(October 1969)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Seven times a year in February, April, June, August, September, October, and December
On-sale date:
1969-08-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Music Corp.
Brand:
Archie Series Goes Ma-ad
Editing:
John Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Rod, why did you make the scene with your crash helmet?"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rod the Mod; Fran the Fan; Dan Didit; Dick Didit; Dippy Didit; Clyde Didit

The Souvenir (Table of Contents)

Fran the Fan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Fran the Fan; Mr. Didit; Rod the Mod; Dan Didit
Synopsis:
Rod tries to impress Fran by giving her Dan Didit's guitar.

Eat Treat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Dan Didit; Dick Didit; Clyde Didit; Dippy Didit
Synopsis:
Inspired by acts that smash their guitars, the Ma-ads decide to get edible instruments.

Dough Woe (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Ma-ads / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Dan Didit; Dick Didit; Dippy Didit; Clyde Didit; Fran the Fan
Synopsis:
Everything about the Ma-ads is real tight...especially the man that pays them.
Reprints:

Sign Line (Table of Contents)

Bippy the Hippy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Chester; Nora; Bippy the Hippy
Synopsis:
Chester gets turned down when he offers to carry a girl's books home, but Bippy gets a kiss when he offers to carry the girl's protest signs.

Rock Yock (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Ma-ads / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Dan Didit; Dick Didit; Dippy Didit; Clyde Didit
Synopsis:
The Ma-ads go to the wrong type of rock festival.

Light Site (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Bruno
Synopsis:
Discotheque lightman Bruno creates a rainbow effect that is so realistic, it has a pot of gold at the end.

Thing Fling (Table of Contents)

Bippy the Hippy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Bippy the Hippy; Mayor J.C. Votegetter
Synopsis:
In a publicity stunt, Mayor Votegetter makes Bippy mayor for a day.

Notes To You (Table of Contents)

Madhouse Ma-ads / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Clyde Didit; Dan Didit
Synopsis:
Clyde and Dan have a guitar battle that ends up drowning them both in musical notes.
Reprints:

Hang-Up #173 (Table of Contents)

Randy the Dandy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gus Lemoine ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Characters:
Randy; Daisy
Synopsis:
Daisy shows Randy a boot mobile.

Ma-ad Mail (Table of Contents)

Fran the Fan / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Fran the Fan]
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Characters:
Fran the Fan

Indexer Notes

Letters from Susan D. of Bronx, NY, Jon D. of Oxford, CT, and Robert B. of Miami, FL.

["Get in the groove for a giant fun-in!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Group Poop (Table of Contents)

Fran the Fan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Characters:
Fran the Fan
Synopsis:
Fran tries to prove that The Scallions are heavier than the Ma-ads.

Cover Lover (Table of Contents)

Mad House Ma-ads / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Clyde Didit; Dippy Didit
Synopsis:
Clyde gets bad vibrations when the record company charges $5 for the Ma-ads' album cover, but $4 if the record is inside.

Divine Line (Table of Contents)

Fran the Fan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Fran the Fan
Synopsis:
Fran gets tired of waiting in lines, but when concert tickets for the Ma-ads go on sale, she finds herself waiting on another line.

Frail Mail (Table of Contents)

The Mad House Ma-ads / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Clyde Didit; Dan Didit
Synopsis:
The Ma-ads gets their first fan letter.

Jail Wail (Table of Contents)

The Mad House Ma-ads / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Dan Didit; Dippy Didit; Dick Didit; Clyde Didit; Warden Fuzzly
Synopsis:
A jail warden wants the Ma-ads to stay at his prison longer because their music is a crime.

Fickle Pickle (Table of Contents)

Fran the Fan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Characters:
Fran the Fan
Synopsis:
Fran gets angry when a newspaper reports that the Ma-ads are going crazy over foreign girls.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Rod, why did you make the scene with your crash helmet?"]
  2. 1. The Souvenir
    Fran the Fan
  3. 2. Eat Treat
  4. 3. Dough Woe
    Madhouse Ma-ads
  5. 4. Sign Line
    Bippy the Hippy
  6. 5. Rock Yock
    Madhouse Ma-ads
  7. 6. Light Site
    Mad House Presents
  8. 7. Thing Fling
    Bippy the Hippy
  9. 8. Notes To You
    Madhouse Ma-ads
  10. 9. Hang-Up #173
    Randy the Dandy
  11. 10. Ma-ad Mail
    Fran the Fan
  12. 11. ["Get in the groove for a giant fun-in!"]
    Archie Quarter Comics
  13. 12. Group Poop
    Fran the Fan
  14. 13. Cover Lover
    Mad House Ma-ads
  15. 14. Divine Line
    Fran the Fan
  16. 15. Frail Mail
    The Mad House Ma-ads
  17. 16. Jail Wail
    The Mad House Ma-ads
  18. 17. Fickle Pickle
    Fran the Fan
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