(Spring 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

Little Archie On the Planet Mars (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Abercrombie; Stitch
Synopsis:
A scene based on the story "Little Archie On Mars."

Indexer Notes

The first Little Archie cover where the main illustration is based on a story from the issue (all the previous covers were stand-alone gags in the usual Archie style).

The Happy Gang (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 11 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; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Moose Mason; Ambrose Pipps; Evelyn Evernever; Sheldon Broadbeam; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mr. Turner
Synopsis:
Little Archie convinces the Good Ol' Gang to pose for a photo to enter in a "happy gang" contest. But when he has to go home to get film for the camera, the kids have to hold their pose, without moving, until he gets back.

A Shot In the Arm! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shrimpy; un-named girl
Synopsis:
Shrimpy returns from getting vaccinated.

Why Fly? (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shrimpy; Brando
Synopsis:
Shrimpy is working on plans for a rocket ship.

Our Best Is Not Good Enough (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; Pop Tate; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Pop Tate hires Little Archie to work at the soda shop.

Little Archie On Mars (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Abercrombie; Stitch; head of the Grand Council; Purple Creepnik; un-named Martians; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
The Martians Abercrombie and Stitch are sent to Earth to bring back one of its creatures, and they pick Little Archie. When he is brought to Mars, he makes a forbidden reference in front of the Grand Council, which leads to him being imprisoned in a Martian zoo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the first Little Archie science-fiction story. Sci-fi and fantasy elements would become much more prominent in the title from this point on.

What's My Line? (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Harold
Pencils:
Joe Harold (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The reader has to guess the names of ten different jobs based on the clues provided in the drawings.

Gift Wrapped! (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; Greg; Gigi
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx and Greg play "getting married."

Guppy (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
An article on the tiny tropical fish known as the guppy.

Watch Out For Girls (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; Ambrose Pipps; Evelyn Evernever; Little Veronica Lodge; Smedley (cat)
Synopsis:
Little Archie teaches Ambrose to beware of girls, especially Ronnie Lodge, who is "sneakier than all the rest" and hits him whenever he touches her pedigreed cat Smedley.

The Woman's Place! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peggy; un-named girl
Synopsis:
The boys' baseball team allows a girl to join.

The Cure! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peggy; un-named girl
Synopsis:
Peggy demonstrates her mommy's way of curing aches and pains.

What's Ahead? (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Harold
Pencils:
Joe Harold (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Suggestions for future inventions.

The Heart of the Matter (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 Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
When the kids give Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy anonymous valentines, the teachers think the cards came from a secret admirer.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Valentine Day

Indexer Notes

Credits in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #237 list this as Bob Bolling, not Dexter Taylor.

The Last Laugh (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; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
Little Archie tries to get the boys to smile so he can take their picture.

Orang-utans (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
An article about orang-utans.

Champion Chomper (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; Little Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy tells the boys that Mr. Weatherbee was "heavyweight champion" in college.

Words To the Wise (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; Evelyn Evernever; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge: Ambrose Pipps; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Archie warns his friends against actions that bring bad luck.

Quiet Please! (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
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx loudly eats peanut brittle.

The Wise Miser (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; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Ambrose Pipps; un-named adults
Synopsis:
When Little Archie starts hoarding his money, Fred thinks he's becoming a miser.

Bottom's Up (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; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy try to get Little Archie to create a painting.

Late Date (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; Fred Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Archie gives Fred a made-up excuse for being late.

Fool's Folly (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
Synopsis:
Little Archie plays April Fool's jokes on his father.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Little Archie On the Planet Mars
    Little Archie
  2. 1. The Happy Gang
    Little Archie
  3. 2. A Shot In the Arm!
    Shrimpy
  4. 3. Why Fly?
    Shrimpy
  5. 4. Our Best Is Not Good Enough
    Little Archie
  6. 5. Little Archie On Mars
    Little Archie
  7. 6. What's My Line?
  8. 7. Gift Wrapped!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Guppy
  10. 9. Watch Out For Girls
    Little Archie
  11. 10. The Woman's Place!
    Shrimpy
  12. 11. The Cure!
    Shrimpy
  13. 12. What's Ahead?
  14. 13. The Heart of the Matter
    Little Archie
  15. 14. The Last Laugh
    Little Archie
  16. 15. Orang-utans
  17. 16. Champion Chomper
    Little Archie
  18. 17. Words To the Wise
    Little Archie
  19. 18. Quiet Please!
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. The Wise Miser
    Little Archie
  21. 20. Bottom's Up
    Little Archie
  22. 21. Late Date
    Little Archie
  23. 22. Fool's Folly
    Little Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • JW "David" Asher
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Brian Saner Lamken
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jaime Weinman