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Archie's Madhouse (1959) comic books 1962

  • Issue #17
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 17

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    First 12-cent issue. "A Vampire Meets A Vamp," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; A vampire falls hard for a mortal, only to discover that she's also a vampire. "The Martian Report"; A pair of Martians return to Mars with the most fascinating sight of their lives, a woman's purse full of stuff. "Nursery Crimes!", art by Joe Edwards; What Humpty Dumpty would be like as a movie. "If Teen-Agers Ran Parents..!", art by Joe Edwards; How things would be different if teen-agers ran parents, including changes to newspaper articles, new merit awards, and new parent report cards. "Lights Camera Action," pencils by Bob White; Hollywood star Elvis Rockmore deals with a mummy, an empty dive tank, an oncoming train, and a snapped rope climbing cord. "Better Not Believe It!", pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Parody of Ripley's Believe It Or Not. "Space Date," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Two members of the space patrol have blind dates. Ads for Archie Giant Series Magazines, Archie's Pals 'N' Gals. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #18
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 18

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    "The Phantom's Comeback!", pencils by Bob White; The Phantom of the Opera is out of date; He decides to re-invent himself as a rock 'n' roll singer. "Followed!", pencils by Bob White; A man notices a big ugly man following him and tries to elude him; The man finally catches up to him and there's a twist ending. Ads for Archie's Pals 'n' Gals, Betty and Veronica Spectacular. "Charming Choice!", pencils by Bob White; The Pink Martian Man offers to take Matty to Mars, where he would have no homework. "Earth in 2062 A.D."; Duck-like aliens visit Earth in 2062 A.D. and find that robots are in charge and humans are slaves; Or so it seems. "To Each His Own," art by Joe Edwards; A spaceship from Earth makes a good will trip to the planets; delivering art to Mercury, books to Mars, and rock 'n' roll records to Planet X. Untitled Ronald the Rubber Boy story, art by Joe Edwards; Ronald swallows so much chewing gum, his body becomes stretchable. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #19-12CENT
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 19-12CENT

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    Regular Edition, 12¢ cover price. NOTE: This issue was published without an issue number on the cover. Cover by Samm Schwartz. "The Alligator Man," art by Joe Edwards; Geoffrey Swamp, star of the Alligator Man films, finds it hard to shed his past when he retires. "Strife Magazine," pencils by Joe Edwards; An inside look at how Transylvania's Strife Magazine is published. Ads for Archie's Pals 'n' Gals, Betty and Veronica Summer Fun, Archie Annual. "Jayson's Return," art by Joe Edwards; A society of robots sends Jayson out to find lubricating oil, but he returns with the wrong kind. "Plight in Pluto," pencils by Joe Edwards; A Plutonian takes two typical Earth teens for the Intergalactic Zoo, but finds that they hate pizza and ice cream and don't like rock 'n' roll. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1961. Average paid circulation for the previous 12 months was 258,171. "Two Left Feet!", pencils by Joe Edwards; A teenager with literally two left feet is outcast by his peers, so he learns to dance and inadvertently invents the Twist. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #19-15CENT
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 19-15CENT

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    Test Market variant with 15¢ cover price. NOTE: This issue was published without an issue number on the cover. Cover by Samm Schwartz. "The Alligator Man," art by Joe Edwards; Geoffrey Swamp, star of the Alligator Man films, finds it hard to shed his past when he retires. "Strife Magazine," pencils by Joe Edwards; An inside look at how Transylvania's Strife Magazine is published. Ads for Archie's Pals 'n' Gals, Betty and Veronica Summer Fun, Archie Annual. "Jayson's Return," art by Joe Edwards; A society of robots sends Jayson out to find lubricating oil, but he returns with the wrong kind. "Plight in Pluto," pencils by Joe Edwards; A Plutonian takes two typical Earth teens for the Intergalactic Zoo, but finds that they hate pizza and ice cream and don't like rock 'n' roll. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1961. Average paid circulation for the previous 12 months was 258,171. "Two Left Feet!", pencils by Joe Edwards; A teenager with literally two left feet is outcasted by his peers, so he learns to dance and inadvertently invents the Twist. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #20
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 20

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    The Prime Time Machine starring the Monster Professor. Spellbound!; Hilda the Witch complains of a new sorcerer defeating her when she flies over his domain. She looks up his address and finds it is Cape Canaveral. The Hip Drip; 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. The Rat Race For Space!; Johnny decides he doesn't want to go to the future because there will be too much to learn. The Uncharted Planet!; Two space travelers arrive on a planet and are amazed that inanimate objects come to life. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #21-12CENT
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 21-12CENT

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    Regular Edition, 12¢ cover price. Cover by Samm Schwartz. "Debutante Twist," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Chester spends a fortune trying to impress rich girl Brenda Van Loot, but fails; Lester is broke, so when he dates Brenda he does it on the cheap and Brenda is impressed by the novelty. "Lester the Hipster," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Martians capture Lester and show him all their latest weapons. Instead of being frightened, Lester thinks the weapons would be useful on Earth. Ads for The World of Jughead, Archie Giant Series Magazines. "The Thought Machine," art by Joe Edwards; A professor entertains space travelers with a thought machine that converts energy into matter. "Dr. Sy Klops," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Professor Klops tests a vitamin ray on teens Joe and Janet, but it shrinks them instead. "The Son of Dr. Jerkyll," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The son of Dr. Jerkyll continues his father's experiments and turns into rock star Melvin Preston. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #21-15CENT
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 21-15CENT

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    15c cover price variant. Cover by Samm Schwartz. "Debutante Twist," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Chester spends a fortune trying to impress rich girl Brenda Van Loot, but fails; Lester is broke, so when he dates Brenda he does it on the cheap and Brenda is impressed by the novelty. "Lester the Hipster," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Martians capture Lester and show him all their latest weapons. Instead of being frightened, Lester thinks the weapons would be useful on Earth. Ads for The World of Jughead, Archie Giant Series Magazines. "The Thought Machine," art by Joe Edwards; A professor entertains space travelers with a thought machine that converts energy into matter. "Dr. Sy Klops," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Professor Klops tests a vitamin ray on teens Joe and Janet, but it shrinks them instead. "The Son of Dr. Jerkyll," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The son of Dr. Jerkyll continues his father's experiments and turns into rock star Melvin Preston. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #22-12CENT
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 22-12CENT
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    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
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    1st appearance of Sabrina, the Teen-age Witch. Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; 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. Scare Your Fellow Monsters, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo inks by Rudy Lapick. The Romances of Marcia the Mermaid, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The tale of Marcia, a mermaid who constantly falls in love with human teenage boys. Snowboy, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; A living snowman gets the cold shoulder from all the other teens until he falls in love with a warm-blooded girl. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #22-15CENT
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    15c cover price variant. 1st appearance of Sabrina, the Teen-age Witch. Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; 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. Scare Your Fellow Monsters, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo inks by Rudy Lapick. The Romances of Marcia the Mermaid, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The tale of Marcia, a mermaid who constantly falls in love with human teenage boys. Snowboy, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; A living snowman gets the cold shoulder from all the other teens until he falls in love with a warm-blooded girl. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #23
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 23

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    Cover art by Samm Schwartz. I Was an Exiled Monster, art by Joe Edwards; Ergo is exiled from his home planet for being Double Ugly! Electronic Comedian starring Professor Transistor and his robots, script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. Video Wonderland, script by George Gladir, art by Joe Edwards; Les 'n' Ches climb into their television set. Have Typewriter Will Travel, art by Joe Edwards; Bob Weber would give anything to be a successful Science Fiction writer. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.