(October 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:
1965-08-01
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 like the extra thrust you get from these twin-engined jobs!"] (Table of Contents)

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
Characters:
Clyde Didit
Synopsis:
A witch shows off her souped-up broom to another witch.
Keywords:
witch

Special Mad House Drag Issue (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Racing jokes.
Keywords:
drag racing; slot-car racing

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

["Mad House good guys are the bravest..."] (Table of Contents)

Good Guy Section / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Synopsis:
Enumerating the good and bad traits of Mad House superheroes.
Keywords:
blackboard; chains

The Dream Team Scheme (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; Super Pizza Pie Man; Spray Man; Roller Surfboard Man; Doctor Flame (villain); Mighty Crusaders [The Shield; Fly-Man; The Black Hood; The Comet]; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
When Captain Sprocket sees the Mighty Crusaders at a personal appearance, he decides to organize a super-group of his own.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autographs; circus; hot foot; perfume; pizza; skateboard; telephone

The Champ Of Lamps (Table of Contents)

Blue Beam / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Blue Beam; Ringo, Master of All Lights; Union of Super Heroes; Captain Sprocket (cameo)
Synopsis:
Two superheroes get into a jurisdictional dispute.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autographs; power ring; shoeshine; souvenirs; telegram

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

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

Life In Transylvania (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A series of one panel gags comparing life in Transylvania with life in normal society.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gorilla; hypnotism; snakes; sweaters; trap door; TV commercials; voodoo dolls; vulture

["One kiss from you and I'll change into a handsome prince!"] (Table of Contents)

A Mad House Whale of a Tale / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The frog; The princess
Synopsis:
A princess makes a frog's day by turning him into a handsome prince.
Keywords:
flies; frog; kiss; prince; princess

["Mad House Villains are the meanest villains in the world!"] (Table of Contents)

Bad Guy Section / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Enumerating the despicable traits of Mad House villains.

The Mad Ad Monster, Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
The Mad Ad Monster
Synopsis:
The Ad Monster wreaks havoc on the broadcast channels by ruining their TV commercials. Transylvania comes to the rescue.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aspirin; laundry soap; report card; shaving cream; telephone; television; Transylvania; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous issue.

Op Art (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An artist tries to paint a mirage.
Keywords:
desert; mirage; painting

I Was a Monster School Dropout (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ugly Boy; Thing Jr.; Gruntstein; The Mummy (cameo); The Wolfman (cameo); Clyde Diddit
Synopsis:
Two teenage monsters drop out of monster school, only to learn that the supernatural job market is unforgiving of monsters without a degree.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dropouts; monsters; movie-making; scripts

Indexer Notes

Caricature of Peter Lorre on last page. Same artist (and colorist) as "Bird Monster From Outer Space" in Archie's Madhouse #44.

The World of Jughead Is a World of Laughs (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The World of Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Human Touch! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The robot; The photographer
Synopsis:
A robot gets a novelty photo of himself made.
Keywords:
robot

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Best Buys in Comics! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I like the extra thrust you get from these twin-engined jobs!"]
  2. 1. Special Mad House Drag Issue
  3. 2. ["Mad House good guys are the bravest..."]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. The Dream Team Scheme
    Captain Sprocket
  5. 4. The Champ Of Lamps
    Blue Beam
  6. 5. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  7. 6. Life In Transylvania
  8. 7. ["One kiss from you and I'll change into a handsome prince!"]
    A Mad House Whale of a Tale
  9. 8. ["Mad House Villains are the meanest villains in the world!"]
    Bad Guy Section
  10. 9. The Mad Ad Monster, Part 2
  11. 10. Op Art
  12. 11. I Was a Monster School Dropout
  13. 12. The World of Jughead Is a World of Laughs
    The World of Jughead
  14. 13. The Human Touch!
  15. 14. The Best Buys in Comics!
    Archie Giant Series
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