(December 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
1962-10-09 ?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
Richard Goldwater

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Two Haircuts for the Price of One (Table of Contents)

Archie's Madhouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
2 headed man gets a haircut.
Keywords
barber; haircut

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be sure to redeem these Mad House trading stamps...
Characters
Hilda the Witch; The Pink Martian; Lester Cool; Chester Square

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Fright Court (Table of Contents: 2)

Hilda the Witch and her Monster Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis
Hilda the Witch is charged with acting in a non-frightening manner.

I Was an Exiled Monster! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Ergu
Synopsis
Ergo is exiled from his home planet for being Double Ugly and travels the solar system looking for a new home.
Reprints

Professor Transistor (Table of Contents: 4)

Hilda's Mad Lab Section / 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); Professor Transistor; Archie Andrews (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
Professor Transistor shows off the robots he invented.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Professor Transistor, who would become a recurring character in Madhouse.

King Kongo Lets His Hair Down! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
King Kongo
Synopsis
King Kongo thinks the Statue of Liberty is his girlfriend.
Reprints

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

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cats 'n' chicks, let me introduce...
Genre
teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Hilda the Witch
Synopsis
Lester uses Hilda's magic umbrella to make Chester disappear.
Reprints

Video Wonderland (Table of Contents: 7)

Les 'n' Ches / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Mr. Cool
Synopsis
Les 'n' Ches climb into their television set and find themselves in the middle of Westerns, commercials, medical shows, and sci-fi shows.
Reprints

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

Outer Space Section / comic story / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear readers, it's time for...
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian; Chester Square
Synopsis
The Pink Martian sends Chester into space and introduces the Outer Space Section.
Reprints

Have Typewriter Will Travel! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Bob Weber; Zexo
Synopsis
Bob Weber would give anything to be a successful science fiction writer, and he gets his wish when an alien from Venus drops by his house.
Reprints

The Gabooza (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian (host); Perkins; Donald (his son)
Synopsis
Perkins brings home a Neptunian Gabooza for his son with an insatiable appetite for pizza.
Reprints

Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Metal Madness (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
X-51 shares his secret to success in the world of robot dating.
Keywords
dating; robots

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Two Haircuts for the Price of One
    Archie's Madhouse
  2. 1. ["Be sure to redeem these Mad House trading stamps..."]
  3. 2. Fright Court
    Hilda the Witch and her Monster Section
  4. 3. I Was an Exiled Monster!
  5. 4. Professor Transistor
    Hilda's Mad Lab Section
  6. 5. King Kongo Lets His Hair Down!
  7. 6. ["Cats 'n' chicks, let me introduce..."]
    Teen-Age Section
  8. 7. Video Wonderland
    Les 'n' Ches
  9. 8. ["Dear readers, it's time for..."]
    Outer Space Section
  10. 9. Have Typewriter Will Travel!
  11. 10. The Gabooza
  12. 11. Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
  13. 12. Metal Madness
  14. 13. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Luke A.
  • Steve Coates
  • Peter Croome
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jonathan Sari
  • Mark Semich
  • Jaime Weinman