(April 1947)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-03-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
An Archie Magazine
Editing
John L. Goldwater; Harry Shorten (managing editor)
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 B78778.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure you're my best girl, Linda
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reducing specialist says: lose weight where it shows most reduce most any part of the body with spot reducer
Characters
Mary Martin (photo); Nancy Mace (photo); Marie Hammel

A Clean Sweep (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Frank, what are you doing?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur and Mr. Wilkin try to clean the chimney.

Indexer Notes

The writer has the family's last name as Wilkins rather than Wilkin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If it's an Archie magazine, it's the best
Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Suzie; Fauntleroy Duck; Super Duck

Indexer Notes

Contains reasons to buy the then six Archie Comics publications. Covers shown include Archie Comics #25, Laugh Comics #21, Pep Comics #60, Wilbur Comics #12, Suzie Comics #56, and Super Duck Comics #13.

The Fade-Out (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Psst -- Benny! Watch me have some fun with Wilbur!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Benny; Stinky Davis; Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Mr. Snuffle; Linda Moore; Mr. Dingledorf; Miss Gargle; Mr. Dripwaite; Frank Wilkin
Synopsis
Benny and Stinky fill Wilbur's pen with disappearing ink and chaos ensues.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

May be the basis for the text story "Strange Things Are Happening" in Archie's Pal Jughead #26.

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

Wilbur Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See if you can help Linda solve this crossword puzzle!
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin
Keywords
puzzle

Indexer Notes

Contains a maze, a crossword puzzle, a number triangle, and riddles.

Tee For Two (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Frank, before you go play golf, will you drop Wilbur off at the doctors?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur is sick and goes golfing with Mr. Wilkin to get fresh air. Unfortunately, Wilbur gets sicker.

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

Wilbur Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A Navigation Problem
Characters
Red Wilson; Wilbur Wilkin
Keywords
puzzle

Indexer Notes

Contains a maze, rebuses, word scrambles, and word squares.

A Breezy Story (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is an adorable outfit designed for me by Ward Montgomery of Chicago, Ill. -- I think I'll wear it today!
Genre
humor; fashion; teen
Characters
Katy Keene; Frankie
Synopsis
Katy tries to keep her hat on and dress down on a windy day.

Dig Me, Brother (Table of Contents: 9)

Wilbur / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Late one Saturday afternoon Mr. Wilkin took a stroll in his garden before settling down with pipe and paper on the front porch.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur tries to make watering the plants easier.

Indexer Notes

Second page has the Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation.

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit
Letters
typeset

It's A Man's World (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, now, Eleanor! You haven't a thing to worry about! Wilbur and I can manage perfectly while you're visiting your sister's!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur and Mr. Wilkin try to keep house while Mrs. Wilkin is away.

Indexer Notes

Seems to be a rewrite of the Archie story from Pep Comics #40.

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

Puzzle Page / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the below questions see if you can pick out four cities on the map!
Keywords
puzzle

Indexer Notes

Identify the cities from the riddles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie scores another smash-laugh hit!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Fred Andrews

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 Series).

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

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur, why must you always look so sloppy?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Spiffy Van Crease
Synopsis
Wilbur spiffs up for a date and shortcuts through the dump to get there.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cross Numbers
Keywords
puzzle

Indexer Notes

Contains a cross number, a crossword, and a maze.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's easy to win her!

Indexer Notes

Ad for the book How To Get Along With Girls.

Lonesome Joe Finds the Tune To Popularity!! (Table of Contents: 17)

Casper Garber / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There goes the gang again and here I am alone!
Characters
Joe
Synopsis
Joe learns to be the life of the party by playing music.

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic form.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Atlas
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes! I turn weaklings into he-men!
Characters
Charles Atlas

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Sure you're my best girl, Linda"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Reducing specialist says: lose weight where it shows most reduce most any part of the body with spot reducer"]
  3. 2. A Clean Sweep
    Wilbur
  4. 3. ["If it's an Archie magazine, it's the best"]
    Archie
  5. 4. The Fade-Out
    Wilbur
  6. 5. ["See if you can help Linda solve this crossword puzzle!"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  7. 6. Tee For Two
    Wilbur
  8. 7. ["A Navigation Problem"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  9. 8. A Breezy Story
    Katy Keene
  10. 9. Dig Me, Brother
    Wilbur
  11. 10. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  12. 11. It's A Man's World
    Wilbur
  13. 12. ["From the below questions see if you can pick out four cities on the map!"]
    Puzzle Page
  14. 13. ["Archie scores another smash-laugh hit!!"]
    Archie
  15. 14. ["Wilbur, why must you always look so sloppy?"]
    Wilbur
  16. 15. ["Cross Numbers"]
    Puzzle Page
  17. 16. ["It's easy to win her!"]
    Stravon Publishers
  18. 17. Lonesome Joe Finds the Tune To Popularity!!
    Casper Garber
  19. 18. ["Yes! I turn weaklings into he-men!"]
    Charles Atlas
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