(September 1973)

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 (editor)

Muscle Bound (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's 500 pounds you're lifting, Bingo! That's over three times your weight... This isn't possible!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Bingo Wilkin

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Good Old Daze (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why don't we just have a simple, inexpensive evening, Bingo? Maybe a movie and a snack later on!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe; Uncle Herman; Bingo Wilkin; Willie Wilkin
Synopsis
After complaining about how much everything costs now due to soaring '70s inflation, Mr. Smythe attends an "Old Tyme Fair" where everything is at turn-of-the-century prices.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits changed to match the credits printed in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #183.
Includes indicia at bottom of first page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's 'Toot' Much! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Li'l Jinx!! Please don't do that!!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Hap Holliday; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx plays the trumpet.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Kenmore Stamps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Bond Book Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Rivals (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Samantha, why are we doing all this hiding in the back alleys and sneaking around corners? Are you ashamed to be seen with me?
Feature Logo
That Wilkin Boy
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe; Bingo Wilkin
Synopsis
Jealous of Bingo for monopolizing his little girl, Mr. Smythe tries to get her attention and then kicks Bingo out of the house again, which causes Samantha to refuse all her meals for a week.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed with the credits printed in Jughead's Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #187.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Plus-Weight Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Muscle Bound (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
14! - 15! - 16! - 17! - 18! - 19!
Feature Logo
That Wilkin Boy
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Bingo Wilkin
Synopsis
Suddenly Bingo has so much strength that he can lift any barbells without trouble, while the Smythes are weak by comparison. Or is this all a dream?
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Columbia Record Club / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Muscle Tussle (Table of Contents: 12)

Teddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's what I like about you, Teddy! You keep yourself in good shape!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sampson Smythe; Tough Teddy
Synopsis
Mr. Smythe compliments Teddy on being in good shape.
Reprints

Male Call (Table of Contents: 13)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's happiness in this world, but everybody avoids it like the plague!
Feature Logo
That Wilkin Boy
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Sheila Smythe; Bingo Wilkin; Tony; Turk
Synopsis
Sampson says that Samantha has been seeing too much of the wimpy Bingo and that she should date some boys who are more muscular and aggressive. So she hooks up with some muscular, aggressive boys who nearly wreck the house.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Mirobar Sales Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Roughly Speaking (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you doing, Charley Hawse?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx criticizes Charley Hawse's carpentry skills.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

White Sale (Table of Contents: 17)

Bingo [Archie] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the meaning of these bills? Bell bottom pants, fringed shirts! What do you think I'm made of, money??
Feature Logo
Bingo
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Bingo Wilkin; Willie Wilkin
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin complains that aggravation from Bingo is giving him grey hairs.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Dear Bingo and Samantha / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eda Edwards (credited as Bingo and Samantha)
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm only 12 and worried about going to high school with all those boys asking girls to go steady and accepting rings and things!
Characters
Samantha Smythe; Bingo Wilkin
Synopsis
Readers have problems, and Bingo and Samantha have answers.

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from D.A.G. (Long Beach, Calif.), T.C. (Northport, N.Y.), B.N. (Alaska), H.Y. (Barston, Calif.), and H.W. (Keenansville, N.C.).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

The 100 Doll Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hero (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't that sickening? What mush! Man! I'll bet even you couldn't break up that combo!
Feature Logo
That Wilkin Boy
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Samantha Smythe; Sampson Smythe; Tough Teddy; Bingo Wilkin; Dimples Delush
Synopsis
The sexy and wily Dimples Delush tries to seduce Bingo away from Samantha, but just as Bingo is about to succumb, Mr. Smythe inadvertently foils her plan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed by the reprint in Jughead Double Digest (Archie, 1989 series) #191.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

ICS / International Correspondence Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card / Cheerful House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Muscle Bound
    That Wilkin Boy
  2. 1. ["Famous name prizes or cash"]
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales
  3. 2. The Good Old Daze
    That Wilkin Boy
  4. 3. ["Baseball fans are crazy about this true-to-life baseball game"]
    Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game
  5. 4. It's 'Toot' Much!
    Li'l Jinx
  6. 5. ["Get in the groove for a giant fun-in!"]
    Archie Comics
  7. 6. ["Save these valuable postage stamps now while they last!"]
    Kenmore Stamps
  8. 7. ["Now in only 6 minutes a day!"]
    Bond Book Co.
  9. 8. The Rivals
    That Wilkin Boy
  10. 9. ["Skinny? Try this free for 21 days!"]
    Plus-Weight Co.
  11. 10. Muscle Bound
    That Wilkin Boy
  12. 11. ["Any 15 records for only $1.97"]
    Columbia Record Club
  13. 12. Muscle Tussle
    Teddy
  14. 13. Male Call
    That Wilkin Boy
  15. 14. ["1000 day glo decals"]
    Mirobar Sales Corp.
  16. 15. Roughly Speaking
    Li'l Jinx
  17. 16. ["160 pages of stories and fun in Archie's very first full color comics digest"]
    Archie Comics Digest
  18. 17. White Sale
    Bingo [Archie]
  19. 18. ["Own a bowlfull of happiness... Amazing live sea-monkeys"]
    Sea-Monkeys
  20. 19. ["Hot pepper gum"]
    American Circle Corp.
  21. 20. ["I'm only 12 and worried about going to high school with all those boys asking girls to go steady and accepting rings and things!"]
    Dear Bingo and Samantha
  22. 21. ["Reward $11,750.00 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co.
  23. 22. ["100 little dolls all for $1.50"]
    The 100 Doll Company
  24. 23. Hero
    That Wilkin Boy
  25. 24. ["14 ways to help you earn more money"]
    ICS / International Correspondence Schools
  26. 25. ["Easy to sell"]
    Sales Leadership Club
  27. 26. ["Do you need extra money?"]
    Cheerful Card / Cheerful House
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