(September 1965)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Published seven times per year in February; April; June; August; September; October and December
On-sale date:
1965-07-01
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

["It's hard to decide! They're all so attractive!"] (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:
Transylvania; vampire; witch

Special Surf Turf Issue (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords:
surfing

["Every Mad House hero is factory-tested before we give him..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Synopsis:
Mad House shows how its good guys get the Mad House Good Guy Seal of Approval.

Godfrey Gooch Space Hunter (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Godfrey Gooch
Synopsis:
The Earth Space Zoo director wants Godfrey to get the zoo something new. He tries several different planets but has no success. He tries Planet X-305, where he finds many rare animals, but he turns out to be the rarest of them all.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; hunting; zoo

Out of Order (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
When a soft drink machine doesn't work, a man kicks it. The machine kicks him back.
Keywords:
vending machine

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Space Patrol (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Dolan; Moo Goo; Hagina; Sarge
Synopsis:
In 2065 A.D., space patrolmen Dolan of Earth and Moo Goo of Mars chase a speeder and end up in a strange galaxy. They are captured by giant aliens and put in jail. It turns out they have just broken a law for jaywalking and can pay a $5 fine and leave. For botching their mission, their commander puts them on space dog-catching duties.
Keywords:
2065; blind date; court; dog catcher; ejection seat; jail; jaywalking; speeder

Small Talk (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two amoebas under a microscope have the feeling they're being watched.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amoebas; microscope

Indexer Notes

Script credit from reprint index.

Blank Prank! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two teens want their friend to face facts, but it's hard to do without a face.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from reprint index.

["If you've been waiting for the biggest laugh bargain in comics..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["For our Mad House villains we use only..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Synopsis:
Mad House bad guys prefer to battle in mud because they fight dirty!

The Mad Ad Monster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Mad Ad Monster
Synopsis:
Scientists create a product that will cure bad breath, dandruff, and B.O. However, after their announcer drinks the product on a live TV commercial, he gains strange powers and decides to ruin all TV commercials.
Reprints:
Keywords:
B. O.; bad breath; dandruff; television; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Part one of a continued story.

The Next Hex! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
After a close encounter with a re-entering nose cone, a witch looks for a hex to ward them off.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hex; nose cone; space capsule

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the reprint index.

Zalula the Love Sick Space Monster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Zalula; Space Patrolman #17
Synopsis:
An astronaut lands on a planet and encounters a giant alien who has fallen for him.
Reprints:

Planet Plight! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens from Mercury plan to invade earth, but find that the Sahara desert is much too cold for them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; camels; desert; pyramids

Go for Laughs and Adventures (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Around the World with Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Prize Size (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A professor is working on a formula to reduce the size of living creatures. He is too successful.
Keywords:
reducing formula; typewriter

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Just What the Mad Doctor Ordered! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It's hard to decide! They're all so attractive!"]
  2. 1. Special Surf Turf Issue
  3. 2. ["Every Mad House hero is factory-tested before we give him..."]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Godfrey Gooch Space Hunter
  5. 4. Out of Order
  6. 5. Space Patrol
  7. 6. Small Talk
    A Mad House Maddy
  8. 7. Blank Prank!
    A Mad House Maddy
  9. 8. ["If you've been waiting for the biggest laugh bargain in comics..."]
    Archie's Jokes
  10. 9. ["For our Mad House villains we use only..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  11. 10. The Mad Ad Monster
  12. 11. The Next Hex!
  13. 12. Zalula the Love Sick Space Monster
  14. 13. Planet Plight!
    Mad House Shorty
  15. 14. Go for Laughs and Adventures
    Around the World with Archie
  16. 15. Prize Size
    A Mad House Misadventure
  17. 16. Just What the Mad Doctor Ordered!
    Archie's Madhouse Annual
This issue was most recently modified by:
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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