HOVERBOY'S WACKY HI-JINKS #64
"DELIRIUM FIVE "
the 13 HOVERBOY titles published by ARCHIE COMICS
during the mid to late '60's, HOVERBOY'S WACKY
HI-JINKS MAGAZINE was the longest running and most
successful. Late in the series run, publishers fought to
retain sales by teaming Hoverboy up with various popular
personalities. Pictured here, issue #64 chronicles the first
appearance of wristwatch icon, and eventual vice-president to Richard Nixon, SPIRO T. AGNEW. Hoverboy
and Spiro go undercover to infiltrate a gang of "beatniks",
and after smoking some bad weed, end up taking a wild "trip" to the freaky, whacked-out DELIRIUM 5!
viewers will note the use of the word "ZOOVY"
on the cover. This was a word concocted by the publishers
in an attempt to force a new word onto the public
consciousness, and supplant the then popular "GROOVY". Despite the words continual use within the magazine,
success was limited.