(September 1965)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published seven times per year in February; April; June; August; September; October and December
On-sale Date
1965-07-01
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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
It's hard to decide! They're all so attractive!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clyde Didit
Keywords
Transylvania; vampire; witch

Special Surf Turf Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Keywords
surfing

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every Mad House hero is factory-tested before we give him...
Genre
humor; superhero
Synopsis
Mad House shows how its good guys get the Mad House Good Guy Seal of Approval.

Godfrey Gooch Space Hunter (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Godfrey Gooch
Synopsis
The Earth Space Zoo director wants Godfrey to get the zoo something new. He tries several different planets but has no success. He tries Planet X-305, where he finds many rare animals, but he turns out to be the rarest of them all.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; hunting; zoo

Out of Order (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
When a soft drink machine doesn't work, a man kicks it. The machine kicks him back.
Keywords
vending machine

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Space Patrol (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Dolan; Moo Goo; Hagina; Sarge
Synopsis
In 2065 A.D., space patrolmen Dolan of Earth and Moo Goo of Mars chase a speeder and end up in a strange galaxy. They are captured by giant aliens and put in jail. It turns out they have just broken a law for jaywalking and can pay a $5 fine and leave. For botching their mission, their commander puts them on space dog-catching duties.
Keywords
2065; blind date; court; dog catcher; ejection seat; jail; jaywalking; speeder

Small Talk (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two amoebas under a microscope have the feeling they're being watched.
Reprints
Keywords
amoebas; microscope

Indexer Notes

Script credit from reprint index.

Blank Prank! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two teens want their friend to face facts, but it's hard to do without a face.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from reprint index.

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

Archie's Jokes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For our Mad House villains we use only...
Genre
humor; superhero
Synopsis
Mad House bad guys prefer to battle in mud because they fight dirty!

The Mad Ad Monster (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
The Mad Ad Monster
Synopsis
Scientists create a product that will cure bad breath, dandruff, and B.O. However, after their announcer drinks the product on a live TV commercial, he gains strange powers and decides to ruin all TV commercials.
Reprints
Keywords
B. O.; bad breath; dandruff; television; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Part one of a continued story.

The Next Hex! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
After a close encounter with a re-entering nose cone, a witch looks for a hex to ward them off.
Reprints
Keywords
hex; nose cone; space capsule

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the reprint index.

Zalula the Love Sick Space Monster (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Zalula; Space Patrolman #17
Synopsis
An astronaut lands on a planet and encounters a giant alien who has fallen for him.
Reprints

Planet Plight! (Table of Contents: 13)

Mad House Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Aliens from Mercury plan to invade earth, but find that the Sahara desert is much too cold for them.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; camels; desert; pyramids

Go for Laughs and Adventures (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Around the World with Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Prize Size (Table of Contents: 15)

A Mad House Misadventure / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A professor is working on a formula to reduce the size of living creatures. He is too successful.
Keywords
reducing formula; typewriter

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Just What the Mad Doctor Ordered! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It's hard to decide! They're all so attractive!"]
  2. 1. Special Surf Turf Issue
  3. 2. ["Every Mad House hero is factory-tested before we give him..."]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Godfrey Gooch Space Hunter
  5. 4. Out of Order
  6. 5. Space Patrol
  7. 6. Small Talk
    A Mad House Maddy
  8. 7. Blank Prank!
    A Mad House Maddy
  9. 8. ["If you've been waiting for the biggest laugh bargain in comics..."]
    Archie's Jokes
  10. 9. ["For our Mad House villains we use only..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  11. 10. The Mad Ad Monster
  12. 11. The Next Hex!
  13. 12. Zalula the Love Sick Space Monster
  14. 13. Planet Plight!
    Mad House Shorty
  15. 14. Go for Laughs and Adventures
    Around the World with Archie
  16. 15. Prize Size
    A Mad House Misadventure
  17. 16. Just What the Mad Doctor Ordered!
    Archie's Madhouse Annual
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