One of a series of monster covers that have nothing to do with the interior stories.
The Martian is apparently intended to be a continuing character.
List of 40 persons (ages 8 to 16) desiring pen pals. In addition to the United States, countries include Jamaica, England, East Pakistan, Australia, Kenya, West Pakistan, and India.
First prize of $5.00 to Diane Lindewall (Quincy, Mass.) for article on mollusks. Second prize of $3.00 to Beverly Teisch (Brooklyn, N.Y.) for article about raccoons. Third prize of $2.00 to Jane Couch (Aniston, Ala.) for article about cats. Fourth prize of $1.00 to Beverly Walker (Waco, Texas) for five jokes. Also head shots of Archie, Reggie, and Jughead taken from previous stories.