(September 1958)

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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cosmo the Merry Martian / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How does it feel, Orbi, to know that in ten minutes we’ll be the first Martians to blast off for Earth?
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Cosmo; Orbi
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Destination: Earth! (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents: 1)

Cosmo the Merry Martian / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Cosmo; Orbi; Astra; Professor Thimk
Synopsis
Cosmo and his cowardly pal Orbi are chosen to man the first Martian expedition to Earth, but the rocket crash-lands on the Earth's moon instead.
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Moon Merriment! (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents: 2)

Cosmo the Merry Martian / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Cosmo; Orbi; Moonlings
Synopsis
Cosmo and Orbi meet the creatures who live on the Earth's moon, all of whom are named "Oog." The Moonlings show the visitors their civilization, and explain that they are invisible to Earth people.
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Planet Playmates! (Chapter 3) (Table of Contents: 3)

Cosmo the Merry Martian / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Cosmo; Orbi; Moonlings
Synopsis
After spraying Cosmo and Orbi with "comet dust" so they, too, will be invisible on Earthlings, the Moonlings take the Martians to Earth, where they observe the planet's most fascinating and complex activity: a baseball game.
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Indexer Notes

The issue ends by teasing the events of the next issue's story, a format that would continue throughout the series.

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["How does it feel, Orbi, to know that in ten minutes we’ll be the first Martians to blast off for Earth?"]
    Cosmo the Merry Martian
  2. 1. Destination: Earth! (Chapter 1)
    Cosmo the Merry Martian
  3. 2. Moon Merriment! (Chapter 2)
    Cosmo the Merry Martian
  4. 3. Planet Playmates! (Chapter 3)
    Cosmo the Merry Martian
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