(June 1948)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1948-04-29
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 B135854.
Indexed from scanned copy at http://comicbookplus.com/


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why Wilbur! How can you say that I'm fickle?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin

Surprise Party for Gloria - in Which She Pulls a Fast One and Surprises Everybody! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Magic Keyboard / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Of Boats & Birthdays (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you come over, Wilbur? I bought a boat for daddy's birthday and I'm having trouble putting it together!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Laurie Lake; Wilbur Wilkin; Commodore Lake
Synopsis
Laurie needs Wilbur's help assembling a kayak.

She Makes A Honey of A Rescue (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bit-O-Honey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Smile, Darn You! Smile! (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Linda! Wait up!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur's dad tries to go through the day smiling.

Indexer Notes

The author has three characters refer to Frank as Wilkin, Wilkins, and Wilkens.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Crossword Fun
Characters
Red Wilson; Wilbur Wilkin

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

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

It's a Date (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, fellas! What's got your anchors dragging?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Butterball
Synopsis
Wilbur tries to get two dates for two guys.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur is going hunting - if you connect all the dots in their order you will see what kind of game he is after.

Indexer Notes

A connect the dots and a word ladder (ramp to cure).

Watch for Nevada Jones the New Star in Pep Comics (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Lucky Silver Dollar (Table of Contents: 10)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, Wilbur, you've got the money! What did you do.... crack your piggy bank!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Joel; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur has a silver dollar to take Linda on a hay ride, and he drops it down a grate.

Open the Door Wilbur (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Reverse Psychology (Table of Contents: 12)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Wilbur! What time are you coming by to take me to the movies?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur uses reverse psychology to get money from his dad, then his dad tries to use reverse psychology on Wilbur.

Indexer Notes

In one panel Mr. Wilkin is referred to as Andrews.

Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear with Invisible Light (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Crossword Fun
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson

Indexer Notes

A crossword puzzle, word find, match trick, and is the distance around the bottom of a glass equal or less than the height?

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

Katy Keene / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm-m! I wonder what Bill Woggon is going to have us do in this comic book, Sis--- I wonder who he'll have call me on the phone?
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis Keene; K. O. Kelly; Randy Van Ronson Jr.; Dr. Kildear; Eddie McCracken; Bill Woggon; Don Dean
Synopsis
An artist has Katy pose for wax models he is making.

Indexer Notes

Fashions by Virginia Nolt, Barbara Woodworth, Lois Granning, Mildred Parker, Jean Ferguson, Martha June Wilson, Joan Steffen, Tania Colbert, Marjorie Tranas, Harold Booker, Shirley Sugita, Frank Annunziato, Lloyd, Beverly Smith, and Pat Schebler.

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

Katy Fashions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
Bill Woggon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's another page of gowns drawn exactly as sent in by Katy Keene's fans
Genre
fashion
Characters
Katy Keene

Indexer Notes

Fashions by Mariann San Peter, Sue Bowls, Mary Elizabeth, Barbara Carney, Ann-Marie Verderber, Lois Varner, Deborah Grose, Geraldine Butash, Louis Santos, Thomas Digrazia, Jean Shinnier, and Elsie Asato.

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

Lovmee Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Why Wilbur! How can you say that I'm fickle?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. Surprise Party for Gloria - in Which She Pulls a Fast One and Surprises Everybody!
    Magic Keyboard
  3. 2. Of Boats & Birthdays
    Wilbur
  4. 3. She Makes A Honey of A Rescue
    Bit-O-Honey
  5. 4. Smile, Darn You! Smile!
    Wilbur
  6. 5. ["Crossword Fun"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  7. 6. ["Something to crow about!"]
  8. 7. It's a Date
    Wilbur
  9. 8. ["Wilbur is going hunting - if you connect all the dots in their order you will see what kind of game he is after."]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  10. 9. Watch for Nevada Jones the New Star in Pep Comics
    Nevada Jones
  11. 10. The Lucky Silver Dollar
    Wilbur
  12. 11. Open the Door Wilbur
    Wilbur
  13. 12. Reverse Psychology
    Wilbur
  14. 13. Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear with Invisible Light
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  15. 14. ["Crossword Fun"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  16. 15. ["Hmm-m! I wonder what Bill Woggon is going to have us do in this comic book, Sis--- I wonder who he'll have call me on the phone?"]
    Katy Keene
  17. 16. ["Here's another page of gowns drawn exactly as sent in by Katy Keene's fans"]
    Katy Fashions
  18. 17. ["Lovmee Casuals"]
    Lovmee Shoes
  19. 18. ["In the ring"]
    Butterfinger
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