(Summer 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
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

[Baseball Woodpecker] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
In the cover gag, a woodpecker pecks away at Little Archie's baseball bat. A box on the right-hand side shows a scene from the issue's first story, "The Black Mine Adventure."

The Black Mine Adventure (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jerry Johnson; Mr. Johnson; Rex (dog); Elvis (frog); Mr. Boggs; Sarah Johnson; man from the animal shelter; Mr. Black
Synopsis:
Little Archie learns that his friend Jerry Johnson's dog, Rex, is going blind and is about to be put to sleep. Little Archie and Jerry go for one last walk with Rex, and wind up trapped in an abandoned mine.

Paper Pup (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; Evelyn Evernever; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Archie trains Spotty to bring the newspaper.

Left Field Concerto (Table of Contents)

Ludwig La Stanza / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ludwig La Stanza; Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Moose Mason; Fangs Fogarty; Scaley McSlither; Dud La Stanza; un-named kids
Synopsis:
Aspiring conductor Ludwig La Stanza would rather listen to symphonies on the radio than play baseball, so the kids rig up a radio that he can listen to while playing the outfield.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance of Ludwig La Stanza, Bolling's attempt to come up with a character similar to Schroeder from "Peanuts."

Western Style! (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
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday (Li'l Jinx's daddy); Mrs. Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx's cowboy games are affecting her table manners.

Pot Luck (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
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Dilton Doiley; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Little Archie tries to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Homeless Helper (Table of Contents)

Ambrose / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ambrose Pipps; Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; un-named kids
Synopsis:
A dog whistle comes in handy for Ambrose when the Good Ol' Gang sends him on a dangerous mission to spy on the South Side Serpents' clubhouse.
Reprints:

You Name It! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Brando; Peggy
Synopsis:
Peggy demands that Brando paint her.

The Big Scare (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
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Ambrose Pipps; Little Betty Cooper; Evelyn Evernever; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge; Little Moose Mason; un-named policeman
Synopsis:
Little Archie says he saw a "big ol' butterfly" at the creek, which leads to a series of escalating rumors.
Reprints:

Lady of the Clouds: Amelia Earhart (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Synopsis:
An article on the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart.

Pop and the Popcorn (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; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Spotty
Synopsis:
Fred makes himself some popcorn, but everybody else gets to it first.
Reprints:

TV Terrors (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
Fred tries to get Little Archie to stop watching violent TV shows and watch the news instead.

Patriotic Pup (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; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Sheldon Broadbeam; Spotty
Synopsis:
The kids have to dress their pets based on the country they came from, and Little Archie doesn't know what his dog should wear, since "Spotty's all kinds of dogs."
Reprints:

The Missing Kiss! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday (Li'l Jinx's daddy)
Synopsis:
Before she goes to bed, Li'l Jinx's daddy tells her she forgot something. She gives him a goodnight kiss, thinking that's what he meant and he ends up with a face full of jam because he actually meant that he face was unwashed.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #66

Turn-About Tale (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis:
When Little Archie contemplates running away from home, Reggie tries to convince him that other people are worse off.

"Hi-ya pal!!" (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / filler / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie; un-named kid
Synopsis:
A strange kid offers Little Archie a bite of his candy bar.

Peanut Pitcher (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Moose puts his great pitching arm to professional use.

One Stormy Night (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Betty Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Caramel
Synopsis:
When Caramel is missing during a thunderstorm, Betty sneaks out of the house at night to look for her.

Indexer Notes

Bolling's first story for Little Betty as a solo star.

Headline Hunters (Table of Contents)

Ambrose / 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; Ambrose Pipps; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Moose Mason; Mrs. Pipps; Little Betty Cooper; Sheldon Broadbeam; un-named kids
Synopsis:
Little Archie decides that the West Side kids' newspaper needs a foreign correspondent, so he forces Ambrose to go to Europe... by mail.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In one of Bolling's nods to continuity, this story mentions Little Archie's attempt to get to Europe on a raft in Little Archie # 14 ("The Run-Away").

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Baseball Woodpecker]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. The Black Mine Adventure
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Paper Pup
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Left Field Concerto
    Ludwig La Stanza
  5. 4. Western Style!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. Pot Luck
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Homeless Helper
    Ambrose
  8. 7. You Name It!
    Shrimpy
  9. 8. The Big Scare
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Lady of the Clouds: Amelia Earhart
  11. 10. Pop and the Popcorn
    Little Archie
  12. 11. TV Terrors
    Little Archie
  13. 12. Patriotic Pup
    Little Archie
  14. 13. The Missing Kiss!
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Turn-About Tale
    Little Archie
  16. 15. "Hi-ya pal!!"
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Peanut Pitcher
    Little Archie
  18. 17. One Stormy Night
    Little Betty
  19. 18. Headline Hunters
    Ambrose
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • JW "David" Asher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Jim Stangas