(July 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
1962-05-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications Inc.
Publisher's Brand
Archie Series
Editing
John L. Goldwater (editor); Richard H. Goldwater (managing editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
... But your ad says you'll fit anybody!
Genre
humor
Keywords
cyclops; sunglasses

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why you makem Mad House totem pole?
Characters
Hilda the Witch; Lester Cool; Chester Square; The Pink Martian Man
Synopsis
Totem pole showing feature characters, and Amerind female with classic Dan DeCarlo-drawn figure.
Keywords
Indians; totem pole

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

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

Monster Section / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is your spell specialist, Hilda the Witch....
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis
Hilda is shown mixing "Thrills" and "Chills" into the "Monster Section," which is shown as a black cauldron.
Keywords
cauldron; witch's brew

The Prime Time Machine (Table of Contents: 3)

Hilda the Witch Presents / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
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Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host); The Genius Monster; Gustav (monster assistant)
Synopsis
The Genius Monster invents a time machine, but his assistant is more interested in eating chocolate cake.
Reprints
Keywords
2062; chocolate cake; future; rockets; stock market; time machine

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #17.

Spellbound! (Table of Contents: 4)

Hilda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis
Hilda complains of a new sorcerer defeating her when she flies over his domain. She looks up his address and finds it is Cape Canaveral.
Reprints
Keywords
brooms

A Mild Child (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A monster couple consults a child psychologist because their small son is too normal.
Reprints
Keywords
child psychologist

The Nosey Photographer (Table of Contents: 6)

Hilda the Witch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Bob White
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Hilda the Witch; The Cat Girl; The Creature from the Lagoon; The Fly; The Mole Man; The Spider Man; The Phantom of the Opera; Dr. Cyclops; The "Thing"
Synopsis
Hilda asks "How do you like being a monster in Hollywood?" and each monster replies.
Reprints
Keywords
Hollywood; monster; movies

Indexer Notes

"The Spider Man" shown here actually looks like a spider with a human face. The cover date of this issue is one month before the cover date of Marvel's Spider-Man debute in Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15 (August, 1962).

Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Viola!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis
Lester pulls a rabbit out of a hat, but when Chester tries the trick, the rabbit pulls him into the hat.
Keywords
magic hat; rabbit

Indexer Notes

Introduction to Teen-Age Section.

The Hip Drip! (Table of Contents: 9)

Chester Square and Lester Cool / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chester Square; Lester Cool; Yvonne
Synopsis
Lester Cool tries to impress French exchange student Yvonne, but she can't understand his slang. She prefers Chester Square's "square" way of speaking.
Reprints
Keywords
daydream; exchange student; French; Invisible Man; Mole Man; slang

Indexer Notes

Chester imagines the advantages of being the Invisible Man and the Mole Man. Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #17.

Video Magic (Table of Contents: 10)

Les Cool 'n' Ches Square / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis
Lester Cool's television is specially made to show westerns. It runs on oats.
Keywords
oats; television; westerns

House of Horror (Table of Contents: 11)

Les Cool 'n' Ches Square / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis
Lester and Chester explore a supposedly haunted house.
Reprints
Keywords
clothesline; ghosts; haunted house; sheets

Boys Are Such Funny Creatures! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Teen girls complain about the things boys do.
Reprints
Keywords
haircut; refrigerators; shaving

Indexer Notes

Part one of three related sequences.

Girls Are So Illogical! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Teen boys complain about the things girls do.
Reprints
Keywords
dates; homework; phone booth; telephone

Indexer Notes

Part two of three related sequences.

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And believe me - We teachers often have trouble trying to figure out both boys and girls!!
Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Teachers complain about both teen boys and girls.
Reprints
Keywords
essays; foreign language; letters; slang; typewriter

Indexer Notes

Part three of three related sequences.

Plant Playmate (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A gardener is having trouble with her garden. Her neighbor advises her to ask his Cousin Northrup for advice.
Keywords
gardens; hammock

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

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

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Bob White
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the Pink Martian Man introducing the...
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Pink Martian Man
Synopsis
Pink Martian Man is interrupted while introducing the Space Section, but takes care of the intruder with a water pistol filled with ink.
Keywords
alien; ink; water pistol

The Rat Race For Space! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob White
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Bob White
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Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Pink Martian Man; Johnny; unnamed girl; Archie Andrews (cameo, on future television); Veronica Lodge (cameo, on future television)
Synopsis
A young boy and girl ask the Pink Martian Man to take them to 2062 because 1962 is too boring. The kids imagine the advantages of the future, but the Martian reminds them that school will be much harder. The kids decide to stay home.
Reprints
Keywords
fish bowl; future; homework; robots; space helmet; wrist telephones

Indexer Notes

One of the future inventions is a wrist phone. Credits from reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #17.

An Eye Full (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Hal
Synopsis
Hal has a blind date from Jupiter lined up for his pal. He promises that this one doesn't have four eyes like the girl from Mars or three eyes like the girl from Saturn. It turns out her two eyes are stacked, not side by side.
Reprints
Keywords
alien; blind date; eyes; Jupiter; Mars; Saturn

The Uncharted Planet! (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Bob White
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Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian Man (host)
Synopsis
Two space travelers arrive on an uncharted planet and are amazed that inanimate objects come to life there. Their spaceship refuses to leave because he likes it there.
Reprints
Keywords
cigarettes; dump truck; spacemen; steam shovel; television; uncharted planet

Indexer Notes

The space travelers' uniforms are very similar to Adam Strange's in design and color, including the eagle crest on the forehead. A dump truck exclaims "For Krypton's sake!"

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Fly Guy (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A "human fly" sees a psychiatrist to overcome his fear of flypaper.
Keywords
flypaper; human fly; psychiatrist

Indexer Notes

Black and white inside back cover

["The Secret Is Out!] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["... But your ad says you'll fit anybody!"]
  2. 1. ["Why you makem Mad House totem pole?"]
  3. 2. ["This is your spell specialist, Hilda the Witch...."]
    Monster Section
  4. 3. The Prime Time Machine
    Hilda the Witch Presents
  5. 4. Spellbound!
    Hilda
  6. 5. A Mild Child
  7. 6. The Nosey Photographer
    Hilda the Witch
  8. 7. Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
  9. 8. ["Viola!"]
    Teen-Age Section
  10. 9. The Hip Drip!
    Chester Square and Lester Cool
  11. 10. Video Magic
    Les Cool 'n' Ches Square
  12. 11. House of Horror
    Les Cool 'n' Ches Square
  13. 12. Boys Are Such Funny Creatures!
  14. 13. Girls Are So Illogical!
  15. 14. ["And believe me - We teachers often have trouble trying to figure out both boys and girls!!"]
  16. 15. Plant Playmate
  17. 16. ["This is the Pink Martian Man introducing the..."]
    The Space Section
  18. 17. The Rat Race For Space!
  19. 18. An Eye Full
  20. 19. The Uncharted Planet!
  21. 20. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  22. 21. Fly Guy
  23. 22. ["The Secret Is Out!]
    Archie Annual
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Luke A.
  • Merlin Haas
  • James Ludwig
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jonathan Sari
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Thompson