(January 1969)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Comics, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series Goes 'Bingo'
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's get on line and rehearse for the show, Samantha!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Tough Teddy Tambourine; Buddy Drumhead; Rebel; Cameos: Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones

Indexer Notes

Art identifiable as DeCarlo by his style and by his statement that he drew the first issue (quoted in "The Best of Betty and Veronica Summer Fun")

Rudy Lapick was back to being DeCarlo's main inker at this time (after the death of DeCarlo's brother Vince, who had been inking for him for a while), and the inking style seems to be his.

The mainstream Archie characters can be seen in the crowd waiting to attend The Bingoes' concert.

Canine Cupid (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Samson Smythe; Mrs. Smythe [Shiela]; Willie Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin [Wilma]; Rebel
Synopsis
When the feud between their fathers prevents Bingo and Samantha from seeing each other, Rebel comes up with a way to bring them back together.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Scripts in this issue are identifiable as Frank Doyle by his distinctive humor as well as DeCarlo's statement (quoted in "The Best of Betty and Veronica Summer Fun") that Doyle wrote the premiere issue of this comic.

Change of Heart (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Samson Smythe; Mrs. Wilkin [Wilma]; Willie Wilkin; Rebel
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin, up to his ears in tax forms, is in no mood to give Bingo money for a date. But his mood changes after another confrontation with Samson Smythe.

Girl Watcher (Table of Contents: 3)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx notices that Greg is following her, but can only guess why.

The Bingos (Table of Contents: 4)

The Bingos / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Bingos [Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Buddy Drumhead; Tough Teddy Tambourine]
Synopsis
Pin-up of "The Bingos".

Indexer Notes

The name of the band is spelled "The Bingos" on this pin-up, but through the rest of the book is spelled "The Bingoes".

Painful Lesson (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Willie Wilkin; Samson Smythe; Rebel
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin tries to get Mr. Smythe to stop calling him "Wilkins" instead of "Wilkin."
Reprints

The "Male" Bag (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Characters
Bingo Wilkin
Synopsis
Bingo answers letters from typical teenagers.

See Saw (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Willie Wilkin; Samson Smythe; Rebel; Mrs. Wilkin [Wilma]; Buddy Drumhead; Tough Teddy Tambourine
Synopsis
Bingo and his friends go to the Smythe house to play their music for Samantha; Teddy tries to do something "dastardly" to break up Bingo and Samantha, and only Rebel can stop him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story ends with a note asking the readers to write in and say if they'd like to see more issues of this comic.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Let's get on line and rehearse for the show, Samantha!"]
    That Wilkin Boy
  2. 1. Canine Cupid
    That Wilkin Boy
  3. 2. Change of Heart
    That Wilkin Boy
  4. 3. Girl Watcher
    Li'l Jinx
  5. 4. The Bingos
    The Bingos
  6. 5. Painful Lesson
    That Wilkin Boy
  7. 6. The "Male" Bag
    That Wilkin Boy
  8. 7. See Saw
    That Wilkin Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Jaime Weinman
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Steven Rowe