(1964-5 edition)

Archie, 1962 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Once a year
On-sale Date
1964-10-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Editing
John Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)

Issue Notes

[No Fishing] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Samm Schwartz ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

A Mild Child (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A monster couple consults a child psychologist because their small son is too normal.
Reprints
Keywords
child psychologist

The Son of Dr. Jerkyll (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host); Son of Dr. Jerkyll
Synopsis
The son of Dr. Jerkyll continues his father's experiments and turns into rock star Melvin Preston. After a close escape with autograph hunters, he decides to change his features to Eliot Mess, the FBI agent. That doesn't work either, because gangs target him. He tries an antidote, but forgets to dilute it and ends up in an even worse predicament.
Reprints
Keywords
autograph hunters; gangs; machine guns; potions; rock star

Indexer Notes

Melvin Preston is a parody of Elvis Presley and Eliot Mess is a parody of Elliot Ness. Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

Debutante Twist (Table of Contents: 3)

Lester Cool and Chester Square / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Brenda Van Loot
Synopsis
Chester spends a fortune trying to impress rich girl Brenda Van Loot, but fails. Lester is broke, so when he dates Brenda he does it on the cheap and Brenda is impressed by the novelty.
Reprints
Keywords
carrier pigeon; city dump; hot dogs; opera; pheasant; playground; scooter; twist

Indexer Notes

Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

The Uncharted Planet! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian Man (host)
Synopsis
Two space travelers arrive on an uncharted planet and are amazed that inanimate objects come to life there. Their spaceship refuses to leave because he likes it there.
Reprints
Keywords
cigarettes; dump truck; spacemen; steam shovel; television; uncharted planet

Indexer Notes

The space travelers' uniforms are very similar to Adam Strange's in design and color, including the eagle crest on the forehead. A dump truck exclaims "For Krypton's sake!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Archie's Jokes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Son of Dr. Jerkyll (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host); Son of Dr. Jerkyll
Synopsis
The son of Dr. Jerkyll continues his father's experiments and turns into rock star Melvin Preston. After a close escape with autograph hunters, he decides to change his features to Eliot Mess, the FBI agent. That doesn't work either, because gangs target him. He tries an antidote, but forgets to dilute it and ends up in an even worse predicament.
Reprints
Keywords
autograph hunters; gangs; machine guns; potions; rock star

Indexer Notes

Melvin Preston is a parody of Elvis Presley and Eliot Mess is a parody of Elliot Ness. Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

Dr. Sy Klops (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host); Professor Sy Klops; Joe; Janet
Synopsis
Professor Klops tests a vitamin ray on teens Joe and Janet, but it shrinks them instead. The teens find some advantages to being small, but also some dangers.
Reprints
Keywords
enlarging ray; mosquito; shrinking ray; spider

Indexer Notes

The character is called Professor Klops everywhere except in the title logo. The Professor is a cyclops with one eye.

The Nosey Photographer (Table of Contents: 8)

Hilda the Witch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Hilda the Witch; The Cat Girl; The Creature from the Lagoon; The Fly; The Mole Man; The Spider Man; The Phantom of the Opera; Dr. Cyclops; The "Thing"
Synopsis
Hilda asks "How do you like being a monster in Hollywood?" and each monster replies.
Reprints
Keywords
Hollywood; monster; movies

Indexer Notes

"The Spider Man" shown here actually looks like a spider with a human face. The cover date of this issue is one month before the cover date of Marvel's Spider-Man debute in Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15 (August, 1962).

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

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

I Was an Exiled Monster! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Ergu
Synopsis
Ergo is exiled from his home planet for being Double Ugly and travels the solar system looking for a new home.
Reprints

Video Wonderland (Table of Contents: 11)

Les 'n' Ches / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Mr. Cool
Synopsis
Les 'n' Ches climb into their television set and find themselves in the middle of Westerns, commercials, medical shows, and sci-fi shows.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Rat Race For Space! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Pink Martian Man; Johnny; unnamed girl; Archie Andrews (cameo, on future television); Veronica Lodge (cameo, on future television)
Synopsis
A young boy and girl ask the Pink Martian Man to take them to 2062 because 1964 is too boring. The kids imagine the advantages of the future, but the Martian reminds them that school will be much harder. The kids decide to stay home.
Reprints
Keywords
fish bowl; future; homework; robots; space helmet; wrist telephones

Indexer Notes

One of the future inventions is a wrist phone. Credits from reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #17.

The Prime Time Machine (Table of Contents: 14)

Hilda the Witch Presents / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
Bob White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host); The Genius Monster; Gustav (monster assistant)
Synopsis
The Genius Monster invents a time machine, but his assistant is more interested in eating chocolate cake.
Reprints
Keywords
2062; chocolate cake; future; rockets; stock market; time machine

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #17.

King Kongo Lets His Hair Down! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor
Characters
King Kongo
Synopsis
King Kongo thinks the Statue of Liberty is his girlfriend.
Reprints

The Gabooza (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian (host); Perkins; Donald (his son)
Synopsis
Perkins brings home a Neptunian Gabooza for his son with an insatiable appetite for pizza.
Reprints

Lester the Hipster (Table of Contents: 17)

Lester Cool and Chester Square / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis
Martians capture Lester and show him all their latest weapons. Instead of being frightened, Lester thinks the weapons would be useful on Earth. The Martians decide Earth people are too crazy to be frightened and call off their invasion.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; caterpillar; flying saucer; freezing gun; growth ray; ice cream; Martians; robot; shrinking ray; skin diving; Twist

Indexer Notes

Reference to Chubby Checker and the Twist. Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

Professor Transistor (Table of Contents: 18)

Hilda's Mad Lab Section / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host); Professor Transistor; Archie Andrews (cameo); Jughead Jones (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
Professor Transistor shows off the robots he invented.
Reprints

An Eye Full (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Hal
Synopsis
Hal has a blind date from Jupiter lined up for his pal. He promises that this one doesn't have four eyes like the girl from Mars or three eyes like the girl from Saturn. It turns out her two eyes are stacked, not side by side.
Reprints
Keywords
alien; blind date; eyes; Jupiter; Mars; Saturn

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [No Fishing]
  2. 1. A Mild Child
  3. 2. The Son of Dr. Jerkyll
  4. 3. Debutante Twist
    Lester Cool and Chester Square
  5. 4. The Uncharted Planet!
  6. 5. ["Tired? (Of the Brand X product?)"]
    Archie's Jokes
  7. 6. The Son of Dr. Jerkyll
  8. 7. Dr. Sy Klops
  9. 8. The Nosey Photographer
    Hilda the Witch
  10. 9. ["Get my new lucky piece...free!"]
    Archie
  11. 10. I Was an Exiled Monster!
  12. 11. Video Wonderland
    Les 'n' Ches
  13. 12. ["Here it is!"]
    Archie Annual
  14. 13. The Rat Race For Space!
  15. 14. The Prime Time Machine
    Hilda the Witch Presents
  16. 15. King Kongo Lets His Hair Down!
  17. 16. The Gabooza
  18. 17. Lester the Hipster
    Lester Cool and Chester Square
  19. 18. Professor Transistor
    Hilda's Mad Lab Section
  20. 19. An Eye Full
  21. 20. ["Dig this crazy offer!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
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