(December 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:
1965-10-01
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

["I carry it around to let the boys know how I look back on earth!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob White
Inks:
Bob White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
A female astronaut carries around a pin-up poster of herself so everyone knows she has a figure under her spacesuit.
Keywords:
Moon; spacesuits

Mad House Safety Rules! (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Safety advice is dispensed on how to read Mad House without injuring yourself from laughter. Plus this month's features are listed.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

["How to tell a cowboy good guy from a cowboy bad guy!"] (Table of Contents)

Good Guy Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; The Sheriff; The Outlaw
Synopsis:
The differences between heroes and villains are outlined.
Keywords:
marbles

Agent 00 7/10 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody; spy
Characters:
Agent 00 7/10; The Chief; Miss Pennymoney; Dr. Glop; Zartan
Synopsis:
Agent 00 7/10 is sent to the jungle to break up Dr. Glop's plot to take over America with an army of super-intelligent gorillas.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bananas; gorillas; rocket belt; spy

Indexer Notes

A parody of the James Bond films. Caricatures of Sean Connery and Bernard Lee. Artist on first two pages may be different one than the rest of the story.

The Last Word (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Computer Programmer; The Lab Chief
Synopsis:
A computer programmer develops the ultimate computer.
Keywords:
computer

Bark Lark (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; The Dog; The Mailman; The Old Lady; The Cop
Synopsis:
Captain Sprocket battles a bulldog terrorizing mailmen all over the city.
Keywords:
bulldog; dog catcher; mail carrier

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

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

["Dear readers, you are cordially invited to boo and hiss our nasty villains!"] (Table of Contents)

Mad House Bad Guy Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Readers are invited to boo and hiss the villains in the up-coming stories.
Keywords:
melodrama; railroad tracks

Bird Monster From Outer Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Bird Monster; Professor Vogel; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
An alien bird humanoid lands on Earth and quickly runs afoul of Earth laws and customs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
alien; birds; jail

Indexer Notes

The art for this story features numerous swipes from Wally Wood's EC classic "Superduperman". It also features caricatures of actors Sean Connery, Gert Frobe and Robert Vaughan in bit parts, as well as comic strip characters Dick Tracy, The Mole and Rip Kirby. The artist for this story also did at least the first two pages of Agent 00 7/10 in this issue.

Fab Lab (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Scientist; His Assistant; The Teen
Synopsis:
A renegade scientist uses a radical procedure on a teenager.
Keywords:
dandruff; lightning

Shrink Drink (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A scientist creates a health formula with a drastic side-effect.

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panels.

Tank Crank (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two robot aliens mistake a gas pump for an Earth inhabitant.
Keywords:
aliens; gas pump

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panels.

Earth Mirth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Two aliens mistake a beehive for the home of Earth's dominant species.
Keywords:
aliens; beehive; spaceship

Modern Art (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
In a modern art gallery, a man pounds a nail into the wall, then frames it.
Keywords:
frame; modern art; nail

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

I Dated a Monster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Beatrice; Blobko; Skurka; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
A beautiful teenage girl throws herself at an indifferent hideous monster.
Reprints:
Keywords:
drive-in movie; fourth wall; monster; skateboard; telephone

Indexer Notes

A parody of romance comics. The girl talks to the readers in the final panel.

Fire Ire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A race of mole men from beneath the Earth have their surface invasion thwarted.
Keywords:
mole men; sun

Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Mars Farce (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Zububu; Moogoola
Synopsis:
A Martian male romances a Martian female.
Keywords:
aliens; Mars; Martian

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I carry it around to let the boys know how I look back on earth!"]
  2. 1. Mad House Safety Rules!
  3. 2. ["How to tell a cowboy good guy from a cowboy bad guy!"]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Agent 00 7/10
  5. 4. The Last Word
  6. 5. Bark Lark
    Captain Sprocket
  7. 6. The Best Buys in Comics!
    Archie Giant Series
  8. 7. ["Dear readers, you are cordially invited to boo and hiss our nasty villains!"]
    Mad House Bad Guy Section
  9. 8. Bird Monster From Outer Space
  10. 9. Fab Lab
  11. 10. Shrink Drink
    A Mad House Maddy
  12. 11. Tank Crank
    A Mad House Maddy
  13. 12. Earth Mirth
  14. 13. Modern Art
  15. 14. I Dated a Monster
  16. 15. Fire Ire
  17. 16. Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free!
    Archie Comics
  18. 17. Mars Farce
  19. 18. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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