With this issue, the title was reduced from 84 to 68 pages.
The scene depicted on this cover does not appear anywhere in the issue (or any other); it's just a way to show Little Archie as a heroic character.
Little Betty and Veronica have been re-designed a bit as of this cover; Betty now sports a ponytail like her teen counterpart.
A combination of science-fiction and satire of the music business. Herbnik's musical downfall is an obvious reference to the copying of African-American music by white performers in the late '50s.
First appearance of Polly Cooper. She would have her own story in each of the next three issues, plus another story in Little Archie # 36. She was brought into the "big" Archie continuity in the late '80s.
First appearance of the Johnson family. Mr. Johnson was Dexter Taylor's attempt to create his own version of Mr. Wilson from "Dennis the Menace."