(November 1990)

Archie, 1985 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia frequency:
6 times a year in Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept. and Nov.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
07189646857145
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard US digest size
Paper Stock:
glossy cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover and Indicia title: Little Archie Digest Magazine.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Betty; Little Veronica; Little Archie

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Sports Fan (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Tsetsekas (credited); Gregg Suchow (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)
Editing:
Nanci Tsetsekas; Victor Gorelick

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Little Reggie; Little Betty; Little Veronica; Ambrose; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Bobbi Tremont
Synopsis:
Archie, Jughead and Reggie skip school to meet their football hero Bobbi Tremont.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

General Mills / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Lucky Charms cereal.

The Candy Man (Table of Contents)

Little Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Jughead; Little Veronica; Little Archie; Little Reggie
Synopsis:
Little Veronica tells Little Jughead he should share his candy.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Star Bright (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Russ; Charley
Synopsis:
Charley doesn't believe Russ when he is told that Venus is the brightest planet.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Join the cause, join the fight!"] (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Wizard; Web; Black Hood; Bob Phantom; Mr. Justice; Fly Girl; Jaguar; Fly; Shield; Comet Captain Flag; Firefly; Blackjack; Hangman; Fireball; Steel Sterling; Fox; Inferno
Synopsis:
PSA about the fight against illiteracy.

The Big One (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie; Little Reggie; Little Veronica; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Little Veronica invites both Little Archie and Little Reggie for a day on her father's yacht, where Mr. Lodge shows them how to fish for tuna...but catches a submarine.
Reprints:

["Saturdays on NBC"] (Table of Contents)

NBC Television / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

2 page comic-strip style ad featuring the new NBC Sunday morning cartoon lineup.

Busy Signal (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's father
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx gets in trouble for not hanging up the phone when she is done.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Free Delivery (Table of Contents)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pat the Brat
Synopsis:
Pat's new dog brings him a newspaper.
Reprints:

Short Handed (Table of Contents)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pat the Brat
Synopsis:
Pat is having trouble with subtraction.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ultimate Game Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Flea Bites (Table of Contents)

Pipsqueak / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walt Lardner (signed)
Inks:
Walt Lardner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pipsqueak; Mr. Price
Synopsis:
Pipsqueak's dog doesn't bite, but he can't say the same for the fleas.
Reprints:
  • from ? [see note]

Indexer Notes

There is a 4 page Pipsqueak story with the same title in The Adventures of Pipsqueak #34, but there is no synopsis listed there, and this is only 2 pages of story. It may be that this is a shortened version of the 4 page story but that needs confirmation.

["Digest Writer's Contest"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Information to enter a contest to write a story for Archie's digest line.

Getting Out the Vote (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Reggie Orr (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Reggie Orr (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Little Reggie; Little Betty; Little Dilton; Miss Grundy; Weasel Williams; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Little Reggie is running against Little Archie for class president.

["Archie Bendables"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for Archie Bendable figures.

Pie A La Mud (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shrimpy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy is making mud pizzas rather than mud pies.
Reprints:

Ouch! (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shrimpy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy's friend dismisses the story of Jack and Jill as just two accident prone people.
Reprints:

The Jokers (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Reggie Orr (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Reggie Orr (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Reggie; Little Archie; Little Betty; Miss Grundy; Little Jughead; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Little Veronica
Synopsis:
When Archie gets in trouble at school, Archie, Reggie and Jughead try to intercept Miss Grundy's phone call to Archie's parents.

The Visitor (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor (signed)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (signed)
Inks:
Dexter Taylor (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Zerk (introduction); Fred Andrews; Gladys Jones; Spotty (Little Archie's dog, cameo); Little Reggie
Synopsis:
Little Archie is lamenting his homework to Juggie when a strange pink creature falls from the sky and does it for him, then conjures up food for Juggie and cleans the boys' rooms before being reclaimed.
Reprints:
  • from Adventures of Little Archie, The (Archie, 1957 series) #162

["Discount 32 page comic subscription"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Subscription information.

Batter Up! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx can't find anybody to play baseball with her.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Mystery of the Disappearing Mummy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Hermione Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Little Jughead Jones; Mr. Hopkins (first appearance; villain); Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Mr. Lodge sponsors an exhibit of King Tut artifacts at the local museum. A mummy comes to life and steals King Tut's treasure.
Reprints:

The Duel (Table of Contents)

Little Sabrina / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Sabrina; Aunt Zelda; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis:
Aunt Zelda is on a diet.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["3 issues for $2.00"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for select Archie back issues.

Just Add Water... (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx invents instant mud pies.
Reprints:

["Riverdale High"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for the "Riverdale High" series.

["Archie Fan Club"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

How to join the Archie fan club.

The Outdoor Cafe (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Reggie Orr (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Reggie Orr (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Jughead; Miss Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee; Uncle Fred; Miss Grundy; Little Betty (cameo); Little Dilton (cameo); Little Archie (cameo)
Synopsis:
With the cafeteria being remodeled, Little Jughead has to figure out a way to get enough food in a school day. Luckily his Uncle Fred has a food cart.
Reprints:

Type Casting (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Li'l Jinx's dad
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx's dad is reading a psychology book about child types.
Reprints:

["Here it is, fans!!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Subscription information for Betty & Veronica Double Digest.

Tasty Examination (Table of Contents)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pat the Brat; Pee Wee
Synopsis:
Pat the Brat is playing doctor with Pee Wee.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Service With a Smile (Table of Contents)

Pat the Brat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pat the Brat
Synopsis:
Pat serves ice cream sundae's to his friends.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Archie 3000"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for the "Archie 3000" series.

["Check out Archie's Special Subscription Offer"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Subscription offers.

The Magic of Make Believe (Table of Contents)

Little Betty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Reggie Orr (credited)
Letters:
Reggie Orr (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie; Little Reggie; Little Veronica; Little Betty; Mrs. Saunders; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis:
Little Betty tells the Sunders children a story "Joe White and the Seven Little Men".
Reprints:
  • from ?

Space Race (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Little Reggie; Little Veronica; Little Betty; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Little Jughead accidentally causes the teachers to think he was shot into space in the school's model rocket.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["At last, my own double digest!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House add for the new Jughead Double Digest.

Write Right! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Gregory
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx is writing her name everywhere.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Order your New Archie's Digest Magazine"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for the New Archie's digest series.

Pet Peeves (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Greg has a condition for playing a game with Li'l Jinx.
Reprints:

Substitute Star (Table of Contents)

Little Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Reggie Orr (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Reggie Orr (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Jughead; Little Archie; Little Reggie; Coach Kleats; Mr. Weatherbee; Hot Dog
Synopsis:
Little Jughead joins the football team and ends up winning the game.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Subscribe and Save] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Subscription information on various Archie digests.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Editor's Notebook / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Feather Brain (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx gets a parrot.
Reprints:
  • from ?

In Command (Table of Contents)

Shrimpy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shrimpy
Synopsis:
Shrimpy is telling everybody how to play their positions during the baseball game.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Archie Presents Previews"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ads fro RC Racers #8 and Jughead's Time Police #3.

Li'l Jinx for President (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Edwards
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Russ; Greg; Charley
Synopsis:
Greg runs for class president against Li'l Jinx.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Archie's Double Digest"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for Archie's Double Digest.

A Hit for Halloween (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Little Veronica; Little Betty; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis:
Little Archie and the gang convince the teachers to help them put on a play for Halloween.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Drugs Are Uncool! (Table of Contents)

Archie / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Anti-drug PSA.

Dog's Best Friend (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Archie; Little Betty; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Betty doesn't understand why Little Archie is running from Spotty.
Reprints:
  • from ?

["Strike your funny bone"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for Jughead's Diner #5.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Splash! (Table of Contents)

Capri Sun; Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Comic-style advertisement.

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Sports Fan
    Little Archie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    General Mills
  5. 4. The Candy Man
    Little Jughead
  6. 5. Star Bright
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. ["Join the cause, join the fight!"]
  8. 7. The Big One
    Little Archie
  9. 8. ["Saturdays on NBC"]
    NBC Television
  10. 9. Busy Signal
    Li'l Jinx
  11. 10. Free Delivery
    Pat the Brat
  12. 11. Short Handed
    Pat the Brat
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Ultimate Game Club
  14. 13. Flea Bites
    Pipsqueak
  15. 14. ["Digest Writer's Contest"]
  16. 15. Getting Out the Vote
    Little Archie
  17. 16. ["Archie Bendables"]
  18. 17. Pie A La Mud
    Shrimpy
  19. 18. Ouch!
    Shrimpy
  20. 19. The Jokers
    Little Archie
  21. 20. The Visitor
    Little Archie
  22. 21. ["Discount 32 page comic subscription"]
  23. 22. Batter Up!
    Li'l Jinx
  24. 23. Mystery of the Disappearing Mummy
    Little Archie
  25. 24. The Duel
    Little Sabrina
  26. 25. ["3 issues for $2.00"]
  27. 26. Just Add Water...
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. ["Riverdale High"]
  29. 28. ["Archie Fan Club"]
  30. 29. The Outdoor Cafe
    Little Jughead
  31. 30. Type Casting
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. ["Here it is, fans!!"]
  33. 32. Tasty Examination
    Pat the Brat
  34. 33. Service With a Smile
    Pat the Brat
  35. 34. ["Archie 3000"]
  36. 35. ["Check out Archie's Special Subscription Offer"]
  37. 36. The Magic of Make Believe
    Little Betty
  38. 37. Space Race
    Little Archie
  39. 38. ["At last, my own double digest!"]
  40. 39. Write Right!
    Li'l Jinx
  41. 40. ["Order your New Archie's Digest Magazine"]
  42. 41. Pet Peeves
    Li'l Jinx
  43. 42. Substitute Star
    Little Jughead
  44. 43. ["Subscribe and Save]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  46. 45. Feather Brain
    Li'l Jinx
  47. 46. In Command
    Shrimpy
  48. 47. ["Archie Presents Previews"]
  49. 48. Li'l Jinx for President
    Li'l Jinx
  50. 49. ["Archie's Double Digest"]
  51. 50. A Hit for Halloween
    Little Archie
  52. 51. Drugs Are Uncool!
    Archie
  53. 52. Dog's Best Friend
    Little Archie
  54. 53. ["Strike your funny bone"]
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
  56. 55. Splash!
    Capri Sun; Archie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen