Mexican Hat Dance; microscope; minuet; sleeping sickness; swimming pool; waltz; yellow fever

Capt. Sprocket Meets His Greatest Foe Dr. Neutron (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; Dr. Neutron; Gladys; Professor Spider (flashback only); The Diamond Demon (flashback only)
Synopsis:
Captain Sprocket searches for a easy villain to fight for a change. He makes the mistake of picking the powerful Dr. Neutron and gets frozen into a block of ice.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ice; jail; phone booth

Indexer Notes

Continued in the next issue.

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

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

On the Button (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Transistor; unnamed collegue
Synopsis:
Professor Transistor finds a small design flaw in his new computer.
Keywords:
computer

Indexer Notes

Inside 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
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Can't You Hurry Up?"]
    Captain Sprocket
  2. 1. ["Us Mad House readers would rather fight than switch!"]
    Madhouse Table of Nonsense
  3. 2. Super Heroes Convention
    Mad House Space Section
  4. 3. Video Idiocy
    Super Disguise
  5. 4. Model Monster
    Professor Transistor
  6. 5. The Crabgrass Creature
    Mad House Monster of the Month
  7. 6. Outer Space Travel Posters
  8. 7. Double Trouble
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  9. 8. Vol. 4: Dd
    Mad House Encyclopedia
  10. 9. Capt. Sprocket Meets His Greatest Foe Dr. Neutron
    Captain Sprocket
  11. 10. Vote the Straight Fun Ticket!
    Archie Giant Series
  12. 11. On the Button
    Professor Transistor
  13. 12. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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