(August 1947)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-06-01
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 B109614.


[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
Er... would you consider buying these back?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin
Keywords
black eye; flowers

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fun and profit for every reader

The Ancient Mariner (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly ?
Inks
Al Fagaly ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Creepers! Your new boat's atomic plus, Sally
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Sally; Linda Moore; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Sally has a new sailboat but no one knows anything about sailing. Wilbur says he does, but just leads the gang into a series of nautical misadventures.
Keywords
anchor; crab; engine; fog; gas; sail; sailboat; swimsuits

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! The things that happen to me in the latest issue of Archie Comics!!
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Miss Grundy; Betty Cooper

Indexer Notes

Promo for Archie Comics with panels lifted from stories in the latest issue.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Kids! Look what happens to Super Duck...
Characters
Super Duck

Indexer Notes

Promo for Super Duck comics with panels from the current issue. "On Sale Right Now!"

Bless My Bones (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Red! Just what we need for our club initiation tonight!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Miss Gargle; Mr. Dripwaite; Eleanor Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur and Red borrow a skeleton from Miss Gargle to use for a club initiation. They get paint on the skeleton and take it to Wilbur's house to clean it up. It causes all sorts of havoc there.
Keywords
meter reader; paint; skeleton

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Crossword Fun
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red Wilson; Mr. Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin

Indexer Notes

A crossword puzzle, scramble the letters of the listed words to form new words, and a word ladder going from moth to mass.

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

Katy Keene the Pin-Up Queen / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks to the following readers who designed this type gown for Katy:
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis Keene; K. O. Kelly; Doctor Kildear; Archie Andrews (comic cover)
Synopsis
Katy has a fancy date with Doctor Kildear, but can't decide what gown to wear. K. O. gets rid of the doctor by sending him to the hospital on a fake emergency call and then takes Katy and Sis out to a diner.
Keywords
bath; candy; hospital; jukebox; mirror; telephone

Indexer Notes

Sis is reading an Archie comic book on page 3 and plugs Archie, Pep, Wilbur, and Laugh Comics. Sis uses the "pickle in the middle and the mustard on top" catch phrase from Mr. Kitzel, a character on the Jack Benny radio program.
The splash panel has a large logo and Katy in a red gown with an all-black background and looks much like a Spirit splash panel, particularly the January 19, 1947 edition. The splash panel gown is credited to 12 readers: Louis Jacobs (Buffalo, N.Y.), Lynn Hurley (Roselle Park, N.Y.), Shirley Lee O'Brien (Amelia, Ohio), Norma Jean Williams (Modesto, Calif.), Don (no last name) (Baldwin Park, Calif.), Jean Frances Wyatt (Fort Worth, Texas), Mirian Rabbins (Forrest City, Calif.), Natlie Davies (S. Gardner, Mass), Joan Young (Miami, Fla.), Ruth Lember (Lynn, Mass.), Rae Jeanne Featherston (Denver, Colo.), and June Fletcher (Greenville, S.C.)
Other fashions are by Shirley Sidwell (Menlo Park, Calif.), Jeanne Griede (Long Beach, N.Y.), Pauline Liss (Jersey City, N.J.), Nona Harding (Durdam, N.C.), Marilyn Mills (Cleveland, Ohio), Maxine Shaneyfelt, (Black Diamond, Wash.), and Elsie Crane (Miami, Fla.).

Trapped Like a Rat (Table of Contents: 8)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur was in the basement when Red's voice floated down to him from the head of the stairs.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur has invented a Rube Goldberg-style burglar trap that includes a bear trap. He leaves it in the basement by the cellar door when he sneaks out for a double-date with Red. Things get painful when Wilbur tries to sneak back into the house by using the cellar door.
Keywords
bear trap; double date; invention

Indexer Notes

Text with no illustration. Subtitled "A Wilbur Story."

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

A Wilbur Short / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oo-la-la! Sniff sniff! Here's a beautifully scented letter for ya, Wilbur!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; Mr. Wilkin (voice)
Synopsis
Wilbur needs some money for a birthday present for Linda. He decides he can give Red a haircut and make some cash. Things go about how you'd expect and Red ends up getting revenge by giving Wilbur a shaved head.
Keywords
barber; birthday; crewcut; haircut

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The biggest collection of stars ever assembled in one magazine!
Characters
Archie Andrews; Katy Keene; Tootsie Twiddle; Talbert Twiddle; The Shield [Joe Higgins]

Indexer Notes

Promo for Pep Comics with previously published artwork of the characters.

Pardon My Glove (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No homework again, Wilbur! Never mind the excuses! You can do your explaining to Principal Dripwaite! Now march, young man!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Miss Gargle; Mr. Dripwaite; Coach Canvasback; Red Wilson; Bruiser
Synopsis
Wilbur is sent to the principal's office for not having his homework done. He alibis that he's been busy training on the boxing team, but then has to go to boxing practice where he's matched with the school champ.
Keywords
black eyes; boxing; fourth wall

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Wilbur talking to the readers about his story in Laugh Comics #23.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Matchstixs; Word Ladder; Crossword Fun
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin (cameo); Red Wilson (cameo); Linda Moore (cameo); Miss Gargle (cameo); Mr. Dripwaite (cameo)

Indexer Notes

A puzzle using matchsticks, a crossword puzzle; and a word ladder: bull to fish.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Going to take part in the dramatic club skits, Wilbur?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; Miss Gargle
Synopsis
Red and Wilbur get parts in the Dramatic Club skit, where Wilbur gets cast as William Tell. Wilbur spends the afternoon practicing shooting an arrow at targets on the head of a reluctant (and armored) Red.
Keywords
apple; arrow; garbage can; play; pumpkin; tomatoes; William Tell

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
4 big values in one

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

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".

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

Pickwick Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smashing book offer

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Atlas
Pencils
?; ? (photograph)
Inks
?; ? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's my job? - I manufacture weaklings into men!
Characters
Charles Atlas

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Er... would you consider buying these back?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Fun and profit for every reader"]
    Knickerbocker Pub. Co.
  3. 2. The Ancient Mariner
    Wilbur
  4. 3. ["Boy! The things that happen to me in the latest issue of Archie Comics!!"]
    Archie
  5. 4. ["Hey Kids! Look what happens to Super Duck..."]
    Super Duck
  6. 5. Bless My Bones
    Wilbur
  7. 6. ["Crossword Fun"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  8. 7. ["Thanks to the following readers who designed this type gown for Katy:"]
    Katy Keene the Pin-Up Queen
  9. 8. Trapped Like a Rat
    Wilbur
  10. 9. ["Oo-la-la! Sniff sniff! Here's a beautifully scented letter for ya, Wilbur!"]
    A Wilbur Short
  11. 10. ["The biggest collection of stars ever assembled in one magazine!"]
    Pep Comics
  12. 11. Pardon My Glove
    Wilbur
  13. 12. ["Matchstixs; Word Ladder; Crossword Fun"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  14. 13. ["Going to take part in the dramatic club skits, Wilbur?"]
    Wilbur
  15. 14. ["4 big values in one"]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  16. 15. ["It's easy to win her!"]
    Stravon Publishers
  17. 16. ["Smashing book offer"]
    Pickwick Co.
  18. 17. ["What's my job? - I manufacture weaklings into men!"]
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Devine
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Jim Walls
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Gary L. Watson