(February 1965)

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:
1964-12-01
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

["We found that Earthmen who wore these Beatle wigs had special powers over teen-age girls!"] (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; science fiction
Characters:
Clyde Didit
Keywords:
aliens; Beatle wigs

["Just like this pizza, I guarantee Mad House will make you flip!"] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Keywords:
pizza

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents and cartoon with a pizza theme.

["Mad House guarantees to have the meanest villains..."] (Table of Contents)

Bad Guy Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
All Mad House villains contain the secret ingredient "Superugly"!

Dr. Neutron: Part 2 (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 (villain); Super Sally and her Gang [Super Sally; Super Steelman; Super Foot; Super Flame]
Synopsis:
Dr. Neutron has Captain Sprocket ready to be sliced into ice cubes, but is interrupted by Super Sally and her gang of super-heroes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cyclone; home movies; hot foot; ice cubes; junk yard

Super Rat Fink (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Super Rat Fink (villain); Union of Super Heroes; Blue Streak [Dexter Gooch]
Synopsis:
Super Rat Fink commits many little annoying crimes in revenge for Earth beaming TV commercials to his planet.
Keywords:
insanity; juke box; pizza; school; telephone; telephone booth; television; Telstar; traffic lights; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Part one of a continued story.

Everyday Super Guys (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Super Janitor; Super Barber; Super Waiter; Super Parking Lot Attendant; Super Trading Stamp Man; Super Furniture Man; Super Shoeshine Boy; Super Germ (villain); Super Jaywalker (villain)
Synopsis:
What would happen if everyday people were superheroes?
Reprints:

Light Flight! (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; his nephew
Synopsis:
Professor Transistor invents a rocket ship that goes faster than light. That way he can overtake light waves and watch yesterday's television programs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
rocket ship; television; time machine

["Are they college students?"] (Table of Contents)

Good Guy Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Synopsis:
A phone booth is packed full when all the Mad House super heroes decide to change into costume at the same time.
Keywords:
phone booth

["Presenting the itty-bittiest hero in the super guy business..."] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Inch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Mighty Inch; Union of Super Heroes; Green Terror (villain)
Synopsis:
The other super-heroes make fun of the tiny Mighty Inch, but he's the one who defeats the Green Terror.
Reprints:
Keywords:
match box; mosquito; nuclear weapons; shaving cream

Living Proof! (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis:
Captain Sprocket thinks he'll be the first human on the planet Zoogo, but finds someone flying a kite when he gets there.
Keywords:
kite; space ship

Stitch Pitch (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Stanley (the tailor); Flame Man; Fish Man; Super Sewer Man; Super Sally; Dynamic Doll; Super Stretch; Mighty Inch; Goliath Man
Synopsis:
The problems of being a tailor for all the various types of super-heroes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
costumes; phone booth; tailor

Indexer Notes

This story may have been inspired by "The Mystery of the Flash's Third Identity" in The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #141 (December 1963) which featured Paul Gambi as a tailor for super-villains.

E (Table of Contents)

Mad House EnSICKlopedia / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Wacky definitions for words starting with the letter "E," including ears, earthquakes, eskimos, experiments, and elephants.
Keywords:
ears; earthquakes; elephants; eskimos

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

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

Bag Gag (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Bellboys on Venus have four arms, which leaves one free for tips.
Keywords:
alien; bellboy; Venus

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Satellite Satire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Residents of the Moon are upset because the Earth keeps firing satellites at them.
Keywords:
aliens; Moon; satellites

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)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["We found that Earthmen who wore these Beatle wigs had special powers over teen-age girls!"]
  2. 1. ["Just like this pizza, I guarantee Mad House will make you flip!"]
  3. 2. ["Mad House guarantees to have the meanest villains..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  4. 3. Dr. Neutron: Part 2
    Captain Sprocket
  5. 4. Super Rat Fink
  6. 5. Everyday Super Guys
  7. 6. Light Flight!
    Professor Transistor
  8. 7. ["Are they college students?"]
    Good Guy Section
  9. 8. ["Presenting the itty-bittiest hero in the super guy business..."]
    Mighty Inch
  10. 9. Living Proof!
    Captain Sprocket
  11. 10. Stitch Pitch
  12. 11. E
    Mad House EnSICKlopedia
  13. 12. Clyde Didit Did It Again!
    Archie's Madhouse Annual
  14. 13. Bag Gag
  15. 14. Satellite Satire
  16. 15. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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