Comic / Comic Adventure
75 appearances (over 75 pages) from issue no. 1 (24/09/77) to no. 75 (24/02/79).
All were printed in black and white.

Digby sets his stall out in the very first frame of the first story when he says "Digby's the name - Robbing's my game!"

The most commonplace scenario of the strip is that Digby burrows underground to rob valuables (usually missing his target by a wide margin), but ends up in the hands of the police.

Sometimes the story would end happily for Digby. The first time was in the Christmas 1977 edition (issue no. 14) when he inadvertently ended up clearing away all the snow and was rewarded by the Police with a slap up meal.

Several stories took place over more than one issue. The first (issue nos. 28/29/30) saw Digby sent to the Arctic. [He thought he was there again in issue no. 39, but he had burrowed into the penguin enclosure in the zoo.] The others were issue nos. 32/33, 56/57 and 65/66.

Vixen of Dock Green - a Police Fox - first appeared in issue no. 34 and Digby got the better of him. I say "him" as, although a 'vixen' is a female fox, in issue no. 54 he is described as "he" and he declares "I'm a policeman!" He also featured in issue nos. 47, 48, 55, 57 to 60, 69 and 70.

If you think that an anthropomorphic fox with gender issues is a bit weird, read on...

In the very first story, Digby returned home to be greeted by a middle-aged, bespectacled lady. She appeared again in issue no. 3 and was identified (by an arrow) as "Mrs Digby." It's not clear if she is Digby's mother or his wife. She is seen again in issue nos. 15 and 36 and in the latter story, we are given a clue: Digby leaps out of a single bed, which suggests the lady is his mother. A further seven stories (issue nos. 40, 42, 46, 51, 60, 62, 63) feature her before this is confirmed when he says, "Bye, Mum!" as he sets off to go fishing. The following week (issue no. 64) Digby is again seen in his single bed (this time "burrowing in his sleep"). In the first frame of the next story (no. 65), Mrs Digby orders Digby, "Go out and get pinching." In the second frame Digby says "I'll burrow into the local supermarket and pinch a few things to keep the wife happy."

THE WIFE! Surely not! Well, it seems so. In the last frame, Digby explains to Mrs Digby, "I don't know how I did it, but I think I've got an honest job" (he had been recruited by some coal miners that he had bumped into whilst on his underground travels). Mrs Digby shrieks, "Never! What will I tell the wives at the non-working men's club?"

Just to make it clear, at the beginning of the story in the following issue Mr and Mrs Digby are in bed together. At the end of the story, Digby tells her, "I've lost my honest job" and she replies, "Wonderful, I'll be able to hold my head up at the young thieves' wives again."

First Ada appeared in issue no. 43.