(Summer 1959)

Archie, 1957 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:
Richard Goldwater
Format:
Color; Standard format; saddle-stitched; Newsprint

[Soda] (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; Ambrose Pipps; Little Jughead Jones; Pop Tate

The Scavengers (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:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Dilton Doily; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Ambrose Pipps; Evelyn Evernever
Synopsis:
When the girls are beating the boys at a scavenger hunt, Little Archie scares away Evelyn, who's guarding the girls' findings, by making her think a ghost is after her. The boys then hide their plunder -- including several dogs and cats -- in Little Archie's house. They don't count on Mr. Andrews coming home early from work. And after the girls get their animals back, Mr. Andrews offers a twenty-five cent reward to whoever brings him Little Archie.

Ludwig La Stanza, The Music Moppet (Table of Contents)

Little Archie and the Good Ol' Gang / comic story / 10 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; Ludwig La Stanza; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Ruben; Sheldon Broadbeam
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee asks Ludwig La Stanza to conduct the Good Ol' Gang's orchestra in his composition, "Wet Sneaker Serenade," on Parent-Teacher Night. Ludwig can't get the right sound out of the orchestra until he gets the idea of adding live animals, two chickens and a pig, to the orchestra.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Ludwig La Stanza, Bolling's short-lived answer to Schroeder from "Peanuts."

All Bowled Up (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:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Scout; Egbert
Synopsis:
Scout goes bowling.

The Truth Hurts (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Brando

Indexer Notes

The first of many appearances in this title by "Shrimpy," Archie Comics' thinly-disguised copy of "Peanuts." (Shrimpy is even referred to as "George Smith" in this strip.) The strip appeared in several Archie titles for the next few years, before being retired and replaced by the old standby "Li'l Jinx."

Campaign Capers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Dilton Doily; Ambrose Pipps; Evelyn Evernever; Pop Tate
Synopsis:
After Fred tells the kids that they should settle dispute democratically instead of with fighting, Little Archie and Reggie run against each other in an election for "Boss of the West Side." The results are a tie, but there's one kid who hasn't voted yet: Ambrose.

Defective Detective (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Ambrose Pipps; Little Archie Andrews; Mr. Pipps; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Ambrose wants a dollar to buy Little Archie Giant Comics (which apparently are a comic book in this world too) and sees his opportunity when Mr. Andrews offers a prize of a dollar to the first person who guesses the killer in a new movie.

The Ball and the Fly (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Ambrose Pipps; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis:
After Little Archie hits a ball through Mr. Weatherbee's window, he and the boys try to use disguises to get home without being caught.

Out On a Limb (Table of Contents)

Caramel / comic story / 1 page (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 Betty Cooper; Caramel
Synopsis:
Little Archie rescues Betty's cat Caramel from a tree.

Menace From the Skies! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Article on owls.
Reprints:

Evelyn Evernever (Table of Contents)

Evelyn Evernever / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Evelyn Evernever; Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Ambrose Pipps; Teddy; Evelyn's friend
Synopsis:
The kids decide to hold a pet show, with the winner's owner getting a ticket to the circus. Evelyn, who desperately wants to see the "lovely ladies" at the circus but doesn't have a pet, tries to attract a cat with a fish skeleton.

Business Build Up (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:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Ambrose's cousin
Synopsis:
The boys take Ambrose's money to help finance their health-club business, and then fire him. Ambrose starts a cake and cookie business with his cousin, and attracts all the kids who would rather be fat and happy than healthy.

The Hunters (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Caramel
Synopsis:
A mouse is chased by Caramel, who is chased by Spotty, who is chased by Little Archie. And someone else chases them all away.

Indexer Notes

An early example of one of Bolling's favorite layout methods: long, page-wide panels stacked directly on top of each other with no separation.

The Pony Express! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history

The Great Mince Pie Mystery (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:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Ludwig La Stanza; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis:
Fred has to go on a diet because Little Archie, being ashamed of his father's weight, won't go on walks with him anymore. But when he sees three freshly-baked mince pies out in the woods, he takes them and eats two of them. Ambrose, who was bringing the pies to the gang's pie auction, gets his deerstalker cap and magnifying glass and tries to solve the mystery of who stole the pies. He gets the evidence he needs when he sees Fred hiding the last of the three pies. Little Archie is crushed to discover that his dad might be a pie thief, while Fred tries to replace the stolen pies, all the while repeating his new motto: "You just can't win."

Indexer Notes

This and the following story, "The Shrimp From Outer Space," show Bolling becoming more ambitious in his stories and art, and more willing to explore the relationships of the characters (in this case, Little Archie's relationship with his dad).

Ludwig La Stanza hums the rhythm of the theme from the show "Dragnet" when Ambrose first appears as a detective.

The Shrimp From Outer Space (Table of Contents)

Little Archie and the Good Ol' Gang / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Lovely reporter; Sheldon Broadbeam; Ludwig La Stanza
Synopsis:
Little Archie and the Good Ol' Gang build a rocket out of a barrel and a giant slingshot, but can't find anyone who'll volunteer to go to the moon in it. When Ambrose comes by, trying to get into the Good Ol' Gang, the kids promise him that he can be part of the gang if he goes up in the rocket -- and if he comes back alive.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

The splash panel of this story is Bolling's first attempt to use a realistic drawing style (rather than the cartoony style of the story itself) in "Little Archie."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Soda]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. The Scavengers
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Ludwig La Stanza, The Music Moppet
    Little Archie and the Good Ol' Gang
  4. 3. All Bowled Up
    Little Scout
  5. 4. The Truth Hurts
    Shrimpy
  6. 5. Campaign Capers
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Defective Detective
    Little Ambrose
  8. 7. The Ball and the Fly
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Out On a Limb
    Caramel
  10. 9. Menace From the Skies!
  11. 10. Evelyn Evernever
    Evelyn Evernever
  12. 11. Business Build Up
    Little Archie
  13. 12. The Hunters
    Little Archie
  14. 13. The Pony Express!
  15. 14. The Great Mince Pie Mystery
    Little Archie
  16. 15. The Shrimp From Outer Space
    Little Archie and the Good Ol' Gang
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