(September 1964)

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
1964-07-01
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)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)
Inks
? (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)
Colors
?
Letters
? (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I understand he's the brightest kid in class!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Clyde Didit
Keywords
aliens; lamp; school

[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
Welcome to Archie's Mad House!
Genre
teen
Characters
The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]

Indexer Notes

Interior front cover features caricatures of The Beatles along with four insects claiming to be the Original Beetles.

Sprocket's Surprise (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Video Man (villain); Police Chief of the Clodtown Police; Gladys (Captain Sprocket's girlfriend)
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket battles Video Man, who can appear from any television screen.
Reprints
Keywords
tailor; television

How to Use Brand "X" Products (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
How Mad House sees the difference between brand name and "Brand X" products.
Keywords
outboard motor; rental cars; shaving cream; TV commercials; wristwatch

Indexer Notes

Parody of "Let Hertz Put You in the Driver's Seat", Timex watches "Torture Test", Anacin animated headache pains; Paper Mate ink pens writing through butter, and Noxema shaving cream shaving underwater TV commercials.

Super Blooper (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Vego Man; Wife of Vego Man; Snowman; Super Money Man; Super Disguise (turns into George Harrison); Super Bore; Captain Sprocket (cameo); Video Man (cameo)
Synopsis
Many so-called heroes compete for the coveted Super Rookie Award 1964.
Keywords
fourth wall

Indexer Notes

There are various other characters in the background of this story that I'm unable to identify. Super Disguise talks to the readers in the last panel.

The Hazards of Skin Diving (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The underwater problems facing skin-divers.
Keywords
skin-divers

Space Spoofs (Table of Contents: 6)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Professor Transistor; Brunhilda
Synopsis
Three two-panel gags: moon and no romance; radio contact with Venus; and insect inside space suit helmet.
Keywords
Moon; spacesuit; Venus

Clyde Didit Did It Again! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Archie's Mad House Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Mobileman (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie's Madhouse / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Mad House shows what will happen when people become part automobile.
Reprints

Space Shots (Table of Contents: 9)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Professor Transistor
Synopsis
Three two-panel space gags: landing on a giant's golf course; taking fishing rod to Pluto; and Martian Draft Board.
Keywords
draft board; fishing; giants; golf; Mars; Pluto

T.V. Nurse Section (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor
Characters
Nurse Anna Steezia; Doctor Ben Bones; Archie Andrews (cameo)
Keywords
hospital; nurse; television

Indexer Notes

Introduction to next story.

T.V. Nurse Anna Steezia (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Nurse Anna Steezia; Doctor Ben Bones; Dr. Mogambo; Doctor Killdear; Doctor Zoomba
Synopsis
Five two-panel and one one-panel gag: Wake up to take your sleeping pill, flirting with Dr. Bones, second opinion from a witch doctor, uncertainty about doctor's identity when he's wearing a mask, and racing patients to the operating room.
Reprints
Keywords
hospital; sleeping pill; surgery; witch doctor

Indexer Notes

Parodies of TV hospital shows, "Ben Casey" and "Dr. Kildare" in particular.

Donna...She's A Doozy (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Donna Randolf; Dr. Ben Casebook; Mr. Randolf; Mrs. Randolf; Rudy (Donna Randolf's boyfriend)
Synopsis
Donna is obsessed with TV medical shows, much to the dismay of her parents.
Keywords
blood donors; skiing; television

Vote the Straight Fun Ticket! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Doing-Along-With Programs! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Mitch Miller
Synopsis
Mad House takes the "Sing-Along-with-Mitch" idea and applies it to wood-working, homework, dates, and commercials.
Keywords
dates; homework; television; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Interior back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (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. ["I understand he's the brightest kid in class!"]
  2. 1. ["Welcome to Archie's Mad House!"]
  3. 2. Sprocket's Surprise
    Captain Sprocket
  4. 3. How to Use Brand "X" Products
  5. 4. Super Blooper
  6. 5. The Hazards of Skin Diving
  7. 6. Space Spoofs
    Professor Transistor
  8. 7. Clyde Didit Did It Again!
    Archie's Mad House Annual
  9. 8. Mobileman
    Archie's Madhouse
  10. 9. Space Shots
    Professor Transistor
  11. 10. T.V. Nurse Section
  12. 11. T.V. Nurse Anna Steezia
  13. 12. Donna...She's A Doozy
  14. 13. Vote the Straight Fun Ticket!
    Archie Quarter Comics
  15. 14. Doing-Along-With Programs!
  16. 15. ["Dig this crazy offer!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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