(December 1949)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1949-10-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
An Archie Magazine Approved Reading
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 1950, page 292, registration number B257983.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say ah!
Genre
humor; medical; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; doctor; nurse
Keywords
stethoscope

Factory to You! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Penman Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jets to You (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
And so, the theory of jet propulsion - unlike nuclear fission or relativity - as in the fourth dimension - is clear as-
Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters
Mr. Bunsen; Wilbur Wilkin; Horatio Hamlet; Mr. Beaksqueek; Mr. Dripwaite; Miss Gargle
Synopsis
Mr. Bunsen sends Wilbur to the moon.
Keywords
futuristic; moon; rocket ship

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

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

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

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Ants in His Plants (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bet you can't get this one, Laurie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Mr. Lake; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur decides to buy Laurie's father a Venus ant trap plant to get him to stop being mad at him.
Keywords
badminton; florist; greenhouse

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Handyman (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Money! Money! Money! What do I look like -- a cash register?!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Wilkin; Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Mr. Lake
Synopsis
Wilbur needs to earn some money so Laurie hires him to clean the house and fix the plumbing.
Keywords
plumbing

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1. A common household pet.
Keywords
giraffe

Indexer Notes

A word square, fill in the blanks, and connect the dots.

Dumb Like a Fox (Table of Contents: 10)

Wilbur / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is "be kind to dumb animals week" please observe!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Mr. Dripwaite; Mrs. Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin; little girl; firemen; policemen
Synopsis
It's be kind to animals week.
Keywords
cat in tree; dog bite; fire alarm; ladder

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bette Davis falls in swing try
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Bette Davis; Joseph Cotton; Shirley Temple; Barry Fitzgerald; Lon McCallister; James Brown; Gregory Peck; Elizabeth Taylor; Van Johnson; George Murphy; James Cagney; Raoul Walsh; June Haver; Gordon MacRae; David Butler; Virginia Mayo; Ray Bolger; Marilyn Miller; Gary Cooper; Ava Gardner; Greta Garbo; Norma Shearer; Cyd Charisse; Van Heflin; Jennifer Jones; Ingrid Bergman; Michael Wilding; Raymond Massey
Keywords
Hollywood; movies

Indexer Notes

News from Hollywood with mention of the stars and directors listed above.

Growing... growing... grown!! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Darling Love; Darling Romance / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

At R.K.O. Studios in Hollywood (Table of Contents: 14)

Katy Keene / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's no business like show business
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Robert Ryan; Gordon Bau; studio make-up artist; studio wardrobe department head; Billy Russell (director)
Synopsis
Katy is taking a screen test at the R.K.O. Studios with actor Robert Ryan.
Keywords
Hollywood

Indexer Notes

There is a plug for Robert Ryan, starring in the R.K.O. picture "I Married a Communist," however the film was retitled and released as "The Woman on Pier 13."

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

Katy Keene Fashions / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Which she tried on at R.K.O. Studios
Genre
fashion
Characters
Katy Keene

Indexer Notes

Paper doll cut-outs.

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

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

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

Tom Mix; Ralston Purina / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

S'no Time to Relax (Table of Contents: 18)

Wilbur / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ohh! This has been a long, hard day! When I get home I'll fold up beside the radio!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Wilkin; Mr. Meekly; Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur buys his dad a vibrator.
Keywords
electrocution; goldfish bowl; radio; snow

[Erector] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Prizes For You! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

American Specialty Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boy! Wait till the gang sees this! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Say ah!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. Factory to You!
    Penman Company
  3. 2. Jets to You
    Wilbur
  4. 3. ["She's beautiful but dumb that's Suzie"]
    Suzie
  5. 4. ["Here it is! Your Archie Annual"]
    Archie
  6. 5. Ants in His Plants
    Wilbur
  7. 6. ["-Hi fellows! The new Lionel Trains catalog is ready"]
    Lionel Trains
  8. 7. The Handyman
    Wilbur
  9. 8. ["Gosh, Pud, that's a super-duper tree hut!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. ["1. A common household pet."]
    Wilbur Puzzle Fun
  11. 10. Dumb Like a Fox
    Wilbur
  12. 11. ["Look, kids! Here's a peach of a pair for your pin-up gallery!"]
    Katy Keene
  13. 12. ["Bette Davis falls in swing try"]
    Stuff About Stars
  14. 13. Growing... growing... grown!!
    Darling Love; Darling Romance
  15. 14. At R.K.O. Studios in Hollywood
    Katy Keene
  16. 15. ["Which she tried on at R.K.O. Studios"]
    Katy Keene Fashions
  17. 16. ["Funnier than the monkeys at the zoo!"]
    Super Duck
  18. 17. ["Most sensational Tom Mix offer ever!"]
    Tom Mix; Ralston Purina
  19. 18. S'no Time to Relax
    Wilbur
  20. 19. [Erector]
    Gilbert Hall of Science
  21. 20. Prizes For You!
    American Specialty Company
  22. 21. Boy! Wait till the gang sees this!
    Schwinn Bicycles
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