(1957)

Archie, 1957 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Format:
Standard Silver Age U.S.; Full Color; Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior; Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

According to Bob Bolling's interview with Gary Brown in Comic Book Artist (March 2004), the idea for this series came from publisher John Goldwater's son Richard, who had just taken over as editor of Archie Comics. "John Goldwater told me that Richard had this idea to do a Little Archie and animals book. He said they were going to call it Little Archie in Animal Land. So I said 'Okay," and I did them." Bolling said that it was a difficult series to do because of the research and realistic drawing, as well as the need to keep the stories from being too obviously educational, but felt that "for what it was, it turned out to be pretty good."


[Deer] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Dexter Taylor told Gary Brown (in Comic Book Artist, March 2004) that he was the colorist for this series.

["You're going to love this new and different comic magazine!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Bob Bolling
Synopsis:
Little Archie introduces the comic and a photo of the series creator, Bob Bolling, hard at work sketching animals.

Boobs In Birdland (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Dexter Taylor
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Dilton Doily
Synopsis:
Little Archie and his friends go bird-watching, but the man who owns the property gets a policeman to shoo them away for trespassing.

Fox Talk (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred tells Little Archie about foxes.

Animals In Action (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Dexter Taylor
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Little Archie offers facts about animals' height and speed.

Tuna Tales / The Loud Mouth (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Dexter Taylor
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Fred explains where tuna fish sandwiches come from.

Little Archie's Animal Ark (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Dexter Taylor
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie
Synopsis:
Information about other animals, including crocodiles.

Old Ringtail (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Dexter Taylor
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
After Fred tells him about raccoons, the animals who naturally wash up before meals, Little Archie decides to build his own raccoon.

Red-Headed Remora (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
When Little Archie asks for a ride in their go-kart, the girls compare him to the Remora, the hitchhiker of the sea.

Garden Spider (Table of Contents)

Nature's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature

Feline Facts (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Dexter Taylor
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
The girls fight over whether Betty's cat Caramel or Ronnie's cat Smedley will be the mascot for the Good Ol' Gang's baseball team.

["Well, this finishes my first animal book"] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Little Archie asks readers to send suggestions for animals who ought to be covered in future stories.

Rabbit Roundup (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Dexter Taylor
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Facts about different types of rabbits.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Deer]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. ["You're going to love this new and different comic magazine!"]
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Boobs In Birdland
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Fox Talk
    Little Archie
  5. 4. Animals In Action
    Little Archie
  6. 5. Tuna Tales / The Loud Mouth
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Little Archie's Animal Ark
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Old Ringtail
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Red-Headed Remora
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Garden Spider
    Nature's Notebook
  11. 10. Feline Facts
    Little Archie
  12. 11. ["Well, this finishes my first animal book"]
    Little Archie
  13. 12. Rabbit Roundup
    Little Archie
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