(June 1962)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
seven times a year in February, April, June, July, August, October and December
On-sale Date
1962-03-21
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 1962 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's much to be said for the Earthman's civilization!
Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Keywords
aliens; dancing; juke box

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Pink Martian Man; Hilda the Witch; Chester Square; Lester Cool
Synopsis
Table of contents for the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Previously credited to Dan DeCarlo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Monster Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's nothing like trying my brew!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis
Hilda shows off her brew, which makes you dance the Twist all night long.
Keywords
brew; broom; Twist

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Dan DeCarlo.

The Alligator Man (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Geoffrey Swamp; Nan; Hilda the Witch (host)
Synopsis
Geoffrey Swamp, star of the Alligator Man films, finds it hard to shed his past when he retires.
Reprints
Keywords
alligator; birthday; juke box; movie-making; swamp; twist

Strife Magazine (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
An inside look at how Transylvania's Strife Magazine is published.
Reprints
Keywords
full moon; magazine; monsters; Transylvania

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Orlando Busino.

We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Space Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to the Space Section!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian Man
Synopsis
Introduction to the Space Section. The Pink Martian Man compares Earth pizza to diamonds from Venus or metal from Neptune.
Reprints
Keywords
Martians; pizza

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Joe Edwards.

Martian Mission (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian Man (host) ; President John F. Kennedy (silhouette)
Synopsis
Two Martians come to Earth to get some foreign aid for their planet.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; foreign aid; Martians; President; Washington D.C

Jayson's Return (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Jayson (robot); Enon; Zog; Xol
Synopsis
A society of robots sends Jayson out to find lubricating oil, but he returns with the wrong kind.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; castor oil; flying saucer; robots

Bubble Trouble (Table of Contents: 9)

The Pink Martian / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Pink Martian Man
Synopsis
The Pink Martian Man gives two Earth people on Mars a helmet that allows them to kiss.
Reprints
Keywords
alien; kissing; Mars; space suits

Plight in Pluto (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Pink Martian Man (host); Donald; Alice
Synopsis
A Plutonian takes two typical Earth teens for the Intergalactic Zoo, but finds that they hate pizza and ice cream and don't like rock 'n' roll.
Reprints
Keywords
fourth wall; juke box; Pluto; television; zoo

Indexer Notes

The alien zookeeper talks to the readers in the last two panels.

Introduction to the Machine Age (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about grain millers and their mills in the early United States.

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/3 page illustration.

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1961 (Table of Contents: 12)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1961. Average paid circulation for the previous 12 months was 258,171.

Chester Square and Lester Cool Invite You to the Teen-Age Section (Table of Contents: 13)

Teen-Age Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chester Square; Lester Cool; Bess; Tess
Synopsis
Introduction to the Teenage Section. Les and Ches are reporters covering a tennis match.
Reprints
Keywords
tennis

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Dan DeCarlo.

Two Left Feet! (Table of Contents: 14)

Arts and Daft Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool (host) ; Sam Twist
Synopsis
A teenager with literally two left feet is outcasted by his peers, so he learns to dance and inadvertently invents the Twist.
Reprints
Keywords
barber; dancing; dancing lessons; haircut; the Twist

Do You Approach the Problems of Life... (Table of Contents: 15)

Chester Square and Lester Cool / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chester Square; Lester Cool
Synopsis
A look at how Chester and Lester approach the problems of life from different angles.
Reprints
Keywords
flat tires; kissing; movie theater; red carpet; television

Vol. 3: C (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Chester Square; Lester Cool
Synopsis
Humorous information on cats, carpets and rugs, citrus fruits, cattle, chemistry, and corn.
Reprints
Keywords
beatniks; bull; carpets; cats; corn; grapefruit; Navahos; orange; salt; water

Indexer Notes

Cover of Mad House #17 is shown as part of the definition of corn. Previously credited to Joe Edwards.

Here's Fun in the Sun (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Swimania (Table of Contents: 18)

Lester Cool 'n' Chester Square / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chester Square; Lester Cool
Synopsis
Lester finds Harry's girlfriend very boring, due to her being a mermaid who only wants to swim.
Keywords
beach; mermaid

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Secret Is Out! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["There's much to be said for the Earthman's civilization!"]
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. ["There's nothing like trying my brew!"]
    Monster Section
  4. 3. The Alligator Man
  5. 4. Strife Magazine
  6. 5. We're Giving Away Free Copies of Archie's Pals 'n' Gals!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  7. 6. ["Welcome to the Space Section!"]
    Space Section
  8. 7. Martian Mission
  9. 8. Jayson's Return
  10. 9. Bubble Trouble
    The Pink Martian
  11. 10. Plight in Pluto
  12. 11. Introduction to the Machine Age
  13. 12. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1961
  14. 13. Chester Square and Lester Cool Invite You to the Teen-Age Section
    Teen-Age Section
  15. 14. Two Left Feet!
    Arts and Daft Dept.
  16. 15. Do You Approach the Problems of Life...
    Chester Square and Lester Cool
  17. 16. Vol. 3: C
    The Madhouse Encyclopedia
  18. 17. Here's Fun in the Sun
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  19. 18. Swimania
    Lester Cool 'n' Chester Square
  20. 19. The Secret Is Out!
    Archie Annual
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