(October 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
1965-08-01
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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I like the extra thrust you get from these twin-engined jobs!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clyde Didit
Synopsis
A witch shows off her souped-up broom to another witch.
Keywords
witch

Special Mad House Drag Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Racing jokes.
Keywords
drag racing; slot-car racing

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

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

Good Guy Section / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mad House good guys are the bravest...
Genre
humor; superhero
Synopsis
Enumerating the good and bad traits of Mad House superheroes.
Keywords
blackboard; chains

The Dream Team Scheme (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Super Pizza Pie Man; Spray Man; Roller Surfboard Man; Doctor Flame (villain); Mighty Crusaders [The Shield; Fly-Man; The Black Hood; The Comet]; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis
When Captain Sprocket sees the Mighty Crusaders at a personal appearance, he decides to organize a super-group of his own.
Reprints
Keywords
autographs; circus; hot foot; perfume; pizza; skateboard; telephone

The Champ Of Lamps (Table of Contents: 4)

Blue Beam / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Blue Beam; Ringo, Master of All Lights; Union of Super Heroes; Captain Sprocket (cameo)
Synopsis
Two superheroes get into a jurisdictional dispute.
Reprints
Keywords
autographs; power ring; shoeshine; souvenirs; telegram

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Life In Transylvania (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A series of one panel gags comparing life in Transylvania with life in normal society.
Reprints
Keywords
gorilla; hypnotism; snakes; sweaters; trap door; TV commercials; voodoo dolls; vulture

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

A Mad House Whale of a Tale / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One kiss from you and I'll change into a handsome prince!
Genre
humor
Characters
The frog; The princess
Synopsis
A princess makes a frog's day by turning him into a handsome prince.
Keywords
flies; frog; kiss; prince; princess

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

Bad Guy Section / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mad House Villains are the meanest villains in the world!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Enumerating the despicable traits of Mad House villains.

The Mad Ad Monster, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
The Mad Ad Monster
Synopsis
The Ad Monster wreaks havoc on the broadcast channels by ruining their TV commercials. Transylvania comes to the rescue.
Reprints
Keywords
aspirin; laundry soap; report card; shaving cream; telephone; television; Transylvania; TV commercials

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous issue.

Op Art (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An artist tries to paint a mirage.
Keywords
desert; mirage; painting

I Was a Monster School Dropout (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Jones
Inks
Russ Jones
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Ugly Boy; Thing Jr.; Gruntstein; The Mummy (cameo); The Wolfman (cameo); Clyde Diddit
Synopsis
Two teenage monsters drop out of monster school, only to learn that the supernatural job market is unforgiving of monsters without a degree.
Reprints
Keywords
dropouts; monsters; movie-making; scripts

Indexer Notes

Caricature of Peter Lorre on last page. Same artist (and colorist) as "Bird Monster From Outer Space" in Archie's Madhouse #44.

The World of Jughead Is a World of Laughs (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The World of Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Human Touch! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The robot; The photographer
Synopsis
A robot gets a novelty photo of himself made.
Keywords
robot

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Best Buys in Comics! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I like the extra thrust you get from these twin-engined jobs!"]
  2. 1. Special Mad House Drag Issue
  3. 2. ["Mad House good guys are the bravest..."]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. The Dream Team Scheme
    Captain Sprocket
  5. 4. The Champ Of Lamps
    Blue Beam
  6. 5. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  7. 6. Life In Transylvania
  8. 7. ["One kiss from you and I'll change into a handsome prince!"]
    A Mad House Whale of a Tale
  9. 8. ["Mad House Villains are the meanest villains in the world!"]
    Bad Guy Section
  10. 9. The Mad Ad Monster, Part 2
  11. 10. Op Art
  12. 11. I Was a Monster School Dropout
  13. 12. The World of Jughead Is a World of Laughs
    The World of Jughead
  14. 13. The Human Touch!
  15. 14. The Best Buys in Comics!
    Archie Giant Series
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