(Winter 1960-1961)

Archie, 1957 Series
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Volume
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Little Archie Giant Comics
Editing
Richard Goldwater
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

[Welcome, Santa] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Christmas-themed cover gag, along with a plug for this issue's adventure story, "Cougar."
Keywords
chimney; Christmas; Christmas tree

The Big Loser (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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Ambrose wants to be Little Archie's "pal," while Little Archie will have none of it, and keeps telling Ambrose to go away. But when Reggie challenges Little Archie to an ice boat race on Crystal Lake, Ambrose accepts the challenge on his "pal"'s behalf.
Reprints

Life's Funny That Way (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Little Archie tells "stupid girl" Ronnie to stop bothering him, but he feels differently after Reggie hits her with a snowball.

Cougar (Table of Contents: 3)

Little Archie / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Pierre; un-named lumberjacks; Pocahontas (dog)
Synopsis
Little Archie accompanies his father on a trip to Moosehorn Lumber Camp. There he befriends the lumberjacks' dog, Pocahontas, who is injured while defending her puppies from a cougar. The next day, Little Archie goes out with one of the lumberjacks, Pierre, who is hurt and trapped after the two are caught in an avalanche. While on his way back to camp to get help for Pierre, Little Archie encounters the cougar who attacked Pocahontas, and has to flee for his life.

Indexer Notes

Another example of the way Bolling combines action-adventure with environmental/nature themes -- in this case, the theme that even predators have reasons for what they do.

One-Track Mind! (Table of Contents: 4)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Harold
Pencils
Joe Harold
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy
Synopsis
Shrimpy misses the summer.

The Case of the Careless Crook (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis
Mary makes a chocolate cream pie for supper, and someone eats the whole thing while she's not looking. Mary accuses Fred of eating the pie, while Fred accuses Little Archie. It's up to Ambrose to solve the mystery.

The Real Report (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Reggie shows off his grade on a school report.

Indexer Notes

This story is told with no dialogue.

Lesson Learned (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Little Archie fakes being sick so he won't have to go to school.
Reprints

Men of Muscle (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Synopsis
Article on strong men in myth and reality.

The Perfect Day (Table of Contents: 9)

Little Archie / comic story / 8.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Little Archie resolves that he will get through an entire day at school without doing anything wrong. But Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy are driven crazy waiting for him to make a mistake.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This basic story idea had been used in previous "big" Archie stories (and would be used again in later stories).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Little Archie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm shooting arrows all over the yard, Little Archie!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps
Synopsis
Ambrose takes up archery.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

archery

Planning Ahead! (Table of Contents: 11)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Harold
Pencils
Joe Harold
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Peggy

The Waiter! (Table of Contents: 12)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Harold
Pencils
Joe Harold
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Peggy

Demon Driver (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Little Archie agrees to give Ronnie a ride in his go-kart. When she keeps telling him how to drive, he lets her drive it herself.

The Yule Fool (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Geraldine Grundy; Evelyn Evernever; Waldo Weatherbee; Santa Claus
Synopsis
In a story told entirely in rhyme, Reggie is assigned to get something for Little Archie in the school's gift exchange program.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Gun Point (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Little Betty Discovers Radio (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Betty Cooper; Caramel; Mrs. Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Little Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Mrs. Weatherbee
Synopsis
While she's sick, Betty becomes addicted to the radio soap opera "The Romance of Jill and Bill." When she gets better, she smuggles a portable radio into school so she can keep listening to the show.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mr. Weatherbee has a wife in this story (he addresses her as "wifey dear").

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Welcome, Santa]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. The Big Loser
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Life's Funny That Way
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Cougar
    Little Archie
  5. 4. One-Track Mind!
    Shrimpy
  6. 5. The Case of the Careless Crook
    Little Archie
  7. 6. The Real Report
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Lesson Learned
    Little Archie
  9. 8. Men of Muscle
  10. 9. The Perfect Day
    Little Archie
  11. 10. ["I'm shooting arrows all over the yard, Little Archie!"]
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Planning Ahead!
    Shrimpy
  13. 12. The Waiter!
    Shrimpy
  14. 13. Demon Driver
    Little Archie
  15. 14. The Yule Fool
    Little Archie
  16. 15. Gun Point
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. Little Betty Discovers Radio
    Little Betty
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • JW "David" Asher
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jaime Weinman