(October 1947)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-08-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
An Archie 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 B109615.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why of course I love you Wilbur. Why do you ask?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Danny (picture); Bones (picture); Bill (picture); Harry (picture)
Keywords
photographs; portraits

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

American Healthaids Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reduce fat!
Characters
Joan Fleming (photo)

Indexer Notes

Ad for Kelpidine.

The Genius (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Wilbur! This book says my name means "shining bright!"
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Mr. Wilkin; Mrs. Moore
Synopsis
Wilbur becomes convinced that he's inventive and a genius after learning the meaning of his name, and applies his knowledge to mowing the lawn and doing the laundry.
Keywords
genius; laundry; mowing; names

Pop the Painter (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll bet your mother will be surprised to see how nice we've fixed up the yard! One of those landscape guys would have charged a fortune to-
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Mr. Williams
Synopsis
Wilbur and his father paint the house.
Keywords
painting

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

Wilbur's Hollywood Quiz Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Herbert "Red" Holmdale
Pencils
Herbert "Red" Holmdale
Inks
Herbert "Red" Holmdale
Colors
?
Letters
Herbert "Red" Holmdale

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jigsaw Fun
Characters
Stan Laurel; Oliver Hardy; Harpo Marx; Groucho Marx; Clark Gable; Wallace Berry

Indexer Notes

Put the cut-up pieces of a picture together, match the stars first names to their last names, list three presidents who had the same last names of present day stars.

This was probably meant to be a Suzie activity page as her name is the only Archie character mentioned in the puzzles.

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

Katy Keene / comic story / 5.33 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
Howdy, me lady fair, hop in an' let's go to the beach!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Katy Keene; K.O. Kelly
Synopsis
Katy and K.O. go to the beach, but Katy finds it hard to get K.O. away from girls that claim to be drowning.
Keywords
beach; drowning; first aid; swimming

Indexer Notes

Fashions submitted by Alice Rosen, and Gene Bundy.

Katy Keene Kut-Outs (Table of Contents: 6)

Katy Keene / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Characters
Katy Keene

Indexer Notes

Fashions submitted by Jo-Anne Caruso, Patsy Akins, Jeanette Fluter, Phyllis Perkins, Elsie Crane, Donald Cherm, Suzanne Brunet, and Barbara Hall.

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

Stuff about Stars / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Inside briefs!!
Keywords
Hollywood gossip

Indexer Notes

Information about various Hollywood stars.

Wilbur Goes Formal (Table of Contents: 8)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you like my new evening gown, Wilbur?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red Wilson; Frank Wilkin; Sam; Janice Adams
Synopsis
Wilbur's date plans with Linda run into multiple problems.
Keywords
date

Indexer Notes

The writer has the family name as Wilkins instead of Wilkin.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grr! There's that creepy Gooseneck!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Gooseneck
Synopsis
Wilbur gets soap in his eyes in the bathroom, which leads to chaos.
Keywords
soap

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everybody's laughing at what happens to Archie in the latest issue of Archie Comics #28!
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge

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

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy! What a day for a ride in the country!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin comes home early intending to take his wife for a drive in the country, only to be tasked with cleaning house.
Keywords
cleaning

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

Ward Green Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Join the hundreds of thousands of men who...

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

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

How To Get Along With Girls book.

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

Miller and Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While they last

Indexer Notes

War surplus flying helmets.

How Just Two Words Turned Mac Into a He-Man! (Table of Contents: 15)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Maybe we better go inside. Here comes that big gorilla, Gus!
Characters
Mac; Gus; Alice; Charles Atlas (photo)
Synopsis
Mac trains to be strong enough to beat up up the guy who took his girl.

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic form.

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Why of course I love you Wilbur. Why do you ask?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Reduce fat!"]
    American Healthaids Co.
  3. 2. The Genius
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Pop the Painter
    Wilbur
  5. 4. ["Jigsaw Fun"]
    Wilbur's Hollywood Quiz Page
  6. 5. ["Howdy, me lady fair, hop in an' let's go to the beach!"]
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. Katy Keene Kut-Outs
    Katy Keene
  8. 7. ["Inside briefs!!"]
    Stuff about Stars
  9. 8. Wilbur Goes Formal
    Wilbur
  10. 9. ["Grr! There's that creepy Gooseneck!"]
    Wilbur
  11. 10. ["Everybody's laughing at what happens to Archie in the latest issue of Archie Comics #28!"]
    Archie
  12. 11. ["Oh boy! What a day for a ride in the country!"]
    Wilbur
  13. 12. ["Join the hundreds of thousands of men who..."]
    Ward Green Co.
  14. 13. ["It's easy to win her!"]
    Stravon Publishers
  15. 14. ["While they last"]
    Miller and Company
  16. 15. How Just Two Words Turned Mac Into a He-Man!
    Charles Atlas
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