(Winter 1944)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1944-11-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines
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 475, registration number B657442.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! If this were only Dripwaite's dome!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Dripwaite

[Rings] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Harem Company (House of Rings) / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Introductory Page (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur the Pitcher
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Annabelle Hardy

Wilbur the Pitcher (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yahooo -- we'll moider da bums!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur hitches a ride from the umpire of the game he's pitching in.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was playing with my friend and hit him with a snowball.

Indexer Notes

A letter from Nerbert Torgove.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The last time we left Chimpy, a trunk had arrived at his house...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chimpy; The Genie; Saloney
Synopsis
The magician, and practical joker, Saloney stays over at Chimpy's house.

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

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

Wilbur Is Initiated (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, gang! You are not seeing things! Wilbur is walking backwards!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Mrs. Jones; Mrs. Gulch; Linda Moore; Mr. Scaturo; Annabelle Hardy; Mr. Moore
Synopsis
Wilbur is trying to join the Sigma Pu fraternity.

Wilbur the Inventor (Table of Contents: 8)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Kames
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At least once in his young life, every boy is bitten by the invention bug.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Mr. Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur invents a gun to fire salt bullets.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha! I've caught you!!!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Omar; Haroon Al Rascheed; Hassen Ben Redoosin
Synopsis
Omar is sent out to buy a curiosity.

Movies!! (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cut out the wheel and put a pin through the crossed center.
Characters
Peter Pig

Indexer Notes

Appears to be signed with the initials HC or possibly HT.

Tee for Two (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fine thing to be wasting your time with! Golf!
Genre
humor; sports; teen
Characters
Red Wilson; Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur plays golf.
Keywords
golf

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

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
H. H. Arnold
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An important message to the boys and girls of America!
Genre
advocacy; military
Characters
General H. H. Arnold (photograph)

Indexer Notes

A notice to have young men and women return to school after holding summer war jobs.
This PSA also appeared in Batman (DC, 1940 series) #26 and probably other comic books in 1944.

The Speed King (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
Gosh -- it certainly is hot -- Wilbur must be having a swell time!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Uncle Joe; Elmer; Jack; Gladys
Synopsis
Wilbur is staying with his Uncle Joe.

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

X-Acto Crescent Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ugly Blackheads Out In Seconds (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Vacutex; Ballco Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free With This Offer! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Pickwick Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Boy! If this were only Dripwaite's dome!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. [Rings]
    Harem Company (House of Rings)
  3. 2. Introductory Page
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Wilbur the Pitcher
    Wilbur
  5. 4. ["I was playing with my friend and hit him with a snowball."]
    Wilbur's Trouble Club
  6. 5. ["The last time we left Chimpy, a trunk had arrived at his house..."]
    Chimpy and His Mystical Pal the 'Genie'
  7. 6. ["Archie's proud as a peacock!"]
    Archie
  8. 7. Wilbur Is Initiated
    Wilbur
  9. 8. Wilbur the Inventor
    Wilbur
  10. 9. ["Ha! I've caught you!!!"]
    Omar of Bagdad
  11. 10. Movies!!
  12. 11. Tee for Two
    Wilbur
  13. 12. ["An important message to the boys and girls of America!"]
  14. 13. The Speed King
    Wilbur
  15. 14. ["Gee Jim your plane looks real"]
    X-Acto Crescent Products Company
  16. 15. Ugly Blackheads Out In Seconds
    Vacutex; Ballco Products Company
  17. 16. Free With This Offer!
    Pickwick Company
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