In his introduction to the first collection of his stories, Bob Bolling relates how he was given the freedom to create the world and supporting cast for Little Archie. The stories were comedies similar to the regular titles at first, but "soon, the story possibilities for Little Archie were endless and I got to relive my own boyhood fantasies through many of these tales. Who among us didn't dream of having a neighborhood clubhouse and building rafts and cars out of scrap lumber? Or wish we could go on fantastic adventures in exotic locales like a pirate ship, a wild West ranch,or even outer space?"
Here is "Plesiosaur" from Little Archie #20 (Fall 1961):
The Adventures of Little Archie (volume 1) contains 8 full stories, including "Little Archie on Mars", "Pirates", and "Robots of Doom" (the first appearance of recurring villain, Mad Doctor Doom):
I have this issue of Little Archie. Have had it since it was first published and it is one perfect comic book. Every story is a delight. Betty and her dolls still gets me after all these years. And what little boy didn't love dinosaurs? And this issue had two dino related elements to it.
September 9, 2010 1:50 PM
Doug Gray said...
Thanks for the comment, Rick! I have to agree, it is an exceptional issue!
September 9, 2010 10:16 PM