(1981-1982)

Archie, 1975 Series
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0.95 USD
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once a year
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Barcode
0271000690812
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Issue Notes

Indicia date is "1981-82 Edition."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, mighty wizard! Transform me from a barbarian into a gentleman!!!
Genre
humor; sword and sorcery
Characters
Invisible Man; Mermaid; two-headed man; wizard; barbarian
Keywords
barbarian; deodorant; wizard

Indexer Notes

Mirror writing at bottom says "Congratulations! You've got a great mag in your hands!"

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just look at these fantastic photos of my space adventures!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket poses for some heroic photos by sticking his head through a hole in a mural.
Reprints
Keywords
photographs; publicity

Mr. Fix-It of the Space World (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Sabrina (cameo)
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket gets an award for his discovery of the planet Nishdu.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appearance of Sprocket's unnamed nephew.

Space Patrolman (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Abner McKlunk
Synopsis
A space patrolman makes one mistake after another.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; bank robbers; flying saucer; movie-making; Neptune

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #9.

Jungle Bungle (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Malurians reach Earth, only to find it is an impenetrable jungle and give up. They are only an inch tall.
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The Lanolites (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Captain BZXQW; Lieutenant PRZQX; Alrauna; Lipton the Reporter
Synopsis
Three aliens visiting Earth from the planet Lanolin maintain they have a mathematical formula to explain everything. Then their secretary, Alrauna, runs into the concept of love.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; horse racing; kissing; predictions

Girl Whirl (Table of Contents: 6)

Space Ranger Kaz A. Nova / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; romance; science fiction
Characters
Private Kaz A. Nova; Zelda; Klanko; Blips
Synopsis
Kaz gets involved in a love triangle with Pizzarovian robots.
Reprints
Keywords
robots; spaceship

Fright Sight (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
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Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
satire-parody; science fiction
Synopsis
At a space station dance, a spaceman learns that his date is not really what she appears to be.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; dance; disguise; Martian; spaceman

Planet Plight! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Aliens from Mercury plan to invade earth, but find that the Sahara desert is much too cold for them.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; camels; desert; pyramids

Shrink Drink (Table of Contents: 9)

A Mad House Maddy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A scientist creates a health formula with a drastic side-effect.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panels.

Tank Crank (Table of Contents: 10)

A Mad House Maddy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two robot aliens mistake a gas pump for an Earth inhabitant.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; gas pump

Indexer Notes

Three vertical panels.

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

Good Guy Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Madhouse heroes are very colorful!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hero Sandwich
Synopsis
Various color/emotion related puns.
Reprints

Razzle Dazzle (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Super Dazzle; Joe Slushwell; Leprechaun
Synopsis
A Leprechaun turns Slushwell into his hero Super Dazzle for 24 hours.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; golf; leprechaun; phone booth; pizza

Rhyme Time (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Each panel is a question that can be answered with two words that rhyme.

The Cupid Caper (Table of Contents: 14)

Super Cupid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
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Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Super Cupid; Gladys; Gerald Gooch
Synopsis
Girl-hater Gerald Gooch appears to be immune to Cupid's arrows, so he dips his arrows in a super love potion.
Reprints
Keywords
arrows; Beatles; bow; Cupid; love potion; statues; submarine sandwiches

Horse Man (Table of Contents: 15)

Horse Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
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Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Horseman [Rodney J. Sidesaddle]; Fishface; Mary
Synopsis
When Fishface robs a bank, it's up to Horseman to track him down.
Reprints
Keywords
aquarium; bank robbers; sea horse

Introducing Agent X-48 (Table of Contents: 16)

Miss X / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Chic Stone (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Agent X-48; Chief; Big Bertha; Blips
Synopsis
In an effort to get promoted to Agent X-1, Agent X-48 goes after Big Bertha and her gang.
Reprints
Keywords
department stores; gossip; judo; makeup; spies; umbrella

Car Man (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Car Man; Blue Bolt (villain)
Synopsis
Car Man (half-man, half automobile) captures villain Blue Bolt and his Blue Thunder car.
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; traffic light

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the digest reprint.

Power Struggle (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Sprocket; Dynamo Man; The Pink Martian (host)
Synopsis
Captain Sprocket must face the electrical menace of Dynamo Man.
Reprints
Keywords
electricity; short-circuit; Sprocket's Rocket; Washington D.C.; Washington Monument

Can a Mighty Girl (from a Small Town) Find Romance (in a Small Town)?? (Table of Contents: 19)

Mighty Chick / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Mighty Chick; Mickey Mouse (cameo); Blips; Golden Boy; Melvin
Synopsis
Mighty Chick searches for love.
Reprints

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

Bad Guy Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
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Letters
Bill Kresse

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mad House villains always get it -- in the end!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A Mad House villain is chased by vicious dogs.
Reprints

Captain Shark (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Dexter Taylor ?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Shark (villain); Union of Super Heroes; Captain Sprocket; Diver Jiver; Porpoise Man; Water Beetle Man
Synopsis
Water Beetle Man uses his brains to capture Captain Shark.
Reprints
Keywords
electric eels; mermaids; octopus; phone booth; sawfish; sharks; underwater

Indexer Notes

Art previously thought to be Samm Schwartz.
Henchman in second panel is reading the same story.

Nonsense Zone (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three two-panel gags: witches on radar; advice on painting Martian canals; inspector tag in a mummy case.
Reprints
Keywords
Martian; mummy; painting; radar; witches

Indexer Notes

Three two-panel gag cartoons.

The Diamond Demon (Table of Contents: 23)

Carbo Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
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Letters
Bill Kresse

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Carbo Man [short for Carborundum Man]; Ruby (villain); Emerald (villain); Sapphire (villain); Union of Super Heroes; Steel Men; Sabrina the Teenage Witch (cameo)
Synopsis
Ruby, Emerald, and Sapphire easily defeat the efforts of the "Union of Super Heroes" to stop their crimes because the villains' bodies are made of solid gemstone, and "diamonds are the hardest substance in the world". Carborundum Man defeats the male villains "with psychology", and ends story by proposing to Sapphire.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; jewels

Indexer Notes

Super-hero parody introducing Carbo Man. Sapphire looks like a cross between Smurfette and Bizarro Lois Lane. The Diamond Man is colored red like a ruby. At the super-hero headquarters, one of the heroes is reading a "Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch" comic book.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Hilda's Monster Section / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In my find, you'll find only choice, top quality monster entertainment!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch
Synopsis
Hilda promises to never use Brand X monsters in her Monster Section.
Reprints

Our Monster is Hip. Oh, Where Did We Slip? (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Ludwig! The most fearsome monster of all time is aobut to be made!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dr. Krankenstein; Ludwig; Krankenstein's monster
Synopsis
A Frankenstein-type monster has the brain of a maniac, but the heart of a hippie.
Reprints

The Broom Boom! (Table of Contents: 26)

Hilda the Witch / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Hilda the Witch; unnamed store keeper
Synopsis
Hilda can't replace her broom because of the new fad of broom skiing.
Reprints
Keywords
brooms

Everything Happens in Transylvania (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three Transylvania-themed cartoons: a woman paints a mustache onto a painting of a woman; two women wear hats in a theater; Transylvania children are cleaned.
Reprints

Stretch Strategy (Table of Contents: 28)

Ronald the Rubber Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ronald; Gladys; The Smasher
Synopsis
Ronald and Gladys try to spend time at the beach, but the Smasher keeps pestering Ronald.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; buoy; trash can; volleyball; water-skiing

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #8, no credits listed in this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Guess Which One / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
Bill Kresse
Inks
Bill Kresse
Colors
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Letters
Bill Kresse

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Doesn't know it's Saturday yet.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Guess which one doesn't know it's Saturday yet, is telling the joke, is happy he didn't drop out of school, and just killed her chances of being asked out on another date.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

four gag cartoons

Life In Transylvania (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A series of one panel gags comparing life in Transylvania with life in normal society.
Reprints
Keywords
gorilla; hypnotism; snakes; sweaters; trap door; TV commercials; voodoo dolls; vulture

The Teeth Feat (Table of Contents: 31)

The Pink Martian / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
The Pink Martian
Synopsis
The Pink Martian develops a toothache.
Reprints
Keywords
hero sandwich; rocket; toothache

Professor Transistor (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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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

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Professor Transistor, who would become a recurring character in Madhouse.

The Teen-Age Machine Age (Table of Contents: 33)

Science Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The wonders of the electronic world are put to use for teenager's in such machines as the Teachitron, Jukeboxitron, and Snack-O-Mat.
Reprints
Keywords
machines; teens

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Guess Which One / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Just won the sweepstakes.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Guess which one just won the sweepstakes, just spotted a relative, isn't crazy about ticker-tape parades, and will give up experimenting with electrical instruments.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

four gag cartoons

Campaign Pictures Sometimes Lie (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
A. Kreep
Synopsis
A look at high school campaign photos and the truth behind them.
Reprints

The Trend Setters (Table of Contents: 36)

Mad House Ma-ads Featuring The Archies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Fran the Fan; Dan Didit; Dippy Didit; Dick Didit; Clyde Didit; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
When Fran the Fan finds out that the Archies are going to appear at the Ma-ads concert, the Archies have to find a way to sneak past souvenir-hungry fans.
Reprints

Teen-Agers of the Past (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
A series of gags starring Victorian-era teens.
Reprints

Blip Quips (Table of Contents: 38)

Blips / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Blips
Synopsis
Gags and puns.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The blips also appear in the center of some pages in Girl Whirl, X-48, and Mighty Chick.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Oh, mighty wizard! Transform me from a barbarian into a gentleman!!!"]
  2. 1. ["Just look at these fantastic photos of my space adventures!"]
    Space Section
  3. 2. Mr. Fix-It of the Space World
    Captain Sprocket
  4. 3. Space Patrolman
  5. 4. Jungle Bungle
  6. 5. The Lanolites
  7. 6. Girl Whirl
    Space Ranger Kaz A. Nova
  8. 7. Fright Sight
    A Mad House Maddy
  9. 8. Planet Plight!
    Mad House Shorty
  10. 9. Shrink Drink
    A Mad House Maddy
  11. 10. Tank Crank
    A Mad House Maddy
  12. 11. ["Madhouse heroes are very colorful!"]
    Good Guy Section
  13. 12. Razzle Dazzle
  14. 13. Rhyme Time
  15. 14. The Cupid Caper
    Super Cupid
  16. 15. Horse Man
    Horse Man
  17. 16. Introducing Agent X-48
    Miss X
  18. 17. Car Man
  19. 18. Power Struggle
    Captain Sprocket
  20. 19. Can a Mighty Girl (from a Small Town) Find Romance (in a Small Town)??
    Mighty Chick
  21. 20. ["Mad House villains always get it -- in the end!"]
    Bad Guy Section
  22. 21. Captain Shark
  23. 22. Nonsense Zone
  24. 23. The Diamond Demon
    Carbo Man
  25. 24. ["In my find, you'll find only choice, top quality monster entertainment!"]
    Hilda's Monster Section
  26. 25. Our Monster is Hip. Oh, Where Did We Slip?
  27. 26. The Broom Boom!
    Hilda the Witch
  28. 27. Everything Happens in Transylvania
  29. 28. Stretch Strategy
    Ronald the Rubber Boy
  30. 29. ["...Doesn't know it's Saturday yet."]
    Guess Which One
  31. 30. Life In Transylvania
  32. 31. The Teeth Feat
    The Pink Martian
  33. 32. Professor Transistor
    Hilda's Mad Lab Section
  34. 33. The Teen-Age Machine Age
    Science Dept.
  35. 34. ["...Just won the sweepstakes."]
    Guess Which One
  36. 35. Campaign Pictures Sometimes Lie
    Madhouse Exposure Department
  37. 36. The Trend Setters
    Mad House Ma-ads Featuring The Archies
  38. 37. Teen-Agers of the Past
  39. 38. Blip Quips
    Blips
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