(1966-67)

Archie, 1962 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Once a year
On-sale date:
1966-10-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Editing:
John Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound (#5 at least)
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

["I'm starved! Any of you people know where I can get a bite?"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Madhouse #16

["Monsters are getting more popular these days!"] (Table of Contents)

Monster Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hilda the Witch; Frankenstein's Monster (staute); Dracula (statue); The Blob (statue)
Synopsis:
Hilda introduces the Monster Hall of Shame.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Hall of Fame; statues

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Monsterama (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Freddie (host)
Reprints:

CARtoons (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Keywords:
license plates; parking meters; parking tickets; traffic lights

Indexer Notes

Six pantomime cartoons involving automobiles and trucks.

Space (Table of Contents)

Science Corner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Nonuttin (introduction); Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Professor Nonuttin discusses the problem of parking cars and suggests some solutions.
Reprints:

Small Small World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis:
Problems for teens in other countries: Scotland, Congo, North Pole, India, China, Iraq, and South Sea.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bagpipes; Eskimos; gong; rickshaw; roller skates; rope trick; tropical island

Indexer Notes

Two-panel gags for each country.

The Boxing Machine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Orlando Busino

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A pantomime gag in which a man fights an electronic boxing robot.
Reprints:

The Madhouse Hall of Fame (Table of Contents)

Archie Presents / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Phoebe Fobia; Sam Ballringer; Ned Anderthal; Hortense Hephzibah; Courtney Shakedown; Barbara Sidesaddle; Joe Burpwell; Basil Espresso
Synopsis:
A series of one-panel gags.
Reprints:
Keywords:
beach; beaknik; extortion; ice cream; mustangs; paddle-ball; record player; refrigerator; wrestling

Teen-Age Olympics (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Presents / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Various teen-oriented events: telephone marathon, making-school-on-time steeplechase, Ice box raid, canoe date contest, kissing free-style, bringing-date-home-on-time dash, and rock 'n' roll weight lift.
Reprints:
Keywords:
canoe; guitar; kissing; Olympics; records; refrigerator; telephones

["Dig this crazy offer!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

How to Improve TV (Table of Contents)

Jughead's Dept. of Culture / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis:
Ideas on how to improve westerns, baseball, weather reports, game shows, and horror shows.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball; horror movies; television; weather reports; westerns

Indexer Notes

Five two-panel gags.

Campaign Pictures Sometimes Lie (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Exposure Department / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
A. Kreep
Synopsis:
A look at high school campaign photos and the truth behind them.
Reprints:

The Discovery of Sleep! (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee (host); Dr. Hatrack J. Mattress; Lemuel K. Action; Frank T. Everything; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee recounts the story of how Hatrack J. Mattress, a shepherd, discovered sleep while counting his sheep jumping over his fence.
Reprints:

The Hip Drip! (Table of Contents)

Chester Square and Lester Cool / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Chester Square; Lester Cool; Yvonne
Synopsis:
Lester Cool tries to impress French exchange student Yvonne, but she can't understand his slang. She prefers Chester Square's "square" way of speaking.
Reprints:
Keywords:
daydream; exchange student; French; Invisible Man; Mole Man; slang

Indexer Notes

Chester imagines the advantages of being the Invisible Man and the Mole Man. Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #17.

The Ogre's Ode (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Red Martian Man; Invisible Man; Phantom of the Opera; Wolfman; Wombat Man
Synopsis:
The Wolfman retires to the Old Monsters Home.
Reprints:
Keywords:
lycanthropy; martian

Deep Freeze (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Cool Cat Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A look at what life would be like if humans could be kept frozen for many years.
Reprints:

Space Guys 'n' Gals (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
The Pink Martian; Chester Square; Lester Cool; Bess
Synopsis:
Lester borrows the Pink Martian's flying saucer and he returns with a summary of teen-age habits in outer space.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; flying saucer; Jupiter; Martians; Mercury; Neptune; Pluto; Uranus

Do You Act Square Like Chester...Or Do You Play It Cool Like Lester? (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Soul-Searching Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chester Square (introduction); Lester Cool (introduction); Mr. Square; Mr. Cool
Synopsis:
A look at the cool and uncool ways of doing things.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearances of Chester Square and Lester Cool, who would go on to be the hosts of the "Teenage Section" of the magazine when the Archie gang was dropped from the series.

Something Fishy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Phantom Frank (host)
Synopsis:
A skin diver finds himself in a tank kept by giant fish.
Reprints:

["Be careful when you open this giant side-splitter!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Nasty Suspicions (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Archie Andrews (host); Veronica Lodge (host)
Synopsis:
Boys and girls wonder if the things the opposite sex do are intentional. Also suspicions about test questions, TV westerns, dress designers, umpires, and what parents suspect about their children.
Reprints:
Keywords:
allowance; auto repair; baseball; dancing; fashion designers; television; tests; umpires

Mad House Greeting Cards (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis:
Greeting cards for less important situations, such as sunburns, returning umbrellas, and stolen cars.
Reprints:

Madhouse Hall of Fame (Table of Contents)

Archie Presents / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Orlando Busino

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Twist Brothers; Gladys Globb; Skip Scallop; Bruce "The Bruiser" Rammer; Oswald Lovabuoy; Andy Kosign; Hank Sadsong
Reprints:

Teen-Agers of the Past (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A series of gags starring Victorian-era teens.
Reprints:

Famous Females (Table of Contents)

Madhouse History Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Orlando Busino

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abner Doubleday; Alexander Graham Bell; Ben Franklin; Robert Peary
Synopsis:
A look at the (fictional) famous females behind historic happenings.
Reprints:

The Discovery of Doughnuts! (Table of Contents)

Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee (host); Jughead Jones; Clyde Diddit (mentioned); Laslo Sforz
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee recounts the story of how hole-seller Laslo Sforz created doughnuts by wrapping an Italian breadstick around one of his holes.
Reprints:

Volume 1: Aa (Table of Contents)

The Madhouse Encyclopedia / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gladir ?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Orlando Busino

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alexander the Great; Alfred the Great; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Includes entries on aardvarks, adaptation, air, airplanes, Alexander the Great, Alfred the Great, Archie the Great, and apes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Archie's year of birth given as 1946.

It Always Happens (Table of Contents)

Dilton Observes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Orlando Busino

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cyrus Glutton; Gloria Twirler; Jeremy Shaggymain; Ronda Wrightless
Reprints:

["Summertime and the laughin' is easy!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Spellbound! (Table of Contents)

Hilda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis:
Hilda complains of a new sorcerer defeating her when she flies over his domain. She looks up his address and finds it is Cape Kennedy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
brooms

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Two giants!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'm starved! Any of you people know where I can get a bite?"]
  2. 1. ["Monsters are getting more popular these days!"]
    Monster Section
  3. 2. Monsterama
  4. 3. CARtoons
  5. 4. Space
    Science Corner
  6. 5. Small Small World
  7. 6. The Boxing Machine
  8. 7. The Madhouse Hall of Fame
    Archie Presents
  9. 8. Teen-Age Olympics
    Madhouse Presents
  10. 9. ["Dig this crazy offer!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  11. 10. How to Improve TV
    Jughead's Dept. of Culture
  12. 11. Campaign Pictures Sometimes Lie
    Madhouse Exposure Department
  13. 12. The Discovery of Sleep!
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History
  14. 13. The Hip Drip!
    Chester Square and Lester Cool
  15. 14. The Ogre's Ode
  16. 15. Deep Freeze
    Madhouse Cool Cat Dept.
  17. 16. Space Guys 'n' Gals
  18. 17. Do You Act Square Like Chester...Or Do You Play It Cool Like Lester?
    Madhouse Soul-Searching Dept.
  19. 18. Something Fishy
  20. 19. ["Be careful when you open this giant side-splitter!"]
    Archie's Jokes
  21. 20. Nasty Suspicions
  22. 21. Mad House Greeting Cards
  23. 22. Madhouse Hall of Fame
    Archie Presents
  24. 23. Teen-Agers of the Past
  25. 24. Famous Females
    Madhouse History Dept.
  26. 25. The Discovery of Doughnuts!
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History
  27. 26. Volume 1: Aa
    The Madhouse Encyclopedia
  28. 27. It Always Happens
    Dilton Observes
  29. 28. ["Summertime and the laughin' is easy!"]
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  30. 29. Spellbound!
    Hilda
  31. 30. ["Two giants!"]
    Archie Annual
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  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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