(Summer 1963)

Archie, 1961 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
?
On-sale date
1963
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

[What shadowy furtive figure threatens Little Archie?] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; children; detective-mystery
Characters
Little Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Bob Bolling's signature does not appear here, but the art appears to be his.

The Missing Astronaut Mystery (Table of Contents: 1)

Little Archie / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Caroline Baker; Sandra Fleming; Mr. Fleming; Mrs. Fleming; Jim Farrell; J.P. Knudge; Hob Kane; Coast Guard officer; un-named beachcomber; un-named spy
Synopsis
Little Archie goes along with his dad on a business trip to the Bahamas, near the site of a planned rocket launch with Caroline Baker, America's first female astronaut. Soon Little Archie discovers that the area is full of spies, American and Russian, and that there's a plot to kidnap Caroline Baker and ensure a Soviet victory in the Space Race.
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Indexer Notes

The story has the same length, format and approach as the "Little Archie Mystery Comics" published that same year (including the device of drawing most of the characters, except Little Archie, in a realistic style).

Just Testing (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; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx learns how to test reflexes.

Shelley Fabares, Typical Teenager (Table of Contents: 3)

Teen / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Synopsis
Article on teen star Shelley Fabares.

210 Oak Street (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Ambrose Pipps; Pamela; un-named girl
Synopsis
Little Archie finds an old pair of glasses that magically turn back time when he puts them on. When the glasses are taken away by a young woman at 210 Oak Street, he is transported back to the present. Investigating, he and his friends go back to 210 Oak Street, now a dilapidated and apparently deserted house.
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Indexer Notes

After this story, Ambrose was dropped from the comic. He would return in the mid-'80s.

Surprise (Table of Contents: 5)

Little Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Little Archie catches a fish.

Some Shape (Table of Contents: 6)

Little Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tells Little Archie to get in shape.

Indexer Notes

One of several Archie comics stories around this time that reference President Kennedy's call for young people to excercise more.

Quiz Whiz (Table of Contents: 7)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Little Jughead Jones; Plato Potts; un-named principal; un-named host
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee enters Jughead in a televised quiz competition with Stoneyburg Grammar School.
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The Big Show (Table of Contents: 8)

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 Reggie Mantle; Spotty; un-named fleas; un-named circus performers
Synopsis
A troupe of performing fleas settles on Spotty.
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Going... Going...Gone (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 will do anything for ice cream.

Tommy Sands... Pinch Hitter for Fame (Table of Contents: 10)

Tommy Sands / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Synopsis
Article on pop star Tommy Sands.

A Matter of Time (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Spotty; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Geraldine Grundy; un-named adults
Synopsis
Little Archie has to chain Spotty up outside the school. Chasing a rabbit, Spotty pulls the chain out of the ground and escapes, but then gets chained to the train tracks.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [What shadowy furtive figure threatens Little Archie?]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. The Missing Astronaut Mystery
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Just Testing
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Shelley Fabares, Typical Teenager
    Teen
  5. 4. 210 Oak Street
    Little Archie
  6. 5. Surprise
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Some Shape
    Little Archie
  8. 7. Quiz Whiz
    Mr. Weatherbee
  9. 8. The Big Show
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Going... Going...Gone
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Tommy Sands... Pinch Hitter for Fame
    Tommy Sands
  12. 11. A Matter of Time
    Little Archie
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