(June 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:
1965-04-01
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

["What do we do now, Captain Sprocket?"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / 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; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; Clyde Didit
Keywords:
crocodile; hippopotamus; jungle; tiger

Indexer Notes

Scene from interior story "Jungle Bungle."

Special Drippy Issue (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Keywords:
TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Mostly a parody of TV headache relief commercials. Essentially the same joke as last issue's table of contents. Art previously thought to be by Orlando Busino.

["Only Mad House super heroes contain super detergent power!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis:
Parody of TV laundry soap commercials.
Keywords:
TV commercials; washing machine

Indexer Notes

Small corner parody of Lawrence Welk and his bubble machine.

Super Disguise vs. Super Market Man (Table of Contents)

Super Disguise / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Super Disguise; Super Market Man
Synopsis:
Super Disguise has to battle a villain that can change his body into any object found in a super market. So far, Super Market Man is winning.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cash register; eggs; frozen food; salami; shopping cart; telephone; telephone booth; television newscast; watermelon; whipped cream

Indexer Notes

Part one of a continued story. P&A supermarket is a parody of A&P.

Read Carefully (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
An astronaut has a long list of instructions to read when fire breaks out on his spaceship.
Keywords:
fire; spaceship

Jungle Bungle (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; Hector the Spector; Zartan the Gorilla Man; Professor Jaxon
Synopsis:
Captain Sprocket escorts Professor Jaxon's daughter through the jungle to find her father.
Reprints:
Keywords:
advertising; bi-plane; crocodiles; jungle; phone booth; quicksand; Tarzan; The Phantom; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Sprocket runs into Hector the Spectre (a parody of The Phantom) and Zartan the Gorilla Man (a parody of Tarzan).

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

A Frightful Dinner (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A traveler in Transylvania finds the only card a restaurant will accept is his blood donor's card.
Reprints:
Keywords:
credit cards; Dracula; Frankenstein; restaurant; Transylvania

Indexer Notes

The restaurant is run by Dracula and Frankenstein's monster.

Rain Check (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
When it rains, a swami finds his flying carpet makes a good umbrella.
Keywords:
flying carpet; umbrella

["Mad House super villains have 83% fewer cavities..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Keywords:
cavities; teeth; TV commercial

Indexer Notes

Parody of the Crest "My group had fewer cavities" TV commercial.

Captain Shark (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Shark (villain); Union of Super Heroes; Captain Sprocket; Diver Jiver; Porpoise Man; Water Beetle Man
Synopsis:
Water Beetle Man uses his brains to capture Captain Shark.
Keywords:
electric eels; mermaids; octopus; phone booth; sawfish; sharks; underwater

Indexer Notes

Art previously thought to be Samm Schwartz.

Dr. Bonehead's Boner (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Bonehead (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Bonehead invents a formula that makes insects super-size, but gives them human intelligence. He plans to use them to commit crimes, but they have other ideas.
Reprints:
Keywords:
basketball; Beatles; beetle; butterfly; caterpillar; grasshopper; insects

["Sure, Shorty, I'll deliver that letter to that house!"] (Table of Contents)

Mad House Maddies / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two two-panel gags: Delivering a letter to house with a huge dog; an igloo built like a regular two-story house.
Keywords:
dog; igloo; mailman

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1964 (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1964. Average paid distribution for previous 12 months was 252,261. Single issue nearest filing date: 311,580.

Nice Device (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Transistor
Synopsis:
The Professor shows off his electronic brains. The most complicated of all delivers a bottle of soda pop when a dime is inserted at the other end.
Keywords:
computers; electronic brains; soda pop

Here Comes Summer Fun #34 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Clean Sweep (Table of Contents)

Mad House Maddy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Janitors cleaning a 95% automated factory find that they've been replaced by a robot janitor.
Keywords:
automation; janitors; robot

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Wishful Thinking (Table of Contents)

Mad House / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A witch tries to turn a mushroom into a sports car. The spell needs the aid of a good swift kick to the mushroom.
Keywords:
magic; mushroom; sports car; witch

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Giant of Them All Is Still the Greatest Buy in Comics! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What do we do now, Captain Sprocket?"]
    Captain Sprocket
  2. 1. Special Drippy Issue
  3. 2. ["Only Mad House super heroes contain super detergent power!"]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Super Disguise vs. Super Market Man
    Super Disguise
  5. 4. Read Carefully
  6. 5. Jungle Bungle
    Captain Sprocket
  7. 6. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  8. 7. A Frightful Dinner
  9. 8. Rain Check
  10. 9. ["Mad House super villains have 83% fewer cavities..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  11. 10. Captain Shark
  12. 11. Dr. Bonehead's Boner
  13. 12. ["Sure, Shorty, I'll deliver that letter to that house!"]
    Mad House Maddies
  14. 13. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1964
  15. 14. Nice Device
    Professor Transistor
  16. 15. Here Comes Summer Fun #34
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  17. 16. Clean Sweep
    Mad House Maddy
  18. 17. Wishful Thinking
    Mad House
  19. 18. The Giant of Them All Is Still the Greatest Buy in Comics!
    Archie Annual
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