(September 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

My Selfish Heart (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe

My Selfish Heart (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Buddy Drumhead; Tough Teddy; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe; Uncle Herman
Synopsis
Samantha narrates the story of how she felt Bingo wasn't paying enough attention to her and started to transfer her affections to Teddy, only to find that Teddy was a cad.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Archie Doll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tell It Like It Is! (Table of Contents: 3)

Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Synopsis
Letters answered in an advice column.

Wishbone Boner (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Roz
Reprints

A Moving Scene (Table of Contents: 5)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Willie Wilkin; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe
Synopsis
Mr. Smythe becomes furious when he learns that a Japanese-American family is moving into the neighborhood, and starts a petition to get them kicked out.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This was one of a number of serious, issue-oriented stories the title did in the early '70s, turning Mr. Smythe into a sort of Archie Bunker character. Smythe even uses racist epithets to describe the neighbors, and other characters refer to him as a "bigot."

Art identifiable as Gus LeMoine due to the style (see http://www.toonopedia.com/fastwill.htm)

Script identifiable as Dick Malmgren due to his distinctive writing style.

Giant Fun-In! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Archie Quarter Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Snack Fact! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
Greg

Fairy Tales Can Come True (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Uncle Herman Wilkin; Willie Wilkin
Synopsis
Uncle Herman claims to have a date, but Willie and Mr. Smythe follow him and discover that he's actually following a pretty nurse home from work without having the nerve to talk to her.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. My Selfish Heart
    That Wilkin Boy
  2. 1. My Selfish Heart
    That Wilkin Boy
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Archie Doll
  4. 3. Tell It Like It Is!
    Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe
  5. 4. Wishbone Boner
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. A Moving Scene
    That Wilkin Boy
  7. 6. Giant Fun-In!
    Archie Quarter Comics
  8. 7. Snack Fact!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. Fairy Tales Can Come True
    That Wilkin Boy's Family
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jaime Weinman
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Steven Rowe