(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
Printer
Printed in the U. S. A.
Editing
?

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 (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Vigoda (signed)

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)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Theresa Woik (signed as Woik)
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!!
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
Theresa Woik (signed as Woik)
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
Theresa Woik (signed as Woik)
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
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
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 (signed as Goss)
Pencils
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)
Inks
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)
Colors
?
Letters
Mary Goss (signed as Goss)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The box turtle never wanders more than 2 blocks from the spot on which it was born!
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Four wonders: box turtles; Carlsbad Cavern bats; rare fish; the battle of Crete.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed as Vig-)
Inks
Theresa Woik (signed as Woik)
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
Theresa Woik (signed as Woik)
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
Theresa Woik (signed as Woik)
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 Home Study Course / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System / comics-form advertising / 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!!"]
  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 2 blocks from the spot on which it was born!"]
    World Wonders
  11. 10. ["No homework, the second day!"]
    Wilbur
  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 Home Study Course
  18. 17. How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame
    Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Bill Devine
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Daniel Thingvold