(Summer 1964)

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

["This'll teach you to take my girl's skates!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Fangs Fogarty

Indexer Notes

This scene does not correspond with any actual Little Archie story; it's just a generic "action hero" pose for Little Archie.

Picnic (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:
adventure; humor; fantasy
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Granny Sage
Synopsis:
Little Archie, Betty and Veronica go for a picnic in the Hockomock Swamps, near the home of the local hermit, Granny Sage. They discover why Granny never comes out of her house: there's a giant, man-eating turtle living in the swamp.

Attack of the Ice Mice (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor; fantasy
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mad Doctor Doom; Chester Punkett; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; un-named Captain; un-named sailor; un-named driver
Synopsis:
In Mad Doctor Doom's latest plan for world domination, he gets the help of the Ice Mice, a rare group of Arctic mice whose frozen breath can form a wall of ice that's thick enough to stop any bullet. He and Chester bring the mice to Riverdale, and try to use them to steal the Rare Ruby Rooster from the Humble Home Bank. But fate once again intervenes to put Little Archie in Doom's way: when Chester steals a silver fox tail from a bike to spruce up his car, that bike belongs to Little Archie's pal Jughead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The newspaper story about the Rare Ruby Rooster mentions the "outbreak of the Prune Fungus." The nonexistent disease "Prune Fungus" is a recurring gag in Bolling's stories.

Flight of the Penny Black (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis:
When Fred is looking over his stamp collection, an antique envelope with a rare "Penny Black" stamp is carried out the window by a strong wind. The boys put the envelope on Little Archie's model plane, and the "capricious" spring breeze keeps the plane in the air despite Fred's efforts to get it down.

Indexer Notes

An example of Bolling's mystical side: a slapstick story is given a fantasy twist through captions and images that seem to suggest that the wind has a mind of its own.

Two of Bolling's own hobbies, stamp collecting and model planes, are referred to in this story.

The Missing Mouse (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 Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
To get Little Archie to come over, Veronica pretends there's a mouse in the house.

A Friend In Deed (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
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Al; George
Synopsis:
To avoid getting a bath, Spotty runs off without his collar and is captured by dogcatchers. To get back to Little Archie, Spotty tries to make a seemingly-impossible escape from the dog pound.

Never Too Old (Table of Contents)

Little Archie's Teachers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
While looking for supplies in the storeroom, Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy overhear the children chanting derogatory rhymes about her clothes and his toupee.

The Texas Longhorn (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature

A Top Story (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; Little Betty Cooper; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Little Archie likes Veronica because she's so bad at top-spinning, instead of Betty, who's too good at it.

Indexer Notes

One of the first examples of Taylor making the kids act more like their teenage counterparts, with Archie being romantically interested in Veronica as in the "big" Archie comics. Taylor told Gary Brown (in Comic Book Artist, March 2004) that this was in response to requests from the editors: "They wanted a love interest like the Archie characters. You know, Betty likes Archie, but he always goes for Veronica. That's what they wanted. I mean, the editor said, I know little boys don't necessarily like little girls, but the readers want that."

Viewpoint (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; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx draws a cartoon.

Grooming Your Dog (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Lucky Coin (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:
adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Major; Ringer; un-named adults
Synopsis:
At the circus, Little Archie's wallet is stolen and with it, his lucky coin. He and Jughead discover that the pickpocket actually works for the owner of the circus.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["This'll teach you to take my girl's skates!"]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Picnic
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Attack of the Ice Mice
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Flight of the Penny Black
    Little Archie
  5. 4. The Missing Mouse
    Little Archie
  6. 5. A Friend In Deed
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Never Too Old
    Little Archie's Teachers
  8. 7. The Texas Longhorn
  9. 8. A Top Story
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Viewpoint
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Grooming Your Dog
  12. 11. The Lucky Coin
    Little Archie
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