(Summer 1944)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
On-sale date
1944-05-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An MLJ Magazine
Editing
Harry Shorten
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1944, page 235, registration number B632185.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Wilbur! Ya better duck! Lind'a's on her way to your house, and she's mad! Awful mad! Wilbur! Why don't you answer?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Red Wilson; Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Red warns Wilbur.

Indexer Notes

The letterer put two apostrophes in Linda's name.

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

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

Welcome To Westfield (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Terry Woik Szenics [as T. Woik]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red Wilson; Principal Dripwate [Principal Dripwaite]; Miss Gargle
Synopsis
Personality profiles of the cast.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

Makes A Date (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Terry Woik Szenics [as Terry Woik]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Gargle; Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Principal Dripwate [Principal Dripwaite]; Suzie; Lester Keith; Charlie; Eddie; Mr. Wilkin (picture of Wilbur's grandfather)
Synopsis
Wilbur has to take Miss Gargle on a date because of Red.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

Suzie is just a girl named Suzie, not Archie Comics more famous Suzie.

A rewrite of the Archie story in Pep Comics #30.

Do You Know? (Table of Contents: 4)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin
Pencils
Ed Goggin
Inks
Ed Goggin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Five cartoon questions. Answers at the bottom of the page.

Final panel has a sign reading "Shop at Sahle's".

The Bus Boy (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Terry Woik Szenics [as Terry Woik]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Anita Van Streeter; Red Wilson; Mr. Sweeny; Jimmy Blake
Synopsis
Wilbur becomes a bus boy at Club 15 because he needs a tuxedo for his date with Anita. She ends up wanting to go there, not knowing Wilbur now works there.

Indexer Notes

This is the same plot used in the Pep Comics #26 Archie story.
Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

The Ghost Smashers (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Goggin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Ginny (cow)
Synopsis
Wilbur thinks he's being followed by a ghost.

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

Chimpy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Red Holmdale
Pencils
Red Holmdale
Inks
Red Holmdale
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gotta get Genie- maybe he can help me! Puff-puff
Genre
humor
Characters
Chimpy; The Genie; Princess De Lovely; King Stokey
Synopsis
Chimpy and Genie rescue King Stokey's daughter from a giant who lives up a beanstalk.

A Short (Table of Contents: 8)

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Terry Woik Szenics [as Terry Woik]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; John
Synopsis
Wilbur tries to make mucilage at home and a neighbor calls the fire department.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Fish Story (Table of Contents: 10)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Terry Woik Szenics [as Terry Woik]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Marconi; Mr. Wilkin; Pete
Synopsis
Wilbur gets a job delivering fish and it ends up costing him $10.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

Story is a rewrite of the Archie story from Jackpot Comics #9.

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

Omar Of Bagdad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Hubbell
Pencils
Carl Hubbell
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arabia!
Genre
humor
Characters
Omar Of Bagdad; Caliph Haroon Al Rascheed; Abdul; Hasseem; Mustafa; Zelica; Zohara; Firooz; Foog
Synopsis
Omar is made chief guard of the palace.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Wilbur / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That guy is a darn good violinist
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Arturo; Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; Miss Lawson; Principal Bullpen; Ann
Synopsis
Wilbur takes up the violin because he's attracted to the music teacher and proceeds to get written up in the newspaper for busting up the school concert.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Pioneer Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

MLJ Leads the Way (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, Wilbur! Ya better duck! Lind'a's on her way to your house, and she's mad! Awful mad! Wilbur! Why don't you answer?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Ha ha"]
    Wilbur
  3. 2. Welcome To Westfield
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Makes A Date
    Wilbur
  5. 4. Do You Know?
  6. 5. The Bus Boy
    Wilbur
  7. 6. The Ghost Smashers
    Wilbur
  8. 7. ["Gotta get Genie- maybe he can help me! Puff-puff"]
    Chimpy
  9. 8. A Short
    Wilbur
  10. 9. ["Hitler's and Hirohito's Worst Enemy"]
  11. 10. A Fish Story
    Wilbur
  12. 11. ["Arabia!"]
    Omar Of Bagdad
  13. 12. ["That guy is a darn good violinist"]
    Wilbur
  14. 13. ["Be popular - Learn the newest dances in 5 days... or no cost!"]
    Pioneer Publications
  15. 14. ["Hey Jug, look!"]
    Wilbur
  16. 15. MLJ Leads the Way
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