(1965-66)

Archie, 1962 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Once a year
On-sale Date
1965-10-01
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If your Telstar doesn't stop sending those awful TV commercials to our planet it could mean war!
Genre
humor

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

Monster Section Featuring Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look how Sabrina turns boys into toys!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch; Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch; Salem (cat)
Synopsis
The old witches don't understand why Sabrina attracts all the boys.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction to rest of section. Inside front cover.

Presenting Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch (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; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Salem; Della; Archie Andrews (cameo); Betty Cooper (cameo)
Synopsis
Meet Sabrina, a sexy teen witch who lives a typical teen-age life -- except that her job is to hex her fellow teens. She introduces us to the rules of witchery: witches can't cry, can't sink when they're in the water, and if they ever fall in love, they lose their powers.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Sabrina, her cat Salem, and Della the Head Witch.

Much of this early version of Sabrina appears to be based on the play "Bell, Book and Candle" and the film version, starring Kim Novak. The rule about witches losing their powers if they fall in love and the inability of witches to cry (both of which were dropped in subsequent versions of Sabrina) were used in "Bell, Book and Candle," and Sabrina's cat Salem is similar to Pyewacket, the witch's familiar in "Bell, Book and Candle."

In the COMICS v10 #5 G. Gladir states that Sabrina was named after a woman he remembered from his teens who he later found out was actually named Sabra not Sabrina. He also states that he wrote all Sabrina and Hilda stories until Sabrina went to Saturday morning animation in 1969.

Scare Your Fellow Monsters (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Starchie [Archie Andrews] (cameo)
Synopsis
An advertisement for methods that monsters can use to scare each other.
Reprints

Snowboy (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host); Art Tick; Abe Ominable; Dagmar
Synopsis
A living snowman gets the cold shoulder from all the other teens until he falls in love with a warm-blooded girl.
Reprints

Hexy Pin-Ups (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Hilda; Ava
Synopsis
Hilda and Ava, the witches, fight each other by proxy.
Reprints

Go for Laughs and Adventures (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Witch Pitch (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch; Della the Head Witch; Salem (cat); Donald; Spots (leopard); Coach Richards
Synopsis
Della assigns Sabrina to put a hex on her school's hockey team. However, Sabrina notices one of the team's players is cute and unconsciously helps him score goals. Della is upset and decides to take the job of making the team lose the state championship herself. However, once Della sees the school's handsome coach, she changes her mind.
Reprints
Keywords
Broomobile; cheerleader; cigarettes; hexes; ice hockey; pipe; smoking

Indexer Notes

Sabrina attends Baxter High. Della smokes a cigarette in a holder and the coach smokes a pipe at the game.

Prize Size (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch (host)
Synopsis
A druggist asks a giant what size tube of toothpaste he wants.
Reprints
Keywords
giant; toothpaste

Monster Ads (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parody ads aimed at monsters: Belfrey Telephone System; Vile soap; Brand X cereal; New England Ghost Insurance.
Reprints
Keywords
advertising; breakfast cereal; insurance; soap; telephone

The Act (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Synopsis
A journalist is sent to interview a ventriloquist.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Outer Space Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whether you like to do your space traveling in a rocket...
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucer

Have Typewriter Will Travel! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Bob Weber; Zexo
Synopsis
Bob Weber would give anything to be a successful science fiction writer, and he gets his wish when an alien from Venus drops by his house.
Reprints

Space Sports (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Synopsis
Aliens try to go to a sci-fi movie.
Reprints

The Thought Machine (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
A professor entertains space travelers with a thought machine that converts energy into matter. The thought machine was invented long ago and the population eventually became so bored that it lost its will to live. The professor is the last one on the planet and when he gets bored his thought items disappear, leading to a twist ending.
Reprints
Keywords
3-D television; boredom; pizza; thought machine

Indexer Notes

Almost a straight science fiction story.

Animals From Outer Space (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Pink Martian (host)
Synopsis
Hybrid animals from other planets.
Reprints

The Law of Attraction (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian (host); Zena; Exena
Synopsis
Two girls from Pluto come to Earth to check out the boys. But their forward manner scares the boys off. They ask Earth girls the secret of their power over the boys.
Reprints
Keywords
dates; flying saucer; movie theater; Pluto

Bombs Away (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
The Pink Martian (host)
Synopsis
Two aliens encounter a hideous weapon on earth.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Teen-Age Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cats 'n' chicks, let me introduce...
Genre
teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; Hilda the Witch
Synopsis
Lester uses Hilda's magic umbrella to make Chester disappear.
Reprints

The Time of Your Life Machine (Table of Contents: 19)

Les Cool and Ches Square / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square; King Arthur
Synopsis
Les and Ches go back to 565 A.D. to learn how King Arthur and his knights really lived.
Reprints
Keywords
565 A.D.; diploma; dragon; jester; jousting; shield; time machine

Boys Are Such Funny Creatures! (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Teen girls complain about the things boys do.
Reprints
Keywords
haircut; refrigerators; shaving

Indexer Notes

Part one of three related sequences.

Girls Are So Illogical! (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Teen boys complain about the things girls do.
Reprints
Keywords
dates; homework; phone booth; telephone

Indexer Notes

Part two of three related sequences.

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And believe me - We teachers often have trouble trying to figure out both boys and girls!!
Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Teachers complain about both teen boys and girls.
Reprints
Keywords
essays; foreign language; letters; slang; typewriter

Indexer Notes

Part three of three related sequences.

Big Rig (Table of Contents: 23)

Les Cool and Ches Square / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Lester Cool; Chester Square
Synopsis
Les goes into a haunted house full of mouse traps.
Reprints

The Romances of Marcia the Mermaid (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Marcia Mermaid; Mark the Shark; Father Neptune; Max the Lifeguard; Scuba Dooba
Synopsis
The tale of Marcia, a mermaid who constantly falls in love with human teenage boys.
Reprints

Name Game (Table of Contents: 25)

Les n' Ches / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Chester Square; Lester Cool
Synopsis
Chester can't get in a fancy restaurant, but Lester can.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Go Modern Young Man (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Synopsis
A witch doctor's son comes back to Africa after studying in America.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Giant of Them All Is Still the Greatest Buy in Comics! (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["If your Telstar doesn't stop sending those awful TV commercials to our planet it could mean war!"]
  2. 1. ["Look how Sabrina turns boys into toys!"]
    Monster Section Featuring Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  3. 2. Presenting Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  4. 3. Scare Your Fellow Monsters
  5. 4. Snowboy
  6. 5. Hexy Pin-Ups
  7. 6. Go for Laughs and Adventures
    Around the World with Archie
  8. 7. Witch Pitch
    Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  9. 8. Prize Size
  10. 9. Monster Ads
  11. 10. The Act
  12. 11. ["Whether you like to do your space traveling in a rocket..."]
    Outer Space Section
  13. 12. Have Typewriter Will Travel!
  14. 13. Space Sports
  15. 14. The Thought Machine
  16. 15. Animals From Outer Space
  17. 16. The Law of Attraction
  18. 17. Bombs Away
  19. 18. ["Cats 'n' chicks, let me introduce..."]
    Teen-Age Section
  20. 19. The Time of Your Life Machine
    Les Cool and Ches Square
  21. 20. Boys Are Such Funny Creatures!
  22. 21. Girls Are So Illogical!
  23. 22. ["And believe me - We teachers often have trouble trying to figure out both boys and girls!!"]
  24. 23. Big Rig
    Les Cool and Ches Square
  25. 24. The Romances of Marcia the Mermaid
  26. 25. Name Game
    Les n' Ches
  27. 26. ["If you've been waiting for the biggest laugh bargain in comics..."]
    Archie's Jokes
  28. 27. Go Modern Young Man
  29. 28. The Giant of Them All Is Still the Greatest Buy in Comics!
    Archie Annual
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