(Spring 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

[Will Little Archie solve the mystery of these strange creatures descending from the flying saucer?] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Abercrombie; Stitch; un-named Martians
Synopsis:
Based on the story "Martians' Return."

Martians' Return (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Abercrombie; Stitch; Grizbik
Synopsis:
Abercrombie and Stitch, the Martians, return to Earth in a rocket ship cleverly disguised as a shooting star. While they inspect Little Archie's house to learn more about earth food, they give Little Archie a present: the Grizbik, a bearded, gibberish-spouting creature who exists only to make things neat and tidy. But the Grizbik's presence has one unfortunate side effect.

Indexer Notes

Second and last appearance of Abercrombie and Stitch, originally introduced in "Little Archie On Mars" (Little Archie # 18).

Lawbreaker (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Ambrose Pipps; Little Dilton Doiley
Synopsis:
Little Archie plays traffic cop, and starts making up all kinds of arbitrary new laws to put his friends in "jail." Then he transforms the jail into a police vehicle to chase after a speeding go-kart driven by Ambrose.
Reprints:

The Wright Brothers (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Synopsis:
Article on the Wright brothers.

Little Archie and the Wishing Witch (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; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Little Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee; Wishing Witch
Synopsis:
Little Archie is assigned to attract a bird to Miss Grundy's bird-feeding platform. An eccentric witch who lives at the library gives him a magical book with instructions on how to attract the most unusual bird the school has ever seen: a prehistoric pterodactyl.

Indexer Notes

The witch says that she was studying to become a TV quiz show contestant, but there are "no more big time TV quiz shows." This is a reference to the fact that most prime-time game shows had been canceled in the wake of the quiz-show scandals of the late '50s.

Money Talk! (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 finds a dollar.

Tell The Tooth (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; Spotty; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Detective O'Hara; George; un-named woman
Synopsis:
When Little Archie puts a tooth under his pillow, "Tooth Fairy" Fred has to go out in the snow to borrow some change.

Movie Madness (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 9 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; un-named babysitter; un-named ticket taker; un-named projectionist; un-named candy counter woman
Synopsis:
Fred and Mary go to the movies and leave Little Archie with a babysitter, but he sneaks out of the house, stows away in their car, and changes the program at the movie theatre.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

One of the most elaborate of Taylor's many pantomime stories: there is no dialogue in this entire story until the final panel.

Spotty Strikes Back (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 Betty Cooper; Spotty; Caramel
Synopsis:
After Spotty chases Caramel up a tree, Betty forces Little Archie to help her cat get down.

Indexer Notes

Reprinted in 2007 in "Little Archie: The House That Wouldn't Move" (where it was mistakenly credited to Bob Bolling).

Turnabout Tale (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; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Evelyn Evernever; Beefy Brawnson; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; un-named boy; Mr. Rabbit; little rabbit
Synopsis:
A rabbit tells his son the story of a group of humans who discovered the truth about rabbit's feet: they're not lucky.
Reprints:

Close the Door! (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; Merry Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx keeps forgetting to close doors.

Indexer Notes

Though officially named Hap, Li'l Jinx's dad is addressed as "Bill" in this story.

One For the Book (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
Synopsis:
Little Archie borrows a book from Miss Grundy.

Nothing But the Tooth (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 Veronica Lodge; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Little Jughead Jones; un-named Mayor; un-named beaver
Synopsis:
Little Archie brings a pet beaver to school.

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Synopsis:
Article on the inventor of microscopes.

Caramel Has a Tale (Table of Contents)

Caramel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Caramel; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Taffy; Honey; Cocoa; un-named adults; un-named little girl
Synopsis:
When Betty and Ronnie comment on how lazy Betty's cat Caramel is, Caramel reveals that she has the ability to talk to them (but only while they're still small children). Caramel tells them the story of her life: she had three kittens and lived with them in an old abandoned house. When the house was destroyed, the four cats set off on a journey across America, where Caramel found homes for each of her children -- and almost lost her own life in the process.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

As Caramel promises in the story itself, this is the only time Caramel ever talks to anyone.

The story is also an example of how Bolling changed the designs depending on the type of story: while the girls are drawn in a cartoony style, Caramel is drawn more realistically than usual, and the adults are drawn in a realistic style.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Will Little Archie solve the mystery of these strange creatures descending from the flying saucer?]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Martians' Return
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Lawbreaker
    Little Archie
  4. 3. The Wright Brothers
  5. 4. Little Archie and the Wishing Witch
    Little Archie
  6. 5. Money Talk!
    Shrimpy
  7. 6. Tell The Tooth
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Movie Madness
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Spotty Strikes Back
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Turnabout Tale
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Close the Door!
    Li'l Jinx
  12. 11. One For the Book
    Little Archie
  13. 12. Nothing But the Tooth
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek
  15. 14. Caramel Has a Tale
    Caramel
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