(April 1948)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1948-03-01
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, January-June 1948, page 135, registration number B128223.


[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
See, Wilbur, I knew you'd like my girl!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Red Wilson; Wilbur Wilkin
Keywords
porch swing

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

Jim Major / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wilbur Meets Laurie Lake (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
Westfield! Why must we move to that one horse-town, fawthaw?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkins [Wilbur Wilkin]; Red Wilson; Laurie Lake (introduction); Commodore Lake; Mr. Wilkins [Mr. Wilkin]
Synopsis
Commodore Lake moves to Westfield to get his daughter away from the boys in the city. Wilbur meets the pair at the station and makes a shambles of trying to take their baggage to their new home.
Keywords
baggage; lasso; passenger train; railroad

Indexer Notes

The writer uses Wilkins as the family last name instead of Wilkin.

In the Nick of Time (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Old Nick / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Daring Young Man (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry, Red! It's almost time for the afternoon show!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Alligator; Snake; Mrs. Giganchua (gorilla); Mr. Giganchua (gorilla)
Synopsis
Wilbur and Red go to the circus. Red gets a job, but Wilbur tries to sneak in, with unpleasant results.
Keywords
cannon; circus; clown; gorilla; lion; ringmaster

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

Whiz Quiz / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Using a pencil, see if you can find the correct lane to 50!!

Indexer Notes

Combination maze and number game.

It Can't Be Done! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Speed Demon (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Can't you wait just a little longer, Mr. Dripwaite?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; J. K. Dripwaite; Slats Morgan
Synopsis
Wilbur and Red plan to participate in the Westfield jalopy race to Flatburg, but Slats sabotages Wilbur's jalopy. Wilbur causes so much trouble trying to fix it that Mr. Dripwaite bans him from the race. Later Mr. Dripwaite's car won't start, so he is forced to ride with Wilbur and Red to the finish line of the race, with predictable results.
Keywords
auto race; flat tire; railroad tracks; tacks; tire pump; toboggan run; trophy

Look Who's Coming! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Wilbur Builds His Dream Boat (Table of Contents: 9)

Wilbur / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"She's a beauty, isn't she?" Wilbur said, pointing to the sailboat haltered to the dock.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur builds a sailboat and wants Red and Linda to take a ride in it. However, Red and Linda are reluctant to ride in anything Wilbur builds.
Reprints
Keywords
sailboat

Indexer Notes

At one point the script refers to Wilbur as Archie.

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1947 (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1947. No circulation figures given.

Wilbur's Hollywood Quiz Page (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scrambled Stars
Characters
Red Wilson (cameo); Wilbur Wilkin (cameo)
Keywords
Hollywood; movie stars

Indexer Notes

A caricature of Harpo Marx made up of 12 pieces to be cut out and put together. Also a rebus to name "Ronald Coleman" and a list of first names and a list of last names to match for the full names of seven Hollywood stars.

The Sky's the Limit (Table of Contents: 12)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you have a hobby you'd like to enter in the show, Wilbur?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkins [Wilbur Wilkin]; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; Mr. Wilkins [Mr. Wilkin]; Mr. Floogledorf; Swami River; J. K. Dripwaite
Synopsis
Wilbur builds a model airplane for the hobby show, but it causes nothing but trouble when he tries to fly it.
Keywords
bees; clothesline; glass; model airplane; seance; window

Indexer Notes

Wilbur's high school is listed as Riverdale in the first panel.

The writer uses Wilkins as the family last name instead of Wilkin.

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

Whiz Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Professor dug up this garden puzzle for you!

Indexer Notes

Word square with garden implements theme and word puzzle with words containing "bat."

How's Your Blood Pressure? (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Katy Keene the Pin-Up Queen / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today I have an appointment with Swami Riva to have my fortune told, Sis!
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis Keene; Swami Riva
Synopsis
Katy's future is told by a swami with a crystal ball. Later she and Sis go to the observation tower on the 100th floor of the "Umpire State Building."
Keywords
crystal ball; Empire State Building; Forever Amber; fortune-telling; telescope

Indexer Notes

Fashions, etc., by Betty Priddy (Ardmore, Okla.), Sherry Wesley (Tyrone, Okla.), Betty Bullard (Oceanside, Calif.), Betty Thornton (Nashville, Tenn.), Peggy Tuggle (Hillsboro, Texas), Elmer Cravens (Cleveland, Ohio), Irene Vernak (Ambridge, Pa.), Marilyn Carlson (Chico, Calif.), Vita Rando (Endicott, N.Y.), Josephine Castorena (Los Angeles, Calif.), Iris Ernstine (Kansas City, Mo.), Becky Reitz (Brooksville, Pa.), Eleanor Helmes (Hempstead, N.Y.), and Bernadette Mohawk (Chicago, Ill.). "Umpire State Building" is an alias for Empire State Building in New York City. Mention is made of "Corny Wilde" and "Forever Ember" which is a play on the movie "Forever Amber" and its star Cornel Wilde.

[Watch for Katy Keene] (Table of Contents: 16)

Katy Keene / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's another page of fashions designed for Katy by the readers!!
Genre
fashion
Characters
Katy Keene
Keywords
paper doll

Indexer Notes

Combination promo and activity with a paper doll of Katy and five outfits, along with a plug for the Katy features in Pep, Wilbur, Laugh, and Suzie comics. Fashions by Arlene Isemoto (Hilo, Ha.), Leona August (Cleveland, Ohio), Rosemary Lawler (Springfield, Ohio), Joan Dumbauld (Duglin, Ga.), Mary Littlefield (Camas Valley, Ore.), and Nancy Allgeier (Irvington, N.J.)

Captain Tootsie Saves the School Party (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

American Boys Bill of Rights (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["See, Wilbur, I knew you'd like my girl!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["New easy way teaches guitar in 3 weeks to your satisfaction or no cost"]
    Jim Major
  3. 2. Wilbur Meets Laurie Lake
    Wilbur
  4. 3. In the Nick of Time
    Old Nick
  5. 4. The Daring Young Man
    Wilbur
  6. 5. ["Using a pencil, see if you can find the correct lane to 50!!"]
    Whiz Quiz
  7. 6. It Can't Be Done!
    Archie
  8. 7. The Speed Demon
    Wilbur
  9. 8. Look Who's Coming!
    Nevada Jones
  10. 9. Wilbur Builds His Dream Boat
    Wilbur
  11. 10. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1947
  12. 11. Wilbur's Hollywood Quiz Page
    Wilbur
  13. 12. The Sky's the Limit
    Wilbur
  14. 13. ["The Professor dug up this garden puzzle for you!"]
    Whiz Quiz
  15. 14. How's Your Blood Pressure?
    Super Duck
  16. 15. ["Today I have an appointment with Swami Riva to have my fortune told, Sis!"]
    Katy Keene the Pin-Up Queen
  17. 16. [Watch for Katy Keene]
    Katy Keene
  18. 17. Captain Tootsie Saves the School Party
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls
  19. 18. ["America's greatest zipper billfold bargain!"]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  20. 19. ["Be a radio technician"]
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. American Boys Bill of Rights
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Devine
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Walls
  • Craig Delich
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  • Gary L. Watson