(Fall 1945)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1945-09-12
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, 1946-47, page 419, registration number B6764.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm still not sure I get this game, girls, let's try it again!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; four girls
Keywords
spin-the-bottle

Corozo Nut Ring (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset
Editing
? (ad agency)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be the first in your town to wear this sensational...
Keywords
corozo nut ring

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover mail order advertisement for rings from Harem Co. (The House of Rings) Dept. C-83, 30 Church St., New York 7, New York.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur in See You In My Dreams
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore

I'll See You in My Dreams (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur persuades Red to fight against a muscular senior in an inter-class boxing match. Red is knocked out and taunted by Wilbur in his dreams.

Indexer Notes

Similar to the "Jughead's Day" story in Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 Series) #1.
Wilbur is shown to be a junior in high school.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Wilbur, Last week I was sliding down the pig-pen...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Contains one letter from Ed Cudney, a list of new members, and information on how to join the club.
Keywords
farm humor

Holy Mackerel (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur tries to catch some mackerel to eat for dinner.

Wilbur Is Slightly Mixed Up! (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Wilbur Wilkin
Keywords
puzzle

Indexer Notes

Contains three spot the differences.

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

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

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
Bill Woggon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm Sis' Katy's kid sister-- just watch my smoke!
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis Keene; Miss Blimpy
Synopsis
Sis, tired of taking pin-up pictures of Katy, decides to send a soldier pictures of an overweight woman named Miss Blimpy.

Indexer Notes

Second appearance of Katy Keene.

It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (Table of Contents: 8)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Zoogie
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin forces Wilbur to sell his dog Zoogie.

Indexer Notes

Same storyline as "Oscar The Watchdog" from Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 Series) #3 with minor changes.

Wilbur the Inventor (Table of Contents: 9)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Mr. Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Mr. Beard
Synopsis
Wilbur and Red's new rocket car wreaks havoc on the Wilkin's new boarder, Mr. Beard.

[Archie and His Gang Are On the Air] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You see them in your favorite comics...
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge

Indexer Notes

Promo ad for the Saturday morning Archie radio show on the NBC network.
The name 'Duevell' appears in the lower right corner.

Rings on Your Fingers! (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oboy! This sapphire ring'll make a swell birthday present for Linda!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; Icky
Synopsis
Wilbur and Linda's mom get Linda the same ring which leads to chaos.

Amuse & Amaze Friends (Table of Contents: 12)

Fun Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset
Editing
? (ad agency)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't break your neck for fun

Indexer Notes

Mail order advertisement for books from Fun Industries, Dept. 1008, 45 East 17th St., New York 3, New York.

Be a Success... In Radio! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I will train you at home
Characters
J. E. Smith (photograph); Theodore Campbell (photograph); Frederick Bell (photograph); Edwin F. Boettcher (photograph)
Keywords
radio

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover mail order advertisement from National Radio Institute, Dept. 5JM2, Washington 9, D.C.

The Insult That Turned a 'Chump' Into a Champ (Table of Contents: 14)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (comic story); ? (photograph)
Inks
? (comic story); ? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset
Editing
? (ad agency)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Joe, let's see if you can make it ring, too.
Characters
Charles Atlas (photograph); Joe; Joe's girlfriend [Sugar]; bully
Synopsis
Joe's girlfriend wants him to ring the bell at the fair.
Keywords
body building; Dynamic Tension

Indexer Notes

Seven panel comic strip. Back cover mail order ad for the Charles Atlas book "Everlasting Health and Strength" from Charles Atlas, Dept. 368, 115 East 23rd Street, New York 10, New York.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'm still not sure I get this game, girls, let's try it again!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. Corozo Nut Ring
    Harem Company (The House of Rings)
  3. 2. In This issue of Wilbur
    Wilbur
  4. 3. I'll See You in My Dreams
    Wilbur
  5. 4. ["Dear Wilbur, Last week I was sliding down the pig-pen..."]
    Wilbur's Trouble Club
  6. 5. Holy Mackerel
    Wilbur
  7. 6. Wilbur Is Slightly Mixed Up!
  8. 7. ["I'm Sis' Katy's kid sister-- just watch my smoke!"]
    Katy Keene
  9. 8. It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
    Wilbur
  10. 9. Wilbur the Inventor
    Wilbur
  11. 10. [Archie and His Gang Are On the Air]
    Archie
  12. 11. Rings on Your Fingers!
    Wilbur
  13. 12. Amuse & Amaze Friends
    Fun Industries
  14. 13. Be a Success... In Radio!
    National Radio Institute
  15. 14. The Insult That Turned a 'Chump' Into a Champ
    Charles Atlas
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