(1979 - 1980)

Archie, 1975 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
Once a year
On-sale Date
1979-06-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Barcode
0271000690892
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Issue Notes

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #169.

[Wild And Crazy] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor

The Dream Team Scheme (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Super Pizza Pie Man; Spray Man; Roller Surfboard Man; Doctor Flame (villain); The Shield; Fly-Man; The Black Hood; the Comet
Synopsis
When Captain Sprocket sees the Mighty Crusaders at a personal appearance, he decides to organize a super-group of his own.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

Making the Green Scene (Table of Contents: 2)

Mad-House Glads / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Rod the Mod; Fran the Fan; Dippy Diddit; Clyde Diddit (host); Dan Diddit (host); Dick Diddit (host)
Synopsis
The Glads present a satirical mouthwash commercial.
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Guess Who Said (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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?
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?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones (host)
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Indexer Notes

Group of gag panels.

The Discovery of Doughnuts! (Table of Contents: 4)

Mr. Weatherbee Presents "Great moments in history" / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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.
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The Power of the Press (Table of Contents: 5)

Mad-House Glads / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
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?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fran the Fan; Dippy Didit; Dick Didit; Clyde Didit; Rod the Mod
Synopsis
A member of the mob attempts to bomb Clyde's apartment for writing exposés about the fixing of college sports. Later, Dick unknowingly hits the mobster with his car and takes him to his house until he comes to, where his conversation about how to cook a fish scares the mobster into thinking that he is going to die a gruesome death at the hands of the Glads.
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Dr. Bonehead's Boner (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Dr. Bonehead (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Bonehead invents a formula that makes insects super-size, but gives them human intelligence. He plans to use them to commit crimes, but they have other ideas.
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Keywords
basketball; Beatles; beetle; butterfly; caterpillar; grasshopper; insects

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Mad House Hall of Fame / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
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?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Characters
Twist Brothers; Gladys Globb; Skip Scallop; Bruce "The Bruiser" Rammer; Oswald Lovabuoy; Andy Kosign; Hank Sadsong
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Famous Females (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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Orlando Busino
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Orlando Busino
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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.
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Humpty Dumpty (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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Stan Goldberg
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?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dippy Diddit; Clyde Diddit; Dick Diddit; Dan Diddit
Synopsis
A teenage retelling of Humpty Dumpty.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Mighty Inch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards
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Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Presenting the Itty-Bittiest Hero...
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Mighty Inch; Union of Super Heroes; Green Terror (villain)
Synopsis
The other super-heroes make fun of the tiny Mighty Inch, but he's the one who defeats the Green Terror.
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Keywords
match box; mosquito; nuclear weapons; shaving cream

If Teen Agers Formed a Union (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
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  • From Unknown issue of Archie's Madhouse

[volume 1] (Table of Contents: 12)

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.
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Indexer Notes

Archie's birth year omitted from this reprint.

The Cat and the Fiddle (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fran the Fan (host); Dippy Diddit; Clyde Diddit
Synopsis
A teenage retelling of The Cat and the Fiddle.
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Double or Nothing (Table of Contents: 14)

Mad-House Glads / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Gus Lemoine ?
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?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fran the Fan; Dan Didit; Dick Didit
Synopsis
Dan takes Dick and Fran to a swinging singles' club.
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Wild West Days (Table of Contents: 15)

Teenagers of the Past / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen; western-frontier
Synopsis
A look at teen-agers in the frontier days.
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Monsters from Outer Space (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
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?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A look at various monsters including the Six-Legged Venutians, female Saturnians, and the Brainy Kids of Jupiter.
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It Always Happens.. (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Orlando Busino
Inks
Orlando Busino
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?
Letters
Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Characters
Cyrus Glutton; Gloria Twirler; Jeremy Shaggymain; Ronda Wrightless
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Fire Ire (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A race of mole men from beneath the Earth have their surface invasion thwarted.
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Keywords
mole men; sun

I Dated a Monster (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Beatrice; Blobko; Skurka; Clyde Diddit (mentioned)
Synopsis
A beautiful teenage girl throws herself at an indifferent hideous monster.
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Keywords
drive-in movie; fourth wall; monster; skateboard; telephone

Indexer Notes

A parody of romance comics. The girl talks to the readers in the final panel.

Video Idiocy (Table of Contents: 20)

Super Disguise / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Super Disguise; Super TV Repairman; Union of Super Good Guys
Synopsis
Super Disguise is invited to join the Union Of Super Good Guys, and his first assignment is to find out why Super TV Repairman is destroying TV sets.
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Keywords
disguise; picket line; television; TV aerial; TV commercial

Everday Super Guys (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bill Kresse
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Bill Kresse
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Bill Kresse ?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Super Janitor; Super Barber; Super Waiter; Super Parking Lot Attendent; Super Trading Stamp Man; Super Furniture Man; Super Shoeshine Boy; Super Germ (villain); Super Jaywalker (villain)
Synopsis
What would happen if everyday people were superheroes?
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Little Miss Muffet (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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Stan Goldberg
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?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fran the Fan; Rod the Mod
Synopsis
A teenage retelling of Little Miss Muffet.
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Speck of Trouble (Table of Contents: 23)

Mad-House Glads / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Clyde Didit; Dan Didit; Mr. Didit; Fran the Fan
Synopsis
After complaining about the boys music, Mr. Didit decides to play around with some Beethoven but can't get anything right. He is on his last sheet of composing paper when his writing pen explodes onto his violin. He twangs the ink off the violin and it goes onto his last sheet of paper. The boys come home as Pops is calling it quits. They find the music (really a bunch of blots) and turn it into a big hit.
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Professor Nonuttin's Science Corner (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
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?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Nonuttin; Professor Seaweed; Professor Von Orbit; Clyde Diddit (heard, but not seen); A. Shookup
Synopsis
Various oddball science bits.
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Boxing Machine (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Orlando Busino
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Orlando Busino
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Orlando Busino

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A pantomime gag in which a man fights an electronic boxing robot.
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Fab Lab (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
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?
Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor
Characters
The Scientist; His Assistant; The Teen
Synopsis
A renegade scientist uses a radical procedure on a teenager.
Reprints
Keywords
dandruff; lightning

The Invention of Kissing (Table of Contents: 27)

Mr. Weatherbee Presents "Great moments in history" / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bob White
Inks
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?
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?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Jughead Jones; Louie; Blondie the Nurse; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
A look at Louie the Lip, who discovered kissing after he leaned in too far to show a nurse his lip injury.
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Stitch Pitch (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Stanley (the tailor); Flame Man; Fish Man; Super Sewer Man; Super Sally; Dynamic Doll; Super Stretch; Mighty Inch (mention); Goliath Man
Synopsis
The problems of being a tailor for all the various types of super-heroes.
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Keywords
costumes; phone booth; tailor

Lester the Hipster (Table of Contents: 29)

Chester and Lester / 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.
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Keywords
aliens; caterpillar; flying saucer; freezing gun; growth ray; ice cream; Martians; robot; shrinking ray; skin diving; Twist

Indexer Notes

Credits from World of Archie Double Digest #16 reprint.

Madhouse Sports and Games! (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Gag panels illustrating old sayings as sports.
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It's Shocking (Table of Contents: 31)

Mad-House Glads / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Clyde Didit; Fran "the Fan" Frazier; Dippy Didit
Synopsis
Clyde teaches Fran to play chess.
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Whale of a Tale (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor
Reprints
  • From Unknown issue of Archie's Madhouse

Capt. Sprocket Meets His Greatest Foe Dr. Neutron (Table of Contents: 33)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Dr. Neutron (villain); Super Sally and her Gang [Super Sally; Super Steelman; Super Foot; Super Flame]
Synopsis
Capt. Sprocket meets his greatest foe Dr. Neutron.
(Part 2) Dr. Neutron has Captain Sprocket ready to be sliced into ice cubes, but is interrupted by Super Sally and her gang of super-heroes.
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Keywords
ice; jail; phone booth

Indexer Notes

Originally published in two parts.

Clyde's Famous Last Words (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Clyde Diddit; Fran the Fan
Synopsis
Clyde says he can go another 25 miles with the gas gauge needle on empty...and finds himself walking for gas.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Wild And Crazy]
  2. 1. The Dream Team Scheme
    Captain Sprocket
  3. 2. Making the Green Scene
    Mad-House Glads
  4. 3. Guess Who Said
    Jughead
  5. 4. The Discovery of Doughnuts!
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents "Great moments in history"
  6. 5. The Power of the Press
    Mad-House Glads
  7. 6. Dr. Bonehead's Boner
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Mad House Hall of Fame
  9. 8. Famous Females
    Mad House History Dept.
  10. 9. Humpty Dumpty
    Mad-House Glads
  11. 10. ["Presenting the Itty-Bittiest Hero..."]
    Mighty Inch
  12. 11. If Teen Agers Formed a Union
    Archie
  13. 12. [volume 1]
    The Madhouse Encyclopedia
  14. 13. The Cat and the Fiddle
    Mad-House Glads
  15. 14. Double or Nothing
    Mad-House Glads
  16. 15. Wild West Days
    Teenagers of the Past
  17. 16. Monsters from Outer Space
  18. 17. It Always Happens..
  19. 18. Fire Ire
  20. 19. I Dated a Monster
  21. 20. Video Idiocy
    Super Disguise
  22. 21. Everday Super Guys
  23. 22. Little Miss Muffet
    Mad-House Glads
  24. 23. Speck of Trouble
    Mad-House Glads
  25. 24. Professor Nonuttin's Science Corner
  26. 25. Boxing Machine
  27. 26. Fab Lab
  28. 27. The Invention of Kissing
    Mr. Weatherbee Presents "Great moments in history"
  29. 28. Stitch Pitch
  30. 29. Lester the Hipster
    Chester and Lester
  31. 30. Madhouse Sports and Games!
  32. 31. It's Shocking
    Mad-House Glads
  33. 32. Whale of a Tale
  34. 33. Capt. Sprocket Meets His Greatest Foe Dr. Neutron
    Captain Sprocket
  35. 34. Clyde's Famous Last Words
    Mad-House Glads
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