(December 1948)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1948-11-01
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, July-December 1948, page 274, registration number B162481.
Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Awright, Wilbur! I'll leave now! I can take a little hint!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Later redrawn for the cover of Katy Keene #10.

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

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Key to the Pole Vault (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, Wilbur, since when have you taken up pole vaulting?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Laurie Lake; Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Mr. Dripwaite
Synopsis
Wilbur tries pole vaulting for the school.

American Flyer (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Gilbert Hall of Science / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Clean-Up (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
And stay out!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur tries selling an electric washer to a farm woman.

Bit-O-Honey Races to the Rescue! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The World Beater (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Dripwaite; Wilbur Wilkin; Theodosius
Synopsis
Wilbur accidentally breaks Dripwaite's globe and has to get a replacement.

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

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Word Ladder
Characters
Red Wilson; Wilbur Wilkin

Indexer Notes

A word ladder (mule to goat), and complete the silhouette.

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

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

The Babe Ruth Story (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Lemon's Aid (Table of Contents: 10)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy! I see that the new refrigerator came today!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur helps his dad with the new refrigerator.

A Simple Drawing Lesson (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur seems to be up in the air - connect the dots and you'll find what is keeping him up there.

Indexer Notes

Connect the dots.

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

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

Three's a Crowd (Table of Contents: 13)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oboy! I'm going to take Laurie to see that!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Red Wilson; Wilbur Wilkin; Slats Morgan; Laurie Lake
Synopsis
Wilbur and Slats try to spend time with Laurie at the carnival.

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

Wilbur Quiz / activity / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur has lost his wallet with the money for his date! See if you can help him find it---
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Red Wilson; Mr. Wilkin

Indexer Notes

A maze, a crossword puzzle, and a number puzzle.

The Knit-Wit (Table of Contents: 15)

Wilbur / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gloom!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Linda is knitting socks for Wilbur.

Suit Yourself (Table of Contents: 16)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, mom... do I hafta?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Red Wilson; Mr. Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur has to drop his father's tuxedo off at the cleaners and help Red with a clothing drive.

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

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

Script
Bill Woggon (signed)
Pencils
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks
Bill Woggon (signed)
Colors
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How about a date to go ice skating, Katy?
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Randy Van Ronson; Sis Keene
Synopsis
Randy takes Katy and Sis ice skating.

Indexer Notes

Designs by Bill Buck, Charles Schalitz, Doris Lownie, Ruth Baker, Neta Crow, Bubba Wood, Marilyn Roth, Margie Jones, Katy Michael, Di Rankin, Elizabeth Killackey, and Angela Reading.

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

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

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

Gilbert Hall of Science / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Shar-Lee Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Kem Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Awright, Wilbur! I'll leave now! I can take a little hint!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Do you want spending money?"]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. The Key to the Pole Vault
    Wilbur
  4. 3. American Flyer
    Gilbert Hall of Science
  5. 4. The Clean-Up
    Wilbur
  6. 5. Bit-O-Honey Races to the Rescue!
    Bit-O-Honey
  7. 6. The World Beater
    Wilbur
  8. 7. ["Word Ladder"]
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  9. 8. ["If it's an Archie magazine it's the best!"]
  10. 9. The Babe Ruth Story
    Captain Tootsie
  11. 10. A Lemon's Aid
    Wilbur
  12. 11. A Simple Drawing Lesson
    Wilbur Puzzle Page
  13. 12. ["Archie is a wow"]
  14. 13. Three's a Crowd
    Wilbur
  15. 14. ["Wilbur has lost his wallet with the money for his date! See if you can help him find it---"]
    Wilbur Quiz
  16. 15. The Knit-Wit
    Wilbur
  17. 16. Suit Yourself
    Wilbur
  18. 17. ["How about a date to go ice skating, Katy?"]
    Katy Keene
  19. 18. ["Look! Extra special!! Katy Keene pin-up calendar for 1949"]
  20. 19. ["Boys! Look at all the spectacular buzz-with-action models you can build with Erector"]
    Gilbert Hall of Science
  21. 20. ["Thrilling! New! Treasure chest bank."]
    Shar-Lee Co.
  22. 21. ["Running hot water - in a jiffy! from any cold water faucet"]
    Kem Company
  23. 22. ["Oh! Boy! Lionel Trains"]
    Lionel Trains
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