(Fall 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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Time Taxi (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; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mad Doctor Doom; Chester Punkett

Gorilla (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:
adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Smedlington Smythe; un-named boater
Synopsis:
An unusually intelligent gorilla, bound for the Riverdale zoo, escapes from his cage while being unloaded from the "Pride of Walvis Bay." The next day, the gorilla comes upon Little Archie and Jughead in their treehouse, and chases Little Archie through the woods, across the rocks of Carson's Creek, and finally out into the ocean on a rolling log.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The events of this story happen concurrently with those of the following story, "Time Taxi."

The newspaper headline at the end includes another of Bolling's references to the "Prune Fungus."

Time Taxi (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-supernatural
Characters:
Mad Doctor Doom; Chester Punkett; Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Smedlington Smythe; Cap'n Moon; un-named Egyptian
Synopsis:
When the gorilla escapes from the "Pride of Walvis Bay," Mad Doctor Doom and Chester take advantage of the commotion to jump ship again and head back to Crackstone Manor. Realizing that fate has decreed that Little Archie will always foil his plans for world domination, Mad Doctor Doom builds a time machine to take him and Chester back to B.L.A. (Before Little Archie) so they can take over the world without interferene. But no matter where or when they go, an ancestor of Little Archie is there to stand in their way.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The events of this story happen concurrently with the preceding story, "Gorilla." Doom and Chester escape from the ship as the events of "Gorilla" begin, and meet up with Little Archie just after "Gorilla" ends.

In his interview with Gary Brown (Comic Book Artist, March 2004), Bob Bolling called this "one of my favorite stories."

Fishing Fool (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; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Betty proves that she's better than Little Archie at catching fish.

Mystery of the Old Boathouse (Table of Contents)

Little Archie's Girls, Betty and Veronica / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Susan Johnson; un-named camp director; un-named crooks
Synopsis:
Betty and Veronica go to Silver Lake Camp, near the site of a recent rash of bank robberies. Betty thinks she notices someone hiding out in the old abandoned boathouse near the camp. She goes to investigate and is captured by the bank robbers. Veronica then goes looking for Betty.

Far Out Prize (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; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; un-named aliens
Synopsis:
Two new characters win first prize at Veronica's costume party for their alien costumes.

Let's Face It! (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; Hap Holliday; Merry Holiday

A Quiet Weekend In the Country (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Zeena; un-named Globs; un-named Zentroxians
Synopsis:
In another solar system, the planet Zentrox dominates the tourism industry. The planet Glob, full of ugly, superstitious creatures who worship a stone god named "Hob-Glob," plans to invade and take over Zentrox. Zeena, the beautiful daughter of Zentrox's president, is out for a joyride when a glob ship shoots her down and she crash-lands near the farm where Little Archie is staying with his grandmother. Zeena and Little Archie are both captured and taken as prisoners to Glob, where they overhear the plan to launch the final invasion of Zeena's planet.

Indexer Notes

Zeena appears to be partly a parody of Lynda Bird Johnson, the first daughter at the time.

Yellowstone Kelly (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history

Brainstorm (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; un-named druggist

Treasure of the Deep (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 Betty Cooper; Chick Cooper; Susan Johnson
Synopsis:
In 1861, the ship "Atlanta" sank to the bottom of the ocean, carrying with it a fortune in coins. In 1964, Little Archie, his babysitter Susan, and Betty's brother Chick discover the lost ship and its treasure while diving, but they also discover that they are threatened by sharks.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Time Taxi
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Gorilla
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Time Taxi
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Fishing Fool
    Little Archie
  5. 4. Mystery of the Old Boathouse
    Little Archie's Girls, Betty and Veronica
  6. 5. Far Out Prize
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Let's Face It!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. A Quiet Weekend In the Country
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Yellowstone Kelly
  10. 9. Brainstorm
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Treasure of the Deep
    Little Archie
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