(Fall 1957)

Archie, 1956 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Little Archie Giant Comics
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Format
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors
?

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

Trick By Trial (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Moose Mason; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis
After watching a movie about a judge, the kids hold a trial with Little Archie as the judge and Ambrose as the defendant.

Indexer Notes

After some prototypes in the previous issue, this story is the formal introduction of Ambrose, Little Archie's "picked-on pal" with the cap that covers his eyes.

The story also introduces the girls' catchphrase "Poor Ambrose!" which is said whenever the boys start to pick on him.

Pop's Pet Peeve (Table of Contents: 2)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Evelyn Evernever; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis
Fred is talked into acting as the judge in Little Archie's neighborhood pet show.

Indexer Notes

This story introduces the buck-toothed girl with a bow in her hair, who would be named Evelyn Evernever in future stories.

Sales Switch (Table of Contents: 3)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Moose Mason; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis
After seeing a fast-talking salesman sell his father things he doesn't need, Little Archie tries to become a super salesman, opening up the "West Side big bargain store" with the boys. But the girls retaliate by becoming salespeople themselves and creating an urgent need for the boys to buy their hornet exterminating service.

Toads and Frogs (Table of Contents: 4)

Nature's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

It's Friendship (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica hate each other, but they're best friends.
Reprints

Skip It (Table of Contents: 6)

Bunny and the Kids / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Samm Schwartz
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Bunny; Tubes
Synopsis
Bunny skips rope even though she's sick.

Cab Caper (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis
Little Archie starts his own taxi service, taking money to drive people around in his soapbox derby. Betty and Veronica open a competing taxi service and fight with Little Archie for passengers. Jughead creates his own taxi, a wagon pulled by a dog. And Ambrose becomes a traffic cop.

Indexer Notes

The first mention of "Carson's Creek," one of many Riverdale geographical locations created by Bolling. It would become frequently mentioned in Little Archie stories and eventually in "big" Archie stories.

The Giraffe (Table of Contents: 8)

Nature's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Mad About the Boy! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Mr. Lodge; Mrs. Lodge
Synopsis
Little Archie, Betty and Veronica spend all their playtime fighting with each other.

Little Archie Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 10)

Little Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reggie's Soda Pop (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Mr. Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie's dad keeps boring the boys with stories of his past as a boxer and telling them that "boxing pays off." The boys figure out how to exploit make these stories pay off for them.

Hoopin' and Hollerin'! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The kids roll hoops.

Bears (Table of Contents: 13)

Nature's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

For Petter Or Worse (Table of Contents: 14)

Scotty and Dotty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Samm Schwartz
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Scotty; Dotty; Daddy
Synopsis
Scotty and Dotty argue over who will get to pet the new dog.

Kill Or Cure (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis
The girls play nurse and bandage the boys.

Shakes Pair (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Scout / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Samm Schwartz
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Scout
Synopsis
Scout wants to ride on a pogo stick.

It's a Gem Dandy (Table of Contents: 17)

Little Archie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Ronnie's dad gives her a diamond ring. Jughead figures out how to make it look like Betty has one too.

Navy Nuts (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Moose Mason; Spotty
Synopsis
The boys play "navy" on a raft in the middle of Carson's Creek. The girls attack their craft with a barrage of apples.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Trick By Trial
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Pop's Pet Peeve
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Sales Switch
    Little Archie
  5. 4. Toads and Frogs
    Nature's Notebook
  6. 5. It's Friendship
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Skip It
    Bunny and the Kids
  8. 7. Cab Caper
    Little Archie
  9. 8. The Giraffe
    Nature's Notebook
  10. 9. Mad About the Boy!
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Little Archie Puzzle Page
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Reggie's Soda Pop
    Little Archie
  13. 12. Hoopin' and Hollerin'!
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Bears
    Nature's Notebook
  15. 14. For Petter Or Worse
    Scotty and Dotty
  16. 15. Kill Or Cure
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Shakes Pair
    Little Scout
  18. 17. It's a Gem Dandy
    Little Archie
  19. 18. Navy Nuts
    Little Archie
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