(April 1950)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1950-02-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
An Archie Magazine Approved Reading
Editing
Harry Shorten (credited)
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 B257985.


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Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some doll! Has she got a friend, Wilbur?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore
Reprints

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

Hair Research Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Love Me-Love My Dog (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 6.75 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur Wilkin! Don't you talk to me again!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Red Wilson; Juan (Laurie's dog); Bowser (Linda's dog)
Synopsis
Laurie has a new dog, a chihuahua. Wilbur takes him for a walk and gets in trouble when the dog falls in a mail dropbox.
Keywords
chihuahua; dog; hat; jealousy; mail box; telephone

Lifting the Curtain on the Newest Addition to the Archie Comic Group! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Archie Series / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Here It Is! Your Archie Annual (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Archie Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Katy Keene / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Wilbur versus the Green Hairnet (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
As chairman of the "All Sports Night" entertainment committee - who have you got lined up for the main event, Wilbur?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Red Wilson; Mr. Dripwaite; The Green Hairnet (wrestler); Mr. Hardhat; Reggie Mantle; Miss Hybarr [Strangler Louise]
Synopsis
Wilbur makes a joke about hiring professional wrestler The Green Hairnet for the Riverdale High "All Sports Night," but Laurie takes him seriously and plasters the school with posters. Wilbur writes the Green Hairnet's manager, expecting to be turned down, but the Hairnet's lost love, Strangler Louise, went to school at Riverdale and he accepts.
Keywords
charity; lost love; professional wrestling; telephone

Indexer Notes

The Green Hairnet's name is a play on the Green Hornet. The Hairnet is a parody of professional wrestlers like Gorgeous George.

Would seem to be a rewrite of an Archie story as Riverdale is his high school, Wilbur is supposed to go to Westfield.

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Tom Mix / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Pressing Engagement (Table of Contents: 8)

Wilbur / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Wilbur! Going to the dance tonight?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red Wilson; Laurie Lake
Synopsis
Linda comes up with a plan to have Wilbur go without a date to the dance, figuring she would have a chance once he's alone at the dance.
Keywords
dance; pants pressing; tailor

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

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Name Your Poison (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you're not doing anything tonight, Laurie I'd---
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Red Wilson; The Black Knight [Slats Morgan]; King Arthur [Commodore Lake]; the Gargle Dragon [Miss Gargle]; Merlindrip [Mr. Dripwaite]
Synopsis
Wilbur dreams he is a knight in days of old.
Keywords
castle; dream; javelin; joust; knight; moat

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

Stuff About Stars / text article / 1.67 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Most photo'd actress
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Hollywood gossip.

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1949 (Table of Contents: 13)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1949. No circulation figures given.

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

Katy Keene / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
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Bill Woggon
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Bill Woggon
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
All our fans are wishing me luck in the movies, Sis, but I've taken my screen test a long time ago and I'm still waiting my chance before a camera!
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis Keene; Randy Van Ronson; Jarvis; Heathcliffe (dog)
Synopsis
Katy and Sis discuss how to attract attention at the corner of Hollywood and Vine.

Indexer Notes

Sis wants people to think she's child star Margaret O'Brien when she goes walking with Katy. Fashions, hair styles, etc., by Barbara Downie (Kansas City, Mo.), Betty Thompson (Vollaire, N.D.), Annette Collin (New Britain, Conn.), Judy Kellinger (St. Louis, Mo.), Anna Napoli (Bayside, N.Y.), Jacqueline Banfield (no address), Dolores Campbell (Esparto, Calif.), Gail Lonergu (Brooklyn, N.Y), Lena Bias (Torrance, Calif.), Dana Boss (New York, N.Y.), Barbara Ann Milnitz (Plainview, Nebr.), and Charlotte Engen (Maddock, N. D.).

Katy Keene Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Katy Keene / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Pud; Dubble Bubble; Fleer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Archie's Comic-Quiz: (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Cupid's Capers (Table of Contents: 18)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you keeping those boys after class again, Miss Gargle?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; Gertrude Gargle; Mr. Dripwaite; Hubert (flashback)
Synopsis
Miss Gargle tells Wilbur and Red a sad story about her wedding day during World War I when the groom (a soldier) was late and she called off the wedding. She had second thoughts, but the soldier was shipped out and never came back. Wilbur and Linda try to find a match for Miss Gargle using the lonely hearts section of the newspaper, but the plan has an unforeseen ending.
Keywords
blackboards; lonely hearts column; slang; wedding; World War I

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Sorb Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Bob West / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Some doll! Has she got a friend, Wilbur?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Research expert says: Amazing new scientific formula (contains no alcohol) destroys these hair-killing germs"]
    Hair Research Co.
  3. 2. Love Me-Love My Dog
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Lifting the Curtain on the Newest Addition to the Archie Comic Group!
    Archie Series
  5. 4. Here It Is! Your Archie Annual
    Archie Annual
  6. 5. ["Thousands have asked for it! It's out now!!"]
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. Wilbur versus the Green Hairnet
    Wilbur
  8. 7. ["Here's your chance boys and girls... two swell premiums for the price of one!"]
    Tom Mix
  9. 8. A Pressing Engagement
    Wilbur
  10. 9. ["Riddle the more you eat... the more you want.. What is it?"]
    Cracker Jack
  11. 10. ["Did'ja hear the latest, kids? I'm coming out in my own book!!"]
  12. 11. Name Your Poison
    Wilbur
  13. 12. ["Most photo'd actress"]
    Stuff About Stars
  14. 13. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1949
  15. 14. ["All our fans are wishing me luck in the movies, Sis, but I've taken my screen test a long time ago and I'm still waiting my chance before a camera!"]
    Katy Keene
  16. 15. Katy Keene Pin-Up
    Katy Keene
  17. 16. ["Hurry up, slow-poke!"]
    Pud; Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  18. 17. Archie's Comic-Quiz:
    Jughead
  19. 18. Cupid's Capers
    Wilbur
  20. 19. ["Amazing one time offer!"]
    Sorb Company
  21. 20. ["New! Bob West's amazingly easy "picture method" shows how to play guitar in 2 weeks or your money back"]
    Bob West
  22. 21. ["Get a Daisy"]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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