(Fall 1963)

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

["I've got to help Ronnie!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Based on the story "The China Doll Mystery." The only Bob Bolling cover based on a Dexter Taylor story.

Bolling's signature is omitted from the cover, but the art and lettering are identifiable as his.

Sneak, Squeak and Creek (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; un-named thief; un-named policemen
Synopsis:
While Spotty is at the vet's recovering from an infection, the only thing remaining to warn the Andrews family of an attempted car theft is a little squeak from the rusty garage door. As the thief drives away with their car, Little Archie hops on his bike and tries to catch the crook himself.

Miss-Fortune! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Another version of the old fortune-telling machine joke ("It got your weight wrong too!").

Little Archie and the Astral Amphibian (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; science fiction
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Tad; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Jarvis; Officer O'Beez; un-named policemen; un-named frogs
Synopsis:
Tad, a friendly but snobbish frog from planet Sog, comes to Earth to take notes on the inferior human race. He meets Little Archie, who brings Tad to a costume party at the Lodge house, so that he can observe humans while everyone thinks he's a kid in a costume. But when Tad begins pocketing the silverware to bring back as samples to his home planet, Mr. Lodge thinks he's the noted disguise-wearing criminal Midgit Morris.

Indexer Notes

Jaime Hernández named this as one of his favorite Bob Bolling stories (in the book "In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists").

In a digest reprint, the name of Jarvis (Mr. Lodge's butler in this story) was changed to the butler's usual name, Smithers.

Hayley Mills (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article on child star Hayley Mills.

Little Archie Learns To Be Nice To Little Girls (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; Little Betty Cooper; Spotty; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Pop Tate; Mary's father; Fred's father; Lori Day; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
To teach Little Archie that he should be nicer to Betty, both his parents tell him the story of how they first became interested in each other. But they both tell completely different stories.

Timing! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx writes a letter.

In Good Taste (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; Waldo Weatherbee; Coach Kleats
Synopsis:
The teachers try to get Little Archie more physically active by having a race.

Troubles Of a Money Lender (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 Dilton Doiley; Fatty Fuller; Weasel Williams
Synopsis:
Little Archie waits outside the school to collect a debt from Mushy Miller, but he doesn't seem as anxious to shake down the other kids he lent money to.
Reprints:

Laugh Along 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; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Ambrose Pipps; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis:
One-panel gags with the Little Archie gang.

Indexer Notes

The last appearance of Ambrose (who had already been dropped from the main stories) in the original run of "Little Archie." He returned in the '80s.

A Perfect Afternoon (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; Susan Johnson; Mr. Johnson; Mr. Johnson
Synopsis:
Little Archie stays with the Johnsons, and Mr. Johnson is driven crazy waiting for Little Archie to cause some kind of disaster.
Reprints:

The China Doll Mystery (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:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Professor Chu; un-named shopkeeper; un-named cook
Synopsis:
After Ronnie buys a small statue in a china shop, a mysterious stranger follows Ronnie, Mr. Lodge and Little Archie to the Lodge house and tries to steal the statue by any means necessary.

Highway To Danger (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:
adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Chick Cooper; Fred Andrews; un-named policeman
Synopsis:
Little Archie and Betty are riding in a truck with Betty's brother Chick. When the brakes get jammed and the truck crashes, they escape unharmed because they were wearing seat belts.

Indexer Notes

This story encourages the readers to wear seat belts, which were still not widely used at the time.

Elvis Presley - Show Business Legend (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article on Elvis Presley.

Food Facts (Table of Contents)

Little Archie's Pal, Jughead / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Miss Beazly
Synopsis:
Jughead explains that he thinks about other things besides food.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I've got to help Ronnie!"]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Sneak, Squeak and Creek
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Miss-Fortune!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Little Archie and the Astral Amphibian
    Little Archie
  5. 4. Hayley Mills
  6. 5. Little Archie Learns To Be Nice To Little Girls
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Timing!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. In Good Taste
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Troubles Of a Money Lender
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Laugh Along With Little Archie
    Little Archie
  11. 10. A Perfect Afternoon
    Little Archie
  12. 11. The China Doll Mystery
    Little Archie
  13. 12. Highway To Danger
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Elvis Presley - Show Business Legend
  15. 14. Food Facts
    Little Archie's Pal, Jughead
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