(February 1963)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published seven times a year in February, April, June, August, September, October and December
On-sale Date
1962-11-26
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)

[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
See? I told you the monster had more than one heart!
Genre
humor
Keywords
monster; playing cards; x-ray

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to the Madhouse Museum of Laughs!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch; The Pink Martian; Chester Square; Lester Cool; Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch; Salem (cat)
Synopsis
The characters are busts in a museum.
Keywords
busts; museum; statue

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Statue in background is similar style (but not identical) to the National Cartoonists Society Rueben Award.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To our Mad House space cadets, we promise gals galore on every planet!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian
Synopsis
The Pink Martian promises gals galore to Mad House space cadets and gags galore to Mad House readers.
Keywords
spaceship

Space Guys 'n' Gals (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian; Chester Square; Lester Cool; Bess
Synopsis
Lester borrows the Pink Martian's flying saucer and he returns with a summary of teen-age habits in outer space.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; flying saucer; Jupiter; Martians; Mercury; Neptune; Pluto; Uranus

The Law of Attraction (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian (host); Zena; Exena
Synopsis
Two girls from Pluto come to Earth to check out the boys. But their forward manner scares the boys off. They ask Earth girls the secret of their power over the boys.
Reprints
Keywords
dates; flying saucer; movie theater; Pluto

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Monster Section Featuring Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look how Sabrina turns boys into toys!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch; Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch; Salem (cat)
Synopsis
The old witches don't understand why Sabrina attracts all the boys.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction to rest of section.

Script and ink credits from the reprint in Sabrina the Teenage Witch Complete Collection (Archie, 2017 series) #1.

Witch Pitch (Table of Contents: 6)

Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch; Della the Head Witch; Salem (cat); Donald; Spots (leopard); Coach Richards
Synopsis
Della assigns Sabrina to put a hex on her school's hockey team. However, Sabrina notices one of the team's players is cute and unconsciously helps him score goals. Della is upset and decides to take the job of making the team lose the state championship herself. However, once Della sees the school's handsome coach, she changes her mind.
Reprints
Keywords
Broomobile; cheerleader; cigarettes; hexes; ice hockey; pipe; smoking

Indexer Notes

Sabrina attends Baxter High. Della smokes a cigarette in a holder and the coach smokes a pipe at the game.

Monsters in the News (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Ug; The Invisible Man; Wolfman; Pop Corn Man; Billy Goat Man; The Man in the Iron Mask; Shark Woman; The Lobster Monster
Synopsis
Gossip about Hollywood monsters.
Keywords
monsters; movies

Monster Ads (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parody ads aimed at monsters: Belfrey Telephone System; Vile soap; Brand X cereal; New England Ghost Insurance.
Reprints
Keywords
advertising; breakfast cereal; insurance; soap; telephone

Prize Size (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host)
Synopsis
A druggist asks a giant what size tube of toothpaste he wants.
Reprints
Keywords
giant; toothpaste

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lester said he was going to line me up with a perfect blind date!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chester Square; Lester Cool; Bess (cameo); Tess (cameo)
Synopsis
Les finds Ches a date that's just as square as he is.
Keywords
blind date

Special Charms for Teen-Agers (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chester Square (host); Lester Cool (host)
Synopsis
Special good luck charms for teens, including the Video Voodoo Necklace, the Zazam Exam Pin, and the Anti-Chore Charm.
Keywords
blind date; charms; homework; luck; television; Twist

All Squared Up! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis
Les and Ches go swimming and Les is surprised to see that while in the water, he gives off square ripples.
Reprints
Keywords
swimming pool

The Time of Your Life Machine (Table of Contents: 13)

Les Cool and Ches Square / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; King Arthur
Synopsis
Les and Ches go back to 562 A.D. to learn how King Arthur and his knights really lived.
Reprints
Keywords
562 A.D.; diploma; dragon; jester; jousting; shield; time machine

Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

It Just Seems That Way! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The time you went to a party where you didn't know anyone.
Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Four cartoons exaggerating social situations including going to parties where you don't know anyone, eating pizza, dating younger men, and inviting food-lovers to a party.
Keywords
dating; party; pizza

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (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. ["See? I told you the monster had more than one heart!"]
  2. 1. ["Welcome to the Madhouse Museum of Laughs!"]
  3. 2. ["To our Mad House space cadets, we promise gals galore on every planet!"]
    Outer Space Section
  4. 3. Space Guys 'n' Gals
  5. 4. The Law of Attraction
  6. 5. ["Look how Sabrina turns boys into toys!"]
    Monster Section Featuring Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  7. 6. Witch Pitch
    Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  8. 7. Monsters in the News
  9. 8. Monster Ads
  10. 9. Prize Size
  11. 10. ["Lester said he was going to line me up with a perfect blind date!"]
    Teen-Age Section
  12. 11. Special Charms for Teen-Agers
  13. 12. All Squared Up!
    Les Cool 'n' Ches Square
  14. 13. The Time of Your Life Machine
    Les Cool and Ches Square
  15. 14. Your Money Buys More When You Buy Archie Giant Series Magazines
    Archie Giant Series Magazines
  16. 15. ["The time you went to a party where you didn't know anyone."]
    It Just Seems That Way!
  17. 16. ["Dig this crazy offer!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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