(Summer 1945)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1945-06-07
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, 1945, page 262, registration number B682317.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ooo.. you send me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin

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

Knickerbocker Pub. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In This Issue of Wilbur (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore

Indexer Notes

Contents page.

Riddle Riddle Who's Got the Riddle? (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say! Have you seen this ad in the school paper Red?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Mr. Wilkin; Professor Gooble
Synopsis
Wilbur poses a riddle to his father, which upsets his golf game and puts him in the hospital.
Keywords
golf

[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
The other day I wrote a letter to my girl friend and I said some pretty mushy things.

Indexer Notes

One letter from Bob Lowndes and a list of other readers with addresses who also sent letters.

The Deputy Sheriff (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hiya, Linda! How's about some roller skating down at the rink!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Mr. Moore; Senator Windbagge; Officer Nolan
Synopsis
Wilbur and Linda pick up a senator at the train station.

Dead Storage (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / text story / 1.88 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Kames
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Yes, dear," Mr. Wilkin was saying, "I'll put my car in dead storage for the duration."
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Mr. Priddy
Synopsis
Wilbur convinces his dad to store the car at home rather than take it someplace for dead storage.

Indexer Notes

Second page has statement of ownership and management.

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

statement of ownership / 0.12 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit; Maurice Coyne
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of ownership for Wilbur Comics for October 1, 1944. Sworn to and subscribed by Louis H. Silberkleit, publisher, before Maurice Coyne, notary public, on September 29, 1944. John L. Goldwater is named as editor, Harry Shorten, managing editor and Maurice Coyne as business manager.

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

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You think this hair tonic is a marvel.. you say it can't be beat, eh?
Genre
humor
Characters
Dr. Leroy; Jackie

Indexer Notes

Seven one-panel gags. A tombstone and sign with Roy's signature is included.

Dear Diary (Table of Contents: 9)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Diary - I had the most thrilling experience today!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Jimmy
Synopsis
Wilbur and another guy compete for Linda's attentions.

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

World Wonders / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The people of Burma celebrate their new year on April first...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Three 'Believe It or Not' type facts.

Introducing Katy Keene (Table of Contents: 11)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Katy walks down the beach you'd think you were in a zoo full of wolves by the sound of the howling--
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis Keene; Joe; Tom; The Jones Boys; Bill
Synopsis
Katy and Sis go to the beach, where Sis gets candy by introducing men to Katy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Katy Keene feature and appearance.

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

Drawing Lessons For Little Artists / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Inks
A. W. Nugent
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear children: Here are four very simple drawing lessons.
Characters
Billy Goat

Indexer Notes

How to draw a duck, rabbit, pig, and rooster.

Train Trouble (Table of Contents: 13)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Montana (backgrounds and non-Archie characters); Bill Vigoda (Wilbur characters)
Inks
Bob Montana (backgrounds and non-Archie characters); Bill Vigoda (Wilbur characters)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy oh boy! Am I glad to get off this train! Another day of travelling and I'd have sprouted a whistle!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Elmer Q. Pluggett; Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin; Eleanore (chicken); Mike
Synopsis
Wilbur mixes up the wrong suitcases on a train trip

Indexer Notes

Ammunition box on train station platform has "To Pvt. Lin Streeter from Novick" written on the side.

This is a panel-for-panel redraw of "Train Troubles" from Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #1, with the faces of Archie characters replaced by those of Wilbur characters.

Smashing Book Offer (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Pickwick Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Special Telescope Offer! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Invention Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ugly Blackheads Out In Seconds (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ooo.. you send me!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Wow! This is what I want"]
    Knickerbocker Pub. Co.
  3. 2. In This Issue of Wilbur
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Riddle Riddle Who's Got the Riddle?
    Wilbur
  5. 4. ["The other day I wrote a letter to my girl friend and I said some pretty mushy things."]
    Wilbur's Trouble Club
  6. 5. The Deputy Sheriff
    Wilbur
  7. 6. Dead Storage
    Wilbur
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. ["You think this hair tonic is a marvel.. you say it can't be beat, eh?"]
    Jest Jokes
  10. 9. Dear Diary
    Wilbur
  11. 10. ["The people of Burma celebrate their new year on April first..."]
    World Wonders
  12. 11. Introducing Katy Keene
    Katy Keene
  13. 12. ["Dear children: Here are four very simple drawing lessons."]
    Drawing Lessons For Little Artists
  14. 13. Train Trouble
    Wilbur
  15. 14. Smashing Book Offer
    Pickwick Company
  16. 15. Special Telescope Offer!
    Invention Company
  17. 16. Ugly Blackheads Out In Seconds
    Vacutex; Ballco Products Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bill Devine
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Walls
  • Craig Delich
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  • Gary L. Watson