(Spring 1945)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1945-03-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines
Brand
An MLJ Magazine
Printer
Printed in the U. S. A.
Editing
Harry Shorten (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1945, page 262, registration number B682316.
There are sparse references to the ongoing war. There are four references in this issue: 1.) In the opening Wilbur story, "Elmer The Card," Wilbur's dad complains about shortages of cigars and socks. 2.) In the Wilbur's Trouble Page, war bonds and stamps are awarded for the best letters submitted. 3.) In the story "The Weaker Sex," Wilbur and a sailor clash when Wilbur's accused of flirting with the sailor's girlfriend. 4.) in the text story "Information Please" a number of references are made regarding the use of telegram services during the war.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Vigoda ?; ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw! Stop worrying Linda! That old battle-axe ballet teacher won't be back for hours!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Miss Gargle

Indexer Notes

An online scan shows a cut-off signature that might read Billy or Bill V, which could be Bill Vagoda, but needs verifying.

Boys and Girls! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Miss Judith Allen / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed as Vig-)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed as Vig-)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur... and Elmer, the Card
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin

Wilbur and Elmer the Card (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Surprise! I'm going to visit with you for the week-end!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Elmer; Thaddeus; Mr. Bloog
Synopsis
Wilbur's uncle Elmer, a practical joker, shows up for a surprise visit.
Keywords
hypnotism; practical jokes

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

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

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day I asked my mother for some money so that I could...

Indexer Notes

Winning letter from William Shumacher and a list of other readers with addresses who also sent letters.

The Weaker Sex (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Wilbur! I just adore carnivals!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; carnival workers; Vincent; Vincent's girl; India Rubber man
Synopsis
Wilbur tries to show Linda that men are stronger and more skilled than women.
Keywords
carnival games; roller coaster

Information Please (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Red started it. He walked into Wilbur Andrew's room...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; telegram clerks; gas station attendant
Synopsis
Wilbur had almost forgot to get Linda a birthday gift until Red reminded him. Because she is away in Boston, he decides to send her a birthday telegram.
Keywords
Ashland; Beacon Hill; Boston; Center Harbor; Eastville; Luna Park; Myrtville; telegram; Westfield

Indexer Notes

An error in the story has Wilbur Wilkin referred to as 'Wilbur Andrews'.

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

Catfish Joe / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Harris (byline)
Pencils
Larry Harris
Inks
Larry Harris
Colors
?
Letters
Larry Harris ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe has finally arrived back at Mudcat only to...
Genre
humor
Characters
Catfish Joe; Hank Swoonatra; Maybelle; Zeke; Professor Undersnatch
Synopsis
Hank Swoonatra comes to Mudcat with the intention to marry Catfish Joe's girlfriend Maybelle.
Keywords
heirloom jug; rural folk; sorghum beer

Indexer Notes

Hank Swoonatra is a parody of Frank Sinatra. Last page has references to this feature appearing in Pep Comics.

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

Animal-Antix / illustration / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Larry Harris
Pencils
Larry Harris
Inks
Larry Harris
Colors
?
Letters
Larry Harris ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Dorothy Harris of Compton, Cal. writes that...
Genre
animal
Keywords
bears; burro; chicken; duck

Indexer Notes

Odd stories about animals sent in by readers.

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

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's your phone number?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Eight one-panel gag jokes.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine that guy, Red wantin' to fish on the dock instead of coming out with me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur prefers to fish from his boat, rather than on the dock with Red.
Keywords
fishing

The Shrinking Violet (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeah, sure! I haven't forgotten about the dance Saturday night!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; salesman; Frank Wilkin; policemen; Mr. Dripwaite; Miss Gargle; coat check girl; maitre d; diners
Synopsis
Wilbur has a date with Linda coming up, however, as usual, he is broke. He and Red concoct a water-proofing spray to sell and make money. Meanwhile, Dripwaite has a dinner date with Miss Gargle.
Keywords
chemicals; garage; jail; restaurant; telephone booth

It's Easy to Win Her! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now You Can Lick Any Auto Repair Job! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Motor’s Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

He Mailed This Coupon (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Aw! Stop worrying Linda! That old battle-axe ballet teacher won't be back for hours!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. Boys and Girls!
    Miss Judith Allen
  3. 2. ["Wilbur... and Elmer, the Card"]
  4. 3. Wilbur and Elmer the Card
  5. 4. ["One day I asked my mother for some money so that I could..."]
    Wilbur's Trouble Club
  6. 5. The Weaker Sex
    Wilbur
  7. 6. Information Please
    Wilbur
  8. 7. ["Joe has finally arrived back at Mudcat only to..."]
    Catfish Joe
  9. 8. ["Miss Dorothy Harris of Compton, Cal. writes that..."]
    Animal-Antix
  10. 9. ["What's your phone number?"]
    Jest Jokes
  11. 10. ["Imagine that guy, Red wantin' to fish on the dock instead of coming out with me!"]
    Wilbur
  12. 11. The Shrinking Violet
    Wilbur
  13. 12. It's Easy to Win Her!
    Stravon Publishers
  14. 13. Now You Can Lick Any Auto Repair Job!
    Motor’s Auto Repair Manual
  15. 14. He Mailed This Coupon
    Charles Atlas
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