(January 1974)

Archie, 1969 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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: 1)

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.
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Indexer Notes

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

Some Boner (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Love Thy Neighbor (Table of Contents: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bingo Wilkin

Dear Bingo & Samantha (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7)

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 brings Greg cookies.

Gift of Gab (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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:
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  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Steven Rowe