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Little Archie (1956) comic books 1956-1969

  • Issue #1
    Little Archie (1956) 1
    • 1/2" cumulative spine split. Oxidation.

    First appearance of Little Archie. Cover pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Bob White. Hunting; After Archie's mom asks him to stop playing hunter inside the house, he and his friends go outside to hunt wild animals, and come upon a snapping turtle. Racing; Archie builds an "imported Italian sports racer" for the soapbox derby. Playing House; Archie and Ronnie play house and fight even more than real married couples; Betty tries to get in on the act by marrying her cat to Archie's dog. Troops; General Archie and Sergeant Moose try to prevent Ronnie from joining their army, but she gains the troops' loyalty with her "secret orders." Script and pencils for all stories by Bob Bolling, inks by Bob White. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Little Archie (1956) 2
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing, interrupts art and story.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.67) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case

    Cover art by Bob Bolling. Ad in which Little Archie (drawing) and his creator Bob Bolling (photograph) thank the readers for the great sales of "Little Archie" # 1. Chee! Lookit! (Sigh) They're lovers!", script and art by Bob Bolling; Betty and Ronnie compete for Little Archie's affections by cooking for him. Untitled Little Archie story, script and art by Bob Bolling; When Little Archie is cast as the heroic knight in the school play opposite Ronnie as the fair damsel, Reggie tries to sabotage him. Li'l Archie's Fun Page by Tom Moore. Untitled Little Archie story; After Reggie brags about how smart his dog Wags is, Little Archie fools him into thinking Wags can talk. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Little Archie (1956) 7

    Cover art by Bob Bolling. Kiss and Tell, art by Bob White; Ronnie and the boys act out good-guy and bad-guy scenarios from TV. Magic Madness, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Little Archie gets a magic kit and puts on a magic show. The Bunny Hop one-pager starring Bunny. Oh, Brother starring Scotty and Dotty, script and art by Samm Schwartz; Dotty argues with another girl over whose brother is better. Hood Winked; The kids play "Little Red Riding Hood." Cape Capers, pencils by Bill Vigoda; The girls claim to have a friend whose magic cape makes her invisible. No Stone Unturned!, pencils by Samm Schwartz; The boys are forced to go on a picnic with the girls. 84 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #13
    Little Archie (1956) 13
    • Staple rust. Rust migration. Water damage.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing, interrupts art or story.

    Cover art by Bob Bolling. A Spotty Story, script and art by Bob Bolling; Betty is angry at Little Archie for letting his dog Spotty chase her cat Caramel. The Flash, script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie and his dad go up to Wilderness Mountain to take photos. The Champion Collector, script and art by Dexter Taylor; The girls take up buying and chewing gum so they can get free pictures of movie stars. Article about American patriot Seth Warner. Pop's Bad Day, script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie announces that he's going to do good deeds for everyone on the West Side, but all his good deeds just wind up making people angry. 84 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #22
    Little Archie (1956) 22
    • 2 3/4" cumulative spine split.
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Bob Bolling. Martians' Return, script and art by Bob Bolling; Abercrombie and Stitch, the Martians, return to Earth in a rocket ship cleverly disguised as a shooting star. Article on the Wright brothers. Tell The Tooth, script and art by Dexter Taylor; When Little Archie puts a tooth under his pillow, "Tooth Fairy" Fred has to go out in the snow to borrow some change. Movie Madness, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Fred and Mary go to the movies and leave Little Archie with a babysitter, but he sneaks out of the house, stows away in their car, and changes the program at the movie theatre. Caramel Has a Tale, script and art by Bob Bolling; When Betty and Ronnie comment on how lazy Betty's cat Caramel is, Caramel reveals that she has the ability to talk to them (but only while they're still small children). 84 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #25
    Little Archie (1956) 25
    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing, interrupts art and story. Full-length spine split; back cover missing.

    Cover art by Bob Bolling. Uncle Burt Is Back, script and art by Bob Bolling; Mary's brother Burt, a sailor, comes to visit; Little Archie is fascinated by Burt's stories of seafaring adventure, and starts to consider his father un-heroic by comparison. Mystery Menace, script and art by Dexter Taylor; There has been a rash of jewel thefts all over Riverdale, and the latest victim is Little Archie, who sees a bird fly off with the bracelet he bought Ronnie for her birthday. Not Now!, script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx wants to ask her daddy a question. Little Archie Goes to a Party, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Betty and Veronica have parties on the same day, and Little Archie goes to Ronnie's party because it has pony rides; It also has a lot of snobby society kids. 68 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Little Archie (1956) 29
    • Staple rust.

    Cover art by Bob Bolling. Dig Those Grubbers, script and art by Bob Bolling; The return of Mad Doctor Doom and his assistant Chester, who were forced to flee Riverdale when Little Archie foiled their plan of world domination, and have been washing dishes on the ship "The Pride of Walvis Bay. Salesmanship! humor page starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Del Shannon – Runaway Music Man! article. A Children's Story, script and art by Dexter Taylor; An alternate-universe Santa Claus from "Planet Peewee," a planet populated almost entirely by children, crash-lands his spaceship on Little Archie's roof. Article on singer/actress Doris Day. An Exercise in Persistence starring Little Archie, script and art by Dexter Taylor. 68 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #31
    Little Archie (1956) 31
    • 1" spine split from bottom.

    Cover art by Bob Bolling. Picnic, script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie, Betty and Veronica go for a picnic in the Hockomock Swamps, near the home of the local hermit, Granny Sage. Attack of the Ice Mice starring Little Archie, script and art by Bob Bolling; In Mad Doctor Doom's latest plan for world domination, he gets the help of the Ice Mice. The Missing Mouse, script and art by Dexter Taylor; To get Little Archie to come over, Veronica pretends there's a mouse in the house. The Texas Longhorn article. The Lucky Coin, script and art by Dexter Taylor; At the circus, Little Archie's wallet is stolen and with it, his lucky coin. Viewpoint humor page starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 68 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #32
    Little Archie (1956) 32
    • 7" cumulative spine split.

    American Edition 25¢ cover price. Cover art by Bob Bolling. Gorilla, script and art by Bob Bolling; An unusually intelligent gorilla, bound for the Riverdale zoo, escapes from his cage while being unloaded from the "Pride of Walvis Bay." Mystery of the Old Boathouse, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Betty and Veronica go to Silver Lake Camp, near the site of a recent rash of bank robberies. Let's Face It! humor page starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Treasure of the Deep, script and art by Dexter Taylor; In 1861, the ship "Atlanta" sank to the bottom of the ocean, carrying with it a fortune in coins; In 1964, Little Archie, his babysitter Susan, and Betty's brother Chick discover the lost ship and its treasure while diving, but they also discover that they are threatened by sharks. 68 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #34
    Little Archie (1956) 34
    • Lateral spine tear.

    Cover art by Bob Bolling. The Incredible Cat-Caper!, script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie eats an alien delicacy that causes him to shrink until he is only an inch and a half tall. Matinee Monster! one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 'Cuda Complex, script and art by Bob Bolling; Mad Doctor Doom's relative, the witch Mad Madam Doom, foretells that his next meeting with Little Archie will be in the tropics, and that his red-haired nemesis will be surfing. The Storm, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Little Archie saves Mr. Cooper's life during a hurricane. Hidden Danger, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Little Archie and Susan are the only people who have gotten a look at a terrorist who has been leaving bombs on airplanes. 68 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #36
    Little Archie (1956) 36

    Cover art by Dexter Taylor. The Visit, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Little Archie gets a visit from his rural cousin, Andy Andrews. The Giant Bird, script and pencils by Dexter Taylor; Little Archie and Jughead encounter a monster-sized bird. The Vanishing Cat!, script and art by Bob Bolling; Polly leaves Betty behind when she goes to see the new pop sensation the Blemishes, but cat-loving Betty is determined to see the prize Burmese cat owned by the group's lead singer. Indian Army Scouts article. The Small Toreador starring Little Archie Andrews, script and art by Dexter Taylor. 68 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #37
    Little Archie (1956) 37

    Cover art by Dexter Taylor. Ski-Bee, script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie's shortcuts across Thrill Hill, Shallow Creek and Potter's Pond are causing him to be late for school now that it's winter. A Talk Balk! humor page starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. A Principal Matter, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Deciding that all anyone cares about is looks, Mr. Weatherbee decides to buy a new and more flattering toupee. The House That Wouldn't Move, script and art by Dexter Taylor; The city is planning to tear down the old Collins place to make room for a state highway. A Very Merry Christmas starring Little Archie, script and art by Dexter Taylor. 68 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #38
    Little Archie (1956) 38

    Cover art by Bob Bolling. The Terrible Tornado Machine, script and art by Bob Bolling; Mad Doctor Doom creates a machine that can control tornadoes, and uses it to destroy Riverdale's newly-completed Dibbledock Towers. George To the Rescue, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Little Archie brings a parakeet to school. Challenge of the Storm, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Little Archie and his father return to Moosehorn Lumber Camp, where Pierre is injured while trying to protect his dog Brownie from a wolverine. Cornered, script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx's daddy makes her stand in the corner and think about what she did, but instead she lets her imagination run wild. 68 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #39
    Little Archie (1956) 39

    Little Archie and an alien girl are abducted by The Robot Men from Planet Snow; Little Archie looks for buried treasure; Little Archie and Spotty rescue bully Fangs Fogarty from drowning. Stories and art by Bob Bolling. Plus Lil Jinx by Joe Edwards. 64 pages. Cover by Bolling. Cover price $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #40
    Little Archie (1956) 40
    • 1 3/4" Spine split from bottom.
    • Oxidation.
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    The Venomous Vixen, script and art by Dexter Taylor; When the Black Widow kidnaps Veronica, Pureheart and Evilheart compete to see who will rescue her. Flower Girl humor page starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Article on the platypus. Grizzly; Away at summer camp, Jughead befriends a squirrel that he names Waffles. Later, while looking for Waffles in the woods, Jughead and Archie are menaced by a grizzly bear. Pest Control; Penny Peabody likes Jughead, but Fangs Fogarty is jealous and wants to beat Juggie up. 68 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #41
    Little Archie (1956) 41
    • 1" spine split from the bottom. 1/2" tear through comic.

    Little Archie turns into superhero Little Captain Pureheart to battle The Mad Music Master; Little Archie unleashes a genie; the mysterious Red Avenger is stealing the kids stuff. Plus Lil Jinx by Joe Edwards. 64 pages. Cover price $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #44
    Little Archie (1956) 44
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.

    "Summer Camp"; Little Archie and the gang spend the summer at camp and make Little Reggie go through a ridiculous hazing ritual. "The Invitation"; When Betty hears that Mr. Lodge is mad at Little Archie and forbid Veronica to look at him, Betty invites Little Archie over to her house to watch the big game. "Seeing the Light" starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. "One of the Gang"; Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy stop a robbery at a bowling alley. "The Flying Ghost" starring Little Archie as Little Captain Pureheart. "Coachie at the Bat," script and art by Dexter Taylor; Little Archie has trouble operating the pitching machine Mr. Lodge gave his Little League team. "A Change of Luck." "In Orbit" starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Little Archie Fun Page. "Remember This Day." 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #45
    Little Archie (1956) 45

    "History's Parade," pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Jon D'Agostino; The town holds a parade to honor the founders of Riverdale and Betty discovers that her ancestor was a witch that lived in Riverdale. "The Right Color"; Jughead is staying over at Little Archies and he laughs when he sees Archie's pink undershirt and pink pajamas. "A Change of Plans"; Little Reggie tries to play a prank on Little Archie and ends up getting caught littering. "Make a Wish!" starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Jughead house ad. "Just a Small Story" starring Little Archie Andrews and Little Veronica Lodge. "A Case For Trouble" starring Little Archie Andrews, Little Betty Cooper, Little Veronica Lodge, and Fangs Fogarty. Archie's Pals 'N' Gals house ad. "The Prize," pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Jughead wins a gold trophy for being the top student in English. Archie Giant Quarter Comics house ad. "Right State-Ment" starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. "For Business Ache," pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Jim Amash; Little Archie decides to take a job shining shoes to raise money to take Veronica to a concert. "The Little Archies on Stage." "My Favorite Red Head" starring Little Archie Andrews and Little Betty Cooper. "Last Run For the Tuppertin Trolley" starring Little Archie Andrews, Little Veronica Lodge, and Mr. Lodge. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #46
    Little Archie (1956) 46

    When Little Archie gets sent to Mr. Weatherbees office even more often than usual, Reggie is curiously even more amused than usual. Plus Lil Jinx by Joe Edwards. 64 pages. Cover price $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #47
    Little Archie (1956) 47

    "Sail 'Er Boy," script and pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Bob Smith; Little Archie buys an ice sailboat for two dollars and a pair of ice skates to race against Little Reggie; winner gives Little Veronica rides for the rest of the winter. "Snow Fall"; Miss Grundy takes her class out in the snow to look at snowflakes under a microscope. "All Bottled Up"; Jughead tries to con Little Reggie and Little Archie out of their ice cream. "Pretty Shifty" Bendix ad with Archie. "Length of Safety"; Jughead is scared to deliver a newspaper at a house with a big dog. "The Busy Bee"; Mr. Weatherbee wants the boys to work harder on their science fair project so they create a giant mechanical bee. "Rock 'n' Roll," script and pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Jon D'Agostino; After helping a little green man fix his spaceship, the Little Archies receive a square egg which hatches into a Freebee. Archie's Groovy Stationary ad. "War Words"; Fangs beats up Little Archie for insulting him. Statement of Ownership; Average No. copies each issue during preceding 12 months, 374,733; Single issue nearest to tiling date, 428,826. "An Ice Swim," script and pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Rudy Lapick; Reggie plays a prank on Little Archie when he goes skinny dipping by stealing his clothes and inviting the girls to the lake for a picnic where Little Archie was swimming. "A Family Reunion," script and art by Dexter Taylor; Little Archie and his parents go to a family reunion but Spotty must stay behind. "Fan Out!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx is a real fan of George Washington. "Snow Speeder"; Little Betty sleds down the hill with almost no control. "Mind Your Manners"; The boys try to teach Little Jughead how to behave at parties and how to dance. 68 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #48
    Little Archie (1956) 48

    Little Archie finds danger when he investigates The Mystery of the Disappearing School Teacher. Plus Lil Jinx by Joe Edwards. 64 pages. Cover price $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #49
    Little Archie (1956) 49

    "A Hungry Spirit"; The children put on a carnival but putting Little Jughead in charge of the ice cream booth was a mistake. "Hurry Homez." "Brake it Up!" Bendix ad with Archie. "What's in a Name?"; Miss Grundy embarrasses Jughead by using his given name Forsythe. "Summer Camp Story"; Little Archie and the gang go to summer camp, where they get a gig playing as the Little Archies. "Wet Pet" starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. Little Archie Jokes. "The Valley of the Unknown," script and pencils by Bob Bolling; Little Archie's restlessness in the car helps foil an armored car robbery. "What a Pit-Y," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx enjoys the plum pit more than the plum. "Babes in Baseball"; The girls start a baseball team and get Pop Tate to sponsor them. "A Birthday Present"; the kids are invited to a birthday party. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #50
    Little Archie (1956) 50

    "The Candidate"; Mr. Lodge is running for office; Archie and Jughead offer to help him create his campaign posters but they mix up Mr. Lodge's picture with a wanted fugitive. "Winner's Brand"; Little Archie wins a jumping race. "The Magic Man"; Little Reggie tries to sabotage Little Jughead's magic show. "A Cool Party"; The children put on a diving exhibition for Mrs. Lodge's garden party. "Zipping By!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Hap speed reads Li'l Jinx's bedtime story. "Boy Wanted"; Little Archie wants to get a job at a florist. "The Little Archies Perform With a Guest Star"; The Little Archies ask Mr. Weatherbee to perform with them. "Surprise," script and pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Rudy Lapick; Little Archie believes a surprise party is a surprise. "Muscle Tussle"; A muscle building show on the beach prompts Little Archie and Little Reggie to try some gymnastics to impress the girls. "Big Wind," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx doesn't want to go outside because of the wind. "The First Day"; It is the first day of school and Little Archie and Little Reggie want to be model students for the new school year. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #51
    Little Archie (1956) 51

    Little Archie and Jughead are pitted against bully Fangs Fogarty during a scrimmage game. Plus Lil Jinx by Joe Edwards. 64 pages. Cover price $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #52
    Little Archie (1956) 52
  • Issue #53
    Little Archie (1956) 53

    "Science Trouble," script and pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Rudy Lapick; Little Archie and Little Jughead work on a science fair project that is out of this world! "Write and Wrong!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx works on her grammar. "The Tiny One"; Little Archie hides from Fangs Fogarty in a baby carriage. "Working Man's Blues," script and pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Little Reggie is jealous of the girls Little Jughead attracts with his job at Pop Tate's; So, Little Reggie makes Little Jughead sleepy and then shows up for Little Jughead's job. "Yippy Hippy," script and pencils by Dexter Taylor, inks by Jon D'Agostino; Little Archie's friend Little Plucky Pickit comes to town. "Here, Hear," script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx's father asks her to turn down the music. "Chip Off the Old Block"; Archie's teachers ask Fred to come to school so they can talk to him. Statement of Ownership; Total copies printed of issue nearest to filing: 419,120. "Ghosts on the Loose"; Little Jughead and Little Archie see a scary movie and then go to visit Little Betty. "A Neat Story"; Mr. Weatherbee decides that Little Jughead should care more about his appearance and has the teachers buy a suit for the boy to wear. "The Fortune Teller"; Little Archie tries to get a job as a newspaper writer and isn't doing well until he meets a mysterious stranger on a park bench who hands him tomorrow's paper. "The Report Card"; Little Archie wants to take Veronica out, but his dad will ground him if he has a bad report card; He fakes illness to leave before they're handed out, but Reggie "helpfully" offers to personally deliver at Little Archie's home. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #55
    Little Archie (1956) 55

    "Ride Into Danger"; As it begins to rain, the gang takes cover in an abandoned cabin; The old cabin supports buckle under their weight and careens down the side of a hill landing on railroad tracks. "Play Mate"; Because Little Betty cannot come outside to play, Little Veronica decides to climb up to the window to play only to discover Little Betty has the measles. "The Triumph of Science"; Penny, seeing Fangs beating up on Little Archie and Little Reggie, demands Fangs drops them; Little Dilton suggests the science of Judo to overcome the bully. "Dear Diary"; Little Betty helps Archie prepare a picnic for two mistakenly thinking the picnic is for Little Archie and her. "Pop Flop," script and art by Joe Edwards; Little Jinx cries over an ice cream cone. "Sense and Nonsense"; Little Archie writes a series of cartoons he thinks are hilarious but he finds out the hard way they are not. "Wash 'n' Tear"; Archie believes that by taking a bath he can run faster. "Picture Crazy"; Little Archie gets yet another photo of Little Veronica. Little Betty makes an observation. "The Pen Pal"; Little Betty and Little Veronica write to a pen pal exchange to meet new boys. "House Mouse"; Little Archie and the gang buy some cheese and mouse traps to try to rid the Andrew's household of mice. "Drop-In, Drop-Outs," script and art by Joe Edwards; To rid her wading pool of friends, Li'l Jinx throws in a bar of soap. "Fashion's Passion"; Little Archie compliments Little Veronica on her fur collared sweater; Little Betty learns Little Jughead has a fur collar and upon searching for it discovers it is a white mouse. "The Scooter Race." "A Real Gone Show"; Little Jughead is sharpening his magic act skills when Mr. Weatherbee reveals he wanted to be a magician before going into the teaching profession and teaches Little Jughead some tricks; During the magic show Mr. Weatherbee almost falls prey to a prank pulled by Little Reggie that is meant for Little Jughead. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #56
    Little Archie (1956) 56

    Bully Fangs Fogarty wants to join the Little Archies, but his lack of musical talent is only topped by his lack of charm. Plus Lil Jinx by Joe Edwards. 64 pages. Cover price $0.25. Cover price $0.25.