(Winter 1958)

Archie, 1957 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Little Archie Giant Comics
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

[Heavy Rain Due Today] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Bubble Gum Blues (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

Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis:
The West Side Warriors try to get away from the "stupid girls" by turning their clubhouse into a boat. Meanwhile, the girls have taken up fortune telling and warn the boys that if they're not nice, the "good fairy" won't come to help them. The fortune comes true, but with a different spelling than the boys expected.

Sum Friend (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Moose Mason; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Moose is forbidden to pitch for the school team because of his bad grades in math.

Map Saps (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:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Ambrose Pipps; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Little Archie and Reggie hire Ambrose to create a map of the neighborhood that they can use to plot strategy against the South Side Serpents. After Ambrose turns in a beautifully-made map, they try to find a flaw in it so they can get out of paying him.

Indexer Notes

Two pages of this story are devoted to Ambrose's map, which includes many of the specific places that Bolling created for his version of Riverdale, including "Thrill Hill," "Carson's Creek," the swamp (later named the Hockomock Swamp) and the Serpents' hideout "Cobra Cave."

Taboo It May Concern (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Little Archie asks Betty to a movie on Friday the 13th, and Betty goes reluctantly, worried about bad luck.

The Reign Is Over (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis:
Little Archie and his friends play a game based on "The Prince and the Pauper," and Little Archie enjoys being the Prince.

Plane Advice (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
After Fred helps Little Archie with his model plane, his boss gets the mistaken idea that Fred can fly actual planes.
Reprints:

Secret Talk! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Bunny
Synopsis:
Bunny gloats about knowing a secret.

Reptiles of Yesterday (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature

Hit and Miss! (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:
Greg throws snowballs at Li'l Jinx.

For Friendship's Ache (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Little Archie tries to talk Moose out of beating up Jughead.

Art Antics (Table of Contents)

Little Reggie / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Reggie Mantle; Little Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Reggie is chosen by Miss Grundy to help decorate the gym.

["Here comes Secretary Ambrose!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Ambrose / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Ambrose Pipps; Little Archie Andrews; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Ambrose is club Secretary even though he can't write.

Sweet Talk (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Betty Cooper; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Betty won't give Jughead a piece of candy unless he says nice things about her.

[The Great Apes] (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

Film Fun (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Director Little Archie shoots a Western film with Ronnie as the leading lady.
Reprints:

The World's Largest Mammal (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
An introduction to various whales.

Keep 'Em Flying (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Little Archie makes a kite tail out of his father's ties.

Ride Or Wrong (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Jughead opens a dog-walking service, but charges half price on big dogs.

Business Forecast (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis:
Ambrose opens a newsstand where he sells yesterday's papers.

American Mammals (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

Thin Ice? (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
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx goes skating.

Friend Or Foe (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
After his father encourages him to try harder to make friends, Little Archie goes out and befriends a squirrel, who promptly drives his father crazy.

Berry Good Friends (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Ronnie does the old Vaudeville "that's good/that's bad" phone routine, complete with the traditional punchline ("I helped her sort the strawberries").

Sports Sharpy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Ambrose Pipps; Little Archie Andrews; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Ambrose uses his dog George to help him score a touchdown against the South Side Serpents.

Business Bungle (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Evelyn Evernever
Synopsis:
Inspired by all the advice-givers in TV and newspapers, Little Archie starts "Little Archie's Good Advice Business," offering advice to anyone who can pay him in jellybeans. All the kids are disgusted by his greed and stop liking him, except Evelyn, who becomes his secretary, and Ambrose, who Little Archie tells to "go jump in the lake." And it's that bit of advice that leads to Ambrose becoming the most popular kid on the West Side. An act of generosity by Ambrose then makes Little Archie realize that friends are more important than jellybeans any day.

Indexer Notes

The first story to show a closer friendship between Little Archie and Ambrose.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Heavy Rain Due Today]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Bubble Gum Blues
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Sum Friend
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Map Saps
    Little Archie
  5. 4. Taboo It May Concern
    Little Archie
  6. 5. The Reign Is Over
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Plane Advice
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Secret Talk!
    Bunny and the Kids
  9. 8. Reptiles of Yesterday
  10. 9. Hit and Miss!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. For Friendship's Ache
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Art Antics
    Little Reggie
  13. 12. ["Here comes Secretary Ambrose!"]
    Little Ambrose
  14. 13. Sweet Talk
    Little Betty
  15. 14. [The Great Apes]
    Nature's Notebook
  16. 15. Film Fun
    Little Archie
  17. 16. The World's Largest Mammal
  18. 17. Keep 'Em Flying
    Little Archie
  19. 18. Ride Or Wrong
    Little Jughead
  20. 19. Business Forecast
    Little Ambrose
  21. 20. American Mammals
    Nature's Notebook
  22. 21. Thin Ice?
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. Friend Or Foe
    Little Archie
  24. 23. Berry Good Friends
    Little Veronica
  25. 24. Sports Sharpy
    Little Ambrose
  26. 25. Business Bungle
    Little Archie
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