(Summer 1962)

Archie, 1961 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
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

Issue Notes

With this issue, the title was reduced from 84 to 68 pages.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't care if you are the toughest kid in town, nobody picks on my girls!
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; un-named bully

Indexer Notes

The scene depicted on this cover does not appear anywhere in the issue (or any other); it's just a way to show Little Archie as a heroic character.

Little Betty and Veronica have been re-designed a bit as of this cover; Betty now sports a ponytail like her teen counterpart.

Venus Revisited (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; children; science fiction
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Herbnik; Greenback Klutchum; Waldo Pinckley; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Ambrose Pipps; un-named Venusians
Synopsis
On the planet Venus, a Venusian named Herbnik invents the BaBongos, and plays music that is unacceptable to his people. He decides to leave Venus and travels to Earth, where Little Archie saves his life by getting him a drink of ammonia. Little Archie then sets up a meeting between Herbnik and the talented talent agent Mr. Greenback Klutchum, who turns Herbnik into an Earth-wide musical star. But when humans start copying Herbnik's music, Earthlings reject him in favor of musicians who look like them.
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Indexer Notes

A combination of science-fiction and satire of the music business. Herbnik's musical downfall is an obvious reference to the copying of African-American music by white performers in the late '50s.

One Panel Jokes With Little Archie (Table of Contents: 2)

Little Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis
Four one-panel cartoons.

Ga Ga Over Gary (Table of Contents: 3)

Polly / 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 Betty Cooper; Polly Cooper; Mr. Cooper; Mrs. Cooper; Gary Grover; Little Veronica Lodge; Evelyn Evernever
Synopsis
Betty's big sister Polly gets a date with Gary Grover, "the most popular boy in the whole junior class." To go on the date, she has to break her promise to make a dress for Betty's doll.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Polly Cooper. She would have her own story in each of the next three issues, plus another story in Little Archie # 36. She was brought into the "big" Archie continuity in the late '80s.

Silent Stuff With Little Archie (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Archie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Betty Cooper; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Spotty
Synopsis
Four silent one-panel cartoons.

Samuel F.B. Morse (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Synopsis
Article on the inventor of the telegraph.

Medically Speaking! (Table of Contents: 6)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Brando
Reprints

Seeing the Light! (Table of Contents: 7)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Daphne
Reprints

Puddle Muddle! (Table of Contents: 8)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Shrimpy; Cousin Kim

Spotty Gets the Bird (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; un-named bird; un-named cat
Synopsis
Spotty is jealous of a bird that Little Archie adopts.
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Get the Picture (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; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The girls try to get Jughead to put on nice clothes for the school photo.

Class Picture (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Space Shot (Table of Contents: 12)

Little Archie / 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; Fred Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis
Little Archie plays spaceman.
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Hits and Misses (Table of Contents: 13)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday; GaGa; Greg; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Everyone is nice to Li'l Jinx.
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Love Thy Neighbor (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Johnson; Mrs. Johnson; Susan Johnson
Synopsis
A new family moves into Little Archie's neighborhood, and when Little Archie tries to help them carry their things into the house, he drives the father crazy.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Johnson family. Mr. Johnson was Dexter Taylor's attempt to create his own version of Mr. Wilson from "Dennis the Menace."

The Law and Hermit Harper (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Hermit Harper; un-named policemen; un-named doctor
Synopsis
Little Archie is bitten by a dog owned by a paranoid hermit. The police need to get the man to give them his dog for a rabies test.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I don't care if you are the toughest kid in town, nobody picks on my girls!"]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Venus Revisited
    Little Archie
  3. 2. One Panel Jokes With Little Archie
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Ga Ga Over Gary
    Polly
  5. 4. Silent Stuff With Little Archie
    Little Archie
  6. 5. Samuel F.B. Morse
  7. 6. Medically Speaking!
    Shrimpy
  8. 7. Seeing the Light!
    Shrimpy
  9. 8. Puddle Muddle!
    Shrimpy
  10. 9. Spotty Gets the Bird
    Little Archie
  11. 10. Get the Picture
    Little Archie
  12. 11. Class Picture
  13. 12. Space Shot
    Little Archie
  14. 13. Hits and Misses
    Li'l Jinx
  15. 14. Love Thy Neighbor
    Little Archie
  16. 15. The Law and Hermit Harper
    Little Archie
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