(June 1968)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
seven times a year: February, April, June, August, September, October, and December
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)

Issue Notes

With this issue, the title is changed from "Archie's Mad House" to simply "Mad House," though the indicia title would not change for another year. This issue also begins the transition of the series from its campy superhero satire to hippie satire, and with it, a change from longer stories to one to three-page gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Clyde Did-It / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, man! This is the last time I go around preaching flower power!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clyde Did-It; Dagwood Bumstead (cameo)
Keywords
botanical gardens; protest signs; Venus flytrap

Indexer Notes

The protest signs have small print saying "by Richard" (Goldwater), "by Gus" (Lemoine), and "by Jon" (D'Agostino). This cover ditches the Dan DeCarlo Mad Magazine border parody for a generic psychedelic-inspired border. Clyde Diddit also gets a name change (Did-It) and a makeover, sporting glasses and buckteeth.

Tragic Magic (Table of Contents: 1)

Zappy the Hippy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Marty Epp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man! Algebra is a drag! It's all about square roots!
Genre
humor
Characters
Zappy; Daisey; Keen Geen; Fred Flintstone (cameo); King Kong (cameo)
Synopsis
Zappy and Daisey summon a mod genie from a Tiffany lamp to get some kicks, but Zappy finds it hard to be satisfied.
Keywords
discotheque; genie; hippies; Tiffany lamp

Whale of a Sale (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry, Jim! Lacey's Dept. Store has a giant sale!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
What's so unusual about a giant sale?
Keywords
giants

Rock Combos (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Gus Lemoine
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once upon a time every rock'n'roller looked like this...
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
The Bowling Bawlers; Astronut and the Rockets; The Redfull Dreadfuls
Synopsis
A spoof on rock combos.
Keywords
bowling balls; discotheque; Indians

Stick with It! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Archie; Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Space Cleanup Man (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story is about Chester Quigly, an ambitious lad who wanted to work his way up in the world!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Chester Quigly; Myrtle; Dr. Varlet; Blips
Synopsis
A space sanitation man saves the Earth from an evil villain using a giant magnifying glass to melt the Earth's ice caps.
Reprints
Keywords
flooding; magnifying glass; melting ice caps; satellites; space junk

Archie Annual #20 Is Out of Sight! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Vain Brain (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Van Loot jewelry has been stolen!
Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Blips
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket battles a criminal computer.
Reprints
Keywords
computer; paper route; psychology

Indexer Notes

Background store is named "Victor's Hippie Shop", likely a reference to Victor Gorelick.

Space Chase (Table of Contents: 8)

Double Your Displeasure Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Click! Click! I saw you drop that gum wrapper!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Earthman; Pigmen; Rabbitman; Goatman; Lionman; Blips
Synopsis
An Earthman flees to the planet Blotto to escape a $5 fine for littering. He finds the pig-like aliens arrest him for trespassing and put him in an arena to fight three animal opponents.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; boxing; carrots; dandruff; littering; mallet; spaceship

Indexer Notes

A dual spoof of both "The Fugitive"-type TV shows and science-fiction TV shows.

Buried Alive! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

International Correspondence Schools (ICS) / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, man! This is the last time I go around preaching flower power!"]
    Clyde Did-It
  2. 1. Tragic Magic
    Zappy the Hippy
  3. 2. Whale of a Sale
  4. 3. Rock Combos
  5. 4. Stick with It!
    Archie; Bendix
  6. 5. The Space Cleanup Man
  7. 6. Archie Annual #20 Is Out of Sight!
    Archie Annual
  8. 7. Vain Brain
    Captain Sprocket
  9. 8. Space Chase
    Double Your Displeasure Dept.
  10. 9. Buried Alive!
    International Correspondence Schools (ICS)
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