(November 1993)

Archie, 1991 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
twice a year in Sept. and Nov.
On-sale date:
1993-08-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode:
07189646857111
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
digest
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Archie's Double Digest Magazine #67.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Bolling (signed)
Inks:
Mike Esposito [as Espo] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Matter of Muscle (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited); Nanci Dakesian (credited)
Letters:
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fangs Fogerty; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Little Ambrose; Chick Cooper; Mary Andrews
Synopsis:
Archie helps another child stuck in the swamp and is given super powers for a day by the alien child's parents.

["Double Bubble Trouble!"] (Table of Contents)

Tatio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Video game ad.

["TMNT the Movie III"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie III.

A Gliding Tour (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Little Archie has written a tour guide to his favorite places in Riverdale, like the Hockomock Swamp and Carson's Creek. Ronnie explains to him that each of these sites will be ruined or destroyed if tourists come. And each time she does, Little Archie takes out one of the pages of his tour guide and turns it into a paper airplane.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Carson's Creek; Givalook Mountain; Hockomock Swamp; Northside Dump

Indexer Notes

No credits listed in this digest, credits here come from the credits in the index of the original printing.

["Goof Troop"] (Table of Contents)

Nintendo; Capcom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Goof Troop video game.

A Full Swing (Table of Contents)

Pipsqueak / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pipsqueak
Synopsis:
Pipsqueak wants his dad to push him on the swing.

The Magic Fish (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sabrina; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
While fishing, Little Sabrina catches a magical wish-granting fish.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fishing

["What a Deal!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for subscription offers for various Archie titles.

Headline Hunter (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty
Synopsis:
Little Archie trains Spotty to fetch newspapers, and he starts fetching all the newspapers from every house in the neigborhood.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the last panel on page 1, the newspaper has a headline about an outbreak of "Prune Fungus." This is a Bob Bolling running gag, appearing in many newspapers in many of his stories.

No credits are printed in this digest, credits here come from the credits of the index of the original printing.

["TMNT Special #6"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Special #6.

Cuttin' Up (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 cuts up his father's newspaper.

A Designer (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 ruins his mother's towel.

["It's an Archie Trading Card paradise"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Archie trading cards.

The Boat Builders (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Spotty; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Fred Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis:
Archie and Jughead find an old boat and decide to fix it up.

Up In The Air! (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:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday (Jinx's father)
Synopsis:
Jinx wonders why she can't fly.
Reprints:

["What goes better together than magic & pussycats?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for a Sabrina and Josie specials.

A Down Flaw! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Reprints:

It's Too Two (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Russ
Reprints:

Fortune Misfortune (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate; Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
Archie sells Reggie a magic crystal ball.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #5, writing is credited to Dexter Taylor and inks are credited to Jon D'Agostino.

["The Carney's are coming"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Sabrina Halloween Spectacular #1.

["Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #50"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50.

Homeless Helper (Table of Contents)

Ambrose / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ambrose Pipps; Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Moose Mason; un-named kids
Synopsis:
A dog whistle comes in handy for Ambrose when the Good Ol' Gang sends him on a dangerous mission to spy on the South Side Serpents' clubhouse.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Serpent Swamp; South Side Serpents

Indexer Notes

No credits printed in this digest, credits from the index of the original printing.

["Top 10 reasons to subscribe to an Archie comic"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad with subscription information for various Archie titles.

Make Cents! (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:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis:
Jinx would rather have ten pennies than one dime.
Reprints:

Boys Will Be Beautiful (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Bolling (credited)
Inks:
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis:
At a baseball game, Fred is disappointed in what he considers Little Archie's selfish behavior, but realizes he's wrong when he looks through his binoculars and see what his son did with a home run ball he caught.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

["Pal's n Gals Digest"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Subscription information for Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest.

Knot Not! (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:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Jinx hid the club's money in a place where she can't get it back.

["TMNT Classics Digest"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics digest.

Chow Hounds (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ambrose; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis:
The guys only let Ambrose come on their picnic if he carries the food and does the cooking.

Singing Rocks (Table of Contents)

Little Archie and the Good Ol' Gang / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
adventure; humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Ambrose Pipps; Little Jughead Jones; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Moose Mason; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper
Synopsis:
The boys go fishing on Logger's Pond. As usual, they won't let Ambrose go with them, and as usual, he follows along anyway, this time playing his new harmonica. But Ambrose's harmonica music may be the only thing that can save the Good Ol' Gang when they're attacked by a bear.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No credits printed in this digest, credits from the index of the original printing.

["Dynamite Duo"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Little Archie Digest #11 and Veronica's Passport Digest #2.

Size Rise! (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:
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx wants to buy a small tube of toothpaste.

["Robotnik hates a great subscription deal!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Sonic the Hedgehog subscription information.

Outcast (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:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx has a tent that is for members only.

Indexer Notes

This is probably originally printed in Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes #7 but needs confirmation.

Fan Male (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Charley Hawse; Gigi; Gregg
Synopsis:
Charley writes Gigi a fan letter to ask her out.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Victor Gorelick
Letters:
typeset

["Archie Americana Series"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Archie Americana series.

Seeing Stars! (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:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Greg call's Jinx's telescope cheap.

The Die Is Cast (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Bolling
Pencils:
Bob Bolling
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Caramel
Synopsis:
Betty hires Little Archie, Super Sleuth to search for her missing cat Caramel.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the first panel of page 2 of the original printing, Little Archie has a package of Chips Ahoy cookies, a tie-in with one of Archie's advertising clients at the time. The artwork is changed to remove the product placement in this printing.

No credits are published in this digest, the credits here come from the index of the original printing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kit Kat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Kit Kat candy bar.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Matter of Muscle
    Little Archie
  4. 3. ["Double Bubble Trouble!"]
    Tatio
  5. 4. ["TMNT the Movie III"]
  6. 5. A Gliding Tour
    Little Archie
  7. 6. ["Goof Troop"]
    Nintendo; Capcom
  8. 7. A Full Swing
    Pipsqueak
  9. 8. The Magic Fish
    Little Sabrina
  10. 9. ["What a Deal!"]
  11. 10. Headline Hunter
    Little Archie
  12. 11. ["TMNT Special #6"]
  13. 12. Cuttin' Up
    Pat the Brat
  14. 13. A Designer
    Pat the Brat
  15. 14. ["It's an Archie Trading Card paradise"]
  16. 15. The Boat Builders
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Up In The Air!
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. ["What goes better together than magic & pussycats?"]
  19. 18. A Down Flaw!
    Li'l Jinx
  20. 19. It's Too Two
    Li'l Jinx
  21. 20. Fortune Misfortune
    Little Archie
  22. 21. ["The Carney's are coming"]
  23. 22. ["Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #50"]
  24. 23. Homeless Helper
    Ambrose
  25. 24. ["Top 10 reasons to subscribe to an Archie comic"]
  26. 25. Make Cents!
    Li'l Jinx
  27. 26. Boys Will Be Beautiful
    Little Archie
  28. 27. ["Pal's n Gals Digest"]
  29. 28. Knot Not!
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. ["TMNT Classics Digest"]
  31. 30. Chow Hounds
    Little Ambrose
  32. 31. Singing Rocks
    Little Archie and the Good Ol' Gang
  33. 32. ["Dynamite Duo"]
  34. 33. Size Rise!
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. ["Robotnik hates a great subscription deal!"]
  36. 35. Outcast
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. Fan Male
    Li'l Jinx's Pal Charley
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Editor's Notebook
  39. 38. ["Archie Americana Series"]
  40. 39. Seeing Stars!
    Li'l Jinx
  41. 40. The Die Is Cast
    Little Archie
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Kit Kat
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