(August 1961)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published seven times per year in February; April; June; July; August; October and December
On-sale Date
1961-06-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
John Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1961 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who's the poor fish Betty?
Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge (as mermaid); Betty Cooper (as mermaid); Archie Andrews (as centaur)
Reprints
Keywords
centaur; mermaids

The Bat's Tale of Terror (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ? [as Ring Belfry] (credited)
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Synopsis
In Transylvania, everyone is a monster, including the police.
Keywords
monsters; Transylvania

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

If Teen-Agers Formed a Union! (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie Says / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis
What would happen if a teen union was allowed to bargain on use of the family phone, allowances, the TV set, the family car, homework, emergencies, movies, government, chores, and prices.
Keywords
allowances; collective bargaining; homework; television; union

[Mad House Hall of Fame] (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Brandon Partipooper; Dodie Shulace; Alicia Sidesaddle; Cortney Barbell; Debbie TeeKross; Bonnie Buckskin
Keywords
beach; forgery; hope chest; motorcycle; shoes; teens

Indexer Notes

Parody of Ripley's Believe It or Not newspaper panel.

If Girls Played Baseball (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie's Funtasy Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Coach Kleats; Reggie Mantle; Ophelia Glutenschnable
Synopsis
A silly look at how girls would play baseball.
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

The Archie characters are used as players and fans.

Questions Better Left Unanswered! (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie Says / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis
Nine cartoons with characters asking obvious questions.
Keywords
apples; baseball; bus; dancing; flat tire; perfume; shower; telephone

Teen-Age Credit Card (Table of Contents: 6)

A Madhouse Report / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Characters
Joe Gooch; Sue Smooch; Archie Andrews (cameo)
Synopsis
What would happen if teenagers had a different credit card for each of their activities (including a card for comic books).
Keywords
bus; comic books; credit cards; jukebox; kissing; movies; popcorn

Hand Signs! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis
Signs with pointing hands customized to fit the subject.
Keywords
signs

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Double Takes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I never saw you driving this car before, Dan!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three two-panel cartoons: new old car, 65 cent evening, and being shown the door.
Keywords
date; jalopy

Pajama Party (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis
Pajamas for men that fit their profession.
Keywords
pajamas

Monster Mask (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis
Directions for making a monster mask from the drawing printed across the centerfold. Also instructions on how to make "Frankenstein" monster shoes.
Keywords
Frankenstein's monster

Sportsmen's Greetings (Table of Contents: 11)

Greetings and Salutations Dept / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
Specialty handshakes for players in different sports.
Keywords
basketball; fencing; fishermen; football; gamblers; jockeys; relay runners; skaters; skin divers; soccer

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

Aunt Juggie's Advice to the Lovelorn / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have a terrible problem.
Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Juggie [Jughead Jones] (host)
Synopsis
Letters seeking advice.

Indexer Notes

The letter from Bob W. is a reference to artist Bob White.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Yes My Darling Daughter! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She was only a tuba-player's daughter--
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Six cartoons starting with "She was only a ____'s daugher--". Tuba player's, spaghetti-maker's, quiz M.C.'s, artist's, carousel-owner's, and baker's are the fathers this time.
Keywords
bread; butter; painter; rocking horse; spaghetti; tuba

Vol. 2: Bb (Table of Contents: 14)

The Madhouse Encyclopedia / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Humorous definitions for barter, baseball, bats, beaver, bell, and book.
Keywords
autographs; baseball; bats; beaver; bell; book; gambling; Indians; Liberty Bell; Transylvania

Unwanted People! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Four types of unwanted teens.
Keywords
comic book; dancing; juke box

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks previously credited to Orlando Busino.

Prize Products (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Madhouse products including a hope chest complete with a live boy, an alarm clock that turns itself off, a stupid electronic brain, a record of "Music to Bring Home a Failing Report Card By," and a king-size phone for loudmouths.
Keywords
alarm clock; electronic brain; hope chest; record; telephone

The Discovery of Girls (Table of Contents: 17)

Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White; Dan DeCarlo (comic book cover)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee (host); Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo); Veronica Lodge (cameo); Sturdley Flemsh; Strong V. Action; Lemuel J. Help
Synopsis
How life was without girls and how Sturdley Flemsch discovered them when castaway on a remote tropical island.
Keywords
charm bracelets; comic book; dancing; dresses; jewelry; juke box; lipstick; tropical island

Indexer Notes

The cover of Archie Giant Series #11 is shown as an example of a Betty and Veronica comic book. (Which didn't exist before girls were discovered.)

Infamous Monsters (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino ?
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Characters
King Kongo; Horst Fleigh; Dr. Sy Klops
Synopsis
Parody of Hollywood gossip, featuring monsters. (Included is the new monster western "Goonsmoke.")
Keywords
ape; fly; Gunsmoke; monster

Summer Fun with the Queens of Archie Giant Series Magazines! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Summer Fun / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Guess Which One (Table of Contents: 20)

Veronica Asks You / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Guess which one: is going on her first date; is the biggest dumbbell on the beach; is the coolest daddyo in town; was born 100 years too late.
Keywords
barbell; beach; date; guitar; rock music; violin; weightlifiting

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Archie Giant Series Magazines / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Who's the poor fish Betty?"]
  2. 1. The Bat's Tale of Terror
  3. 2. If Teen-Agers Formed a Union!
    Archie Says
  4. 3. [Mad House Hall of Fame]
  5. 4. If Girls Played Baseball
    Archie's Funtasy Dept.
  6. 5. Questions Better Left Unanswered!
    Archie Says
  7. 6. Teen-Age Credit Card
    A Madhouse Report
  8. 7. Hand Signs!
  9. 8. ["I never saw you driving this car before, Dan!"]
    Double Takes
  10. 9. Pajama Party
  11. 10. Monster Mask
  12. 11. Sportsmen's Greetings
    Greetings and Salutations Dept
  13. 12. ["I have a terrible problem."]
    Aunt Juggie's Advice to the Lovelorn
  14. 13. ["She was only a tuba-player's daughter--"]
    Yes My Darling Daughter!
  15. 14. Vol. 2: Bb
    The Madhouse Encyclopedia
  16. 15. Unwanted People!
  17. 16. Prize Products
  18. 17. The Discovery of Girls
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History
  19. 18. Infamous Monsters
  20. 19. Summer Fun with the Queens of Archie Giant Series Magazines!
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  21. 20. Guess Which One
    Veronica Asks You
  22. 21. ["Follow the star-studded trail of the biggest buy in comics!"]
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Luke A.
  • Steve Coates
  • Merlin Haas
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Stangas
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)