(Fall 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

[What's Happening Here? Read the Story Inside!] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
adventure; humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Cover based on the story "The Gentle Way."

Indexer Notes

Victor Gorelick mentioned as the colorist for this issue at http://www.comic-con.org/common/03upd2005_little_archie_50th.shtml

The Gentle Way (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; judo instructor; un-named woman; un-named thug; un-named boys
Synopsis:
Little Archie starts taking judo lessons, over the objections of his mother, who fears that it will turn him into a roughneck.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Bob Bolling was himself taking judo lessons at this time, according to his interview in Comic Book Artist (March 2004).

The Late, Late Show (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; Hap Holliday (Li'l Jinx's daddy)
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx won't go to sleep, and instead asks her daddy what time it is.

One Quiet Night (Table of Contents)

Polly / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Polly Cooper; Little Betty Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Gregory; Officer O'Beez; Caramel
Synopsis:
Mr. Cooper climbs up on the roof to rescue Betty's cat, just as Polly is walking home with her new boyfriend.

Jamestown Revisited (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Synopsis:
A historical article on Jamestown, Virginia.

Robots of Doom (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mad Doctor Doom; Chester Punkett; Chester's boss; un-named shoppers and clerks
Synopsis:
Mad Doctor Doom places a devilish device inside toy robots from the Tacky Toy company, which gives them the power to hypnotize people at his command.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Mad Doctor Doom and Chester, who would become the most popular Little Archie villains. This issue appeared on newsstands at around the same time as the first appearance of Dr. Doom in "Fantastic Four"; the similar names appear to be a coincidence. (See http://www.oddballcomics.com/article.php?story=archive2004-02-20 for more information on the timeline of the two characters' first appearances.)

The decision to make Mad Doctor Doom green came from the colorist, Victor Gorelick. Bolling recalled (http://www.comic-con.org/common/03upd2005_little_archie_50th.shtml) that he asked Gorelick "what did you color him green for?" but grew to like the idea.

Wish-Boner! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shrimpy; un-named kid in beret
Synopsis:
Shrimpy claims that when you make a wish on a wishbone, it comes true.

The Lucky Day (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mr. Johnson; Mrs. Johnson; Susan Johnson
Synopsis:
Little Archie comes along on the Johnsons' family trip to the beach, to Mr. Johnson's horror.

A Born Leader (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
Miss Grundy tells the lethargic Little Archie to show some get-up-and-go.

The Chance of a Ghost (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Little Archie fixes a TV defect that makes it look like the characters have ghostly doubles, but then he gets a "TV ghost" himself.

The Flying Ace (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Dexter Taylor

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge takes Little Archie and Veronica up in a plane, but the plane malfunctions and crashes.

Indexer Notes

Mr. Lodge is named "Henry" in this story.

Taylor draws the adult characters in this story in a more realistic style, imitating the style Bolling used for his adventure stories.

Little Archie Makes the Eel Kneel (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; The Eel; Fats; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; un-named policemen
Synopsis:
A bank robber stashes his loot at the bottom of Carson's Creek. When he comes back to get it, Little Archie, Reggie and Moose are diving there, looking for old bottles.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Little Archie gets shot (or at least grazed by a bullet) in this story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [What's Happening Here? Read the Story Inside!]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. The Gentle Way
    Little Archie
  3. 2. The Late, Late Show
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. One Quiet Night
    Polly
  5. 4. Jamestown Revisited
  6. 5. Robots of Doom
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Wish-Boner!
    Shrimpy
  8. 7. The Lucky Day
    Little Archie
  9. 8. A Born Leader
    Little Archie
  10. 9. The Chance of a Ghost
    Little Archie
  11. 10. The Flying Ace
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Little Archie Makes the Eel Kneel
    Little Archie
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