(February 1966)

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
1965-12-01
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
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)
Inks
? (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)
Colors
?
Letters
? (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While you're in the future, Dad, find out how I'll make out on my algebra exam!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Clyde Didit
Synopsis
A student asks his scientist father to pick up his up-coming test scores during a trip to the future.
Keywords
exams; time machine; time-travel

Indexer Notes

Art previously thought to be Bob White.

Special Down to Earth 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
Skiing gag and list of contents.

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mad House heroes are super school dropouts!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The fates of super-hero school dropouts is examined.
Keywords
drop-out

Mr. Clock (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Mr. Clock (villain); Sylvia; Assistant 1; Assistant 2; Archie (cameo, newspaper strip); Jughead (cameo, newspaper strip)
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket battles the time-traveling menace Mr. Clock.
Reprints
Keywords
Indians; phone booth; time machine; time travel

Indexer Notes

One of the advantages of time-travel would be to read tomorrow's Archie comic strip today.
Credits from World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #9.

Woe Beau (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
The frog; The princess
Synopsis
A frog appeals to a princess that he's been enchanted and needs her help.
Keywords
frog; princess; sympathy card

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Promo for subscriptions to Archie's Pals 'n' Gals with mail-in coupon. Four issues for $1.00 plus a bonus issue. No covers, just original artwork.

Finkfinger (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Finkfinger
Synopsis
A teen gains the power to conduct electricity through an accident while repairing a television set and uses the power to become a football star.
Keywords
baby-sitter; cheerleader; electricity; football; megaphone; television repairman

25¢ x 5 = $1.00 (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling ?
Inks
Bob Bolling ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B
Characters
Little Archie; Miss Grundy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Promo for subscriptions to Little Archie with mail-in coupon. Four issues for $1.00 plus a free bonus issue. There is a (B) in the lower left corner, which might be a job number or some mark by Bob Bolling. The promo is all original artwork.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mad House villains are so tough...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The villainous exploits of Madhouse's stable of villains.

Juke Box Joe (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Juke Box Joe (villain); Doris
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket battles a villain capable of controlling human movement with his library of catchy tunes.
Keywords
ear plugs; emotions; juke box; phone booth; pier; records; songs

Indexer Notes

Last panel says "To be continued!"

Night Flight (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An ancient Persian has a long flight on his flying carpet.
Keywords
flying carpet

Lulu of a Boo-Boo (Table of Contents: 11)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Salem the cat; Rosalind; Donald; Greta the Fairy Witch Mother
Synopsis
Sabrina tries using her magic to get Donald away from Rosalind, but her spells keep backfiring on her.
Reprints
Keywords
hair styles; magic; record player; skateboards; television

Indexer Notes

Sabrina's spells contain "Shindigabaloo" and "Hulabadig" (a combination of the titles of teen music TV shows "Shindig" and "Hulabaloo")

Mad House Loony Lingo (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Professor; His assistant
Synopsis
A space mission to Mars discovers artifacts of an ancient civilization.
Keywords
artifacts; Mars; spacemen; tic-tac-toe

The Best Buys in Comics! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Promo for ordering single issues of Archie Giant Series (also called Archie Quarter Comics) with mail-in coupon. Issues available are Archie Annual #17, Archie's Jokes #33, Little Archie #37, The World of Jughead #136, Around the World with Archie #35, Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #34, Archie's Christmas Stocking #137, Betty and Veronica Spectacular #32, Betty and Veronica Summer Fun #34; and Archie's Madhouse Annual #3. Small versions of the covers are depicted in monochrome color.

Loony Line Up (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
The Victim; The Officer; The Suspect
Synopsis
A robbery victim is asked to pick the Martian who robbed him out of a police line-up.
Keywords
alien; Martian; police line-up

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Dream Drama (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
The Professor; The Guide
Synopsis
While on safari in a remote jungle, a man has a disturbingly real dream.
Keywords
dream; giant birds

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for subscriptions to Archie titles with mail-in coupon. Ten issues for $1.00 plus free clear plastic raincoat with each subscription.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["While you're in the future, Dad, find out how I'll make out on my algebra exam!"]
  2. 1. Special Down to Earth Issue
  3. 2. ["Mad House heroes are super school dropouts!"]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Mr. Clock
    Captain Sprocket
  5. 4. Woe Beau
  6. 5. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  7. 6. Finkfinger
  8. 7. 25¢ x 5 = $1.00
    Little Archie
  9. 8. ["Mad House villains are so tough..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  10. 9. Juke Box Joe
    Captain Sprocket
  11. 10. Night Flight
  12. 11. Lulu of a Boo-Boo
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  13. 12. Mad House Loony Lingo
  14. 13. The Best Buys in Comics!
    Archie Giant Series
  15. 14. Loony Line Up
  16. 15. Dream Drama
  17. 16. Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free!
    Archie Comics
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