(Fall 1957)

Archie, 1956 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
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

[no title indexed] (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 Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper

Trick By Trial (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 5 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 Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Moose Mason; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis:
After watching a movie about a judge, the kids hold a trial with Little Archie as the judge and Ambrose as the defendant.

Indexer Notes

After some prototypes in the previous issue, this story is the formal introduction of Ambrose, Little Archie's "picked-on pal" with the cap that covers his eyes.

The story also introduces the girls' catchphrase "Poor Ambrose!" which is said whenever the boys start to pick on him.

Pop's Pet Peeve (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 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; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Evelyn Evernever; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Fred is talked into acting as the judge in Little Archie's neighborhood pet show.

Indexer Notes

This story introduces the buck-toothed girl with a bow in her hair, who would be named Evelyn Evernever in future stories.

Sales Switch (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 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; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Moose Mason; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis:
After seeing a fast-talking salesman sell his father things he doesn't need, Little Archie tries to become a super salesman, opening up the "West Side big bargain store" with the boys. But the girls retaliate by becoming salespeople themselves and creating an urgent need for the boys to buy their hornet exterminating service.

Toads and Frogs (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

It's Friendship (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica hate each other, but they're best friends.
Reprints:

Skip It (Table of Contents)

Bunny and the Kids / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Bunny; Tubes
Synopsis:
Bunny skips rope even though she's sick.

Cab Caper (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; Mary Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis:
Little Archie starts his own taxi service, taking money to drive people around in his soapbox derby. Betty and Veronica open a competing taxi service and fight with Little Archie for passengers. Jughead creates his own taxi, a wagon pulled by a dog. And Ambrose becomes a traffic cop.

Indexer Notes

The first mention of "Carson's Creek," one of many Riverdale geographical locations created by Bolling. It would become frequently mentioned in Little Archie stories and eventually in "big" Archie stories.

The Giraffe (Table of Contents)

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

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

Mad About the Boy! (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 Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis:
Little Archie, Betty and Veronica spend all their playtime fighting with each other.

Little Archie Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Reggie's Soda Pop (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 2 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 Reggie Mantle; Mr. Mantle
Synopsis:
Reggie's dad keeps boring the boys with stories of his past as a boxer and telling them that "boxing pays off." The boys figure out how to exploit make these stories pay off for them.

Hoopin' and Hollerin'! (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 Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
The kids roll hoops.

Bears (Table of Contents)

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

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

For Petter Or 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 argue over who will get to pet the new dog.

Kill Or Cure (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis:
The girls play nurse and bandage the boys.

Shakes Pair (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Little Scout
Synopsis:
Scout wants to ride on a pogo stick.

It's a Gem Dandy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Ronnie's dad gives her a diamond ring. Jughead figures out how to make it look like Betty has one too.

Navy Nuts (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 Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Moose Mason; Spotty
Synopsis:
The boys play "navy" on a raft in the middle of Carson's Creek. The girls attack their craft with a barrage of apples.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Trick By Trial
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Pop's Pet Peeve
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Sales Switch
    Little Archie
  5. 4. Toads and Frogs
    Nature's Notebook
  6. 5. It's Friendship
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Skip It
    Bunny and the Kids
  8. 7. Cab Caper
    Little Archie
  9. 8. The Giraffe
    Nature's Notebook
  10. 9. Mad About the Boy!
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Little Archie Puzzle Page
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Reggie's Soda Pop
    Little Archie
  13. 12. Hoopin' and Hollerin'!
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Bears
    Nature's Notebook
  15. 14. For Petter Or Worse
    Scotty and Dotty
  16. 15. Kill Or Cure
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Shakes Pair
    Little Scout
  18. 17. It's a Gem Dandy
    Little Archie
  19. 18. Navy Nuts
    Little Archie
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  • JW "David" Asher
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