(Winter 1946)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
On-sale date
1946-12-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
An Archie Magazine
Editing
?
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 B78777.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Wilbur! I thought it was my turn to be kept after school with teacher!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Culture / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Orchids To You (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh pop! Could I borrow your snazzy cuff links? I'm taking Linda to a formal tonight
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Frank Wilkin [Mr. Wilkin]; Eleanor Wilkin; Linda Moore; Mr. Weeds; Mr. Cooper [Mr. Moore]
Synopsis
Wilbur has to pick up a corsage for his mother, but misunderstandings result in three corsages being bought.

Indexer Notes

On Page 9, the letterer forgot to change the line "Hello Mr. Cooper. Tell Betty I'm here".

Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What same 3-letter word can you place in each row, making bigger words-?
Keywords
puzzle

Indexer Notes

Contains a word puzzle, a connect-the-dots, an unscramble, and a color-by-number.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana ?
Pencils
Bob Montana (non-recurring characters); ? (new faces)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See! See! I tell ya Wilbur, he's a born huntin' dog!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Mr. Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur's homemade alarm wakes up everyone-except him.

Indexer Notes

Same story as the Archie Short in Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 series) #2.
Some pencils by Montana from original.
The character's faces are probably not Montana.

Wilbur Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Try this crossword puzzle - you'll find it fun!
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin
Keywords
puzzles

Indexer Notes

Contains a crossword, a toothpick puzzle, and a what's wrong in this picture.

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

Katy Keene / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eeyow! It's not Katy Keene, the pin-up queen ---- she's Katy Keene, the kayo queen in this story, folks!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis Keene; K. O. Kelly
Synopsis
K. O. Kelly takes Katy to the gym so she can reduce.

Indexer Notes

Fashions from Phyl Joan Orbeson, Mary Sue Long, and Nancy Ann Poggemeyer.

Eggs Marks the Spot (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...And hereafter, young man, when you want more money... go out and work for it!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; Red Wilson; Mr. Blain
Synopsis
Wilbur gets a job delivering groceries.
Reprints

Down In the Dumps (Table of Contents: 8)

Wilbur / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say! The Bijou's got a swell picture, Red! Wanna go??
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Joe; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur gets into a lot of trouble when he wins a contest at the theater.

Ice Follies (Table of Contents: 9)

Wilbur / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Wilbur!... Ice skating with you - well I don't know.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; Sam Moore; Mr. Wilkin; Mr. Grusmark; Pop Tate (silhouette); Jughead (silhouette); Mrs. Moore; Marvo the Magician
Synopsis
After Linda and Wilbur break the ice at Duck Pond, they go to Linda's house to warm up. When Mr. Moore comes home, Wilbur hides from him upstairs. Being in his underwear, Wilbur puts on Mr. Moore's suit and leaves the house. Mr. Wilkin has Wilbur take the suit to the tailor and when Wilbur picks it up, he takes Marvo The Magician's trick suit instead.

Indexer Notes

Similar storyline to the Archie story in Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 series) #23.

Page 9, Panel 6. The caption states Wilbur is at Pop Tate's.

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

The Patch King / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, Wilbur! I thought it was my turn to be kept after school with teacher!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Wanted! Skinny weaklings to become he-men"]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Culture
  3. 2. Orchids To You
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Puzzle Page
  5. 4. ["See! See! I tell ya Wilbur, he's a born huntin' dog!"]
    Wilbur
  6. 5. Wilbur Puzzle Page
    Wilbur
  7. 6. ["Eeyow! It's not Katy Keene, the pin-up queen ---- she's Katy Keene, the kayo queen in this story, folks!!"]
    Katy Keene
  8. 7. Eggs Marks the Spot
    Wilbur
  9. 8. Down In the Dumps
    Wilbur
  10. 9. Ice Follies
    Wilbur
  11. 10. ["Free with your order atom bomb shoulder patch"]
    The Patch King
  12. 11. ["I will show you how to learn radio by practicing in spare time"]
  13. 12. ["Pick your prize"]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
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