(April 1967)

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
1967-02-01
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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor, turn back the time machine 5 minutes so I can eat my ice cream all over again!
Genre
humor
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Clyde Diddit
Keywords
ice cream; jet; moths; paper airplane; time machine

Indexer Notes

Three one-panel gags. With this issue's border, series mascot Clyde Diddit sports longer hair in the hippie style that was popular at the time. He would continue with this look until becoming a character in The Madhouse Ma-ads (and then Glads).

Special De-Vine Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Letters
Bill Kresse

Keywords
jungle; miniskirts; monkeys

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
Mad House super heroes don't know their own strength!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Gladys
Synopsis
Sprocket manages to demolish a window and door while trying to open them.
Keywords
door; window

Lester of the Chimps (Table of Contents: 3)

Zartan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; jungle
Characters
Zartan; Lester of the Chimps
Synopsis
Lester sells counterfeit goods to a safari and then takes credit for battling a tiger, when Zartan did the job.
Reprints
Keywords
counterfeit; ivory; jungle; lion; stock market; yo-yo

Indexer Notes

Script credit from digest reprint.

Out of Sight! (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Gladys
Synopsis
Sprocket makes his dragster streamlined like a rocket ship and even uses rocket fuel. You can guess what happens.
Reprints
Keywords
dragster; rocket

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

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

Fab Lab (Table of Contents: 6)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Transistor
Synopsis
Professor Transistor has the most automated laboratory in the world.
Keywords
automation; computers; insect spray

Car Man (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Car Man; Blue Bolt (villain)
Synopsis
Car Man (half-man, half automobile) captures villain Blue Bolt and his Blue Thunder car.
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; traffic light

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the digest reprint.

Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How about a date, Doris?
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Doris
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket is broke until he rents the back of his cape for a soft drink advertisement.
Keywords
advertising

A Mad House Strange Story (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Robots are on strike at a factory because their jobs are being taken over by small robots.
Keywords
automation; picket line; robots; strike

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1966 (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1966. Average paid distribution for the past 12 months was 220,056. Single issue nearest to filing date was 294,583.

The Space Case (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Spacemen find that Martians are only two inches tall. However, they also find, like Gulliver, they can be a problem.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; Gulliver's Travels; Mars; Martians; spacemen

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

Bad Guy Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mad House villains always get it -- in the end!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A Mad House villain is chased by vicious dogs.

School Scamp (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Miss Thompson; Miss Hawkins; Brenda; Jimmy; Mr. Jenkins
Synopsis
Sabrina uses witchcraft to help her get Jimmy to ask her to the dance, but everything goes wrong.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball; blackboard; brew; detention; magic; mail carrier

Indexer Notes

Opening panel is reminiscent of Dagwood Bumstead bowling over the mailman in the Blondie comic strip.

Writer, Inker and Letterer credits from the reprint in Sabrina the Teenage Witch Complete Collection (Archie, 2017 series) #1.

25¢ x 5 = $1.00 (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Nice Slice (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Dr. Suture
Synopsis
Dr. Suture is called to emergency because he's the only one who can slice a pizza properly.
Reprints
Keywords
hospital; pizza

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

More Madhouse Maddies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor, is your new shrinking formula really effective?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three two-panel gags: shrinking formula; centaur as a cavalryman; and false front for a shack.
Reprints
Keywords
cavalry; centaur; shrinking formula; telephone

Juke Fluke (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Aliens mistake a jukebox for a talkative Earth girl.
Keywords
aliens; jukebox

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panels.

Loony Lover (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Female aliens think cactus plants are handsome Earth creatures.
Keywords
aliens; cactus; flying saucer

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panels

Sneak Preview! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Spectacular / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Flat Hat! (Table of Contents: 21)

Mad House Maddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man mistakes a small flying saucer for his wife's wind-blown hat.
Keywords
flying saucer; hat; miniature alien

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Pantomime story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Professor, turn back the time machine 5 minutes so I can eat my ice cream all over again!"]
  2. 1. Special De-Vine Issue
  3. 2. ["Mad House super heroes don't know their own strength!"]
    Good Guy Section
  4. 3. Lester of the Chimps
    Zartan
  5. 4. Out of Sight!
    Captain Sprocket
  6. 5. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  7. 6. Fab Lab
    Professor Transistor
  8. 7. Car Man
  9. 8. Archie Says...Get This Raincoat Free!
    Archie Comics
  10. 9. ["How about a date, Doris?"]
    Captain Sprocket
  11. 10. A Mad House Strange Story
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1966
  13. 12. The Space Case
  14. 13. ["Mad House villains always get it -- in the end!"]
    Bad Guy Section
  15. 14. School Scamp
    Sabrina the Teen Witch
  16. 15. 25¢ x 5 = $1.00
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Nice Slice
  18. 17. ["Professor, is your new shrinking formula really effective?"]
    More Madhouse Maddies
  19. 18. Juke Fluke
  20. 19. Loony Lover
  21. 20. Sneak Preview!
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
  22. 21. Flat Hat!
    Mad House Maddy
  23. 22. ["Newsstand sold out?"]
    Archie Giant Series
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