(February 1948)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-12-26
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, January-June 1948, page 135, registration number B128222.


[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
Oh! I forgot to tell you, Wilbur. Linda wanted you to meet her on the tennis court this morning!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
Reprints

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

Eebee Mail Services / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Deep Sea Diver (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I said no! You can't take that fishing rod!.. I paid $40 for it!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Frank Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur and Red go diving for Mr. Wilkin's fishing pole when they lose it while fishing.
Keywords
diving; fishing

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

Wilbur Puzzle Page / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1. A dog's tail does it
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle.

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

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

Quiet Please! (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up, Wilbur! Your father's walking in his sleep again!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur and Linda try to deal with Wilbur's sleepwalking father, who has a penchant for stealing food from the icebox.
Keywords
homework; sleepwalking

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

Wilbur Puzzle Page / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur is going to change his dime into soda!!!
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore

Indexer Notes

A word ladder and a rebus.

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

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

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

Wilbur / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Wilbur! We're throwing a reety-rooty clambake tonight! Are you fenced in?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Puffy
Synopsis
Wilbur tries to sand the floor for his parents, but keeps getting interrupted.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
June Allyson might never have learned to dance if she hadn't been a movie fan.

Comes the Dawn (Table of Contents: 10)

Wilbur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eeeeeek!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
A mouse in the kitchen causes early-morning chaos in the Wilkin household.

[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
Wilbur is downstairs waiting for you, Linda.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Mrs. Moore; Slats; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Mr. Dripwaite; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur's incompetence at being on the basketball team leads to troubles for Principal Dripwaite.

Indexer Notes

Rewritten from the Archie story in Pep Comics #41.

The Slats in this story is drawn differently from the usual Slats Morgan.

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

Katy Keene the Pin-up Queen / comic story / 6 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
Hmm..this is interesting!
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis Keene
Synopsis
Katy decides to visit Mount Blitz, where the Towers Model Agency photographers are holding their annual ski party.
Keywords
skiing; swimsuit

Indexer Notes

Harry Shorten, editor, is listed on page 2 as one of the famous photographers. Shorten's Hotel Resort in page 6 is also a reference to Harry Shorten.

Fashions submitted by Annette Zeisler, Patricia Yates, Ruby Nerle, Tommy G. Brown, Judy Reasnor, Harriet Lermon, Vic Amendola, Dorothy Rose, Vera Klein, Wilma Whetstone, Gretchen Mahowald, Donna Klenke, Mary A. Meyer, Ruth Hastings, Barbara Turner, Anita Gronman, Sandra Schlehr, Barbara Atkinson, Steve Simon, Lois Ann Jansheski, Vivian Adell, Felicia Vaccaro, Bonnie Gray, Helen Gonda, Franklyn Thompson, Gloria Glasmire, Carol Malia, Faye Bowker, Gloria Custer, and Ida Lee Krachala.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How a Simple Discovery Made Billy a Very Happy Boy (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Dale Shears School of Music / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Oh! I forgot to tell you, Wilbur. Linda wanted you to meet her on the tennis court this morning!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Joe DiMaggio's own story!"]
    Eebee Mail Services
  3. 2. The Deep Sea Diver
    Wilbur
  4. 3. ["1. A dog's tail does it"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  5. 4. ["If you knew Suzie like we know Suzie..."]
    Suzie
  6. 5. Quiet Please!
    Wilbur
  7. 6. ["Wilbur is going to change his dime into soda!!!"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  8. 7. ["Hey gang! Veronica and I appear in Archie, Laugh and Pep Comics!"]
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. ["Hi, Wilbur! We're throwing a reety-rooty clambake tonight! Are you fenced in?"]
    Wilbur
  10. 9. ["June Allyson might never have learned to dance if she hadn't been a movie fan."]
    Stuff About Stars
  11. 10. Comes the Dawn
    Wilbur
  12. 11. ["Wilbur is downstairs waiting for you, Linda."]
    Wilbur
  13. 12. ["Hmm..this is interesting!"]
    Katy Keene the Pin-up Queen
  14. 13. ["Advice to "Wilbur" readers for bad skin"]
  15. 14. ["It's easy to win her!"]
    Stravon Publishers
  16. 15. ["Reducing specialist says: lose weight where it shows most reduce most any part of the body with spot reducer"]
  17. 16. How a Simple Discovery Made Billy a Very Happy Boy
    Dale Shears School of Music
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