(Fall 1944)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1944-08-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines
Brand
An MLJ Magazine
Editing
?
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 475, registration number B657441.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; sports; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; homeowner
Synopsis
Wilbur hit a baseball that broke a window.
Keywords
baseball

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

Albert Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wilbur / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Right ovah heah, folks! See the one and only -- the original Wilbah!! Only one thin dime! The tenth part of a dollar!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin

Indexer Notes

A carnival barker hypes the comic and the stories are presented like carnival posters.

Wilbur Helps Westfield Go To the Dogs (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Red, emote, will ya? Emote!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Miss Gargle; Bowser; Hector; Emmeline
Synopsis
Wilbur and the gang put on a production of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Indexer Notes

Appears to be a rewrite of the Archie story "The Play Goes To the Dogs" from Jackpot Comics #4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur's Trouble Club / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hiya, gang! Can you top this? If you can, I'll make you a member of my Trouble Club!
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin

Indexer Notes

Wilbur asking readers to send in stories of trouble they've gotten in.

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

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wee Willie Rabbit has travelled the maze and reached the carrot.. can you?
Characters
Wee Willie Rabbit; Jerry Jitterbug; the Elf

Indexer Notes

A maze, word unscramble, an optical illusion and how to draw a dog.

The Camp Cutie (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come one! Come all! Dee-lightful ride up the river, with time out for picnics! -- One dollar is all you pay for this excursion of enchantment and comfort!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Wilbur, Red and Linda get caught in an out-of-control boat.

How Far Is Up? (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't think I ever knew what a rugged individualist...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Uncle Ephraim
Keywords
astronomers; farm; German Luftwaffe bomber; New York City

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Chimpy and His Mystical Pal the 'Genie' / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Red Holmdale (credited)
Inks
Red Holmdale (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen, pal.. me orders are to deliver his trunk to this address!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chimpy; Genie; delivery man; policemen
Synopsis
Chimpy receives a mysterious trunk.
Keywords
magic

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

World Wonders / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mary Goss
Pencils
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Inks
Mary Goss [as Goss] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Mary Goss

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The box turtle never wanders more than...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Four wonders: box turtles; Carlsbad Cavern bats; rare fish; the battle of Crete

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

A Wilbur Short / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No homework, the second day!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Miss Gargle
Synopsis
Wilbur has hallucinations with Miss Gargle's face appearing on everyone.
Keywords
classroom; soda fountain

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

Fun For All and All For Fun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Percy here is a bad boy!
Characters
Percy
Synopsis
A maze, word unscramble, make words out of 'team', and copy a silhouette.

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

Omar of Bagdad / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let us once again go back in time to mysterious romantic Arabia...
Genre
humor
Characters
Omar; Haroon Al Rascheed; harem girls
Synopsis
Omar is made grand vizir but has trouble finding out what his duties are.
Keywords
Bagdad; harem; magic carpet

A Chip Off the Old Block (Table of Contents: 13)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And so gentlemen, as mayor of Westfield, I'd like to see our annual outing a huge success this year!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Fred Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Mabel Gribble; Snooky (dog)
Synopsis
Wilbur's dad plans to run a one mile race.
Keywords
road race; Westfield Stadium

The Model (Table of Contents: 14)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hiya Red ol' keed! You're just the man I want to see! Come on in with me and help me buy a bat! My old one broke!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur has an accident with a baseball in a store and runs from a worker.
Keywords
department store

Remember us? (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Crowell-Collier Publishing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be a Radio Technician (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Free! Great new popular song!"]
    Albert Publications
  3. 2. ["Right ovah heah, folks! See the one and only -- the original Wilbah!! Only one thin dime! The tenth part of a dollar!!"]
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Wilbur Helps Westfield Go To the Dogs
    Wilbur
  5. 4. ["Hiya, gang! Can you top this? If you can, I'll make you a member of my Trouble Club!"]
    Wilbur's Trouble Club
  6. 5. ["Wee Willie Rabbit has travelled the maze and reached the carrot.. can you?"]
  7. 6. The Camp Cutie
    Wilbur
  8. 7. How Far Is Up?
  9. 8. ["Listen, pal.. me orders are to deliver his trunk to this address!"]
    Chimpy and His Mystical Pal the 'Genie'
  10. 9. ["The box turtle never wanders more than..."]
    World Wonders
  11. 10. ["No homework, the second day!"]
    A Wilbur Short
  12. 11. ["Percy here is a bad boy!"]
    Fun For All and All For Fun
  13. 12. ["Let us once again go back in time to mysterious romantic Arabia..."]
    Omar of Bagdad
  14. 13. A Chip Off the Old Block
    Wilbur
  15. 14. The Model
    Wilbur
  16. 15. Remember us?
    Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  17. 16. Be a Radio Technician
    National Radio Institute
  18. 17. How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Devine
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Craig Delich
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