(October 1963)

Archie, 1960 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
five times a year in the months of January, April, July, September and October
On-sale Date
1963-08-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics Inc.
Brand
Archie Adventure Series
Editing
Victor Gorelick (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from retailer's stamp or markings as visible on cover or back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Fly / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm... The Red Shark's moved in for the kill! This is one torpedo that will miss its mark!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly [Tommy Troy]; Red Shark

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card / Cheerful House Cards and Stationery / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fly Versus the Red Shark? (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just a terrible, no-hold-barred power struggle exists between freedom-loving nations and the iron curtain dictatorships, so a showdown between two men who symbolize the best and the worst in the world must occur!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly [Tommy Troy]; Red Shark
Synopsis
After stopping some land swindlers, Tommy Troy decides to take a vacation in Florida. But he becomes aware of a Cuban terrorist named the Red Shark who is bombing Cuban refugee boats raiding the coast of Cuba.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues later in this issue.

Billy Wins With Bendix (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bendix Bicycle Transmission / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Red Shark's Fantastic Fortress! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look around you, Fly!! You've been zeroed in by missiles... 'Tuned to your frequency,' shall I say?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly [Tommy Troy]; Red Shark
Synopsis
After rescuing one of the Red Shark's men, the Fly learns of the Shark's island fortress. He then travels to the fortress to take down the high seas terrorist.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

U. S. Royal Bicycle Tires [U. S. Royal Bike Tires; U. S. Royal Tires; U. S. Bike Tires; Uniroyal] / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The 'Popsicle Kids' Play it Safe (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Popsicle Products / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

On the Fly / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Gorelick ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Sammy Schaal, David Twist, Lee Morris, David Tilley, Daryll Patterson and Ron James.

The Black Hood Teaches Karate (Table of Contents: 10)

Black Hood / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger ?
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The expert knows various hand forms to lay low an attacker!
Genre
martial arts; superhero
Characters
The Black Hood [Matthew Burland]
Synopsis
Various karate hand moves are demonstrated by the Black Hood.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Mystery of the Fly Museum (Table of Contents: 13)

The Fly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
Terry Szenics ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was inevitable that the day would come when the citizens of Capital City would honor their favorite hero by erecting a Fly Museum!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fly [Tommy Troy]
Synopsis
After the Fly gives copies of his weapons to a museum dedicated to his exploits, a gang of crooks steal the weapons to use for crime.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Guide to Hypnotism / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hmm... The Red Shark's moved in for the kill! This is one torpedo that will miss its mark!!"]
    The Fly
  2. 1. ["Do you need extra money?"]
    Cheerful Card / Cheerful House Cards and Stationery
  3. 2. The Fly Versus the Red Shark?
    The Fly
  4. 3. Billy Wins With Bendix
    Bendix Bicycle Transmission
  5. 4. ["America's most exciting war game"]
    Task Force
  6. 5. ["Nuclear naval battle game!!"]
    Convoy Terror
  7. 6. The Red Shark's Fantastic Fortress!
    The Fly
  8. 7. ["Archie says: Nylon means strength"]
    U. S. Royal Bicycle Tires [U. S. Royal Bike Tires; U. S. Royal Tires; U. S. Bike Tires; Uniroyal]
  9. 8. The 'Popsicle Kids' Play it Safe
    Popsicle Products
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    On the Fly
  11. 10. The Black Hood Teaches Karate
    Black Hood
  12. 11. ["Given! Premiums or cash given!"]
    Wilson Chemical Company Cloverine Brand Salve
  13. 12. ["100 Toy Soldiers $1.95"]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  14. 13. The Mystery of the Fly Museum
    The Fly
  15. 14. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
  16. 15. ["Archie says - get lucky!"]
    Archie Comics
  17. 16. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
    Guide to Hypnotism
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mark Coale
  • Steve Coates
  • Peter Croome
  • Merlin Haas
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Joey Sayer
  • Gregg Whitmore