(February 1950)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1949-12-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
An Archie Magazine Approved Reading
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, July-December 1950, page 292, registration number B257984.


[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
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur, when I say pay more attention to figures, I mean the ones on the blackboard!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Miss Gargle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover gag is a revised version of cover of Laugh Comics (Archie, 1946 Series) #32 (April 1949).

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

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

Thanks for the Memory (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well -- are we finally ready to go on our picnic or has somebody else forgotten something?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Mr. X; Stanislaus
Synopsis
When the gang's picnic is rained out, they decide to bring the food to a V.A. hospital, where a veteran suffering from PTSD and a refugee child adoption program come together in an unusual way.

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

Smith Bros. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cooking with Grass (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coming to the Choc'lit Shoppe for a soda, Laurie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Laurie Lake; Miss Gargle; Slats Morgan; Mr. Dripwaite; Linda Moore
Synopsis
When trying to sign up for the golf team, Wilbur and Red accidentally sign up for cooking class.

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

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

No Bones About It (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Laurie! Going on a picnic?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Slats Morgan; Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Laurie becomes annoyed with Wilbur's newfound passion for archaeology.

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

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Behind the Set of "Perfect Strangers" (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Snow Slide (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Katy Keene / comic story / 7 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
In the casting office of a Big Hollywood Studio
Genre
humor
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis; C.B.; Miss Marten
Synopsis
Sis thinks she's in heaven when she has a screen test for a movie set in Candy Land, but quits when she finds out the set is not made of candy.

Indexer Notes

Designs submitted by Marie Hunter, Nellie Dewar, Mary Anne Jennings, Irene Studebaker, Cynthia Browne, and Nadine Wilson.

1950 Pin-Up Calendar (Table of Contents: 12)

Katy Keene / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Katy Keene

Wilbur Puzzle Fun (Table of Contents: 13)

Wilbur / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Indexer Notes

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

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

Archie's Pal Jughead / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Courtesy Weak (Table of Contents: 15)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Wilbur! What's cookin'? Why is everybody all dressed up?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Frank Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Frank gets hot under the collar during his preparations for the Courtesy Week parade.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Wishes Came True For Jim and Betty! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

White Cloverine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Adjusto-O-Belt / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Wilbur, when I say pay more attention to figures, I mean the ones on the blackboard!"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Growing...growing...grown!!"]
    Darling Love; Darling Romance
  3. 2. Thanks for the Memory
    Wilbur
  4. 3. ["Boys! Girls! Hurry! Be the first to go roaring by with a Chugga-Mota!"]
    Smith Bros.
  5. 4. Cooking with Grass
    Wilbur
  6. 5. ["Here it is!"]
    Archie Annual
  7. 6. No Bones About It
    Wilbur
  8. 7. ["Boy! What a beauty!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. ["What makes Archie lead the field?"]
    Archie
  10. 9. Behind the Set of "Perfect Strangers"
    Stuff About Stars
  11. 10. Snow Slide
    Captain Tootsie
  12. 11. ["In the casting office of a Big Hollywood Studio"]
    Katy Keene
  13. 12. 1950 Pin-Up Calendar
    Katy Keene
  14. 13. Wilbur Puzzle Fun
    Wilbur
  15. 14. ["Reward! Five million laughs for picking up a copy of..."]
    Archie's Pal Jughead
  16. 15. Courtesy Weak
    Wilbur
  17. 16. ["Close-out! 3 power all-metal binoculars"]
  18. 17. How Wishes Came True For Jim and Betty!
    White Cloverine
  19. 18. ["Have a slimmer, youthful, feminine appearance instantly!"]
    Adjusto-O-Belt
  20. 19. ["Shoot Daisy's Red Ryder cowboy carbine!"]
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