(October 1953)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
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

Indexer's issue is missing the centerfold. This is hard to tell as it almost appears that nothing is missing. Best guess is that either 4 Katy Keene illustrations are missing, or that some of those pages were ads and some were illustrations.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Make up your mind, Wilbur! Are you coming in or going out?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Wilbur doesn't know whether he's coming or going.

Tricks or Treats (Table of Contents: 1)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Slats Morgan; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Laurie tries to trick Wilbur into not dating Linda. Wilbur figures out the scam and makes it backfire on her. In the end, Wilbur and Laurie are together.

A Busman's Hollar-Day (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake
Synopsis
Wilbur bugs the bus driver about reaching his stop.

Music Maestro (Table of Contents: 3)

Red / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Red tries to be more enthusiastic by pretending to recognize a piano piece. As it turns out, the piece is an improvisation, which he mistakes for the title that he "forgot."

Time For A Change (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur and Red rent a locker for changing clothes at the beach, but the 25-cent room turns out to be a shower.

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

Katy Keene / illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
Bill Woggon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Katy Keene

A Weigh We Go (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Linda convinces Laurie she is overweight, but her exercise makes her clothes fit too loosely, so when Wilbur shows up with chocolates, it all works out right.

Indexer Notes

One panel in this story bears the signature "SamJo" with the same stylized 'S' that Edwards uses in his signature.

The Tree Sap-Ling! (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake
Synopsis
Wilbur promises his fix will help the sapling thrive, but a month later, the tree is dead.

Votes Wrong (Table of Contents: 8)

Slats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Slats Morgan; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Slats is mad that he didn't receive any votes in the election, because he cast four for himself.

On the Wrong Side (Table of Contents: 9)

Laurie and Linda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Laurie Lake
Synopsis
Laurie wears a dress that the designer simply turned inside-out.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Make up your mind, Wilbur! Are you coming in or going out?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. Tricks or Treats
    Wilbur
  3. 2. A Busman's Hollar-Day
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Music Maestro
    Red
  5. 4. Time For A Change
    Wilbur
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Katy Keene
  7. 6. A Weigh We Go
    Wilbur
  8. 7. The Tree Sap-Ling!
    Wilbur
  9. 8. Votes Wrong
    Slats
  10. 9. On the Wrong Side
    Laurie and Linda
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