(July 1972)

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

Who Do You Trust? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Jon D'Agostino
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

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

The Ghost Hunters (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Teddy
Synopsis:
Bingo, Samantha and Teddy go to a ski lodge that has few customers because everyone thinks the house next door is haunted. The intrepid trio decides to find out what's causing the spooky noises in the house.
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Can You Top That? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx plays William Tell with a boomerang instead of an arrow.

Bingo and Samantha Tells It Like It Is! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eda Edwards [as Bingo and Samantha]
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe
Synopsis:
Bingo and Samantha dish out helpful advice to readers.

Who Do You Trust (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe
Synopsis:
Mr. Smythe, decrying the current trend toward permissiveness, warns Samantha not to start any wild parties in his house while he's away. Soon after he leaves, a school bus full of young children breaks down in front of the house, and Samantha lets the kids in while it's being repaired.
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Indexer Notes

Credits changed based on the credits from Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #189.

Little Squirts (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Roz

Cut 'Em Off at the Pass (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy's Buffoonery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Malmgren
Pencils:
Gus LeMoine
Inks:
?
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Teddy
Synopsis:
Bingo and Teddy are distracted from driving by a sexy girl.

Heartache Is a Two-Way Street (Table of Contents)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance; teen
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sally; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe
Synopsis:
In a story narrated by Samantha, she takes Bingo for granted, running around with many exciting boys and keeping Bingo on a leash for when she needs him. When Bingo gets tired of this treatment, Samantha fixes him up with her plain friend Sally, who can keep him occupied without being a threat to Samantha. But Samantha's fast-living boyfriends let her down when she needs a date for the biggest dance of the year, and when she turns to Bingo, he unwittingly gives her a taste of her own medicine.
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Indexer Notes

One of several Archie Comics stories from this period that are done in the style of romance comics, with flowery first-person narration.

It has been speculated that this might have been an unused Betty and Veronica script repurposed for "That Wilkin Boy." Samantha acts almost exactly like Veronica in this story, and Sally, a character who never appeared again, is similar to Betty.

Many of Samantha's boyfriends are named after Archie comics contributors: Stan [Goldberg], Al [Hartley], Dexter [Taylor] and Bob [Bolling].

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Who Do You Trust?
    That Wilkin Boy
  2. 1. The Ghost Hunters
    That Wilkin Boy
  3. 2. Can You Top That?
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Bingo and Samantha Tells It Like It Is!
  5. 4. Who Do You Trust
    That Wilkin Boy
  6. 5. Little Squirts
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Cut 'Em Off at the Pass
    That Wilkin Boy's Buffoonery
  8. 7. Heartache Is a Two-Way Street
    That Wilkin Boy
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