(1966-67)

Archie, 1962 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Once a year
On-sale date
1966-10-01
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)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound (#5 at least)
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm starved! Any of you people know where I can get a bite?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Madhouse #16

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

Monster Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Monsters are getting more popular these days!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch; Frankenstein's Monster (staute); Dracula (statue); The Blob (statue)
Synopsis
Hilda introduces the Monster Hall of Shame.
Reprints
Keywords
Hall of Fame; statues

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Monsterama (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Freddie (host)
Reprints

CARtoons (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards ?
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Genre
humor
Reprints
Keywords
license plates; parking meters; parking tickets; traffic lights

Indexer Notes

Six pantomime cartoons involving automobiles and trucks.

Space (Table of Contents: 4)

Science Corner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
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?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Nonuttin (introduction); Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis
Professor Nonuttin discusses the problem of parking cars and suggests some solutions.
Reprints

Small Small World (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews (host)
Synopsis
Problems for teens in other countries: Scotland, Congo, North Pole, India, China, Iraq, and South Sea.
Reprints
Keywords
bagpipes; Eskimos; gong; rickshaw; roller skates; rope trick; tropical island

Indexer Notes

Two-panel gags for each country.

The Boxing Machine (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A pantomime gag in which a man fights an electronic boxing robot.
Reprints

The Madhouse Hall of Fame (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie Presents / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino ?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Phoebe Fobia; Sam Ballringer; Ned Anderthal; Hortense Hephzibah; Courtney Shakedown; Barbara Sidesaddle; Joe Burpwell; Basil Espresso
Synopsis
A series of one-panel gags.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; beaknik; extortion; ice cream; mustangs; paddle-ball; record player; refrigerator; wrestling

Teen-Age Olympics (Table of Contents: 8)

Madhouse Presents / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Various teen-oriented events: telephone marathon, making-school-on-time steeplechase, Ice box raid, canoe date contest, kissing free-style, bringing-date-home-on-time dash, and rock 'n' roll weight lift.
Reprints
Keywords
canoe; guitar; kissing; Olympics; records; refrigerator; telephones

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

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

How to Improve TV (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead's Dept. of Culture / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards ?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis
Ideas on how to improve westerns, baseball, weather reports, game shows, and horror shows.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; horror movies; television; weather reports; westerns

Indexer Notes

Five two-panel gags.

Campaign Pictures Sometimes Lie (Table of Contents: 11)

Madhouse Exposure Department / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
A. Kreep
Synopsis
A look at high school campaign photos and the truth behind them.
Reprints

The Discovery of Sleep! (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee (host); Dr. Hatrack J. Mattress; Lemuel K. Action; Frank T. Everything; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee recounts the story of how Hatrack J. Mattress, a shepherd, discovered sleep while counting his sheep jumping over his fence.
Reprints

The Hip Drip! (Table of Contents: 13)

Chester Square and Lester Cool / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Chester Square; Lester Cool; Yvonne
Synopsis
Lester Cool tries to impress French exchange student Yvonne, but she can't understand his slang. She prefers Chester Square's "square" way of speaking.
Reprints
Keywords
daydream; exchange student; French; Invisible Man; Mole Man; slang

Indexer Notes

Chester imagines the advantages of being the Invisible Man and the Mole Man. Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #17.

The Ogre's Ode (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Red Martian Man; Invisible Man; Phantom of the Opera; Wolfman; Wombat Man
Synopsis
The Wolfman retires to the Old Monsters Home.
Reprints
Keywords
lycanthropy; martian

Deep Freeze (Table of Contents: 15)

Madhouse Cool Cat Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
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Genre
humor
Synopsis
A look at what life would be like if humans could be kept frozen for many years.
Reprints

Space Guys 'n' Gals (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian; Chester Square; Lester Cool; Bess
Synopsis
Lester borrows the Pink Martian's flying saucer and he returns with a summary of teen-age habits in outer space.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; flying saucer; Jupiter; Martians; Mercury; Neptune; Pluto; Uranus

Do You Act Square Like Chester...Or Do You Play It Cool Like Lester? (Table of Contents: 17)

Madhouse Soul-Searching Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Chester Square (introduction); Lester Cool (introduction); Mr. Square; Mr. Cool
Synopsis
A look at the cool and uncool ways of doing things.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearances of Chester Square and Lester Cool, who would go on to be the hosts of the "Teenage Section" of the magazine when the Archie gang was dropped from the series.

Something Fishy (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob White
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Genre
humor
Characters
Phantom Frank (host)
Synopsis
A skin diver finds himself in a tank kept by giant fish.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Nasty Suspicions (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews (host); Veronica Lodge (host)
Synopsis
Boys and girls wonder if the things the opposite sex do are intentional. Also suspicions about test questions, TV westerns, dress designers, umpires, and what parents suspect about their children.
Reprints
Keywords
allowance; auto repair; baseball; dancing; fashion designers; television; tests; umpires

Mad House Greeting Cards (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Jughead Jones (host)
Synopsis
Greeting cards for less important situations, such as sunburns, returning umbrellas, and stolen cars.
Reprints

Madhouse Hall of Fame (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie Presents / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
Colors
?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Characters
Twist Brothers; Gladys Globb; Skip Scallop; Bruce "The Bruiser" Rammer; Oswald Lovabuoy; Andy Kosign; Hank Sadsong
Reprints

Teen-Agers of the Past (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Genre
humor
Synopsis
A series of gags starring Victorian-era teens.
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Famous Females (Table of Contents: 24)

Madhouse History Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
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Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Characters
Abner Doubleday; Alexander Graham Bell; Ben Franklin; Robert Peary
Synopsis
A look at the (fictional) famous females behind historic happenings.
Reprints

The Discovery of Doughnuts! (Table of Contents: 25)

Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee (host); Jughead Jones; Clyde Diddit (mentioned); Laslo Sforz
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee recounts the story of how hole-seller Laslo Sforz created doughnuts by wrapping an Italian breadstick around one of his holes.
Reprints

Volume 1: Aa (Table of Contents: 26)

The Madhouse Encyclopedia / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Alexander the Great; Alfred the Great; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Includes entries on aardvarks, adaptation, air, airplanes, Alexander the Great, Alfred the Great, Archie the Great, and apes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archie's year of birth given as 1946.

It Always Happens (Table of Contents: 27)

Dilton Observes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Cyrus Glutton; Gloria Twirler; Jeremy Shaggymain; Ronda Wrightless
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Spellbound! (Table of Contents: 29)

Hilda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis
Hilda complains of a new sorcerer defeating her when she flies over his domain. She looks up his address and finds it is Cape Kennedy.
Reprints
Keywords
brooms

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'm starved! Any of you people know where I can get a bite?"]
  2. 1. ["Monsters are getting more popular these days!"]
    Monster Section
  3. 2. Monsterama
  4. 3. CARtoons
  5. 4. Space
    Science Corner
  6. 5. Small Small World
  7. 6. The Boxing Machine
  8. 7. The Madhouse Hall of Fame
    Archie Presents
  9. 8. Teen-Age Olympics
    Madhouse Presents
  10. 9. ["Dig this crazy offer!"]
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  11. 10. How to Improve TV
    Jughead's Dept. of Culture
  12. 11. Campaign Pictures Sometimes Lie
    Madhouse Exposure Department
  13. 12. The Discovery of Sleep!
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History
  14. 13. The Hip Drip!
    Chester Square and Lester Cool
  15. 14. The Ogre's Ode
  16. 15. Deep Freeze
    Madhouse Cool Cat Dept.
  17. 16. Space Guys 'n' Gals
  18. 17. Do You Act Square Like Chester...Or Do You Play It Cool Like Lester?
    Madhouse Soul-Searching Dept.
  19. 18. Something Fishy
  20. 19. ["Be careful when you open this giant side-splitter!"]
    Archie's Jokes
  21. 20. Nasty Suspicions
  22. 21. Mad House Greeting Cards
  23. 22. Madhouse Hall of Fame
    Archie Presents
  24. 23. Teen-Agers of the Past
  25. 24. Famous Females
    Madhouse History Dept.
  26. 25. The Discovery of Doughnuts!
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History
  27. 26. Volume 1: Aa
    The Madhouse Encyclopedia
  28. 27. It Always Happens
    Dilton Observes
  29. 28. ["Summertime and the laughin' is easy!"]
    Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
  30. 29. Spellbound!
    Hilda
  31. 30. ["Two giants!"]
    Archie Annual
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