(August 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
On-sale date:
1966-06-01
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

["Rodney darling, (sigh) we live in two different worlds!!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Rodney; Clyde Didit
Keywords:
aliens; Mars

Special Super-Duper Issue (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Captain Sprocket

Indexer Notes

Contents with illustration.

["The word super-hero means many things to many people!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket
Keywords:
hero sandwich; laundry

Indexer Notes

Introduction to Good Guy section, with a two-panel cartoon.

Sprocket Jr. (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 [Elroy Sprocket]; Sprocket Junior [Rufus]; Catman (villain)
Synopsis:
Captain Sprocket and Sprocket Junior try to recover the Shlunk jewels after the Catman has stolen them.
Keywords:
catnip; diamonds; garbage man; milk; rat trap; sewer

The Inspection (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A swami checks out a used flying carpet, before buying it from a dealer.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flying carpet

The Cupid Caper (Table of Contents)

Super Cupid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Super Cupid; Gladys; Gerald Gooch
Synopsis:
Girl-hater Gerald Gooch appears to be immune to Cupid's arrows, so he dips his arrows in a super love potion.
Keywords:
arrows; Beatles; bow; Cupid; love potion; statues; submarine sandwiches

[It's Loaded with Laughs] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Jungle Bungle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens hack their way through a thick forest, which is revealed to be an ordinary lawn.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; lawn; miniature; spaceship

Indexer Notes

Art previously thought to be Joe Edwards.

["The Mad-House villain is like no other villain!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Symbolic drawing of villains and girls dancing on the platters of a record-changer.
Keywords:
record player; records

Spy Guy School (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody; spy
Characters:
Zeke the Sneak
Synopsis:
Zeke enrolls in spy school.
Keywords:
code; diploma; disguise; report card; spies; trash can; trench coat

Indexer Notes

Passing reference to Maxwell Smart's shoe-phone.

Kiss Miss (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; satire-parody
Synopsis:
A kiss from a princess turns a handsome frog into an ugly prince.
Keywords:
frog; kiss; princess

Fright Sight (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody; science fiction
Synopsis:
At a space station dance, a spaceman learns that his date is not really what she appears to be.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; dance; disguise; Martian; spaceman

Beach Party Smarty! (Table of Contents)

Sabrina The Teen-Age Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Donald; Rosalind
Synopsis:
At the beach, Sabrina tries to get Donald away from her rival Rosalind, but all her spells keep backfiring.
Keywords:
beach; dancing; hot dogs; lifeguard; snails; surfing; transistor radio

The Moon Boon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
An astronaut has to plant a flag on the moon--to complete the 18th hole of a golf course.
Reprints:
Keywords:
astronaut; flag; golf course; moon

Summertime and the Laughin' Is Easy! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Choice Chicks (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
When their leader orders his explorers to bring back anything of value from Earth to Mars, they decide the only thing that is superior is Earth females!
Keywords:
aliens; Martians; spaceship

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Two Giants (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Rodney darling, (sigh) we live in two different worlds!!"]
  2. 1. Special Super-Duper Issue
  3. 2. ["The word super-hero means many things to many people!"]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Sprocket Jr.
    Captain Sprocket
  5. 4. The Inspection
  6. 5. The Cupid Caper
    Super Cupid
  7. 6. [It's Loaded with Laughs]
    Archie's Jokes
  8. 7. Jungle Bungle
  9. 8. ["The Mad-House villain is like no other villain!"]
    Bad Guy Section
  10. 9. Spy Guy School
    Zeke the Sneak
  11. 10. Kiss Miss
  12. 11. Fright Sight
    A Mad House Maddy
  13. 12. Beach Party Smarty!
    Sabrina The Teen-Age Witch
  14. 13. The Moon Boon
  15. 14. Summertime and the Laughin' Is Easy!
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  16. 15. Choice Chicks
  17. 16. Two Giants
    Archie Annual
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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