(1976-77)

Archie, 1975 Series
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0.60 USD
Pages
160
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once a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
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Issue Notes

indicia says "1976-77 edition."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Professor Transistor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say professor! Got any more of this delicious soda?
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prof. Transistor
Keywords
aliens; flying saucer; Frankenstein; mermaid; mummy; robots; werewolf; witches

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie's Madhouse #15

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

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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Time Trip (Table of Contents: 2)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Dexter Taylor
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Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Professor Transistor; Blips
Synopsis
Professor Transistor takes two teen-agers in his time machine to Columbus's Landing, the Boston Tea Party, and World War I France.
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Vain Brain (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Van Loot jewelry has been stolen!
Genre
satire-parody; superhero; humor
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Blips
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket battles a criminal computer.
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Open House For Monsters (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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George Gladir
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Orlando Busino
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Orlando Busino ?
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Orlando Busino ?

Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Igor; Freddie; Dracula; Superguy
Synopsis
To debunk the rumors that Igor and Freddie read comic books all day, they give us a look at their Monster Mondays, where they give advice to monsters.
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Act Tact (Table of Contents: 5)

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Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor
Characters
Otto; Max; Elmer
Synopsis
One lion wonders why the lion-tamer never does the head-in-the-mouth trick with him.
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Mad House Double Takes (Table of Contents: 6)

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Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gags.

The Digger (Table of Contents: 7)

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Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
The Digger (origin); Inspector Blodgett
Synopsis
A police inspector trails a criminal capable of burrowing through anything.

Fran the Fan Meets the Madhouse Ma-ads (Table of Contents: 8)

The Madhouse Ma-Ads / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
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Fran the Fan; Dan Didit; Dick Didit; Clyde Didit; Dippy Didit
Synopsis
Fran the Fan schemes to get the autographs of each member of the Mad House Ma-ads.

The Mad Ad Monster Part I (Table of Contents: 9)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
The Mad Ad Monster
Synopsis
Scientists create a product that will cure bad breath, dandruff, and B.O. However, after their announcer drinks the product on a live TV commercial, he gains strange powers and decides to ruin all TV commercials.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2.

Thrill Skill (Table of Contents: 10)

Porter the Reporter / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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George Gladir ?
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Gus Lemoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
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Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Porter the Reporter
Synopsis
Porter the Reporter must spice up his sports broadcast or he will lose his sponsor.
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Everyday Film Monsters (Table of Contents: 11)

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humor
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The Amazing Pizza Blob; The Juke Box Creature; The Giant Homework Assignment; The Girl's Kid Brother; The Incredible Shrinking Allowance; The Date's Father
Synopsis
Various humorous one-panel "Monster" type films.

Laff Gaff (Table of Contents: 12)

Chester the Jester / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
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Chester the Jester
Synopsis
A jester tries to cheer up a depressed king.

Shrink Fink (Table of Contents: 13)

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Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Hector Zap; Mike; Al; Martha
Synopsis
An appliance repairman shrinks his workers to fix his electronics -- and shave his beard.

Blips (Table of Contents: 14)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...and suddenly this astronaut whisked past me and...
Genre
humor
Characters
Blips
Synopsis
The "origin" of the Blips.
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Strife Magazine (Table of Contents: 15)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
An inside look at how Transylvania's Strife Magazine is published.
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The Transylvanian Touch (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
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Orlando Busino
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Orlando Busino ?
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Orlando Busino ?

Genre
humor
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Moon Swoon (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man moonlights as a werewolf.

The Mad Ad Monster Part 2 (Table of Contents: 18)

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Joe Edwards; ?
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Joe Edwards; ?
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Joe Edwards; ?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
The Mad Ad Monster
Synopsis
The Ad Monster wreaks havoc on the broadcast channels by ruining their TV commercials. Transylvania comes to the rescue.
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 2.

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to the Space Section!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian Man
Synopsis
Introduction to the Space Section. The Pink Martian Man compares Earth pizza to diamonds from Venus or metal from Neptune.

Animals From Outer Space (Table of Contents: 20)

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George Gladir
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian (host)
Synopsis
Hybrid animals from other planets.
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Space Sports (Table of Contents: 21)

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George Gladir
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Dan DeCarlo
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Rudy Lapick
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Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Synopsis
Aliens try to go to a sci-fi movie.
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Zalula the Love Sick Space Monster (Table of Contents: 22)

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Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Zalula; Space Patrolman #17
Synopsis
An astronaut lands on a planet and encounters a giant alien who has fallen for him.

Space Hunter (Table of Contents: 23)

Godfrey Gooch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Godfrey Gooch
Synopsis
The Earth Space Zoo director wants Godfrey to get the zoo something new. He tries several different planets but has no success. He tries Planet X-305, where he finds many rare animals, but he turns out to be the rarest of them all.

The Martian Report (Table of Contents: 24)

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Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Zenbo (martian); Mikrik (martian)
Synopsis
A pair of Martians return to Mars with the most fascinating sight of their lives, a woman's purse full of stuff.
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Light Flight! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Professor Transistor; his nephew
Synopsis
Professor Transistor invents a rocket ship that goes faster than light. That way he can overtake light waves and watch yesterday's television programs.

Hold That Tiger (Table of Contents: 26)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Martian anthropomorhpic tigers; Madison Avenue spokesperson
Synopsis
Martian anthropomorphic tigers decide to vacation on Earth because of Earth's commercials. On Earth, they become offended by the "Put a Tiger in Your Tank" gasoline campaign, kidnap a Madison Avenue spokesperson, and return to Mars to start a Martian ad campaign for "Clawo Gas! It puts a Human in your tank!"
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King Kongo Lets His Hair Down! (Table of Contents: 27)

King Kongo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
King Kongo
Synopsis
King Kongo thinks the Statue of Liberty is his girlfriend.
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Meet the Press (Table of Contents: 28)

The Madhouse Ma-ads / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dan Didit; Dippy Didit; Dick Didit; Clyde Didit
Synopsis
A reporter from The Daily Square is sent to interview the Ma-ads and gets more than he bargained for.

Jest For Laughs (Table of Contents: 29)

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Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Several illustrated jokes. The first is "When is a train like a detective?"

The Next Hex! (Table of Contents: 30)

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Genre
humor
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Hilda The Witch
Synopsis
After a close encounter with a re-entering nose cone, a witch looks for a hex to ward them off.

Who's Kicking? (Table of Contents: 31)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
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Professor Transistor; Robin; Handsome Harry
Synopsis
Professor Transistor invents a pair of automatic dancing shoes to impress his neighbor Robin.

The Super-White Knight Versus the Jolly Red Giant (Table of Contents: 32)

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Dexter Taylor
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Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Super-White Knight; Jolly Red Giant; Blips
Synopsis
The Super-White Knight and the Jolly Red Giant turn their border dispute into a lifetime of television commercials.
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Out of Order (Table of Contents: 33)

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Genre
humor
Synopsis
When a soft drink machine doesn't work, a man kicks it. The machine kicks him back.

The Voice! (Table of Contents: 34)

The Ma-ads / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fran the Fan; The Ma-ads [Clyde Didit; Dippy Didit; Dick Didit; Dan Didit]; Rod The Mod
Synopsis
In an effort to steal Fran's attention away from the Ma-ads, Rod joins a protest demanding youth positions in government.

Blast Repast (Table of Contents: 35)

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Bill Kresse
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Bill Kresse
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Bill Kresse

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Someone eats a cereal "shot from rockets".
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Mad House Hall of Fame / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sky diver Chuck Chuter..
Genre
humor
Characters
Chuck Chuter; Evelyn Dippydo; Nance Icewell; Horace Peeper

Indexer Notes

Four cartoons in a "Believe It or Not" format.

More Rhyme Time (Table of Contents: 37)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once again it's time to play our favorite word game.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Riddles with humorous rhyming answers.

Small Talk (Table of Contents: 38)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh! There you are, old pal!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The bacteria on a microscope slide converse.

Blank Prank (Table of Contents: 39)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Roger, you never want to face facts!
Genre
humor
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Roger
Synopsis
A man can't face anything.

Fire Ire (Table of Contents: 40)

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Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fireman shows off a U-shaped fire pole.

Who's Zoo (Table of Contents: 41)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
A gorilla does the "she loves me, she loves me not" routine with bananas.

Tart Art (Table of Contents: 42)

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Genre
humor
Synopsis
A graffiti artist tries to get into an art convention.

Hex Marks the Spot (Table of Contents: 43)

Sabrina / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
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Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Cousin Ambrose; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Sabrina wants to decorate her room in a normal human way, but the decorations she chooses are ones that were created to ward off witches.
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Gift Tift (Table of Contents: 44)

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Genre
humor
Synopsis
A king and queen ponder what to get their daughter for her birthday, and settle on a princess phone.

A Madhouse Maddy (Table of Contents: 45)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
And here come the all-red Ferrari driven by the great Scarpi!
Genre
humor; car
Characters
Scarpi; announcer
Synopsis
The Great Scarpi's 100th Grand Prix win.

Squeaking Out (Table of Contents: 46)

Ma-ads / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Didit (introduction); Clyde Didit; Dan Didit; Dick Didit; Bippy the Hippy; Dippy Didit
Synopsis
Mr. Didit tries to get his sons to wash his car, but they are all busy with other activities.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

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

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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.

Hotel Hanky-Panky (Table of Contents: 48)

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Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple has to spend the night at the spooky Transylvania Hotel.

The Detergent Monster (Table of Contents: 49)

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Poindexter; The Detergent Monster
Synopsis
Two scientists making detergent for the Agaxo Soap Laboratory accidentally create a detergent monster with the power to turn anything white.

[Laugh Comics Digest #6] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Archie Digest Offer] (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Say professor! Got any more of this delicious soda?"]
    Professor Transistor
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Time Trip
    Professor Transistor
  4. 3. Vain Brain
    Captain Sprocket
  5. 4. Open House For Monsters
  6. 5. Act Tact
  7. 6. Mad House Double Takes
  8. 7. The Digger
  9. 8. Fran the Fan Meets the Madhouse Ma-ads
    The Madhouse Ma-Ads
  10. 9. The Mad Ad Monster Part I
  11. 10. Thrill Skill
    Porter the Reporter
  12. 11. Everyday Film Monsters
  13. 12. Laff Gaff
    Chester the Jester
  14. 13. Shrink Fink
  15. 14. Blips
  16. 15. Strife Magazine
  17. 16. The Transylvanian Touch
  18. 17. Moon Swoon
    Mad House
  19. 18. The Mad Ad Monster Part 2
  20. 19. ["Welcome to the Space Section!"]
    Space Section
  21. 20. Animals From Outer Space
  22. 21. Space Sports
  23. 22. Zalula the Love Sick Space Monster
  24. 23. Space Hunter
    Godfrey Gooch
  25. 24. The Martian Report
  26. 25. Light Flight!
    Professor Transistor
  27. 26. Hold That Tiger
  28. 27. King Kongo Lets His Hair Down!
    King Kongo
  29. 28. Meet the Press
    The Madhouse Ma-ads
  30. 29. Jest For Laughs
  31. 30. The Next Hex!
  32. 31. Who's Kicking?
    Professor Transistor
  33. 32. The Super-White Knight Versus the Jolly Red Giant
  34. 33. Out of Order
  35. 34. The Voice!
    The Ma-ads
  36. 35. Blast Repast
  37. 36. ["Sky diver Chuck Chuter.."]
    Mad House Hall of Fame
  38. 37. More Rhyme Time
  39. 38. Small Talk
  40. 39. Blank Prank
  41. 40. Fire Ire
  42. 41. Who's Zoo
  43. 42. Tart Art
  44. 43. Hex Marks the Spot
    Sabrina
  45. 44. Gift Tift
  46. 45. A Madhouse Maddy
  47. 46. Squeaking Out
    Ma-ads
  48. 47. ["Professor, is your new shrinking formula really effective?"]
    More Madhouse Maddies
  49. 48. Hotel Hanky-Panky
  50. 49. The Detergent Monster
  51. 50. [Laugh Comics Digest #6]
    Archie Comics
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
  53. 52. [Archie Digest Offer]
    Archie Comics
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