(Spring 1960)

Archie, 1957 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Little Archie Giant Comics
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Format:
Color; Standard format; saddle-stitched; Newsprint

["Danger: Thin Ice"] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
In addition to the gag, the cover includes plugs for two stories in the issue: a box with a scene from "The Run-Away," and a caption saying "In this issue: ELVIS SINGS" (Elvis turns out to be a frog, not the Elvis kids were hoping for).

Webfooted Warbler (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Evelyn Evernever; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Elvis (frog)
Synopsis:
Little Archie is worried about his frog, Elvis, who has stopped croaking ("that's singing to frogs"). He brings Elvis to school hoping that music class will get him interested in singing again. But when he's caught, Mr. Weatherbee tells him that there's only one way to make Elvis sing again.
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The Run-Away (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; un-named sailors
Synopsis:
After his father spanks him, Little Archie decides to run away from home. He takes Spotty and together they set off for Europe on a raft. But when the raft is destroyed by a passing ship, the two are left floating in the ocean, and in the fog, no one on the ship can hear or see Little Archie's cries for help.
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Skate Fate (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Fred tries to prove that he's a good ice skater.
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Miss High and Mighty (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peggy; Daphne; un-named girl
Synopsis:
Daphne thinks she's too good to talk to Peggy.

The Helpful Helpers (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
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Mr. Crump
Synopsis:
While Fred tries unsuccessfully to get a raise, Little Archie gets a paper route to help out with his dad's money problems. But when Little Archie gets sick, Fred has to deliver the papers.

A Home Run! (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; Mrs. Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx gets dirty running home.

A Friend In Need (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Putnam Peabody III
Synopsis:
Little Archie's folks invite over his newly-homeless friend Putnam Peabody III.

Cocker Spaniel (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Article on cocker spaniels.

Trust In Me (Table of Contents)

Caramel / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Betty Cooper; Caramel; Mr. Cooper
Synopsis:
When Betty catches Caramel chasing birds, she tries to convince her cat to be kind to birds, like humans. Just then, Mr. Cooper enters with the results of his latest hunting trip.

Indexer Notes

One of a number of Bolling stories with pro-environmental themes.

Money Mix-Up (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; un-named clerk; man in top hat
Synopsis:
Fred convinces the kids to put their money in a bank instead of in their clubhouse.

Bench Cleaner (Table of Contents)

Pipsqueak / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Lardner
Pencils:
Walt Lardner
Inks:
Walt Lardner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pipsqueak; Tincan; un-named coach
Synopsis:
Pipsqueak introduces a goat as the team mascot.

Indexer Notes

Walt Lardner credit based on the listing at the Who's Who project (http://bailsprojects.com/%28S%28ayabfl454tmu1x2qnp01v4nw%29%29/bio.aspx?...)

More Firepower (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Little Archie isn't yelling "fire!" loud enough in the school play.

Dolly's Folly (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
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Evelyn Evernever; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Little Archie plays doctor and gives a diagnosis to Evelyn's "boo'ful" doll Minerva.
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The Lucky One (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Beefy Brawnson; un-named blind man; un-named construction worker; un-named collection man
Synopsis:
Little Archie believes that his lucky dime protects him from all harm. But when Reggie teases him as a "cheapskate" because he won't buy the kids anything, Little Archie reluctantly uses the dime to get a song from the jukebox. Then he and Jughead try to get the dime back.
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Indexer Notes

Little Archie refers to two of his previous stories, saying that the dime protected him when he was chased by a wolf (in "The Flash") and when he tried to go to Europe on a raft (in "The Run-Away").

On Time (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; un-named superintendent
Synopsis:
Little Archie is always late for school because he spends so much time skating on Shallow Pond. Then he comes up with a way to get to school more quickly: going down Thrill Hill on a pair of skis.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Danger: Thin Ice"]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Webfooted Warbler
    Little Archie
  3. 2. The Run-Away
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Skate Fate
    Little Archie
  5. 4. Miss High and Mighty
    Shrimpy
  6. 5. The Helpful Helpers
    Little Archie
  7. 6. A Home Run!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. A Friend In Need
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Cocker Spaniel
  10. 9. Trust In Me
    Caramel
  11. 10. Money Mix-Up
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Bench Cleaner
    Pipsqueak
  13. 12. More Firepower
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Dolly's Folly
    Little Archie
  15. 14. The Lucky One
    Little Archie
  16. 15. On Time
    Little Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • JW "David" Asher
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