(May 1956)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Series
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

Last issue before new logo, but most inside stories would retain the old logo.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Red, if you're going up to the fountain to get an ice cream cone will you please get me one, too?
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Red
Synopsis
Red buys two ice cream cones and decides to give Wilbur the one that fell.

Indexer Notes

Also contains a promotion for the story "Love Net".

Love Net (Table of Contents: 1)

Wilbur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Dan Cupid; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Red; Miss Gargle; Mr. Dripwaite
Synopsis
Dan Cupid explains his spring job of striking love into the hearts of the citizens of Westfield.

Cheese and Soda (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; soda jerk
Synopsis
Wilbur bets a soda that he saw cheese in a store window that cost $200.

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

Katy Keene / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You have a part for me, Danny?
Genre
teen; humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Swami Rivah; Danny
Synopsis
Swami Rivah looks into the future and sees Katy in nighties, pajamas, and underwear. It turns out that Danny's part for Katy is a salesgirl in lingerie.

Katy Butterfly Fashions (Table of Contents: 4)

Katy Keene / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Woggon
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fashion
Characters
Katy Keene
Synopsis
Katy shows off the butterfly fashions that readers desgined. Includes a promotion for a Katy Keene butterfly pin-up and cut-out set.

Wilbur's Crazy Definitions (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Mr. Lake
Synopsis
Humorous defintions for water fountain, piano lessons, puncture, smart girl, dieting, and gossip.

Night and Day (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Mr. Lake
Synopsis
Wilbur and Laurie don't want to say good night, but Mr. Lake points out that in a few minutes they can say good morning.

Time for a Change (Table of Contents: 7)

Laurie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Laurie Lake; Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red; Slats
Synopsis
Laurie is afraid that Wilbur isn't asking her to the dance, but she's forgetting that he asked two months ago.

The Big Fizzle (Table of Contents: 8)

Red / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Red; Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Red dreams of a giant-sized soda.

The Keynote (Table of Contents: 9)

Laurie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Laurie Lake; Mr. Lake
Synopsis
Laurie takes the keys to Wilbur's jalopy while she is on vacation.

Top O' the Yawning (Table of Contents: 10)

Archie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Reggie and Archie want to skip school and go to the swimming hole, but Jughead tells them that Miss Grundy passes it on days like today. It turns out that Miss Grundy skips school to go swimming.

Did You Know (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Short facts.

Nicked Named (Table of Contents: 12)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin questions his son on nicknames.

Big $avings (Table of Contents: 13)

Laurie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Laurie Lake; Mr. Lake
Synopsis
Laurie tells her dad about a sale.

Ask a Question (Table of Contents: 14)

Slats / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Slats; Ava
Synopsis
Slats asks if he's the first boy Ava ever kissed.

All Work and All Play (Table of Contents: 15)

Red / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Red; Wilbur Wilkin
Synopsis
Red manages to make his job fun.

No Talking (Table of Contents: 16)

Linda and Laurie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Laurie Lake
Synopsis
Laurie's parents haven't been speaking to each other for a week.

Our Obligation to Parents (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Confidentially Speaking (Table of Contents: 18)

Linda / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake
Synopsis
Linda gets a ton of dates after a kid says she look like "the lady in the movies". She does look like the lady from the movies-the usher, that is.

Indexer Notes

Wilbur interrupts on the third page to mention the great contests in the Jughead and Betty and Veronica annuals.

The Suggestion Box (Table of Contents: 19)

Wilbur's Principal Mr. Dripwaite / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Mr. Dripwaite; Miss Gargle
Synopsis
After getting wacky suggestions, Mr. Dripwaite makes the best one yet-throw out the suggestion box!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Over the Top (Table of Contents: 21)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr. Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur builds a birdhouse.

Booked Solid (Table of Contents: 22)

Laurie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake
Synopsis
Laurie and another girl fight over Wilbur.

Just Like a Man (Table of Contents: 23)

Linda / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin; Slats
Synopsis
Linda complains that all bright boys are conceited.

Daffy-Nitions (Table of Contents: 24)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Slats
Synopsis
Humorous definitions for average man, tomorrow, car, babysitting, clothes, and pedistrian.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Red, if you're going up to the fountain to get an ice cream cone will you please get me one, too?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. Love Net
    Wilbur
  3. 2. Cheese and Soda
    Wilbur
  4. 3. ["You have a part for me, Danny?"]
    Katy Keene
  5. 4. Katy Butterfly Fashions
    Katy Keene
  6. 5. Wilbur's Crazy Definitions
    Wilbur
  7. 6. Night and Day
    Wilbur
  8. 7. Time for a Change
    Laurie
  9. 8. The Big Fizzle
    Red
  10. 9. The Keynote
    Laurie
  11. 10. Top O' the Yawning
    Archie
  12. 11. Did You Know
  13. 12. Nicked Named
    Wilbur
  14. 13. Big $avings
    Laurie
  15. 14. Ask a Question
    Slats
  16. 15. All Work and All Play
    Red
  17. 16. No Talking
    Linda and Laurie
  18. 17. Our Obligation to Parents
  19. 18. Confidentially Speaking
    Linda
  20. 19. The Suggestion Box
    Wilbur's Principal Mr. Dripwaite
  21. 20. ["Here they come again!"]
  22. 21. Over the Top
    Wilbur
  23. 22. Booked Solid
    Laurie
  24. 23. Just Like a Man
    Linda
  25. 24. Daffy-Nitions
    Wilbur
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