(December 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
1965-10-01
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
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I carry it around to let the boys know how I look back on earth!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
A female astronaut carries around a pin-up poster of herself so everyone knows she has a figure under her spacesuit.
Keywords
Moon; spacesuits

Mad House Safety Rules! (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Safety advice is dispensed on how to read Mad House without injuring yourself from laughter. Plus this month's features are listed.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

Good Guy Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How to tell a cowboy good guy from a cowboy bad guy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Captain Sprocket; The Sheriff; The Outlaw
Synopsis
The differences between heroes and villains are outlined.
Keywords
marbles

Agent 00 7/10 (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody; spy
Characters
Agent 00 7/10; The Chief; Miss Pennymoney; Dr. Glop; Zartan
Synopsis
Agent 00 7/10 is sent to the jungle to break up Dr. Glop's plot to take over America with an army of super-intelligent gorillas.
Reprints
Keywords
bananas; gorillas; rocket belt; spy

Indexer Notes

A parody of the James Bond films. Caricatures of Sean Connery and Bernard Lee. Art on first two pages looks different one than the rest of the story, suggesting that Jones might have had help on the last pages.

The Last Word (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
The Computer Programmer; The Lab Chief
Synopsis
A computer programmer develops the ultimate computer.
Keywords
computer

Bark Lark (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; The Dog; The Mailman; The Old Lady; The Cop
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket battles a bulldog terrorizing mailmen all over the city.
Keywords
bulldog; dog catcher; mail carrier

The Best Buys in Comics! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Mad House Bad Guy Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear readers, you are cordially invited to boo and hiss our nasty villains!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Readers are invited to boo and hiss the villains in the up-coming stories.
Keywords
melodrama; railroad tracks

Bird Monster From Outer Space (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
The Bird Monster; Professor Vogel; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis
An alien bird humanoid lands on Earth and quickly runs afoul of Earth laws and customs.
Reprints
Keywords
alien; birds; jail

Indexer Notes

The art for this story features numerous swipes from Wally Wood's EC classic "Superduperman". It also features caricatures of actors Sean Connery, Gert Frobe and Robert Vaughan in bit parts, as well as comic strip characters Dick Tracy, The Mole and Rip Kirby. The artist, Russ Jones, also did at least the first two pages of Agent 00 7/10 in this issue.

Fab Lab (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
The Scientist; His Assistant; The Teen
Synopsis
A renegade scientist uses a radical procedure on a teenager.
Reprints
Keywords
dandruff; lightning

Shrink Drink (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A scientist creates a health formula with a drastic side-effect.

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panels.

Tank Crank (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two robot aliens mistake a gas pump for an Earth inhabitant.
Keywords
aliens; gas pump

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panels.

Earth Mirth (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Two aliens mistake a beehive for the home of Earth's dominant species.
Keywords
aliens; beehive; spaceship

Modern Art (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
In a modern art gallery, a man pounds a nail into the wall, then frames it.
Keywords
frame; modern art; nail

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

I Dated a Monster (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Beatrice; Blobko; Skurka; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis
A beautiful teenage girl throws herself at an indifferent hideous monster.
Reprints
Keywords
drive-in movie; fourth wall; monster; skateboard; telephone

Indexer Notes

A parody of romance comics. The girl talks to the readers in the final panel.

Fire Ire (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A race of mole men from beneath the Earth have their surface invasion thwarted.
Reprints
Keywords
mole men; sun

Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Mars Farce (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Zububu; Moogoola
Synopsis
A Martian male romances a Martian female.
Keywords
aliens; Mars; Martian

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents: 18) (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 carry it around to let the boys know how I look back on earth!"]
  2. 1. Mad House Safety Rules!
  3. 2. ["How to tell a cowboy good guy from a cowboy bad guy!"]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Agent 00 7/10
  5. 4. The Last Word
  6. 5. Bark Lark
    Captain Sprocket
  7. 6. The Best Buys in Comics!
    Archie Giant Series
  8. 7. ["Dear readers, you are cordially invited to boo and hiss our nasty villains!"]
    Mad House Bad Guy Section
  9. 8. Bird Monster From Outer Space
  10. 9. Fab Lab
  11. 10. Shrink Drink
    A Mad House Maddy
  12. 11. Tank Crank
    A Mad House Maddy
  13. 12. Earth Mirth
  14. 13. Modern Art
  15. 14. I Dated a Monster
  16. 15. Fire Ire
  17. 16. Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free!
    Archie Comics
  18. 17. Mars Farce
  19. 18. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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