(Fall 1961)

Archie, 1961 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
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Little Archie and the Sea-Going Dinosaur (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; Plesiosaur
Synopsis
Cover drawing based on the story "Plesiosaur."

Plesiosaur (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Waldo Pinckley; un-named producer; un-named manager; Uncle Herbert; Dan; Vicki; Plesiosaur
Synopsis
While on vacation in Florida, Little Archie goes out in a boat with his cousin Dan and his girlfriend Vicki. While Dan and Vicki are diving, they are attacked by a prehistoric sea monster once thought to be a legend: Plesiosaur, an ancient creature who has come back from the depths to search for his long-lost mate. Little Archie's only hope of saving his friends may lie in an unlikely source: the new pop music hit "Stone Age Rock" by Waldo Pinckley.
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Indexer Notes

The premise of this story is similar to (and possibly inspired by) the Ray Bradbury short story "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms" (aka "The Fog Horn") and its 1953 movie adaptation.

Bolling usually did his own lettering and much of the lettering appears to be his, but some of the punctuation looks like it has been re-lettered in a more typical Archie house style.

Baseball Dope! (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Gigi

The Strange Case of Crawford Crab (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Mr. Lodge; Crawford Crab; Buster Crab; Taxi Crab; Pearl; un-named shellfish
Synopsis
The story of Crawford, a crab who is shunned by the crab community for having a dull, unattractive shell. When Crawford leaves the sea and tries to seek his fortune on the shore, he is taken in by two giant "monsters," Little Archie and Ronnie. But when they have to put him back in the ocean, Ronnie decides to paint a message on his shell.
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The Mighty Midgets (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Article on prehistoric animals.

Buzzin' Cousin (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Fangs Fogarty; Dewey Lippersnipper
Synopsis
Little Archie recalls his introduction to Ronnie's cousin Dewey Lippersnipper, a kid with a perpetual grin and an ability to do everything Little Archie can do, only better.
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By the Sea! (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Hap Holliday

Just His Luck (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Little Archie finds a quarter.
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The Long Walk (Table of Contents: 8)

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; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Caramel; Little Veronica Lodge; the panda; the captain; the witch
Synopsis
Betty convinces Little Archie to walk her home after school. Not wanting to walk any more "sissy girls" home, Little Archie decides to take her via his famous short cut, through Spook Woods and the Hockomock Swamp, hoping that she'll turn back and go home by herself. Meanwhile, three of Betty's stuffed dolls -- a stupid panda, a vain sea captain, and a wise old witch -- comment on her behavior and try to figure out what (or who) is making her act so strangely.
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Indexer Notes

One of the great masterpieces of comics, this is also Bob Bolling's personal favorite among his stories (see http://www.comic-con.org/common/03upd2005_little_archie_50th.shtml).

"The Long Walk" was also selected as the best Little Archie story by Gary Brown in Comic Book Artist magazine (March 2004).

Page 6 of this story is one of the most famous Bolling creations: Little Archie and Betty's entire walk is portrayed in one huge panel, in the form of a map.

Nature's Notebook (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Article on porcupines.

Ghost of a Chance (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Evelyn Evernever; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Spotty
Synopsis
After Little Archie's Halloween party, Evelyn is afraid to walk home because she's scared of ghosts.

Dollar Deal (Table of Contents: 11)

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 Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty and Ronnie are about to share Archie's soda when Reggie lures them away with a Super Sundae.
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Indexer Notes

This story is told with no dialogue.

Law and Disorder (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Characters
Little Reggie Mantle; Little Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Little Jughead Jones; un-named kids
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tries to get Reggie to behave by making him a hall monitor, but it just makes him power-mad.

Indexer Notes

This is a remake of an earlier "big" Archie story where Archie and Reggie became hall monitors. It even carries over some of the earlier story's dialogue in simplified form ("The entire faculty will have to stay" becomes "all the teachers will have to stay too").

Boat Goat (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
The Andrews family goes out in a boat that capsizes, and they wind up on a desert island.
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On His Level (Table of Contents: 14)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Daphne
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The Fearless Heart (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; un-named adults
Synopsis
Fred makes a derogatory comment about Spotty's toughness, but when a dangerous snake gets into the house, Spotty shows that what he lacks in size and strength, he makes up in courage.
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Indexer Notes

Dexter Taylor's first adventure story.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Little Archie and the Sea-Going Dinosaur
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Plesiosaur
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Baseball Dope!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. The Strange Case of Crawford Crab
    Little Archie presents
  5. 4. The Mighty Midgets
  6. 5. Buzzin' Cousin
    Little Archie
  7. 6. By the Sea!
    Li'l Jinx
  8. 7. Just His Luck
    Little Archie
  9. 8. The Long Walk
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Nature's Notebook
  11. 10. Ghost of a Chance
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Dollar Deal
    Little Archie
  13. 12. Law and Disorder
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Boat Goat
    Little Archie
  15. 14. On His Level
    Shrimpy
  16. 15. The Fearless Heart
    Little Archie
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