(Winter 1961-1962)

Archie, 1961 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
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Little Archie Fights the Pirates (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
Cover illustration based on the story "Pirates."

In Trouble (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 Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Little Jughead Jones; un-named teacher; un-named kids; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
Little Archie is constantly acting up and getting into trouble at school. But on his way to Little Archie's house to talk to his father, Mr. Weatherbee sees the boy doing nothing but good things for everyone.
Reprints:

Horse Laff! (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; Bridget
Synopsis:
Bridget tries to outdo Li'l Jinx at everything.

Pirates (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; fantasy
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; un-named inventor; Little Veronica Lodge; James; Blackbeard; un-named pirates; Captain Morgan; un-named sailors
Synopsis:
When gas escapes from a mysterious old man's "invention," it transports Little Archie hundreds of years back in time, where he is captured by pirates and forced to be a cabin boy on Blackbeard's ship. On the pirate ship, Little Archie overhears Blackbeard's plan to destroy the ship of the king's favorite, Captain Morgan. Can he stop the pirates, and will he ever get back to his own time?
Reprints:

The Proper Fit (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; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Little Archie and Reggie show their less-than-stellar math skills.

Indexer Notes

This story is told without dialogue.

The Teacher (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 tries to teach Spotty some table manners.

The Wagon of the West! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Synopsis:
An article on the covered wagons that were used by the people who went West.

Go Cart Go! (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; Mary Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Effie Fibgabber; Officer McNickle; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; un-named old man
Synopsis:
While Little Archie's mom is shopping, Little Archie and Ambrose make a kite tail out of sausages, causing havoc at the supermarket. Then, when Mrs. Andrews stops to talk to someone on the way out, the boys get into a shopping cart and wind up going for a high-speed ride along a crowded street.

Indexer Notes

A memorable example of Bolling's ability to combine observational humor (about the things kids do while waiting for adults to finish shopping or talking) with wild slapstick.

The Secret Room (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Captain Roderick
Synopsis:
Ronnie is kidnapped from her bed by a mysterious man. Little Archie, who spent most of the day with her, is called over to Mr. Lodge's house to answer questions, but the police don't know where Ronnie might be. After they leave, though, Little Archie's suspicions lead him to discover a secret in the Lodge home.

Indexer Notes

Pages 1-3 and 8-10 are done without any dialogue.

This was the only Dexter Taylor story included in Gary Brown's list of the 12 best Little Archie stories (in Comic Book Artist vol. 2 no. 3, March 2004).

Power Play (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 Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Dilton demonstrates his new solar energy kit.

A Special Christmas Present (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:
When Little Archie says there's no Santa Claus, Fred decides to rekindle his son's belief by dressing up as Santa.
Reprints:

A Wise Girl! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday; Greg
Synopsis:
Daddy teaches Li'l Jinx some wise old sayings.

Baseball Bounce (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; Waldo Weatherbee; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis:
A stray baseball from Little Archie's yard lands in Mr. Weatherbee's birdbath.

Who's Guilty (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
After watching "Lovely Louella Leech, Lady Lawyer," Little Archie tries to eat the last piece of chocolate cake, but is called to the phone. While he's gone, all his family members contemplate eating the cake, but their consciences won't let them. Yet when Little Archie comes back, the cake is gone.

Gold! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Synopsis:
Article on the value and uses of gold.

A Cook's Tour (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; Mary Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Archie tries to make his mother breakfast in bed on her birthday, and nearly wrecks the place doing it.

Hoop-La (Table of Contents)

Spotty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
Spotty takes pride in his ability to jump through hoops.

Indexer Notes

Bolling's signature does not appear on this one-page story or the two that follow it, but the artwork appears to be his.

Heave! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Little Archie tries to get Betty and Veronica to put more energy into rowing a raft.

Fit To Be Tied (Table of Contents)

Spotty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Spotty; Caramel
Synopsis:
Spotty assures us that if he weren't tied up, he would make Caramel stop sassing him.

Indexer Notes

Caramel is mistakenly colored brown in this story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Little Archie Fights the Pirates
    Little Archie
  2. 1. In Trouble
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Horse Laff!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Pirates
    Little Archie
  5. 4. The Proper Fit
    Little Archie
  6. 5. The Teacher
    Little Archie
  7. 6. The Wagon of the West!
  8. 7. Go Cart Go!
    Little Archie
  9. 8. The Secret Room
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Power Play
    Little Archie
  11. 10. A Special Christmas Present
    Little Archie
  12. 11. A Wise Girl!
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. Baseball Bounce
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Who's Guilty
    Little Archie
  15. 14. Gold!
  16. 15. A Cook's Tour
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Hoop-La
    Spotty
  18. 17. Heave!
    Little Archie
  19. 18. Fit To Be Tied
    Spotty
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Brian Saner Lamken
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