(July 1972)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
5 times a year in Jan., April, July, Sept., and Oct.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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: 1)

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: 2)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 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: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 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
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Cut 'Em Off at the Pass (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7)

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
Related Scans
Series Information
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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