(Winter 1960-1961)

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

[Welcome, Santa] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Christmas-themed cover gag, along with a plug for this issue's adventure story, "Cougar."
Keywords:
chimney; Christmas; Christmas tree

The Big Loser (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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Ambrose wants to be Little Archie's "pal," while Little Archie will have none of it, and keeps telling Ambrose to go away. But when Reggie challenges Little Archie to an ice boat race on Crystal Lake, Ambrose accepts the challenge on his "pal"'s behalf.

Life's Funny That Way (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
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Little Archie tells "stupid girl" Ronnie to stop bothering him, but he feels differently after Reggie hits her with a snowball.

Cougar (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Pierre; un-named lumberjacks; Pocahontas (dog)
Synopsis:
Little Archie accompanies his father on a trip to Moosehorn Lumber Camp. There he befriends the lumberjacks' dog, Pocahontas, who is injured while defending her puppies from a cougar. The next day, Little Archie goes out with one of the lumberjacks, Pierre, who is hurt and trapped after the two are caught in an avalanche. While on his way back to camp to get help for Pierre, Little Archie encounters the cougar who attacked Pocahontas, and has to flee for his life.

Indexer Notes

Another example of the way Bolling combines action-adventure with environmental/nature themes -- in this case, the theme that even predators have reasons for what they do.

One-Track Mind! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy misses the summer.

The Case of the Careless Crook (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; detective-mystery
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis:
Mary makes a chocolate cream pie for supper, and someone eats the whole thing while she's not looking. Mary accuses Fred of eating the pie, while Fred accuses Little Archie. It's up to Ambrose to solve the mystery.

The Real Report (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; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Reggie shows off his grade on a school report.

Indexer Notes

This story is told with no dialogue.

Lesson Learned (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; Spotty; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Little Archie fakes being sick so he won't have to go to school.
Reprints:

Men of Muscle (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Synopsis:
Article on strong men in myth and reality.

The Perfect Day (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 8.75 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; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Little Archie resolves that he will get through an entire day at school without doing anything wrong. But Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy are driven crazy waiting for him to make a mistake.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This basic story idea had been used in previous "big" Archie stories (and would be used again in later stories).

["I'm shooting arrows all over the yard, Little Archie!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis:
Ambrose takes up archery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

archery

Planning Ahead! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Peggy

The Waiter! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Peggy

Demon Driver (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; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Little Archie agrees to give Ronnie a ride in his go-kart. When she keeps telling him how to drive, he lets her drive it herself.

The Yule Fool (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; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Evelyn Evernever; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
In a story told entirely in rhyme, Reggie is assigned to get something for Little Archie in the school's gift exchange program.

Gun Point (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; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg

Little Betty Discovers Radio (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Betty Cooper; Caramel; Mrs. Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Little Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Mrs. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
While she's sick, Betty becomes addicted to the radio soap opera "The Romance of Jill and Bill." When she gets better, she smuggles a portable radio into school so she can keep listening to the show.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mr. Weatherbee has a wife in this story (he addresses her as "wifey dear").

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Welcome, Santa]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. The Big Loser
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Life's Funny That Way
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Cougar
    Little Archie
  5. 4. One-Track Mind!
    Shrimpy
  6. 5. The Case of the Careless Crook
    Little Archie
  7. 6. The Real Report
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Lesson Learned
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Men of Muscle
  10. 9. The Perfect Day
    Little Archie
  11. 10. ["I'm shooting arrows all over the yard, Little Archie!"]
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Planning Ahead!
    Shrimpy
  13. 12. The Waiter!
    Shrimpy
  14. 13. Demon Driver
    Little Archie
  15. 14. The Yule Fool
    Little Archie
  16. 15. Gun Point
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Little Betty Discovers Radio
    Little Betty
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • JW "David" Asher
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jaime Weinman