(Winter 1958)

Archie, 1957 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Little Archie Giant Comics
Editing
Richard Goldwater

[Heavy Rain Due Today] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Bubble Gum Blues (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis
The West Side Warriors try to get away from the "stupid girls" by turning their clubhouse into a boat. Meanwhile, the girls have taken up fortune telling and warn the boys that if they're not nice, the "good fairy" won't come to help them. The fortune comes true, but with a different spelling than the boys expected.

Sum Friend (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Moose Mason; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Moose is forbidden to pitch for the school team because of his bad grades in math.

Map Saps (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Ambrose Pipps; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Little Archie and Reggie hire Ambrose to create a map of the neighborhood that they can use to plot strategy against the South Side Serpents. After Ambrose turns in a beautifully-made map, they try to find a flaw in it so they can get out of paying him.

Indexer Notes

Two pages of this story are devoted to Ambrose's map, which includes many of the specific places that Bolling created for his version of Riverdale, including "Thrill Hill," "Carson's Creek," the swamp (later named the Hockomock Swamp) and the Serpents' hideout "Cobra Cave."

Taboo It May Concern (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Little Archie asks Betty to a movie on Friday the 13th, and Betty goes reluctantly, worried about bad luck.
Reprints
Keywords
Friday the 13th; superstition

The Reign Is Over (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis
Little Archie and his friends play a game based on "The Prince and the Pauper," and Little Archie enjoys being the Prince.

Plane Advice (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
After Fred helps Little Archie with his model plane, his boss gets the mistaken idea that Fred can fly actual planes.
Reprints

Secret Talk! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bunny
Synopsis
Bunny gloats about knowing a secret.

Reptiles of Yesterday (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; nature

Hit and Miss! (Table of Contents: 9)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 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
Greg throws snowballs at Li'l Jinx.

For Friendship's Ache (Table of Contents: 10)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis
Little Archie tries to talk Moose out of beating up Jughead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from the printing in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #12.

Art Antics (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Reggie / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Reggie Mantle; Little Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Reggie is chosen by Miss Grundy to help decorate the gym.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Little Ambrose / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes Secretary Ambrose!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Ambrose Pipps; Little Archie Andrews; Little Moose Mason; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Ambrose is club Secretary even though he can't write.

Sweet Talk (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Betty Cooper; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty won't give Jughead a piece of candy unless he says nice things about her.

[The Great Apes] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; nature

Film Fun (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Director Little Archie shoots a Western film with Ronnie as the leading lady.
Reprints

The World's Largest Mammal (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
An introduction to various whales.

Keep 'Em Flying (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Little Archie makes a kite tail out of his father's ties.
Reprints

Ride or Wrong (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead opens a dog-walking service, but charges half price on big dogs.
Reprints

Business Forecast (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis
Ambrose opens a newsstand where he sells yesterday's papers.

American Mammals (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; nature

Thin Ice? (Table of Contents: 21)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx goes skating.

Friend or Foe (Table of Contents: 22)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
After his father encourages him to try harder to make friends, Little Archie goes out and befriends a squirrel, who promptly drives his father crazy.
Reprints

Berry Good Friends (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge
Synopsis
Ronnie does the old Vaudeville "that's good/that's bad" phone routine, complete with the traditional punchline ("I helped her sort the strawberries").

Sports Sharpy (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Ambrose Pipps; Little Archie Andrews; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis
Ambrose uses his dog George to help him score a touchdown against the South Side Serpents.

Business Bungle (Table of Contents: 25)

Little Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Evelyn Evernever
Synopsis
Inspired by all the advice-givers in TV and newspapers, Little Archie starts "Little Archie's Good Advice Business," offering advice to anyone who can pay him in jellybeans. All the kids are disgusted by his greed and stop liking him, except Evelyn, who becomes his secretary, and Ambrose, who Little Archie tells to "go jump in the lake." And it's that bit of advice that leads to Ambrose becoming the most popular kid on the West Side. An act of generosity by Ambrose then makes Little Archie realize that friends are more important than jellybeans any day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first story to show a closer friendship between Little Archie and Ambrose.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Heavy Rain Due Today]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Bubble Gum Blues
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Sum Friend
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Map Saps
    Little Archie
  5. 4. Taboo It May Concern
    Little Archie
  6. 5. The Reign Is Over
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Plane Advice
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Secret Talk!
    Bunny and the Kids
  9. 8. Reptiles of Yesterday
  10. 9. Hit and Miss!
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. For Friendship's Ache
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Art Antics
    Little Reggie
  13. 12. ["Here comes Secretary Ambrose!"]
    Little Ambrose
  14. 13. Sweet Talk
    Little Betty
  15. 14. [The Great Apes]
    Nature's Notebook
  16. 15. Film Fun
    Little Archie
  17. 16. The World's Largest Mammal
  18. 17. Keep 'Em Flying
    Little Archie
  19. 18. Ride or Wrong
    Little Jughead
  20. 19. Business Forecast
    Little Ambrose
  21. 20. American Mammals
    Nature's Notebook
  22. 21. Thin Ice?
    Li'l Jinx
  23. 22. Friend or Foe
    Little Archie
  24. 23. Berry Good Friends
    Little Veronica
  25. 24. Sports Sharpy
    Little Ambrose
  26. 25. Business Bungle
    Little Archie
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