(January 1974)

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
Barcode:
?
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

The last 52-page giant issue of this title. After this, Archie Comics ended its experiment with making most of its comics giant-sized, and returned them all to regular 36-page books.


That Old Feeling (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
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe

Quiet Please (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; Uncle Herman; Sheila Smythe
Synopsis:
Wanting to work at home in peace and quiet, Mr. Smythe shoos a bunch of little kids away from his house, but winds up missing their noisiness.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed against the credits printed in Jughead Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #184.

Some Boner (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; Charley Hawse
Synopsis:
Li'l Jinx gets a letter from Greg saying that he broke his leg.

Love Thy Neighbor (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Tough Teddy; Sampson Smythe; Wilma Wilkin; Mrs. Maxson; Zelda Maxson
Synopsis:
At his mother's insistence, Bingo reluctantly leaves Samantha with Teddy and goes to welcome the new neighbors. They turn out to be a beautiful widow who lost her husband in Vietnam, and her equally beautiful teenage daughter, Zelda.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Zelda Maxson was introduced in this story as a possible rival for Bingo's affections, but she didn't last beyond one other story in this same issue.

The Weak Spot (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Li'l Jinx; Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe
Synopsis:
Mr. Smythe suspects everyone of trying to scam him, even little girls selling Girl Scout cookies. His suspiciousness leads to him being scammed by a phony policeman.
Reprints:

Bingo's Girl Whirl Name Puzzle (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bingo Wilkin

Dear Bingo & Samantha (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe
Synopsis:
More letters from readers, more advice from the characters.

The Hard Facts! (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 brings Greg cookies.

Gift of Gab (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Doyle
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Mario Acquaviva
Colors:
Barry Grossman
Letters:
Bill Yoshida

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Zelda Maxson; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe; Tommy
Synopsis:
When Samantha sees Bingo going shopping with Zelda Maxson, she decides to fight for her man by butting in on their date.

That Old Feeling (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe; Tough Teddy; Willie Wilkin
Synopsis:
Both Bingo and Sampson scoff at Samantha's premonition that something bad is going to happen tonight.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. That Old Feeling
    That Wilkin Boy
  2. 1. Quiet Please
    That Wilkin Boy
  3. 2. Some Boner
    Li'l Jinx
  4. 3. Love Thy Neighbor
    That Wilkin Boy
  5. 4. The Weak Spot
    That Wilkin Boy
  6. 5. Bingo's Girl Whirl Name Puzzle
  7. 6. Dear Bingo & Samantha
  8. 7. The Hard Facts!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Gift of Gab
    That Wilkin Boy
  10. 9. That Old Feeling
    That Wilkin Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Steven Rowe