(September 1962)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
seven times a year in February, April, June, August, September, October, and December
On-sale Date
1962-06-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
?

Issue Notes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What did you say the name of this planet was?
Genre
humor; science fiction
Keywords
eight-ball; rocket

The Only Magazine with a Split (3-Ways) Personality (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Hilda the Witch; Lester Cool; Chester Square; The Pink Martian

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poor Lester is quarantined with the measles!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis
Chester does the introduction while Lester is quarantined inside his house with the measles.
Keywords
measles

Debutante Twist (Table of Contents: 3)

Lester Cool and Chester Square / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Brenda Van Loot
Synopsis
Chester spends a fortune trying to impress rich girl Brenda Van Loot, but fails. Lester is broke, so when he dates Brenda he does it on the cheap and Brenda is impressed by the novelty.
Reprints
Keywords
carrier pigeon; city dump; hot dogs; opera; pheasant; playground; scooter; twist

Indexer Notes

Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

Lester the Hipster (Table of Contents: 4)

Lester Cool and Chester Square / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis
Martians capture Lester and show him all their latest weapons. Instead of being frightened, Lester thinks the weapons would be useful on Earth. The Martians decide Earth people are too crazy to be frightened and call off their invasion.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; caterpillar; flying saucer; freezing gun; growth ray; ice cream; Martians; robot; shrinking ray; skin diving; Twist

Indexer Notes

Reference to Chubby Checker and the Twist. Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

Wanted (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The World of Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Outer Space Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whether you like to do your space traveling in a rocket...
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucer

The Thought Machine (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
A professor entertains space travelers with a thought machine that converts energy into matter. The thought machine was invented long ago and the population eventually became so bored that it lost its will to live. The professor is the last one on the planet and when he gets bored his thought items disappear, leading to a twist ending.
Reprints
Keywords
3-D television; boredom; pizza; thought machine

Indexer Notes

Almost a straight science fiction story.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Monsters are getting more popular these days!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch; Frankenstein's Monster (staute); Dracula (statue); The Blob (statue)
Synopsis
Hilda introduces the Monster Hall of Shame.
Reprints
Keywords
Hall of Fame; statues

Dr. Sy Klops (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host); Professor Sy Klops; Joe; Janet
Synopsis
Professor Klops tests a vitamin ray on teens Joe and Janet, but it shrinks them instead. The teens find some advantages to being small, but also some dangers.
Reprints
Keywords
enlarging ray; mosquito; shrinking ray; spider

Indexer Notes

The character is called Professor Klops everywhere except in the title logo. The Professor is a cyclops with one eye.

The Son of Dr. Jerkyll (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host); Son of Dr. Jerkyll
Synopsis
The son of Dr. Jerkyll continues his father's experiments and turns into rock star Melvin Preston. After a close escape with autograph hunters, he decides to change his features to Eliot Mess, the FBI agent. That doesn't work either, because gangs target him. He tries an antidote, but forgets to dilute it and ends up in an even worse predicament.
Reprints
Keywords
autograph hunters; gangs; machine guns; potions; rock star

Indexer Notes

Melvin Preston is a parody of Elvis Presley and Eliot Mess is a parody of Elliot Ness. Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

Presto Chango! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis
When readers claim Hilda is a fake, she changes herself into part of the comic book itself.
Keywords
comic book; magic

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; fourth wall; magic

Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What did you say the name of this planet was?"]
  2. 1. The Only Magazine with a Split (3-Ways) Personality
  3. 2. ["Poor Lester is quarantined with the measles!"]
    Teen-Age Section
  4. 3. Debutante Twist
    Lester Cool and Chester Square
  5. 4. Lester the Hipster
    Lester Cool and Chester Square
  6. 5. Wanted
    The World of Jughead
  7. 6. ["Whether you like to do your space traveling in a rocket..."]
    Outer Space Section
  8. 7. The Thought Machine
  9. 8. ["Monsters are getting more popular these days!"]
    Monster Section
  10. 9. Dr. Sy Klops
  11. 10. The Son of Dr. Jerkyll
  12. 11. Presto Chango!
    Hilda the Witch
  13. 12. Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
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