(Summer 1964)

Archie, 1961 Series
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Volume
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Little Archie Giant Comics
Editing
Richard Goldwater

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Bolling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This'll teach you to take my girl's skates!
Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Fangs Fogarty

Indexer Notes

This scene does not correspond with any actual Little Archie story; it's just a generic "action hero" pose for Little Archie.

Picnic (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor; fantasy-supernatural; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Granny Sage
Synopsis
Little Archie, Betty and Veronica go for a picnic in the Hockomock Swamps, near the home of the local hermit, Granny Sage. They discover why Granny never comes out of her house: there's a giant, man-eating turtle living in the swamp.
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Attack of the Ice Mice (Table of Contents: 2)

Little Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; fantasy-supernatural; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Mad Doctor Doom; Chester Punkett; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; un-named Captain; un-named sailor; un-named driver
Synopsis
In Mad Doctor Doom's latest plan for world domination, he gets the help of the Ice Mice, a rare group of Arctic mice whose frozen breath can form a wall of ice that's thick enough to stop any bullet. He and Chester bring the mice to Riverdale, and try to use them to steal the Rare Ruby Rooster from the Humble Home Bank. But fate once again intervenes to put Little Archie in Doom's way: when Chester steals a silver fox tail from a bike to spruce up his car, that bike belongs to Little Archie's pal Jughead.
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Indexer Notes

The newspaper story about the Rare Ruby Rooster mentions the "outbreak of the Prune Fungus." The nonexistent disease "Prune Fungus" is a recurring gag in Bolling's stories.

Flight of the Penny Black (Table of Contents: 3)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 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; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason
Synopsis
When Fred is looking over his stamp collection, an antique envelope with a rare "Penny Black" stamp is carried out the window by a strong wind. The boys put the envelope on Little Archie's model plane, and the "capricious" spring breeze keeps the plane in the air despite Fred's efforts to get it down.
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Indexer Notes

An example of Bolling's mystical side: a slapstick story is given a fantasy twist through captions and images that seem to suggest that the wind has a mind of its own.

Two of Bolling's own hobbies, stamp collecting and model planes, are referred to in this story.

The Missing Mouse (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
To get Little Archie to come over, Veronica pretends there's a mouse in the house.

A Friend In Deed (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Al; George
Synopsis
To avoid getting a bath, Spotty runs off without his collar and is captured by dogcatchers. To get back to Little Archie, Spotty tries to make a seemingly-impossible escape from the dog pound.

Never Too Old (Table of Contents: 6)

Little Archie's Teachers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis
While looking for supplies in the storeroom, Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy overhear the children chanting derogatory rhymes about her clothes and his toupee.
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The Texas Longhorn (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; nature
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A Top Story (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; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Jughead Jones; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Little Archie likes Veronica because she's so bad at top-spinning, instead of Betty, who's too good at it.

Indexer Notes

One of the first examples of Taylor making the kids act more like their teenage counterparts, with Archie being romantically interested in Veronica as in the "big" Archie comics. Taylor told Gary Brown (in Comic Book Artist, March 2004) that this was in response to requests from the editors: "They wanted a love interest like the Archie characters. You know, Betty likes Archie, but he always goes for Veronica. That's what they wanted. I mean, the editor said, I know little boys don't necessarily like little girls, but the readers want that."

Viewpoint (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
Li'l Jinx draws a cartoon.

Grooming Your Dog (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Lucky Coin (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; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Major; Ringer; un-named adults
Synopsis
At the circus, Little Archie's wallet is stolen and with it, his lucky coin. He and Jughead discover that the pickpocket actually works for the owner of the circus.
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Keywords
circus
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This'll teach you to take my girl's skates!"]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Picnic
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Attack of the Ice Mice
    Little Archie
  4. 3. Flight of the Penny Black
    Little Archie
  5. 4. The Missing Mouse
    Little Archie
  6. 5. A Friend In Deed
    Little Archie
  7. 6. Never Too Old
    Little Archie's Teachers
  8. 7. The Texas Longhorn
  9. 8. A Top Story
    Little Archie
  10. 9. Viewpoint
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Grooming Your Dog
  12. 11. The Lucky Coin
    Little Archie
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