(May 1979)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series; Archie Comics Group
Barcode
0271000696805
Editing
Richard Goldwater; Victor Gorelick
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Which girl do I vote for... Betty or Veronica?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Jughead Jones

Can You Top This (Table of Contents: 1)

Little Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Spotty
Synopsis
Little Archie and Jughead make breakfast for Mary's birthday.
Reprints

Lose Views! (Table of Contents: 2)

Li'l Jinx's Pal Fat Charley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Reprints

Some Trick (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Reggie tries his hand at magic tricks.
Reprints

Silver Flash (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Bob Bolling
Pencils
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks
Bob Bolling (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bob Bolling

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Sue Stringly; Parnell
Synopsis
No one at school wants to trade sandwiches with Sue Stringly, who never has anything good to eat since her father has been out of work. She claims that she has a secret boyfriend named "Parnell" who loves to eat her sandwiches. Little Archie follows her after school and discovers that Parnell is a stray cat that Sue is feeding. Little Archie has to decide whether to use the money he's saved up to buy new Silver Flash roller skates, or use it to help Sue and Parnell.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This was the first new Little Archie story since 1966 to be written and drawn by series creator Bob Bolling. Starting with this issue he returned to the series on a recurring basis, contributing a few longer stories each year for the next few years. Bolling told Gary Brown in Comic Book Artist magazine that he didn't know why the Archie editors suddenly asked him to return to his creation after removing him from the series all those years before.

As in his '50s and '60s Little Archie stories, Bolling signs his name in a small box in the splash panel. Until the company started giving credits the following year, he was one of the few Archie artists permitted to sign his work.

This story re-introduces Sue Stringly, who had previously appeared in "Sled With a Mission" in Little Archie # 30. Here she is given a new design, with buck teeth. She would appear in many of Bolling's stories from this point on.

This is also Bolling's first mention of Blue-Tooth Baker, the mysterious unseen boy whose unusual tastes are frequently referred to by the other kids.

Ambrose, who had been absent from the comics since the '60s, makes a cameo appearance among a group of kids playing field hockey.

Josie Has the Answer (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Josie; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Little Archie's Mail Board / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Letters from Angie Wilborn, Lisa DeFalco, Michael Wybo, Laura Clausins, Erica Stanford; fan art by Sherry Dacey, Jess Peterson, Heather Payton; list of kids who want to be pen pals.

The Big Show (Table of Contents: 7)

That Cute Little Witch Little Sabrina / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda; Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Fangs Fogarty
Synopsis
Sabrina and her aunts create a circus with all her friends.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Which girl do I vote for... Betty or Veronica?"]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. Can You Top This
    Little Archie
  3. 2. Lose Views!
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Fat Charley
  4. 3. Some Trick
    Little Reggie
  5. 4. Silver Flash
    Little Archie
  6. 5. Josie Has the Answer
    Josie; Hostess Fruit Pies
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie's Mail Board
  8. 7. The Big Show
    That Cute Little Witch Little Sabrina
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