(January 1961)

Archie, 1960 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Archie Adventure Series
Editing:
Victor Gorelick
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[The World of the Giant Gorillas!] (Table of Contents)

The Fly / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Giunta ?
Inks:
John Giunta ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Cover title from the interior story.

The Spider Strikes (Table of Contents: 1)

The Fly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Marty Epp
Inks:
Marty Epp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
The Fly's nemesis, The Spider (formerly Spider Sprey) breaks jail again, this time by building a robot to take his place in prison. He sets traps for The Fly, tries to collapse a building on him, trap him with chlordane gas (an insecticide), tries to blow him up in a cave, then attacks with a robot spider. The Fly counters each trap with his buzz gun, his own robot, and super-insect powers.

The World of the Giant Gorillas! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fly / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
John Giunta
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Hood; The Fly
Synopsis:
The Black Hood's uncle disappeared in India. He asks The Fly to help. Arriving, they're threatened by (black Zulu-like) natives, but the Fly's firefly glow makes him look like a visiting god. They point to a lost valley. Leopards threaten the uncle, then a giant gorilla, brontosaur, and pterodactyl, and a herd of T-Rexes. The gorillas are intelligent and protect the heroes. The Fly summons insects to swarm the dinosaurs. The heroes leave, and the gorillas seal the valley forever. "Next issue: 'The Invasion of the Rocket Men'."
Keywords:
brontosaurus; dinosaurs; India; pterodactyl; Tyrannosaurus Rex

Bobby Bell's Judo Page (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
martial arts
Synopsis:
Bobby Bell stops a bully with jiu-jitsu.
Keywords:
jui-jitsu

The Trials of Hercules: The Nine-Headed Hydra (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Hercules
Synopsis:
Quick account of Hercules' battle with the Hydra.

The Statue of Gold! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Fly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
John Giunta
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Fly; Cat Girl
Synopsis:
The Fly is invited to join the Explorers' Club. He travels to their secret headquarters in the Egyptian desert. But they pull guns: a trick! They demand the secret location of the Statue of Gold. The Fly never heard of it. They lock him in "chlordane handcuffs". Suddenly Cat Girl and her leopards rescue the Fly. She also demands the statue's secret. The Fly summons insects to drive off the leopards, and is rescued by the explorers! The initiation is a trick: there is no statue. But underground, Cat Girl stands by a gold sphinx, whose secret is still safe.
Keywords:
Egypt; Explorers' Club; sphinx
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The World of the Giant Gorillas!]
    The Fly
  2. 1. The Spider Strikes
    The Fly
  3. 2. The World of the Giant Gorillas!
    The Fly
  4. 3. Bobby Bell's Judo Page
  5. 4. The Trials of Hercules: The Nine-Headed Hydra
  6. 5. The Statue of Gold!
    The Fly
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Dan Kocher
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregg Whitmore