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Little Archie in Animal Land (1957) comic books 1956-1969

  • Issue #1
    Little Archie in Animal Land (1957) 1
    • Cover coming loose at one staple, 3" spine split from bottom of comic, piece of tape on interior cover.
    • Lateral spine tears, 1" cumulative spine split.

    NOTE: #1 - one-shot, #17-#19 continued from Lil Jinx (1956). Cover art by Bob Bolling. Foreword in which Little Archie introduces the comic and a photo of the series creator, Bob Bolling, hard at work sketching animals, art by Bolling. "Boobs In Birdland," script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie and his friends go bird-watching, but the man who owns the property gets a policeman to shoo them away for trespassing. "Fox Talk," script by Bob Bolling; Fred tells Little Archie about foxes. "Animals In Action," script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie offers facts about animals' height and speed. "Tuna Tales / The Loud Mouth," script and art by Bob Bolling; Fred explains where tuna fish sandwiches come from. "Little Archie's Animal Ark," script and art by Bob Bolling; Information about other animals, including crocodiles. "Old Ringtail," script and art by Bob Bolling; After Fred tells him about raccoons, the animals who naturally wash up before meals, Little Archie decides to build his own raccoon. "Red-Headed Remora," script and pencils by Bob Bolling; When Little Archie asks for a ride in their go-kart, the girls compare him to the Remora, the hitchhiker of the sea. "Garden Spider" Nature's Notebook article, art by Ken Hultgren. "Feline Facts," script and art by Bob Bolling; The girls fight over whether Betty's cat Caramel or Ronnie's cat Smedley will be the mascot for the Good Ol' Gang's baseball team. "Rabbit Roundup" one-page story, script and art by Bob Bolling; Facts about different types of rabbits. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Little Archie in Animal Land (1957) 17
    • 4-1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at both staples.

    NOTE: #1 - one-shot, #17-#19 continued from Lil Jinx (1956). Cover art by Bob Bolling. "The Skunk Story," script and art by Bob Bolling; While preparing for a class costume party, the kids encounter a skunk and learn that if you don't bother a skunk, it won't bother you. "Not So Pre-Historic / Nature's Odd-Ball, script and art by Dexter Taylor; Fred teaches Little Archie about evolution. "Fish Phase," script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie and Jughead go fishing, and learn about different types of fresh-water fish as well as techniques for catching them. "Playin' Possum," script and art by Bob Bolling; The kids see what they think is a dead possum, but discover that it's only playing dead. "The Kangaroo Pet" one-page story, script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie tells us about the Kangaroo Rat. "Mighty Moose" one-page story, script and art by Bob Bolling; Little Archie tells us about the habits of a moose. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Little Archie in Animal Land (1957) 19
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Mold.

    NOTE: #1 - one-shot, #17-#19 continued from Lil Jinx (1956). Cover art by Bob Bolling. Cover art by Bob Bolling. "On the Ball," script and art by Bob Bolling; The kids see a snowshoe rabbit, who gives them an idea of how Ambrose can recover a lost tennis ball. "Love That Water" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "To the Rescue," script and art by Bob Bolling; Super sleuth Ambrose tries to solve the mystery of who stole Fred's ice cubes. "Tip Trip," script and art by Samm Schwartz; Scout delivers groceries. "Fish Facts," script and art by Bob Bolling; After Little Archie's parents won't let him use Chick Cooper's diving equipment on a trip to the aquarium, he tries to use it in the bathtub. First appearance of Betty's brother Chick (sometimes spelled Chic). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.