(April 1967)

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

["Professor, turn back the time machine 5 minutes so I can eat my ice cream all over again!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Captain Sprocket
Keywords:
ice cream; jet; moths; paper airplane; time machine

Indexer Notes

Three one-panel gags.

Special De Vine Issue (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords:
jungle; miniskirts; monkeys

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

["Mad House super heroes don't know their own strength!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; Gladys
Synopsis:
Sprocket manages to demolish a window and door while trying to open them.
Keywords:
door; window

Lester of the Chimps (Table of Contents)

Zartan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; jungle
Characters:
Zartan; Lester of the Chimps
Synopsis:
Lester sells counterfeit goods to a safari and then takes credit for battling a tiger, when Zartan did the job.
Reprints:
Keywords:
counterfeit; ivory; jungle; lion; stock market; yo-yo

Indexer Notes

Script credit from digest reprint.

Out of Sight! (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; Gladys
Synopsis:
Sprocket makes his dragster streamlined like a rocket ship and even uses rocket fuel. You can guess what happens.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dragster; rocket

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

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

Fab Lab (Table of Contents)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Transistor
Synopsis:
Professor Transistor has the most automated laboratory in the world.
Keywords:
automation; computers; insect spray

Car Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Car Man; Blue Bolt (villain)
Synopsis:
Car Man (half-man, half automobile) captures villain Blue Bolt and his Blue Thunder car.
Reprints:
Keywords:
automobiles; traffic light

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the digest reprint.

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

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

["How about a date, Doris?"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; Doris
Synopsis:
Captain Sprocket is broke until he rents the back of his cape for a soft drink advertisement.
Keywords:
advertising

A Mad House Strange Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Robots are on strike at a factory because their jobs are being taken over by small robots.
Keywords:
automation; picket line; robots; strike

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1966 (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1966. Average paid distribution for the past 12 months was 220,056. Single issue nearest to filing date was 294,583.

The Space Case (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Spacemen find that Martians are only two inches tall. However, they also find, like Gulliver, they can be a problem.
Keywords:
aliens; Gulliver's Travels; Mars; Martians; spacemen

["Mad House villains always get it -- in the end!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A Mad House villain is chased by vicious dogs.

School Scamp (Table of Contents)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Sabrina; Miss Thompson; Miss Hawkins; Brenda; Jimmy; Mr. Jenkins
Synopsis:
Sabrina uses witchcraft to help her get Jimmy to ask her to the dance, but everything goes wrong.
Keywords:
basketball; blackboard; brew; detention; magic; mail carrier

Indexer Notes

Opening panel is reminiscent of Dagwood Bumstead bowling over the mailman in the Blondie comic strip.

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

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

Nice Slice (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dr. Suture
Synopsis:
Dr. Suture is called to emergency because he's the only one who can slice a pizza properly.
Keywords:
hospital; pizza

["Professor, is your new shrinking formula really effective?"] (Table of Contents)

More Madhouse Maddies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Three two-panel gags: shrinking formula; centaur as a cavalryman; and false front for a shack.
Keywords:
cavalry; centaur; shrinking formula; telephone

Juke Fluke (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens mistake a jukebox for a talkative Earth girl.
Keywords:
aliens; jukebox

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panels.

Loony Lover (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
Female aliens think cactus plants are handsome Earth creatures.
Keywords:
aliens; cactus; flying saucer

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panels

Sneak Preview! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Flat Hat! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man mistakes a small flying saucer for his wife's wind-blown hat.
Keywords:
flying saucer; hat; miniature alien

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Pantomime story.

["Newsstand sold out?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Professor, turn back the time machine 5 minutes so I can eat my ice cream all over again!"]
  2. 1. Special De Vine Issue
  3. 2. ["Mad House super heroes don't know their own strength!"]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Lester of the Chimps
    Zartan
  5. 4. Out of Sight!
    Captain Sprocket
  6. 5. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  7. 6. Fab Lab
    Professor Transistor
  8. 7. Car Man
  9. 8. Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free!
    Archie Comics
  10. 9. ["How about a date, Doris?"]
    Captain Sprocket
  11. 10. A Mad House Strange Story
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1966
  13. 12. The Space Case
  14. 13. ["Mad House villains always get it -- in the end!"]
    Bad Guy Section
  15. 14. School Scamp
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  16. 15. 25¢ x 5 = $1.00
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Nice Slice
  18. 17. ["Professor, is your new shrinking formula really effective?"]
    More Madhouse Maddies
  19. 18. Juke Fluke
  20. 19. Loony Lover
  21. 20. Sneak Preview!
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  22. 21. Flat Hat!
    Mad House Maddy
  23. 22. ["Newsstand sold out?"]
    Archie Giant Series
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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