(October 1959)

Archie, 1958 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater

Issue Notes

Indicia title: Cosmo, the Merry Martian.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cosmo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob White (signed)
Inks
Bob White (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can we stop that mad Dr. Beatnik from invading Earth?
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thmik

Make Mine Mars (Ch. 1) (Table of Contents: 1)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Jo-Jo; Professor Thmik
Synopsis
Cosmo and his friends finally return to Mars, but their quiet time at home is rudely interrupted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from 2013 reprint.

Target Trouble (Table of Contents: 2)

Squarehead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

The Bookworm (Table of Contents: 3)

Jimmy Jupiter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural

Meet Dr. Beatnik (Ch. 2) (Table of Contents: 4)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thmik; Dr. Beatnik
Synopsis
The source of the violent interruption is mad Martian scientist Dr. Beatnik, who announces that he has assembled a space army to invade Earth, thereby preventing Earth from influencing Martians with their despicable pop culture.
Reprints

Destination: Moon (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Great Space Chase (Ch. 3) (Table of Contents: 6)

Cosmo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Characters
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thmik; Dr. Beatnik
Synopsis
Cosmo and Professor Thmik lead an official Martian expedition to stop Dr. Beatnik's illegal invasion of Earth.
Reprints

Fire Away! (Ch. 4) (Table of Contents: 7)

Cosmo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thmik; Dr. Beatnik
Synopsis
Dr. Beatnik's army jams Cosmo's ships with taffy, then creates a brick wall in space to stop Cosmo's team from pursuing them.
Reprints

The End of Dr. Beatnik (Ch. 5) (Table of Contents: 8)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Terry Szenics
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thmik; Dr. Beatnik
Synopsis
Professor Thmik uses his own technology to force Dr. Beatnik's army to surrender. Then Cosmo and the gang set off on a peaceful visit to Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story ends by telling us to watch for Cosmo's visit to Earth in the next issue, but the title was canceled and the story never appeared.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Can we stop that mad Dr. Beatnik from invading Earth?"]
    Cosmo
  2. 1. Make Mine Mars (Ch. 1)
    Cosmo
  3. 2. Target Trouble
    Squarehead
  4. 3. The Bookworm
    Jimmy Jupiter
  5. 4. Meet Dr. Beatnik (Ch. 2)
    Cosmo
  6. 5. Destination: Moon
  7. 6. The Great Space Chase (Ch. 3)
    Cosmo
  8. 7. Fire Away! (Ch. 4)
    Cosmo
  9. 8. The End of Dr. Beatnik (Ch. 5)
    Cosmo
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