(May 1979)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Richard Goldwater, Victor Gorelick
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Which girl do I vote for?"] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones

Can You Top This (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Archie and Jughead make breakfast for Mary's birthday.

Lose Views! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx's Pal Fat Charley / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse

Some Trick (Table of Contents)

Little Reggie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Reggie tries his hand at magic tricks.

Silver Flash (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bob Bolling

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Sue Stringly; Parnell
Synopsis:
No one at school wants to trade sandwiches with Sue Stringly, who never has anything good to eat since her father has been out of work. She claims that she has a secret boyfriend named "Parnell" who loves to eat her sandwiches. Little Archie follows her after school and discovers that Parnell is a stray cat that Sue is feeding. Little Archie has to decide whether to use the money he's saved up to buy new Silver Flash roller skates, or use it to help Sue and Parnell.

Indexer Notes

This was the first new Little Archie story since 1966 to be written and drawn by series creator Bob Bolling. Starting with this issue he returned to the series on a recurring basis, contributing a few longer stories each year for the next few years. Bolling told Gary Brown in Comic Book Artist magazine that he didn't know why the Archie editors suddenly asked him to return to his creation after removing him from the series all those years before.

As in his '50s and '60s Little Archie stories, Bolling signs his name in a small box in the splash panel. Until the company started giving credits the following year, he was one of the few Archie artists permitted to sign his work.

This story re-introduces Sue Stringly, who had previously appeared in "Sled With a Mission" in Little Archie # 30. Here she is given a new design, with buck teeth. She would appear in many of Bolling's stories from this point on.

This is also Bolling's first mention of Blue-Tooth Baker, the mysterious unseen boy whose unusual tastes are frequently referred to by the other kids.

Ambrose, who had been absent from the comics since the '60s, makes a cameo appearance among a group of kids playing field hockey.

The Big Show (Table of Contents)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor
Inks:
Dexter Taylor
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Fangs Fogarty
Synopsis:
Sabrina and her aunts create a circus with all her friends.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Which girl do I vote for?"]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Can You Top This
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Lose Views!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Fat Charley
  4. 3. Some Trick
    Little Reggie
  5. 4. Silver Flash
    Little Archie
  6. 5. The Big Show
    Little Sabrina
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jaime Weinman
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  • Lou Mazzella
  • Michael Eshom
  • Peter Croome
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