(April 1966)

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
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Some indexing information from Daniel Smith, 2006-03-25.


["Two cheeseburgers, two malteds, and a tank of oxygen!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction; teen
Characters:
waitress; 2 teenagers
Synopsis:
A boy at Space Drive-In has an unusual order.
Keywords:
car hop; drive-in; spaceship

Special Spy Guy Issue (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Mad House spies have trouble following their own shadows.
Keywords:
shadows; spies

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of Contents is "Censored. Sorry! But we cannot reveal this "Top Secret" information"

We Feature the Most Chicken Spies in the World! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; spy
Keywords:
spies

Indexer Notes

Thematic gag introduction to the next two stories.

Spy Spoof (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; spy
Characters:
Agents 0098; Agent 0099; Mr. Silverfinger
Synopsis:
Agents 0098 and 0099 graduate spy school, become gofers for more respected agents, and bumble their way into stopping "Notorious Spy, Mr. Silverfinger" with a toaster.
Keywords:
camera; fire hydrant; gadgets; skateboard; spy school; toaster; yo-yo

Mission Mish-Mash (Table of Contents)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; spy
Characters:
Professor Transistor
Synopsis:
Prof. Transistor invents spy weapons. The Chief decides to send the Professor on a mission to Pizzarovia.
Keywords:
gadgets; parachute; rocket belt; scooter; spies; trading stamps

Indexer Notes

Prof. Transistor is a parody of Bond's "M".

Earth Mirth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Martians; female ice-skater
Synopsis:
Martians mistake a female ice-skater's clumsiness as a new dance.
Keywords:
ice-skating; Martians

Blast Repast (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Someone eats a cereal "shot from rockets".
Reprints:
Keywords:
breakfast cereal

Indexer Notes

Parody of Quaker cereals "shot from guns."

The Mad House Race for Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
astronauts
Synopsis:
After a 10 year journey, Earthmen are ready to "make history" by finally reaching distant planet Zoro. They land and are met by ... other Earthmen. Last panel dialog reads "Five years after you left Earth we invented a faster rocket that covered this distance in only ONE YEAR!"
Keywords:
spaceship

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

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

["Our villainous spies will stop at nothing..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; spy
Synopsis:
A spy steals a girl's diary. A spy shoots a turnpike toll gun.
Keywords:
diary; spies; turnpike toll

Indexer Notes

Thematic gag introduction to the next story.

The Diamond Demon (Table of Contents)

Carbo Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Carbo Man [short for Carborundum Man]; Ruby (villain); Emerald (villain); Sapphire (villain); Union of Super Heroes; Steelmen
Synopsis:
Ruby, Emerald, and Sapphire easily defeat the efforts of the "Union of Super Heroes" to stop their crimes because the villains' bodies are made of solid gemstone, and "diamonds are the hardest substance in the world". Carborundum Man defeats the male villains "with psychology", and ends story by proposing to Sapphire.
Keywords:
baseball; jewels

Indexer Notes

Super-hero parody introducing Carbo Man. Sapphire looks like a cross between Smurfette and Bizarro Lois Lane. The Diamond Man is colored red like a ruby. At the super-hero headquarters, one of the heroes is reading a "Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch" comic book.

Smile Wile (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A photographer has trouble getting a monster to smile for a picture. He succeeds when he has the monster look at a vulture instead of a toy bird.
Keywords:
monster; photographer

Hold That Tiger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Martian anthropomorhpic tigers; Madison Avenue spokesperson
Synopsis:
Martian anthropomorphic tigers decide to vacation on Earth because of Earth's commercials. On Earth, they become offended by the "Put a Tiger in Your Tank" gasoline campaign, kidnap a Madison Avenue spokesperson, and return to Mars to start a Martian ad campaign for "Clawo Gas! It puts a Human in your tank!"
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying saucer; Madison Avenue; Martians; tigers; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

This story is thematically similar to the cover for Archie's Mad House #51. Parodies of Esso Gasoline's "Put a Tiger in Your Tank!" and Uniroyal Tires "Tiger Paws" TV commercials.

Join the Parade (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Space Spoof (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Earth explorers land on Mars and find the inhabitants act just the same as Earth people.
Keywords:
Mars; radio; record player; spacemen; television

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

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

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Two cheeseburgers, two malteds, and a tank of oxygen!"]
  2. 1. Special Spy Guy Issue
  3. 2. We Feature the Most Chicken Spies in the World!
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Spy Spoof
  5. 4. Mission Mish-Mash
    Professor Transistor
  6. 5. Earth Mirth!
  7. 6. Blast Repast
  8. 7. The Mad House Race for Space
  9. 8. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  10. 9. ["Our villainous spies will stop at nothing..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  11. 10. The Diamond Demon
    Carbo Man
  12. 11. Smile Wile
  13. 12. Hold That Tiger
  14. 13. Join the Parade
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  15. 14. Space Spoof
  16. 15. Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free!
    Archie Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • James Ludwig
  • Tom Sager
  • Mike Nielsen