(June 1966)

Archie, 1959 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
seven times a year in February, April, June, August, September, October, and December
On-sale date:
1966-04-01
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

["Is Captain Sprocket famous?"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Kresse (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)
Inks:
Bill Kresse (cartoon); ? (border)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Kresse (cartoon); ? (border)

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; Clyde Didit
Keywords:
autograph; heat wave

Special Spring Issue (Table of Contents)

Table of Corn-tents / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Captain Sprocket (cameo)
Synopsis:
Mad House Magazine is a blast because it's full of hot air.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

["Some finks are saying that Mad House heroes can't fight their way out of a paper bag!"] (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; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis:
The old gag about "not being able to fight their way out of a paper bag" proves correct.
Keywords:
paper bags

The Big Gig (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis:
Sprocket is sent on a secret mission to Glopstockia to bring back an enlarging machine.
Keywords:
chicken; cow; egg; enlarging ray; hospital; nurse; parachute; secret mission; slingshot; toothbrush

Race Riddle! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The driver of a race car can't understand why the car seems to be driving itself.
Keywords:
slot-car racing

Music Hath Harm (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rocky the Jockey; Herbie
Synopsis:
Rocky the disk jockey hires an energetic young assistant to do all the dangerous work in his job--like giving out free records.
Keywords:
autographs; disk jockey; flagpole; radio station; rock 'n' roll

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

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

A Rug Tale (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A fakir gets a fill-up so his flying carpet can have a "tiger in the tank."
Keywords:
flying carpet; gas station

Indexer Notes

Gag is based on the Esso Gasoline "Put a Tiger in Your Tank" TV commercials.

["There's a nasty rumor going around..."] (Table of Contents)

Bad Guy Section / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Mad House bad guys shower before they fight.
Keywords:
shower

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1965. Average total copies printed for previous year was 414,664 with total paid circulation of 231,934. Nearest issue to filing was total printed of 497,281 with total paid 304,468.

Juke Box Joe: Part Two (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; Professor Transistor; Juke Box Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Juke Box Joe defeats Professor Transistor's attempt to capture him, but meets his demise at the hands of a horde of rabid Beatles fans.
Keywords:
Beatles; juke box; records; souvenirs; vacuum

Indexer Notes

Continued from Issue 45. Reference to the Beatles' movie "Help!"

25¢ x 5 = $1.00 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Confessions of a Bad Guy Spy! Part 1: I Was a Teen-Age Spy (Table of Contents)

Zeke the Sneak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; spy
Characters:
Zeke the Sneak (origin)
Synopsis:
Zeke sells secrets to his fellow teenagers and organizes a network of spies called F. I. N. K. (Fiendish Intelligence Network of Kids).
Keywords:
conscience; diary; eavesdropping; football; spies; wiretapping

Indexer Notes

Continued in the next issue.

Boning Up! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
When a doctor takes an x-ray of a sailor with a girl tattooed on his chest, the bones of the girl show up, too.
Keywords:
doctor; sailor; tattoo; x-ray

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Baby Talk (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens studies various Earth languages, but can't understand baby talk.
Keywords:
aliens; baby; flying saucer; language; playpen

Machine Marvel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A scientist's computer demands a three-week vacation.
Keywords:
computer; vacation

Two Giants (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Wonder Blunder (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
The first Earth explorers are given a heroes' welcome by the Martians.
Keywords:
Mars; Martians; parade; spaceship

Indexer Notes

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
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Is Captain Sprocket famous?"]
    Captain Sprocket
  2. 1. Special Spring Issue
    Table of Corn-tents
  3. 2. ["Some finks are saying that Mad House heroes can't fight their way out of a paper bag!"]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. The Big Gig
    Captain Sprocket
  5. 4. Race Riddle!
  6. 5. Music Hath Harm
  7. 6. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  8. 7. A Rug Tale
  9. 8. ["There's a nasty rumor going around..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership
  11. 10. Juke Box Joe: Part Two
    Captain Sprocket
  12. 11. 25¢ x 5 = $1.00
    Little Archie
  13. 12. The Confessions of a Bad Guy Spy! Part 1: I Was a Teen-Age Spy
    Zeke the Sneak
  14. 13. Boning Up!
  15. 14. Baby Talk
    Mad House
  16. 15. Machine Marvel
  17. 16. Two Giants
    Archie Annual
  18. 17. Wonder Blunder
  19. 18. Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free!
    Archie Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • James Ludwig
  • Tom Sager
  • Mike Nielsen