(December 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
1966-10-01
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
Dexter Taylor (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (cartoon); ? (border)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (cartoon); ? (border)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This Martian tigerman recommends his planet's gasoline!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Clyde Didit
Keywords
aliens; Mars; spaceship

Indexer Notes

Parody of the Esso Gasoline TV commercials with the tagline "Put a tiger in your tank!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Mad House / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Letters
Bill Kresse

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This magazine is guaranteed to contain...
Genre
humor
Characters
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis
Table of contents coupled with a humorous plug for Madhouse.

[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
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Kresse

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Featuring such stalwart heroes as...
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Super Janitor; Super Cook; Lipstick Girl
Synopsis
Introducing the heroes of Madhouse.

Space Patrolman (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Abner McKlunk
Synopsis
A space patrolman makes one mistake after another.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; bank robbers; flying saucer; movie-making; Neptune

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #9.

Spy Guy (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An audition for a spy TV show takes an unexpected turn.
Keywords
autograph collectors; boxing; karate

Jet Set Jest (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Why did a passenger jump out of a plane?
Keywords
jet; parachute

Porpoise with a Purpose (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A porpoise in love with a human girl.
Reprints
Keywords
fish; porpoise; scuba diving; submarine

Tame Game (Table of Contents: 7)

Capt. Sprocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Sprocket Jr.; Doris
Synopsis
New two-way TV radios are put to use.
Keywords
grocery store; portable TV-radios

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Splash Crash (Table of Contents: 9)

A Madhouse Maddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Aliens make an unusual landing.
Keywords
miniature aliens; pizza

Confessions of a Super Hero's Assistant (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Sprocket Jr.; Captain Sprocket
Synopsis
Being a superhero's assistant isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Keywords
monster; slingshot; Sprocketmobile; sword; truant officer

Indexer Notes

Like the Batman TV show, Captain Sprocket and Sprocket Jr have poles to slide down to go into action.

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

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

Jest of the West (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Tex; Lulabelle; Silver
Synopsis
A Wild West girl's beau never wants to do anything romantic.
Keywords
horse

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Featuring such vile villainous villains...
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Grimeman; Jellyman; Glueman
Synopsis
Introducing the bad guys of Madhouse.

Gadgetman (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Gadgetman; Commissioner Klunk; The Chief; Doris
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket versus Gadgetman, the villain with an empire full of gadgets.
Keywords
bubblegum; cuckoo clock; handcuffs; slide; Sprocketmobile

The Cap Caper (Table of Contents: 15)

A Madhouse Maddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
humor
Characters
Agent 008; Chief X
Synopsis
A secret agent uses a rocket belt to his advantage.
Keywords
rocket belt

Great Date (Table of Contents: 16)

Capt. Sprocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis
A double date with girls from Mars.
Keywords
aliens

Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Dive Jive (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Skin divers have taken over the sea.
Keywords
skin-diving; submarine sandwiches

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Holy Super Heroes! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This Martian tigerman recommends his planet's gasoline!"]
  2. 1. ["This magazine is guaranteed to contain..."]
    Mad House
  3. 2. ["Featuring such stalwart heroes as..."]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Space Patrolman
  5. 4. Spy Guy
  6. 5. Jet Set Jest
  7. 6. Porpoise with a Purpose
  8. 7. Tame Game
    Capt. Sprocket
  9. 8. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  10. 9. Splash Crash
    A Madhouse Maddy
  11. 10. Confessions of a Super Hero's Assistant
    Captain Sprocket
  12. 11. 25¢ x 5 = $1.00
    Little Archie
  13. 12. Jest of the West
  14. 13. ["Featuring such vile villainous villains..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  15. 14. Gadgetman
    Captain Sprocket
  16. 15. The Cap Caper
    A Madhouse Maddy
  17. 16. Great Date
    Capt. Sprocket
  18. 17. Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free!
    Archie Comics
  19. 18. Dive Jive
  20. 19. Holy Super Heroes!
    Archie Comics
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