(July 1955)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1955-04-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
Editing
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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, January-June 1955, page 159, registration number B531685.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Class! What are some of the most tragic days in human history?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Gargle; Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Laurie Lake; Red Wilson; Slats Morgan
Synopsis
The class suggests tragic days.
Reprints
Keywords
black plague; lunch; Nero; Pearl Harbor

[Given Given Given] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cloverine Brand Salve; Wilson Chemical Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Say It With Flowers (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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I've waited long enough!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Laurie Lake; Red Wilson; Slats Morgan; Rock Hudson (mentioned); policeman
Synopsis
Wilbur and Slats forgot their movie date with Linda and Laurie but Red has a plan to smooth things over.
Keywords
flowers; hamburgers

Indexer Notes

Story listed on cover.

Super-Sonic Simmons Gets His Track Team Jet Propelled (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Red Ball Jets; Super-Sonic Simmons / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How About a Date? (Table of Contents: 4)

Linda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You mean Laurie actually turned Wilbur down...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Laurie Lake (mentioned); Red Wilson; Wilbur Wilkin (on telephone)
Synopsis
Linda says yes to a date with Wilbur after Laurie turned him down.

Dollars and Sense (Table of Contents: 5)

Laurie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Let me see... bobby pins, fifty cents...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Laurie Lake; Mr. lake
Synopsis
Laurie figures out that she needs a bigger allowance.
Keywords
expenses

Indexer Notes

Story listed on cover.

Dreams (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Did you ever stop to think what you'd like to be...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Laurie Lake; Red Wilson; Slats Morgan; soda jerk
Synopsis
Wilbur asks his friends about what careers they would like to have.

Sign Language (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I thought you and Laurie were going steady, Wilbur!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Red helps Wilbur with poetry to impress Laurie.
Keywords
cue cards; moving van; poetry

Very Impressive (Table of Contents: 8)

Laurie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Wait'll the girls at the party see this outfit...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Laurie Lake; Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Laurie has a new outfit for the party.
Keywords
envy; outfit; snow

Memories-- Memories-- (Table of Contents: 9)

Linda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Now, let me see if I've got it, Laurie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Mr. Moore; Laurie Lake (on telephone); Pamela (on telephone)
Synopsis
Mr. Moore thinks his daughter is very smart for memorizing messages.
Keywords
messages; telephone

Indexer Notes

Archie Comics editor Harry Shorten is mentioned in last panel as 'Shorten'.

When Split Seconds Count (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

U.S. Keds; United States Rubber Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Let Me Know (Table of Contents: 11)

Laurie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Come on! The boys are over at Linda's house!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Laurie Lake; Slats Morgan; Pamela; Linda Moore (mentioned)
Synopsis
Laurie suspects that Pamela is keeping a secret.
Keywords
soda shoppe; surprise party

Indexer Notes

Titles of six Archie comics are shown in the background.

School Home Work (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Scripto Pens and Pencils / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Fun Page (Table of Contents: 13)

Fun Page / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Start with 'A' and spell out...

Indexer Notes

A word game and a maze.

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

Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Katy Keene / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks
Bill Woggon (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh hello, K.O! Fishing? I'd love to go!
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Randy Van Ronson; K.O. Kelly
Synopsis
Both Randy and K.O. ask Katy to go fishing on their boats.
Keywords
boats; fishing; kelp bed; worms

Indexer Notes

Credits are given for fashions, poses and designs by Barbara Novak, Joan Donofrio, Sandra Rogers, Connie Sue Rhodes, Bob and Joe Flores, Joni Julie, Johannah Zurla, Darla Stevens, Kathy Csuti, and Nelson (Madman) Bridwell.

Katy Fashions in Fish Motif (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Bill Woggon
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Bill Woggon
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You can send for this pin-up of Katy...
Genre
fashion
Characters
Katy Keene
Keywords
nautical; swimwear

Indexer Notes

Outfit designs by Carolyn Bratton, Janette Dorris, Nancy Lee Holmes, Sandra Irvine, Lorraine Janas, Mrs. Hilda R. Jones, Toby Kabakoff, Leslie Lloyd, Mary Melaniecraft, Carol Nelson, Martha Olevnik, Beaulah Truax Jr. and Sally Whitesides (2 designs).

Katy Fish Pin-Up Jokes (Table of Contents: 17)

Katy Keene / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
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Bill Woggon (signed)
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Bill Woggon (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! I hope it's th' season for pedal pushers...
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Sis Keene; Gloria Grandbilt
Keywords
diving; fishing frogmen; shark

Indexer Notes

Four cartoons. Credits given to Genny Sue Barnes, Mary Alice Kennedy, Linda McCullar, Sharon Lee Russell and Louise Tennant.

Boys - Girls! Win a Bike (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires; United States Rubber Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Just Plain Talk (Table of Contents: 19)

Slats / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Sigh
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Slats Morgan; Wilbur Wilkin; Pamela
Synopsis
Slats was turned down for a date with Pamela.
Keywords
soda shoppe

It's a Woman's World (Table of Contents: 20)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Stop that, Slats!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Slats Morgan
Synopsis
Wilbur scolds Slats for focusing on women instead of studying.
Keywords
geography; wolf whistle

The Big Move (Table of Contents: 21)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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My dreams came true! I have Wilbur all to myself!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Laurie Lake; Red Wilson; Slats Morgan; Mr. Dripwaite
Synopsis
Linda is so excited by the news that Laurie is moving away, and she will have Wilbur all to herself.

Indexer Notes

Wilbur's hometown of Westfield is noted as the town next to Riverdale.

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

Funny Side Up! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Wilbur stop!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Laurie Lake; Mr. Lake; Red Wilson; Pamela; doctor; Jerry (mentioned)
Keywords
kissing; shopping; skiing

Indexer Notes

Six cartoons.

Friendship (Table of Contents: 23)

Linda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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How did you enjoy the school's snow ball last night?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Laurie Lake; Pamela
Synopsis
Linda and Pamela are discussing the school dance and how much they resented Laurie's behavior.
Keywords
school dance; soda shoppe

[Archie Annual No. 7] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

You Name It! (Table of Contents: 25)

Laurie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Now, now, Kenny!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Laurie Lake; Wilbur Wilkin; Kenny; Toddy; policeman
Synopsis
Laurie congratulates a father who is taking his baby son for a ride in a carriage.
Keywords
baby carriage; city park

The Long and the Short of It (Table of Contents: 26)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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The school newspaper sent me down to interview you, Mr. Dripwaite!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur; Mr. Dripwaite
Synopsis
Wilbur interviews Dripwaite, who bombards him with polysyllabic profundity.
Keywords
vocabulary

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Fun Page / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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What's this?

Indexer Notes

Picture and word puzzles, a maze and a corny joke.

[Archie Comics Are Good Comics] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Equal Partners (Table of Contents: 29)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Yipee! Which one? What kind??
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur's dad is thinking of buying a new car.
Keywords
Pickupp Six

New Amazing Values for You! (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

Better values Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth Candy; Curtiss Candy Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Class! What are some of the most tragic days in human history?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. [Given Given Given]
    Cloverine Brand Salve; Wilson Chemical Company
  3. 2. Say It With Flowers
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Super-Sonic Simmons Gets His Track Team Jet Propelled
    Red Ball Jets; Super-Sonic Simmons
  5. 4. How About a Date?
    Linda
  6. 5. Dollars and Sense
    Laurie
  7. 6. Dreams
    Wilbur
  8. 7. Sign Language
    Wilbur
  9. 8. Very Impressive
    Laurie
  10. 9. Memories-- Memories--
    Linda
  11. 10. When Split Seconds Count
    U.S. Keds; United States Rubber Company
  12. 11. Let Me Know
    Laurie
  13. 12. School Home Work
    Scripto Pens and Pencils
  14. 13. Fun Page
    Fun Page
  15. 14. ["Are you hurt Fosdick?"]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream Oil
  16. 15. ["Oh hello, K.O! Fishing? I'd love to go!"]
    Katy Keene
  17. 16. Katy Fashions in Fish Motif
    Katy Keene Fashions
  18. 17. Katy Fish Pin-Up Jokes
    Katy Keene
  19. 18. Boys - Girls! Win a Bike
    U.S. Royal Bicycle Tires; United States Rubber Company
  20. 19. Just Plain Talk
    Slats
  21. 20. It's a Woman's World
    Wilbur
  22. 21. The Big Move
    Wilbur
  23. 22. ["Wilbur stop!"]
    Funny Side Up!
  24. 23. Friendship
    Linda
  25. 24. [Archie Annual No. 7]
    Archie
  26. 25. You Name It!
    Laurie
  27. 26. The Long and the Short of It
    Wilbur
  28. 27. ["What's this?"]
    Fun Page
  29. 28. [Archie Comics Are Good Comics]
    Archie
  30. 29. Equal Partners
    Wilbur
  31. 30. New Amazing Values for You!
    Better values Company
  32. 31. ["Gerald's big ears are almost like wings"]
    Baby Ruth Candy; Curtiss Candy Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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