(June 1965)

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
1965-04-01
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)

Captain Sprocket / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do we do now, Captain Sprocket?
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Clyde Didit
Keywords
crocodile; hippopotamus; jungle; tiger

Indexer Notes

Scene from interior story "Jungle Bungle."

Special Drippy Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Keywords
TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Mostly a parody of TV headache relief commercials. Essentially the same joke as last issue's table of contents. Art previously thought to be by Orlando Busino.

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

Good Guy Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only Mad House super heroes contain super detergent power!
Genre
humor
Characters
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis
Parody of TV laundry soap commercials.
Keywords
TV commercials; washing machine

Indexer Notes

Small corner parody of Lawrence Welk and his bubble machine.

Super Disguise vs. Super Market Man (Table of Contents: 3)

Super Disguise / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Super Disguise; Super Market Man
Synopsis
Super Disguise has to battle a villain that can change his body into any object found in a super market. So far, Super Market Man is winning.
Reprints
Keywords
cash register; eggs; frozen food; salami; shopping cart; telephone; telephone booth; television newscast; watermelon; whipped cream

Indexer Notes

Part one of a continued story. P&A supermarket is a parody of A&P.

Read Carefully (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
An astronaut has a long list of instructions to read when fire breaks out on his spaceship.
Keywords
fire; spaceship

Jungle Bungle (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Hector the Spector; Zartan the Gorilla Man; Professor Jaxon
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket escorts Professor Jaxon's daughter through the jungle to find her father.
Reprints
Keywords
advertising; bi-plane; crocodiles; jungle; phone booth; quicksand; Tarzan; The Phantom; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Sprocket runs into Hector the Spectre (a parody of The Phantom) and Zartan the Gorilla Man (a parody of Tarzan).

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

A Frightful Dinner (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A traveler in Transylvania finds the only card a restaurant will accept is his blood donor's card.
Reprints
Keywords
credit cards; Dracula; Frankenstein; restaurant; Transylvania

Indexer Notes

The restaurant is run by Dracula and Frankenstein's monster.

Rain Check (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
When it rains, a swami finds his flying carpet makes a good umbrella.
Keywords
flying carpet; umbrella

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bad Guy Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mad House super villains have 83% fewer cavities...
Genre
humor
Keywords
cavities; teeth; TV commercial

Indexer Notes

Parody of the Crest "My group had fewer cavities" TV commercial.

Captain Shark (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Shark (villain); Union of Super Heroes; Captain Sprocket; Diver Jiver; Porpoise Man; Water Beetle Man
Synopsis
Water Beetle Man uses his brains to capture Captain Shark.
Keywords
electric eels; mermaids; octopus; phone booth; sawfish; sharks; underwater

Indexer Notes

Art previously thought to be Samm Schwartz.

Dr. Bonehead's Boner (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Dr. Bonehead (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Bonehead invents a formula that makes insects super-size, but gives them human intelligence. He plans to use them to commit crimes, but they have other ideas.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball; Beatles; beetle; butterfly; caterpillar; grasshopper; insects

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Mad House Maddies / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure, Shorty, I'll deliver that letter to that house!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two two-panel gags: Delivering a letter to house with a huge dog; an igloo built like a regular two-story house.
Keywords
dog; igloo; mailman

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1964 (Table of Contents: 13)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1964. Average paid distribution for previous 12 months was 252,261. Single issue nearest filing date: 311,580.

Nice Device (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Transistor
Synopsis
The Professor shows off his electronic brains. The most complicated of all delivers a bottle of soda pop when a dime is inserted at the other end.
Keywords
computers; electronic brains; soda pop

Here Comes Summer Fun #34 (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Summer Fun / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Clean Sweep (Table of Contents: 16)

Mad House Maddy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Janitors cleaning a 95% automated factory find that they've been replaced by a robot janitor.
Keywords
automation; janitors; robot

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Wishful Thinking (Table of Contents: 17)

Mad House / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A witch tries to turn a mushroom into a sports car. The spell needs the aid of a good swift kick to the mushroom.
Keywords
magic; mushroom; sports car; witch

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Giant of Them All Is Still the Greatest Buy in Comics! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What do we do now, Captain Sprocket?"]
    Captain Sprocket
  2. 1. Special Drippy Issue
  3. 2. ["Only Mad House super heroes contain super detergent power!"]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Super Disguise vs. Super Market Man
    Super Disguise
  5. 4. Read Carefully
  6. 5. Jungle Bungle
    Captain Sprocket
  7. 6. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  8. 7. A Frightful Dinner
  9. 8. Rain Check
  10. 9. ["Mad House super villains have 83% fewer cavities..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  11. 10. Captain Shark
  12. 11. Dr. Bonehead's Boner
  13. 12. ["Sure, Shorty, I'll deliver that letter to that house!"]
    Mad House Maddies
  14. 13. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1964
  15. 14. Nice Device
    Professor Transistor
  16. 15. Here Comes Summer Fun #34
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  17. 16. Clean Sweep
    Mad House Maddy
  18. 17. Wishful Thinking
    Mad House
  19. 18. The Giant of Them All Is Still the Greatest Buy in Comics!
    Archie Annual
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