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Welcome to the LITTLE ARCHIE back issue page!
 

What's so special about Little Archie comics?  Easy, they're the best damn comics ever made.  Well, at least the Bob Bolling issues...
 

     Born in 1928,
Bob Bolling is the creative genius behind LITTLE ARCHIE.  Having worked on issues #1-38 (roughly) plus the two LITTLE ARCHIE MYSTERY comics and the four LITTLE ARCHIE in ANIMAL LAND comics plus one cool mail away coloring book.


   Bob didn't return to his creation until a fill in story on issue #87...and then finally back for awhile with issue #140.
    While a good chunk of his work was reprinted in various Archie Digests, I spent YEARS searching for his early work.  It literally took me 10 years to find a Little Archie #1, and nothing beat the thrill of opening an issue and finding a story I'd never seen before!  I was fortunate to have been exposed to most of his work via the DIGEST reprints in the mid 70's and from there tried to track down the original issues.  Unlike the often compared to Carl Barks Donald Duck books, Bob's Little Archie's have never been collected in any kind of comprehensive editions.  Archie did finally publish a LITTLE ARCHIE trade paperback collecting some of Bob's work (see here) -- but there are still many Bolling stories that have yet to be re-printed.
  
      I'll be listing the entire Bolling series below, for sale at outrageous prices, with as much linear notes as I can find the time to provide....

MARCH 2004

COMIC BOOK ARTIST issue with in depth interviews with both BOB BOLLING and DEXTER TAYLOR!
    I've added this issue to the website for anyone that want's to order it.  I'm sure there's a few of you that don't have a decent comic store near you to get a copy.  Clicking on the cover will start the order...
   
Interviews were conducted by Little Archie fan Gary Brown - everyone should have a copy of this magazine!

JULY 2004
       
Archie finally compiles an ALL BOB BOLLING Little Archie trade paperback!  Bright white paper - the reproductions pretty good - limited to ONLY Little Archie adventures stories - they did pick some of the best ones.  I believe this is the first ARCHIE book to spotlight the work of just ONE CREATOR (and intentionally)

FEB. 2007
        Amazingly, I finally got to meet Bob Bolling. 
I hate going to comic conventions, I really do.  You'd think with spending my life selling comics for a living and operating a 9 store chain you'd think I'd enjoy it more.  I don't.  Luckily my partner does enjoy them and does about 30+ shows a year so I don't have to.  What could possibly get me to attend an out of state comic covention?  Bob Bolling & Dexter Taylor were appearing at the ORLANDO MEGACON - I made flight arrangements, stayed with my good friend Jack Copley (Jack has every Archie comic ever made - the largest & finest collection bar none) and made arragements through long time Little Archie fan Gary Brown to meet & have dinner with Bob, Dexter and their wives.
    
     I met both couples at the show - purchased some artwork (that they were both selling for too cheap!).  Honestly I have too much artwork in my collection as it is - but wanted to see some money go directly to the both of them.  Thanks to Gary Brown I was able to also take them out to dinner and get a chance to talk to the two of them.  I'll post some lousy photos I took with my 'camera phone' later. 

MAY 5th,  2007

      FREE COMIC BOOK DAY for Archie is a BRAND NEW full story LITTLE ARCHIE adventure.  Bob was kind enough to show me some photocopies at the show and it looks great!  Make sure you visit a local comic store on the 1st Saturday of MAY and get yourself a FREE copy.  We will also have them available on the site that day as well. 

    Coliseum of Comics in Orlando will be hosting a rare Bob Bolling appearance from 10 am-12:30 pm.  Bob will be signing comics and chatting with fans.  If you live in the Orlando area - I hope you made it!

FEB. 8th,  2008
  
ARCHIE  comics announced (last month actually) that they'll be doing another LITTLE ARCHIE trade paperback!  Yay!  Vol. 2 will include works from both Bob Bolling & Dexter Taylor!   While often overlooked since he replaced Bob Bolling on the Little Archie series - I believe Dexter holds the record for longest sequential comic run on a COLOR comic series.  Beating both Jack Kirby's FF run as well as Bagley's Ultimate Spider-Man run.  If it's not super-hero comics it doesn't count? Huh?  Anyone know of anyone else that's beaten Dexters run?

LITTLE ARCHIE BOB BOLLING TIMELINE
I'm  putting together the official Bob Bolling Little Archie timeline.  On several issues I've even narrowed it down to the exact week it hit the newstands (by finding copies with arrival date stamps). 
Special thanks to Scott Maple who checked his collection and got me 4 new dates to add to the timeline! 

If you have the time check yours to see if you have any I'm missing and I'll update this list!
LITTLE ARCHIE BOB BOLLING TIMELINE
Little Archie #1 - July 26, 1956 -
  Little Archie #2 - Nov 26, 1956
Little Archie #3 - May 14, 1957 -
  Little Archie in Animal Land #1 - June 9, 1957
Little Archie #4 - Fall 1957 -
  Little Archie #5 - Nov 2, 1957
L.A. Animal Land #17 Dec. 30, 1957 -
  Little Archie #6 - Spring, 1958
L.A. Animal Land #18 April 7, 1958 -
  Little Archie #7 - Summer, 1958
L.A. Animal Land #19 Summer 1958 -
  Little Ambrose #1 - July 8, 1958
Little Archie #8 Fall 1958 -
  Little Archie #9 - Winter 1958
Little Archie #10 Spring 1958 -
  Little Archie #11 - Summer 1959
Little Archie #12 August 11, 1959 -
  Little Archie #13 - Nov 10, 1959
Little Archie #14 Spring 1960 -
  Little Archie #15 - Summer 1960
Little Archie #16 Fall 1960 -
  Little Archie #17 - Winter 1960
Little Archie #18 Spring 1961 -
  Little Archie #19 - Summer 1961
Little Archie #20 Fall 1961 -
  Little Archie #21 - Winter 1961
Little Archie #22 Jan 30 1962 -
  Little Archie #23 - Summer 1962
Little Archie #24 Fall 1962 -
  Little Archie #25 - Winter 1962
Little Archie #26 February 7th 1963 -
  Archie Annual #14 - Summer 1963
      Little Archie #27 - May 9th 1963 -
L.A. Mystery #1 - June 18th, 1963 -
Little Archie #28 Fall 1963 -
L.A. Mystery #2 - Oct, 1963 -  
  Little Archie #29 - Winter 1963
Little Archie #30 Spring 1964 -
  Little Archie #31 - Summer 1964
Little Archie #32 Fall 1964 -
  Little Archie #33 - Winter 1964
Little Archie #34 February 9, 1965 -
  Little Archie #35 - May 5, 1965
Little Archie #36 August 10, 1965 -
  Little Archie #37 - Winter 1965
Little Archie #38 Spring 1966 -
L.A. Mystery #1 - June 18th, 1963 -
Little Archie #28 Fall 1963 -
L.A. Mystery #2 - Oct, 1963 -  
  Little Archie #29 - Winter 1963
Little Archie #30 Spring 1964 -
  Little Archie #31 - Summer 1964
Little Archie #32 Fall 1964 -
  Little Archie #33 - Winter 1964
Little Archie #34 February 9, 1965 -
  Little Archie #35 - May 5, 1965
Little Archie #36 August 10, 1965 -
  Little Archie #37 - Winter 1965
Little Archie #38 Spring 1966 -


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Incredible Hercules #119
Iron Man #31
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DC/WILDSTORM
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ZMD Zombies of Mass Destruction #1
Zorro #5
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TRADES & HARDCOVERS
Angel After the Fall Vol 1 HC
Astro City: The Dark Age Book One HC
Banana Games Vol. 4
Batman: Faces TPB
Countdown to Final Crisis Vol 2 TPB
Dominion TPB
Fallen Angel Vol. 5
GI Joe Americas Elite Vol. 5 World War Three Omnibus
Hack Slash Vol 4 Revenge Of The Return TPB
Houdini Handcuff King TPB
Howard the Duck Omnibus Vol. 1 HC
Hulk WWH Warbound TPB
Jeff Smith Bone & Beyond HC
NYE Incident
Punisher War Journal Vol. 3 Hunter Hunted Premiere TPB
Showcase Presents: Hawkman Volume 2
Spider-Man Premier One More Day Vol 2 HC
Star Trek Manga Vol. 3
Superman And The Legion Of Super-Heroes HC
Tiki Joe Mysteries Vol 1 High Stakes Patsy TPB
Trials Of Shazam Vol 2 TPB
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 18 Apocalypse TPB
Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Vol 1 TPB
ZOT TP VOL 01

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Alter Ego #79
Back Issue #29
Comics Journal #291
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Heroes Magazines #5
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Rough Stuff #9
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KIDS
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Marvel Adventures Avengers #26
Pals & Gals Double Digest #123
Sabrina #95
Simpsons Comics #144
Tales of Riverdale #29
Tiny Titans #6


New Release List Glossary

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VARIANT COVER = A cover that is printed in an equal ratio to the regular cover.  For example, "Captain America: The Chosen" has 2 covers for each issue, printed in a 1-for-1 ratio.  For every Charest drawn cover there is a Brewister-drawn cover. 

HC = Hardcover

SC = Softcover

(2nd PRINT) = A previously released comic that has been reprinted by the publisher after their initial print run has sold out.  Usually has a different cover than the first printing.

(3rd PRINT) = Same as above, only printed after the 2nd Printing has sold out from the publisher.

MMW = Marvel Masterworks, Marvel Comics' hardcover, full-color collections of older material. Usually $50 or more.

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ESSENTIAL = Marvel Comics' softcover, black & white collections of older material, printed on less expensive paper. Usually $20 or less.

SHOWCASE = Showcase Presents..., DC Comics' softcover, black & white collections of older material, printed on less expensive paper. Usually $20 or less.

MA = Marvel Adventures, Marvel Comics' all-ages accessible line of comics and digests.


 

 

 




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