(February 1964)

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
1963-12-01
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
As the first ones on Mars this treasure belongs to us!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Archie Andrews (cameo)
Reprints
Keywords
IRS; Mars; taxes; treasure

Indexer Notes

Art previously thought to be by Bob White.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are TV commercials getting you down?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. "Table of Con-Fusion" with illustrations.

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

Alice the Astronaughty Space Girl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story deals with a female astronaut...
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Alice (introduction); Brunhilda; Sam
Synopsis
Alice is chosen to be the first girl on the moon, but the launch of her rocket is almost sabotaged by her rival Brunhilda.
Reprints
Keywords
astronaut; female; make-up kit; moon; rocket; sabotage

Indexer Notes

Lots of stereotypical female jokes, like Alice wanting the rocket painted charteuse and having lace curtains inside.
Credits from World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #9.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a headache strikes a Martian man, is he in trouble
Genre
satire-parody; science fiction
Synopsis
Headaches are trouble for Martians because they have three heads.
Keywords
dancing; headaches; Martians; Saturnians; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Science fiction-themed parody of television commercials, specifically that of Bayer Aspirin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Saturnians, do you dance like you've got two left feet?
Synopsis
Saturnians have trouble dancing because they have three left feet.

Indexer Notes

Science fiction-themed parody of television commercials, specifically that Arthur Murray Dance Studios.

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

Mad House Sports Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you suffer from...
Genre
humor; sports
Keywords
baseball; basketball; bowling; football

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the Sports section with four illustrations

What's Wrong with Basketball? (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
Mad House solutions for problems with basketball, like too tall teams, officials blowing the whistle too often, etc.
Keywords
basketball; cheerleaders; dunking; passing; referees; refrigerator

Mad House Sports Equipment (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
Mad House sports equipment solves different sports problems.
Keywords
archery; basketball; bowling; football; golf; grease; magnets; pole vaulting; rocket belts; steeplechase; stilts; tape recorder

Mad House Bowling Tips (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
Mad House suggestions for making bowling fun, whether you have any skill or not.
Keywords
bowling; gutter ball

Mad House Guide to Camping and Hunting (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Satirical look at camping and hunting.
Reprints
Keywords
camping; hunting; poison ivy; tents

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

The Brand X Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every field has its own superior brand name product...
Characters
Oswald of Arabia
Synopsis
Mad House highlights its inferior "Brand X" products.
Keywords
Arabia; baseball; New York Mets; New York Yankees

Indexer Notes

Take off on TV commercials using "Brand X" as an alias for their competitors.

The Sandy Dandy (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; satire-parody
Characters
Oswald of Arabia; Shishka Bee Bop
Synopsis
Oswald is assigned with driving the Turks out of Arabia.
Reprints
Keywords
Arabia; camels; desert; handcuffs; oil; sunstroke; Turks

Indexer Notes

A parody of "Lawrence of Arabia."

Mood TV (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (host)
Synopsis
Watching TV programs from appropriate settings, like sea programs from the bathtub or psychiatrist programs from the couch.
Keywords
aquarium; bath tub; couch; dog house; periscope; television; TV commercials

TV Commercials of the Future (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
How sponsors will change their TV commercials to get noticed.
Keywords
3-D; boxing; smellivision; telephone; television; TV commercials

The Fawseps School for TV Nurses (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
medical; satire-parody
Characters
Nurse Anna Stesia
Synopsis
A school teaches nurses the proper way to act for TV medical programs.
Keywords
nurses; television; TV commercials

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

Teen Section / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Sabrina, your hexpert teen sorceress...
Characters
Sabrina the Teenage Witch; Salem (cat)
Synopsis
Sabrina has a variety of specialized love potions for specific boys.
Reprints
Keywords
love potions

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the Teen Section.

Teen City (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody; teen
Synopsis
A city designed exclusively with teens in mind.
Keywords
bowling; statues; telephone; vending machines

Indexer Notes

There are labeled statues of Elvis and Bobby Rydell in the Teen City park.

Archie Giant Series Comics Have More of What You Buy a Comic Magazine For! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Hillbilly Ads (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Hillbilly parodies of TV commercials.
Keywords
dancing; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Parodies of Hertz Rent-a-Car (Abner Hurts Rent-a-Hag Service--probably supposed to be "Rent-a-Nag") and Arthur Murray Dance Studios (Farmer Brown Dance School 'n' Chicken Farm) TV commercials.

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents: 19) (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. ["As the first ones on Mars this treasure belongs to us!"]
  2. 1. ["Are TV commercials getting you down?"]
  3. 2. ["Our story deals with a female astronaut..."]
    Alice the Astronaughty Space Girl
  4. 3. ["When a headache strikes a Martian man, is he in trouble"]
  5. 4. ["Saturnians, do you dance like you've got two left feet?"]
  6. 5. ["Do you suffer from..."]
    Mad House Sports Section
  7. 6. What's Wrong with Basketball?
  8. 7. Mad House Sports Equipment
  9. 8. Mad House Bowling Tips
  10. 9. Mad House Guide to Camping and Hunting
  11. 10. ["Every field has its own superior brand name product..."]
    The Brand X Section
  12. 11. The Sandy Dandy
  13. 12. Mood TV
  14. 13. TV Commercials of the Future
  15. 14. The Fawseps School for TV Nurses
  16. 15. ["This is Sabrina, your hexpert teen sorceress..."]
    Teen Section
  17. 16. Teen City
  18. 17. Archie Giant Series Comics Have More of What You Buy a Comic Magazine For!
    Archie Giant Series
  19. 18. Hillbilly Ads
  20. 19. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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