(October 2004)

Archie, 2004 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
9.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
ISBN:
978-1-879794-17-7; 1-879794-17-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978187979417750995
Editing:
Paul Castiglia (compilation editor); Victor Gorelick (managing editor); Joe Pep (art director); Nelson Ribiero (production editor); Robbie O'Quinn (production manager); Carlos Antunes (production associate); Paul D'Onofrio (production associate)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
6" x 9"
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Glossy interior
Binding:
Squarebound

Issue Notes

"Archie Classics" is in indicia only, not cover or spine. Stories "previously published and copyrighted by Archie Comic Publications, Inc. (or its predecessors) in magazine form in 1961-1965". Compilation copyright 2004 Archie Comic Publications, Inc. Artwork restoration credited to Jamison Services.

Second printing March 2008.


[Front Cover] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors:
Rosario "Tito" Peña
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Chester Punkett; Mad Doctor Doom; Little Ambrose Pipps (head shot only); Abercrombie ? (head shot only); Stitch ? (head shot only); other characters (see Notes)

Indexer Notes

The head shots include characters unknown to this indexer. Abercrombie and Stitch are drawn and colored differently than in their story appearances. Little Ambrose, Little Betty, and Little Veronica do not appear in any stories inside.

[Inside Covers] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

The inside front and back covers have the faces of cast members on a faux classroom chalkboard.

[Masthead] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (design); typeset

Indexer Notes

The first interior page presents the book's editorial and production credits plus indicia within an illustration.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (design); typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling ?
Inks:
Bob Bolling ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (design); typeset

Little Archie on Mars (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Children; Science Fiction
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Abercrombie the Martian; Stitch the Martian; Spotty [Little Archie's dog]; "a purple Creepnik from Pluto"; other Martians; Fred Andrews [Mr. Andrews; Little Archie's father]; Mary Andrews [Mrs. Andrews; Little Archie's mother]
Synopsis:
After nodding off, Little Archie sees a pair of creatures emerge from the television set, and he accompanies them back to Mars.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The splash panel has only "On Mars" in quotes (after logo), but Table of Contents gives title as "Little Archie on Mars".

Pirates (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Children; Adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Blackbeard the Pirate; Spotty [Little Archie's dog]; Mary Andrews [Mrs. Andrews; Little Archie's mother]; Fred Andrews [Mr. Andrews; Little Archie's father]; old inventor [unnamed]; Little Veronica Lodge's lookalike ancestor; pirates of The Sea Filcher; Captain Morgan of HMS Jolly Pursuit; sailors of HMS Jolly Pursuit
Synopsis:
Little Archie meets an old man on the bus, and thanks to the man's strange invention both are transported to the days of Blackbeard the Pirate.
Reprints:

Robots of Doom (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling
Colors:
Victor Gorelick ?
Letters:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Editing:
Richard Goldwater

Genre:
Children; Adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mad Doctor Doom (introduction); Chester Punkett (introduction); Mary Andrews [Mrs. Andrews; Little Archie's mother]
Synopsis:
Mad Doctor Doom tries to hypnotize everyone at the Bigbucks department store via a "devilish device" installed in an army of toy robots, with the help of his "gullible teenage assistant" Chester.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Gorelick was credited with coloring this story in a 2005 interview with Gary Brown for Comic-Con International, although the indexer is unsure if the original colors were preserved for the reprint.

Uncle Burt Is Back (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Children; Adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews [Mrs. Andrews; Little Archie's mother]; Fred Andrews [Mr. Andrews; Little Archie's father]; Uncle Burt [Mary Andrews's brother]; Spotty [Little Archie's dog]
Synopsis:
Little Archie's Uncle Burt visits Riverdale while his ship is docked in "the bustling port city of Walmouth". His tales of adventure amaze Archie but rankle Archie's dad, until both men must act heroically.
Reprints:

Gorilla (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Children; Adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; a gorilla; Smedlington Smythe (introduction); Little Jughead Jones [Juggy]
Synopsis:
Little Archie and Juggy take a break from pretending to explore Africa when their treehouse is invaded by a gorilla who has escaped from the ship Pride of Walvis Bay.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The events of this story take place at the same time as those in the next story, "Time Taxi".

Time Taxi (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Children; Science Fiction
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Mad Doctor Doom; Chester Punkett; Smedlington Smythe
Synopsis:
When a gorilla escapes from the ship Pride of Walvis Bay, passengers Mad Doctor Doom and Chester sneak off to their lair, Crackstone Manor. Doom's calculations determine that Little Archie will always thwart his plans, so he builds a time machine, only to discover history populated with Little Archies from the Civil War back through ancient Egypt and beyond.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The events of this story take place at the same time as those in the previous story, "Gorilla".

Secret Agent 007 2116 32 110 Smashes the Hot Bicycle Racket (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Children; Adventure
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews [Secret Agent 007 2116 32 110]; Little Jughead Jones [Juggy]; Police Detective Parker [full name unknown]; Weasel Williams; Pete Creeply; other members of the South-Side Serpents
Synopsis:
Little Archie adopts his double identity of Secret Agent 007 2116 32 110 to crack the mystery of where the South-Side Serpents are stowing stolen bicycles.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents mistakenly sources this story to The Adventures of Little Archie #32; it also smushes the 32 and 110 together in the story title, likely because of the short space between them as lettered in the story's splash panel, but the narrative clearly has Little Archie's other identity as "Secret Agent 007 2116 32 110".

The Incredible Cat Caper (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Children; Science Fiction
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Frzbots [aliens from the planet Frzb]; Grandmother Andrews [Little Archie's paternal grandmother]; Bliggens [Grandmother Andrews's cat]
Synopsis:
While running an errand for his grandmother, Little Archie meets aliens from the planet Frzb and shrinks to a size where he becomes a plaything for his grandmother's cat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents mistakenly sources this story to The Adventures of Little Archie #35, but with the correct cover date.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Castiglia ?
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors:
Rosario "Tito" Peña ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty [Little Archie's dog]

Indexer Notes

The back cover includes a blurb about the series, a bar code with ISBN, and an illustration.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Front Cover]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. [Inside Covers]
    Little Archie
  3. 2. [Masthead]
  4. 3. Table of Contents
  5. 4. Foreword
  6. 5. Little Archie on Mars
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Pirates
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Robots of Doom
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Uncle Burt Is Back
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Gorilla
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Time Taxi
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Secret Agent 007 2116 32 110 Smashes the Hot Bicycle Racket
    Little Archie
  13. 12. The Incredible Cat Caper
    Little Archie
  14. 13. [Back Cover]
    Little Archie
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