(Summer 1962)

Archie, 1961 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
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

Issue Notes

With this issue, the title was reduced from 84 to 68 pages.


["I don't care if you are the toughest kid in town..."] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; un-named bully

Indexer Notes

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.

Venus Revisited (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; science fiction
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Herbnik; Greenback Klutchum; Waldo Pinckley; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Ambrose Pipps; un-named Venusians
Synopsis:
On the planet Venus, a Venusian named Herbnik invents the BaBongos, and plays music that is unacceptable to his people. He decides to leave Venus and travels to Earth, where Little Archie saves his life by getting him a drink of ammonia. Little Archie then sets up a meeting between Herbnik and the talented talent agent Mr. Greenback Klutchum, who turns Herbnik into an Earth-wide musical star. But when humans start copying Herbnik's music, Earthlings reject him in favor of musicians who look like them.

Indexer Notes

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.

One Panel Jokes With Little Archie (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cartoon / 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:
Four one-panel cartoons.

Ga Ga Over Gary (Table of Contents)

Polly / 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 Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Gary Grover; Little Veronica Lodge; Evelyn Evernever
Synopsis:
Betty's big sister Polly gets a date with Gary Grover, "the most popular boy in the whole junior class." To go on the date, she has to break her promise to make a dress for Betty's doll.

Indexer Notes

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.

Silent Stuff With Little Archie (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Spotty
Synopsis:
Four silent one-panel cartoons.

Samuel F.B. Morse (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

Medically Speaking! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Brando

Seeing the Light! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Daphne

Puddle Muddle! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Shrimpy; Cousin Kim

Spotty Gets the Bird (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; Spotty; un-named bird; un-named cat
Synopsis:
Spotty is jealous of a bird that Little Archie adopts.

Get the Picture (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; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
The girls try to get Jughead to put on nice clothes for the school photo.

Class Picture (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Space Shot (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 plays spaceman.

Hits and Misses (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; GaGa; Greg; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Everyone is nice to Li'l Jinx.

Love Thy Neighbor (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; Mr. Johnson; Mrs. Johnson; Susan Johnson
Synopsis:
A new family moves into Little Archie's neighborhood, and when Little Archie tries to help them carry their things into the house, he drives the father crazy.

Indexer Notes

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."

The Law and Hermit Harper (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Hermit Harper; un-named policemen; un-named doctor
Synopsis:
Little Archie is bitten by a dog owned by a paranoid hermit. The police need to get the man to give them his dog for a rabies test.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I don't care if you are the toughest kid in town..."]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Venus Revisited
    Little Archie
  3. 2. One Panel Jokes With Little Archie
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Ga Ga Over Gary
    Polly
  5. 4. Silent Stuff With Little Archie
    Little Archie
  6. 5. Samuel F.B. Morse
  7. 6. Medically Speaking!
    Shrimpy
  8. 7. Seeing the Light!
    Shrimpy
  9. 8. Puddle Muddle!
    Shrimpy
  10. 9. Spotty Gets the Bird
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Get the Picture
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Class Picture
  13. 12. Space Shot
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Hits and Misses
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Love Thy Neighbor
    Little Archie
  16. 15. The Law and Hermit Harper
    Little Archie
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