(Summer 1957)

Archie, 1956 Series
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Little Archie Giant Comics
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Format
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

With this issue, "Little Archie" becomes a giant-sized comic, and would remain so (though with decreasing page counts) through issue # 84.


[Traffic cop] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

"Wow! You mean all those thousn's n' thousn's of letters are for me, Mr. Bolling?" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Archie and his creator Bob Bolling (in a photograph) discuss the huge amount of fan mail "Little Archie" is getting and the comic's switch to a 100-page giant book.

Tea Tempest (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
The girls force Little Archie to come to their tea party.

Little Archie Does It! (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

["Hey, Mom, buy me that water pistol!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Ned the cartoonist
Synopsis:
Inspired by his father's job as an editor at the "Riverdale Record," Little Archie starts his own newspaper with the other kids as his reporters.

Indexer Notes

An un-named boy in a white shirt and large red cap turns up at the end of the story; though the design of the character is different, he eventually evolved into the character of Ambrose, who wore the same outfit.

Easy Does It! (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

On the Ball (Table of Contents)

Bunny and the Kids / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leon Winik ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Bunny

The Catnapper (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Mantle; Mrs. Mantle
Synopsis:
Fred has to try and figure out how to unload ten kittens that Reggie's dad gave to Little Archie.

The Deer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Little Betty Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Tooth of a Kind (Table of Contents)

Scotty and Dotty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Samm Schwartz
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Scotty; Dotty
Synopsis:
Dotty asks a dentist if he can pull a tooth.

From Dad To Worse (Table of Contents)

Scotty and Dotty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Samm Schwartz
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Scotty; Dotty; Daddy
Synopsis:
Scotty and Dotty ask how to spell a bunch of words.

The Fall Guy (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee is crushed when he overhears the children calling him a sissy, and the kids consider him even more of a "fraidy cat" after he stops them from parachuting off the roof with an umbrella. But then Mr. Weatherbee accidentally wins the children's respect when he falls off the roof himself.

Indexer Notes

A key development in "Little Archie" because Bolling for the first time adds some sentiment to the comedy, portraying Mr. Weatherbee's despondency at not being respected by his students.

This story includes another Ambrose prototype; he's dressed differently, but has the gimmick of the cap that covers his eyes.

Weight and See (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis:
The boys try to prove that they're strong using the old fake-barbells trick.

The Harder They Fool (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
When Little Archie gets in trouble with Moose, Jughead suggests they settle it with a formal boxing match. In the fight, Little Archie tries to follow his father's advice that "a good fighter always looks for his opponent's weakness."

Wedded Blitz (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
The girls play at getting married, and get Little Archie to play the groom.

Peep Squeak (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Samm Schwartz
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz (signed)
Inks:
Samm Schwartz (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Scout
Synopsis:
Scout tries to see the ball game through a peephole in the fence.

The Alligator (Table of Contents)

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

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

Food Feud (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Little Dilton Doily; Little Moose Mason; Lead-belly; Ambrose; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Archie opens his own restaurant

Indexer Notes

Yet another prototype for Ambrose is included in this story: this kid has the same name, but otherwise looks completely different.

The Elephant (Table of Contents)

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

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

Moon Muddle (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Little Archie finishes building a rocket ship and prepares to set off for the moon, but he has second thoughts about leaving his parents and his dog.

Indexer Notes

The first story where Little Archie's dog is named "Spotty."

This story also introduces some of the more elaborate angles, shadows and landscaping that would become an important feature of Bolling's Little Archie work.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Traffic cop]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. "Wow! You mean all those thousn's n' thousn's of letters are for me, Mr. Bolling?"
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Tea Tempest
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Little Archie Does It!
  5. 4. ["Hey, Mom, buy me that water pistol!"]
    Little Archie
  6. 5. Easy Does It!
    Little Archie
  7. 6. On the Ball
    Bunny and the Kids
  8. 7. The Catnapper
    Little Archie
  9. 8. The Deer
    Nature's Notebook
  10. 9. Little Betty Fun Page
  11. 10. Tooth of a Kind
    Scotty and Dotty
  12. 11. From Dad To Worse
    Scotty and Dotty
  13. 12. The Fall Guy
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Weight and See
    Little Archie
  15. 14. The Harder They Fool
    Little Archie
  16. 15. Wedded Blitz
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Peep Squeak
    Little Scout
  18. 17. The Alligator
    Nature's Notebook
  19. 18. Food Feud
    Little Archie
  20. 19. The Elephant
    Nature's Notebook
  21. 20. Moon Muddle
    Little Archie
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