(June 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
1966-04-01
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)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)
Inks
Bill Kresse (cartoon); ? (border)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Kresse (cartoon); ? (border)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is Captain Sprocket famous?
Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Clyde Didit
Keywords
autograph; heat wave

Special Spring Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

Table of Corn-tents / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor
Characters
Captain Sprocket (cameo)
Synopsis
Mad House Magazine is a blast because it's full of hot air.

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
Some finks are saying that Mad House heroes can't fight their way out of a paper bag!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis
The old gag about "not being able to fight their way out of a paper bag" proves correct.
Keywords
paper bags

The Big Gig (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis
Sprocket is sent on a secret mission to Glopstockia to bring back an enlarging machine.
Keywords
chicken; cow; egg; enlarging ray; hospital; nurse; parachute; secret mission; slingshot; toothbrush

Race Riddle! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The driver of a race car can't understand why the car seems to be driving itself.
Keywords
slot-car racing

Music Hath Harm (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Rocky the Jockey; Herbie
Synopsis
Rocky the disk jockey hires an energetic young assistant to do all the dangerous work in his job--like giving out free records.
Keywords
autographs; disk jockey; flagpole; radio station; rock 'n' roll

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

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

A Rug Tale (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fakir gets a fill-up so his flying carpet can have a "tiger in the tank."
Keywords
flying carpet; gas station

Indexer Notes

Gag is based on the Esso Gasoline "Put a Tiger in Your Tank" TV commercials.

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

Bad Guy Section / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a nasty rumor going around...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Mad House bad guys shower before they fight.
Keywords
shower

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1965. Average total copies printed for previous year was 414,664 with total paid circulation of 231,934. Nearest issue to filing was total printed of 497,281 with total paid 304,468.

Juke Box Joe: Part Two (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Professor Transistor; Juke Box Joe (villain)
Synopsis
Juke Box Joe defeats Professor Transistor's attempt to capture him, but meets his demise at the hands of a horde of rabid Beatles fans.
Keywords
Beatles; juke box; records; souvenirs; vacuum

Indexer Notes

Continued from Issue 45. Reference to the Beatles' movie "Help!"

25¢ x 5 = $1.00 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Confessions of a Bad Guy Spy! Part 1: I Was a Teen-Age Spy (Table of Contents: 12)

Zeke the Sneak / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Zeke the Sneak (origin)
Synopsis
Zeke sells secrets to his fellow teenagers and organizes a network of spies called F. I. N. K. (Fiendish Intelligence Network of Kids).
Keywords
conscience; diary; eavesdropping; football; spies; wiretapping

Indexer Notes

Continued in the next issue.

Boning Up! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
When a doctor takes an x-ray of a sailor with a girl tattooed on his chest, the bones of the girl show up, too.
Keywords
doctor; sailor; tattoo; x-ray

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Baby Talk (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Aliens studies various Earth languages, but can't understand baby talk.
Keywords
aliens; baby; flying saucer; language; playpen

Machine Marvel (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A scientist's computer demands a three-week vacation.
Keywords
computer; vacation

Two Giants (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Wonder Blunder (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
The first Earth explorers are given a heroes' welcome by the Martians.
Keywords
Mars; Martians; parade; spaceship

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Is Captain Sprocket famous?"]
    Captain Sprocket
  2. 1. Special Spring Issue
    Table of Corn-tents
  3. 2. ["Some finks are saying that Mad House heroes can't fight their way out of a paper bag!"]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. The Big Gig
    Captain Sprocket
  5. 4. Race Riddle!
  6. 5. Music Hath Harm
  7. 6. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  8. 7. A Rug Tale
  9. 8. ["There's a nasty rumor going around..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership
  11. 10. Juke Box Joe: Part Two
    Captain Sprocket
  12. 11. 25¢ x 5 = $1.00
    Little Archie
  13. 12. The Confessions of a Bad Guy Spy! Part 1: I Was a Teen-Age Spy
    Zeke the Sneak
  14. 13. Boning Up!
  15. 14. Baby Talk
    Mad House
  16. 15. Machine Marvel
  17. 16. Two Giants
    Archie Annual
  18. 17. Wonder Blunder
  19. 18. Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free!
    Archie Comics
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