(April 1971)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
That Wilkin Boy, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Editing:
Richard Goldwater
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

With this issue, THAT WILKIN BOY (along with many other Archie titles at this time) switched to a 52-page "giant" format costing 25 cents.

This issue also introduces a new approach for the series: mixed in with comedy stories are more dramatic and socially-relevant stories.


The Man and the Boy! (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor; drama
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe

All Aglow (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe
Synopsis:
After Bingo trips on one of Mr. Smythe's barbells and crushes his guitar, he and Samantha have an argument and break up, to her father's joy.

Open and Shut Case! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday

Fed Up! (Table of Contents)

Rebel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Rebel; Willie Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin
Synopsis:
Rebel comments disparagingly on the food he gets.

Fiddler's Choice (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Uncle Herman; Tough Teddy; Rebel
Synopsis:
Mr. Smythe and Teddy try to prove that Uncle Herman is lying about having been a professional baseball player.
Reprints:

Good Skate (Table of Contents)

Samantha / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe
Synopsis:
Samantha learns to roller skate.

Night Shades (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Tough Teddy; Willie Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin; Buddy Drumhead; Rebel
Synopsis:
Teddy is proud of the fact that his dark glasses are his exclusive trademark, until the Wilkins get hold of a whole case full of shades.

Watch Your Steps (Table of Contents)

Buddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Buddy Drumhead; Tough Teddy
Synopsis:
Buddy is obsessed with an escalator.

White Sale (Table of Contents)

Bingo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Willie Wilkin
Synopsis:
Mr. Wilkin complains that aggravation from Bingo is giving him grey hairs.
Reprints:

Too Many Cooks (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Uncle Herman; Mrs. Wilkin; Willie Wilkin
Synopsis:
Uncle Herman tries to cook a turkey, with the expected results.

Bingo Tells It Like It Is (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eda Edwards [as Bingo]
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin
Synopsis:
Bingo gives advice to readers.

In Step (Table of Contents)

Sampson Smythe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Willie Wilkin
Synopsis:
Sampson tries to prove he's up on today's latest fads.

Snow Made! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Jinx / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx, woman's libber, creates a "snow woman."

The Man and the Boy (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Samm Schwartz
Inks:
Samm Schwartz
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; drama
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe; Doctor; Lisa
Synopsis:
After a handsome doctor saves Mrs. Smythe's life, Samantha decides to transfer her love from the immature Bingo to the mature, wise doctor. But when she faces a crisis with Bingo, she learns who the real mature man is.
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

The first of many soap-style stories in this title.

This is the infamous story where Bingo slaps Samantha to calm her down when she's hysterical.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man and the Boy!
    That Wilkin Boy
  2. 1. All Aglow
    That Wilkin Boy
  3. 2. Open and Shut Case!
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Fed Up!
    Rebel
  5. 4. Fiddler's Choice
    That Wilkin Boy
  6. 5. Good Skate
    Samantha
  7. 6. Night Shades
    That Wilkin Boy
  8. 7. Watch Your Steps
    Buddy
  9. 8. White Sale
    Bingo
  10. 9. Too Many Cooks
    That Wilkin Boy
  11. 10. Bingo Tells It Like It Is
    That Wilkin Boy
  12. 11. In Step
    Sampson Smythe
  13. 12. Snow Made!
    Li'l Jinx
  14. 13. The Man and the Boy
    That Wilkin Boy
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