Little Archie Giant Comics #16 [Canadian Price Variant]

Archie, 1957 Series
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Pages:
84
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?
Brand:
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Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Little Archie Giant Comics (Archie, 1957 series) #16.


Little Archie for President (Table of Contents)

Little Archie Andrews / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling (signed)

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; three un-named children

Goodbye Riverdale, Hello World! (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Various un-named kids
Synopsis:
Little Archie decides to build a race car so he can leave Riverdale and race on tracks across the world. On his way to a race down Thrill Hill, he collides with Little Veronica, bending the wheels on his car. He ends up racing in Little Veronica's doll carriage, and crashes into a tree, wrecking it (due to unfriendly competition from Little Reggie). After the race, he and Little Veronica discuss all the times they've fought and how she always gets back at him. Little Veronica insults him, and says that if he left, her life wouldn't be any fun - only to suddenly invite him over to watch TV. Little Archie decides to stick around Riverdale long enough to figure out Little Veronica.

Indexer Notes

Bob Bolling's signature appears at the beginning of the story.

Bandits! (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Blackie Dench; Scar Carter; Mr. Turner; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Un-named police sergeant; Two un-named police officers
Synopsis:
Little Archie recalls the day that a trip to Turner's Market turned into his biggest adventure. Mr. Turner doesn't have the lemon pie filling his mom wanted, so instead he picks up a nickel's worth of beans to use as ammo for his bean shooter. On the way home, he runs into Little Betty and Little Veronica, and loses track of time as he unties their rope from a tree. After realizing he was supposed to be on a quick errand, Little Betty and Little Veronica show him a shortcut, which ends up leading him right past the hideout for wanted villains Blackie Dench and Scar Cooper. After Mrs. Cooper learns of Archie's disappearance, the girls show her the shortcut, and she decides to call the cops. While the police are on their way, Little Archie manages to outwit the crooks, and the day is saved as the police arrive to arrest the two criminals.

On the Fence! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Un-named female friend
Synopsis:
Shrimpy's friend scolds him for scribbling on the fence, and convinces him to stop the childish habit. The next day he is pleased to show her that he has broken the habit - instead of scribbling, he now draws pictures on the fence.

Indexer Notes

No credits provided for this story. Credits given based on information from the following articles:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2002-07-22
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-16
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-17

Can You Top This? (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Miss Geraldine Grundy; Ludwig La Stanza; Mr. Waldo Weatherbee; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Little Archie and Little Jughead try out for the school's talent show - Little Archie playing the trumpet, and Little Jughead playing the bass drum. They perform poorly, and are annoyed when Little Reggie shows off. After seeing their disappointment, a friend and fellow student named Ludwig La Stanza offers to coach them. After learning of their improvements, Little Reggie goes out of his way to sabotage their performance, turning them into the laughing stock of the talent show. However, his plan backfires and Little Jughead and Little Archie end up taking home first prize - everyone liked the comedy act better than Reggie's act.

Indexer Notes

No credits provided for this story. Credits given based on information from the following articles:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2002-07-22
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-16
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-17
and Who's Who Project used for confirmation.

The Greatest Bargain in American History (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children; history
Synopsis:
A short but informative article on the purchase of Manhattan Island by the Native Americans from the Dutch in 1626.

Chip Off The Ol' Block (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Miss Geraldine Grundy; Fred Andrews; Un-named classmate
Synopsis:
When Little Archie gets a bad grade on his test paper, he thinks he's in big trouble after Miss Grundy decides to drop by to discuss his performance with his parents. Little Archie's mother is out of town, so Little Archie tries several ways to avoid having the meeting take place, which all fail. When Miss Grundy explains why she's there, Mr. Andrews brags about what a great student he was when he had Grundy - which then reminds Miss Grundy of his reputation as the greatest sleeper in her class. In the end, Miss Grundy apologizes for being so harsh, and agrees to be more patient. Little Archie's dad is embarrassed at what's just happened, and gives Little Archie a quarter to forget what Miss Grundy said.

Indexer Notes

No credits provided for this story. Credits given based on information from the following articles:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2002-07-22
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-16
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-17
and Who's Who Project used for confirmation.

Summer Daze (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
children
Characters:
Fred Andrews; Mr. Mantle; Little Archie Andrews; Little Archie's dog Spotty
Synopsis:
On the bus ride home from work, Mr. Mantle and Mr. Andrews get into a discussion about the joys and disappointments of a particularly hot summer day. Mr. Andrews is looking forward to settling down to listen to the ball game while drinking lemonade. When he gets home though, he finds that the water has been shut off until tomorrow, the air conditioner in the bedroom broke and can't be fixed until next week and that his wife left him a list of chores. He then realizes that maybe summer isn't so great after all.

Indexer Notes

Mr. Mantle's first name is not known. In this story, Fred Andrews simply refers to him as Mantle so the readers know who he is. No credits provided for this story. Credits given based on information from the following articles:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2002-07-22
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-16
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-17
and Who's Who Project used for confirmation.

Slips (Table of Contents)

Pipsqueak / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Landner
Pencils:
Walt Landner
Inks:
Walt Landner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Walt Landner

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pipsqueak; Pipsqueak's parents
Synopsis:
During a family trip to the beach, Pipsqueak's mother tells him to put sun screen on while he waits for his father to return. After doing so, Pipsqueak runs to greet his father, but has put on so much sun screen that he slips out of his father's hands.

Indexer Notes

Pipsqueak's parents' names and last name are not known. No credits are given for this story, but credits have been added based on information from the Who's Who Project.

Rain Rumpus (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Unnamed friend
Synopsis:
On his way home, Mr. Andrews notices a storm coming up fast, and runs to his son's clubhouse for shelter. He encourages the boys to stay put so they don't get soaked, but they all run as soon as they hear that rain is coming. The boys take shelter under a nearby tree, while Mr. Andrews ends up getting soaked in the leaky clubhouse, which he soon learns that the boys built themselves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No credits provided for this story. Credits given based on information from the following articles:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2002-07-22
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-16
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-17
and Who's Who Project used for confirmation.

Nature Notes (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Little Archie's father scolds him for chasing the squirrels, birds and other animals out of his garden. He proceeds to tell Little Archie how the fruits and vegetables they plant were meant to be eaten by nature. As his father finishes the story, Little Archie points out that the animals only got a snack from him, and that they're getting dinner from his father - showing that the animals are now munching on an open bag of seeds. Little Archie's father chases them off, saying that they're destroying nature - something he can't stand (despite having just put up a fence, a rather ugly scarecrow, and hand-painted signs reading "Private Property!" and "Keep Off!")

Indexer Notes

No credits provided for this story. Credits given based on information from the following articles:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2002-07-22
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-16
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-17
and Who's Who Project used for confirmation.

Marriageable Miss (Table of Contents)

Little Archie's Friend Betty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Caramel (Betty's cat)
Synopsis:
After Little Betty mentions that she'd like to marry Little Archie, her mom decides to teach her the various chores involved with keeping the house clean. As Little Betty is in the middle of scrubbing dishes, Little Archie walks towards the house and says hi to her. Little Betty responds by throwing the scrub brush at him and saying that she doesn't ever want to marry him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No credits provided for this story. Credits given based on information from the following articles:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2002-07-22
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-16
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2004-02-17
and Who's Who Project used for confirmation.

[Little Archie Subscription Ad] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
An ad with a coupon offering three ball point pens to anyone who subscribes to a year (4 issues) of Little Archie Giant Comics for $1.

Dodo Bird (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children; history; nature
Synopsis:
A brief but interesting article about the dodo bird.

Public Do-nut Snitcher No. 1 (Table of Contents)

Putnam, Ambrose's Baby Brother / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
children
Characters:
Ambrose Pipps; Putnam Pipps; Mrs. Pipps; Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Ambrose is disappointed when his mother won't let him have any of the donuts she baked for her bridge club. After hearing Putnam cry, both Ambrose and his mom go to see what the problem is, and hand him his old beat-up, hollowed-out teddy bear. Ambrose's mom then leaves Ambrose to watch his little brother while she runs to the store, reminding them not to snitch any donuts while she's gone. When Putnam wants a donut, Ambrose tells him he can have all the donuts he wants - when he's tall enough to reach them. After Ambrose goes outside briefly to see Little Archie's squirt gun, the apparently super-smart Putnam stacks some books in his toy wagon and wheels it to the kitchen, along with his teddy bear. Putnam then climbs up the books, snitching several donuts and hiding them in his teddy bear, then returns to the living room and hides the donuts when his brother returns. When the boys' mom gets back, she thanks Ambrose for watching his brother, then blames him for the missing donuts (Ambrose blames his brother). Soon, Mrs. Pitts puts Putnam in his playpen while she goes to take the clothes off the line. Putnam, feeling bad for what he's done, grabs nearby books, stacking them high enough for him to climb out of his playpen, then stacks them in his wagon, returns the donuts and returns to his playpen before anyone knows what happened. Seeing the donuts returned, Mrs. Pipps rewards Ambrose, who shares half of it with his brother.

Indexer Notes

"Do-nut" was the common spelling for "donut" at the time. Mrs. Pipps' name is not known. Last name taken from a panel in the story in which she refers to her son as Ambrose Pipps. Bob Bolling's signature is at the beginning of the story.

The Only One For Me... (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx and her friend Greg take a trip to the library, marveling at the thousands of books available - then end up fighting over the same book, each claiming that they saw it first.

Indexer Notes

Greg's name is never mentioned in this story, but he looks pretty much the same here as he does in other stories where his name is mentioned.

The Fable of Fabian Field Mouse (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Fabian Field Mouse; Caramel the Cat; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Two un-named friends of Little Archie; Un-named guard; Two un-named guards
Synopsis:
Little Archie is happily showing off his pet mouse, Fabian, to his friends, when Betty joins them with her cat, Caramel. Caramel, seeing the mouse, decides it's time for a snack and proceeds to chase Fabian. Fabian scrambles up a drain pipe with Caramel on his tail. While he does manage to avoid being eaten, Caramel bites off his tail, at which point all the kids start to tease Little Archie. In an attempt to cheer up his son, Mr. Andrews decides to take a drive in the country, and Little Archie takes Fabian with them. On the way home, Mr. Andrews decides to drive by Cape Culver Rocket Base. Just as they're passing the base, Fabian runs out of cheese, chews a hole in the shoebox and escapes onto the base. The guard will not let the family on to the base, and they return home, with Little Archie saddened by the loss of his pet. Meanwhile, Fabian finds his way to the base's laboratory, drawn there by the smell of cheese. The scientists return, and capture Fabian thinking he's one of theirs. After noticing that he has no tail, they realize that his lack of a tail will make him lighter, and therefore decide to send him into space. Little Archie's friends continue to laugh at him when he returns home and explains where his mouse went. Two days later, Little Archie and his family learn that a tailless mouse has just been sent to the moon - the rocket was supposed to orbit the earth, but a scientest pressed the wrong button. This makes Little Archie famous among his friends, and he is declared president of the local rocket club. At the end of the night, Little Archie tells Little Betty that he's not worried about his mouse being on the moon, because everyone knows it's made of green cheese.

Indexer Notes

Bob Bolling's signature appears at the beginning of the story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Little Archie for President
    Little Archie Andrews
  2. 1. Goodbye Riverdale, Hello World!
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Bandits!
    Little Archie
  4. 3. On the Fence!
    Shrimpy
  5. 4. Can You Top This?
    Little Archie
  6. 5. The Greatest Bargain in American History
  7. 6. Chip Off The Ol' Block
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Summer Daze
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Slips
    Pipsqueak
  10. 9. Rain Rumpus
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Nature Notes
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Marriageable Miss
    Little Archie's Friend Betty
  13. 12. [Little Archie Subscription Ad]
  14. 13. Dodo Bird
  15. 14. Public Do-nut Snitcher No. 1
    Putnam, Ambrose's Baby Brother
  16. 15. The Only One For Me...
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. The Fable of Fabian Field Mouse
    Little Archie
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