(December 1947)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-10-01
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 B109616.
Indexed from scanned copy at http://comicbookplus.com


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Fagaly
Inks
Al Fagaly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See anything you like, Wilbur?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore

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

North American Sales, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Cave Man (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yup, Red! The cave men had the right idea! When they wanted a woman they took her!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; Slats Morgan
Synopsis
Wilbur gets knocked out in the museum and dreams he's a caveman.
Keywords
dinosaurs

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Problem #1
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red Wilson

Indexer Notes

A crossword puzzle, a word ladder, how many diamonds can you find, and what is a four-letter word that reads the same in all caps forwards, backwards and upside-down.

You're Driving Me Crazy! (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Red! Look! An auction!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur buys a motorcycle at an auction.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I haven't forgotten our date Linda! Be right over just as soon as I finish this puzzle page!
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore

Indexer Notes

Finish the cliches, a word square, rearrange the letters, and pick the shortest line.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Katy Keene / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Katy! Katy Keene!
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Randy Van Ronson Jr.; Sis Keene; K. O. Kelly (picture)
Synopsis
Randy invites Katy to a party on his dad's new yacht.

Indexer Notes

Fashions submitted by Carol Taylor, Andrew Jones, Katie Kearney, Jean Barlow, Sue Noakes, Suzanne Liang, Rosemary Cutinello, Betty Holladay, Gretchen Teal, Anthony Faricelli, Richard Markle, Lorraine Lafferty, Marjorie Blackburn, Jack Butland, Frederick Benz, Dana Springer, Robert Ronan, Avery Hempstead, Grace Amrhein, Gladys Gemberling, June Hamlin, Bill Hatfield, Bessie Lee Elam, Dorothy Acquenetta, Carolin Pierce, Sally Hancock, Neldajo Parham, Mary Frances Baker, and Betty Drennan.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Open the Door Wilbur (Table of Contents: 10)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Oh Frank," said Mrs. Wilkin in exasperation, "I do wish you would get a locksmith to fix the knob on this closet door."
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Eleanor Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur's dad tries to fix the closet door knob.
Reprints

The Usher (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
Oboy! That sounds good, Red!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Wilbur gets a job as a movie theater usher.

Indexer Notes

One panel misidentifies Riverdale as the school Westfield is playing instead of Wentworth.

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

Archie; Swift / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pop Takes a Bath (Table of Contents: 13)

Wilbur / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going out now Frank! Is there anything you want?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Eleanor Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin tries to take a bath.

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

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

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

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

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

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Insult That Turned a "Chump" Into a Champ (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["See anything you like, Wilbur?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Now you can wear a genuine army air corps pilot helmet"]
    North American Sales, Inc.
  3. 2. The Cave Man
    Wilbur
  4. 3. ["He's a pippin, a dandy, he's cockeyed and he's bandy, he's... Super Duck the cockeyed wonder and he the funniest little animated character in the world"]
  5. 4. ["Problem #1"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  6. 5. You're Driving Me Crazy!
    Wilbur
  7. 6. ["If you knew Suzie like we know Suzie"]
  8. 7. ["I haven't forgotten our date Linda! Be right over just as soon as I finish this puzzle page!"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  9. 8. ["Hey, Katy! Katy Keene!"]
    Katy Keene
  10. 9. ["Watch for Katy Keene"]
  11. 10. Open the Door Wilbur
    Wilbur
  12. 11. The Usher
    Wilbur
  13. 12. ["Hot ziggidy dog! We're coming in on the Frank beam"]
    Archie; Swift
  14. 13. Pop Takes a Bath
    Wilbur
  15. 14. ["Oh boy! Betty and Veronica are dream girls all right but watch 'em turn into a nightmare for poor Archie in Archie Comics no. 29"]
  16. 15. ["America's greatest zipper billfold bargain!"]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  17. 16. ["Premiums given cash commission"]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  18. 17. The Insult That Turned a "Chump" Into a Champ
    Charles Atlas
  19. 18. ["Pals in pleasure"]
    Baby Ruth
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