Little Archie, no. 1

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Title

Little Archie, no. 1

Description

This Archie Comics series was initially written and penciled by Bob Bolling, with inks by Bob White, and it would be published with some name changes until 1983. Featuring child versions of the teenage Archie characters, this first issues of the series draws on classic Archie themes, such as romance and driving, but puts a childish and slapstick-driven spin on them. In later years, the series would take shift to spookier subject matter, focusing less on romance and more on horror. As Bart Beaty notes, "Little Archie was considerably darker than anything else that Archie Comics published [in the 1960s], ironic given the fact that the title seemed intended for readers who were presumed to be too young for the regular series" (170). (Reference: Bart Beaty, Twelve-Cent Archie. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2015.)

Publisher

Date

Contributor

Shorten, Harry (Editor)
Bolling, Bob (Penciler)
White, Bob (Inker)

Rights

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Language

English

Type

Still image

Identifier

littlearchie_001_cover.jpg

Citation

“Little Archie, no. 1,” Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT Libraries, accessed September 25, 2021, https://cary-exhibits.rit.edu/items/show/205.