(January 1989)

Archie, 1985 Series
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132
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Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
076956145478 34
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dexter Taylor (signed as Dexter Taylor)
Inks
Dexter Taylor (signed as Dexter Taylor)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It'll be a tight squeeze, but maybe Santa can still make it!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Fred Andrews; Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Mary Andrews
Keywords
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Thanks But No Thanks (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (credited)
Inks
Hy Eisman (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Hy Eisman (credited)

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Little Veronica
Genre
humor; children; teen
Characters
Little Veronica; Little Betty; Little Archie; Little Jughead; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers; Gaston; Little Reggie; Fred Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr Lodge takes his family to Paris for Thanksgiving, but they fly home after Little Veronica misses spending Thanksgiving with her friends.
Keywords
Eiffel Tower; Paris; Thanksgiving

[Surprise Ending!] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Turkey Daze (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Ambrose [Archie Comics] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Little Archie's Picked-On Pal Little Ambrose
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Ambrose
Synopsis
Little Ambrose raises a turkey from a chick only to be unable to kill it for Thanksgiving dinner.
Keywords
Thanksgiving; turkey

[Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Big Feast (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor ?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dexter Taylor

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That Cute Little Witch Little Sabrina
Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Zelda; Aunt Hilda; Merlin
Synopsis
Aunt Zelda doesn't really understand Thanksgiving customs.
Reprints
Keywords
Thanksgiving; turkeys

Some Song (Table of Contents: 7)

Little Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Little Archie
Genre
children
Characters
Fangs Fogerty; Waldo Weatherbee; Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Professor Flutesnoot; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Fangs learns his first song on the trumpet.
Reprints
Keywords
trumpet

Indexer Notes

Original Feature of this story was Fangs Fogarty.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reading is... FUN!
Characters
Shield; The Fox; The Web; Black Hood; The Fly; Steel Sterling; Archie Andrews; Hangman; Fly Girl; The Comet; The Jaguar

The Painting (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Dexter Taylor

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Little Betty
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Betty; Little Archie
Synopsis
Little Archie asks Little Betty to pose for him in her cheerleader uniform.
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Cake Bake (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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Dexter Taylor
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Little Jughead
Genre
children
Characters
Little Jughead; Miss Grundy; Fangs Fogerty; Little Reggie; Little Betty; Little Veronica; Mr Weatherbee
Synopsis
Little Jughead works the school bake sale with Fangs Fogerty.
Keywords
bake sale

[Jump Back] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Trix Cereal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Eager Beavers (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

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Little Archie
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Fred Andrews; Spotty; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Little Archie and Little Jughead try to sail their toy boats in the bathtub and flood the house.

The Music Birds (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eat as much as you want! There's enough for everyone!
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That Cute Little Witch Little Sabrina
Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Sabrina; Hilda Spellman; Zelda Spellman
Synopsis
Sabrina turns herself into a bird to help a love-sick bird get back with his girlfriend.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Dog Gone (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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Little Archie
Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Little Archie has a job feeding dogs.
Reprints

Mix-Up with a Punch (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Jughead / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Little Jughead
Genre
children
Characters
Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Little Jughead gives Little Betty the idea to make a meal and invite Little Archie over.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead and Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #16, no credits listed in this digest.

All in a Night (Table of Contents: 17)

Hot Dog Jr. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Little Jughead's Dog Hot Dog Jr.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Hot Dog Jr; Little Jughead; Forsythe Jones
Synopsis
Hot Dog Jr sleeps thru a burglar.

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

The Giant of Riverdale (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Look at that, Little Archie!
Feature Logo
Little Archie
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Reggie Mantle; Little Archie Andrews; Little Dilton Doiley; Little Jughead Jones; Priscilla; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Dilton creates a formula that makes him tall but his girlfriend Priscilla preferred him when he was smaller.
Reprints

A Troubled Happening (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Little Reggie
Genre
children
Characters
Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate; Professor Flutesnoot; Waldo Weatherbee; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Little Reggie and Little Archie join the school band to be near Little Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie's Funhouse Double Digest (Archie, 2014 series) #1, no credits listed in this issue.

The Big Hero (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly! Little Archie's team is playing Fangs Fogarty's team for the neighborhood championship!
Feature Logo
Little Archie
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Fangs Fogarty; Little Dilton Doiley; Little Sabrina Spellman; Geraldine Grundy; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Little Archie saves Reggie and Fangs from the river.
Reprints
Keywords
football

More 'n' More (Table of Contents: 22)

Hot Dog Jr. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

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Little Jughead's Dog Hot Dog Jr.
Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Jughead Jones; Little Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Miss Beazly; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
Hot Dog goes to school with Little Jughead and ends up getting food from Miss Beazly, Mr. Weatherbee and Miss Grundy.
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Fizz Out (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx gets her allowance and invites Gigi to get a soda. It's snowing and when they get to the soda shop they order hot chocolate instead.
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[Archie's Checklis] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Music Maker (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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Little Archie
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie; Little Jughead; Spotty
Synopsis
Spotty hides when Little Archie and Little Jughead play musical instruments.

A Vote Goat! (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx was voted most popular girl in school.
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A Sob Story (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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Little Archie [skinny 'Little']
Genre
children
Characters
Little Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Jughead Jones
Synopsis
The kids have an onion peeling contest.
Reprints

Picture That! (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi
Synopsis
Jinx has hit her finger with a hammer.
Reprints

Ballet High (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Li'l Jinx! Can you come out to play?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gaga; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx shows Gaga the ancillary benefits of learning ballet.
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Seasons Greetings (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Greg; Rocky; Chuck
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx wishes her friends a Merry Christmas in order to get presents from them.
Reprints

Snow Bawl (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
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?
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Little Archie
Genre
children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Fangs Fogarty; Professor Flutesnoot; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Unnamed Riverdale kids
Synopsis
To get it out of their system, Mr. Weatherbee allows the kids to have a snowball fight with the boys against the girls and when he joins the boys team they get a surprise when the girls unveil their secret weapon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No credits given for story. Art is identified as Dexter Taylor's by his distinctive style.

[Katy Keen Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

Don't Disturb! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx builds a snowman in the house.
Reprints

My Best Friend (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

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Little Archie
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Spotty; Santa Claus (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie learns to treat Spotty better and then the two of them deliver papers with Little Archie dressed as Santa and Spotty dressed as a reindeer.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #264, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

Well, Come! (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Jinx is concerned about Santa finding her house in the snow.
Reprints

Happy Holidays (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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?
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Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
?
Letters
?

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That Cute Little Witch Little Sabrina
Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Sabrina Spellman; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Little Sabrina goes Christmas caroling.
Reprints
Keywords
caroling; Christmas

[Personalized 'Sew-On' Patches] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

What Do You Get Someone Who Has Everything? (Table of Contents: 39)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm finished buying all the Christmas gifts on my list - except one!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Mort; Greg; Li'l Jinx; Russ; Roz; Gigi
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and her friends get Gigi a pair of ice skates for Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; snow

Cold Comfort (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz
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Samm Schwartz

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Little Archie
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Little Archie and his friends build an igloo.
Reprints
Keywords
igloo

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

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

Here Comes Jingles (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
Dexter Taylor (signed as DEXTER TAYLOR)
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (signed as DEXTER TAYLOR)
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

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Little Betty
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Reggie Mantle; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Archie Andrews; Little Veronica Lodge; Alice Cooper; Hal Cooper; Santa Claus; Jingles the elf; Spotty
Synopsis
All Little Betty wants for Christmas is an Archie doll.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; North Pole; Santa's workshop

Health Education (Table of Contents: 43)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

PSA by The American Foundation for Aids Research.

Ding-a-Ling (Table of Contents: 44)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zzzzz
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Jinx wakes up her dad on New Year's Eve
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[Subscribe and save $1.75] (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

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[Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race] (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It'll be a tight squeeze, but maybe Santa can still make it!"]
    Little Archie
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Thanks But No Thanks
    Little Veronica
  4. 3. [Surprise Ending!]
  5. 4. Turkey Daze
    Little Ambrose [Archie Comics]
  6. 5. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  7. 6. The Big Feast
    Little Sabrina
  8. 7. Some Song
    Little Archie
  9. 8. ["Reading is... FUN!"]
  10. 9. The Painting
    Little Betty
  11. 10. Cake Bake
    Little Jughead
  12. 11. [Jump Back]
    Trix Cereal
  13. 12. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  14. 13. Eager Beavers
    Little Archie
  15. 14. The Music Birds
    Little Sabrina
  16. 15. Dog Gone
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Mix-Up with a Punch
    Little Jughead
  18. 17. All in a Night
    Hot Dog Jr.
  19. 18. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  20. 19. The Giant of Riverdale
    Little Archie
  21. 20. A Troubled Happening
    Little Reggie
  22. 21. The Big Hero
    Little Archie
  23. 22. More 'n' More
    Hot Dog Jr.
  24. 23. Fizz Out
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. [Archie's Checklis]
  26. 25. Music Maker
    Little Archie
  27. 26. A Vote Goat!
    Li'l Jinx
  28. 27. A Sob Story
    Little Archie
  29. 28. Picture That!
    Li'l Jinx
  30. 29. Ballet High
    Li'l Jinx
  31. 30. Seasons Greetings
    Li'l Jinx
  32. 31. Snow Bawl
    Little Archie
  33. 32. [Katy Keen Subscription Offer]
  34. 33. Don't Disturb!
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. My Best Friend
    Little Archie
  36. 35. [Archie Fan Club]
  37. 36. Well, Come!
    Li'l Jinx
  38. 37. Happy Holidays
    Little Sabrina
  39. 38. [Personalized 'Sew-On' Patches]
  40. 39. What Do You Get Someone Who Has Everything?
    Li'l Jinx
  41. 40. Cold Comfort
    Little Archie
  42. 41. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions]
  43. 42. Here Comes Jingles
    Little Betty
  44. 43. Health Education
  45. 44. Ding-a-Ling
    Li'l Jinx
  46. 45. [Subscribe and save $1.75]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
  48. 47. [Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race]
    The Flintstones; Post Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
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