(January 1957)

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
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

Most stories inside retain the old Wilbur logo.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For heaven's sake, Wilbur! It's past one o'clock! Do you think you can stay here all night?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Mr. Lake
Synopsis
Mr. Lake thinks Wilbur is going to stay all night.

Snob Story (Table of Contents: 1)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red Wilson; Gloria Van Gilt; Laurie Lake; Slats Morgan
Synopsis
Wilbur has Linda get tickets for him and Laurie to the charity ball.

The Answer Girl (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; Slats Morgan; Laurie Lake; Miss Gargle
Synopsis
Linda is more than happy to do Wilbur's homework-that is, until she finds out that Wilbur is spending his free time with Laurie.

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

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

Let Freedom Ring! (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Slats Morgan; Miss Gargle; Linda Moore; Mr. Dripwaite; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Due to Wilbur and Slats having a lack of knowledge in U.S. history, Miss Gargle has them act in the President's Day pageant.

The Drawing Account (Table of Contents: 5)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx Holliday; Hap Holliday; Merry Holliday; Greg
Synopsis
Everyone has a different opinion over what Li'l Jinx drew.

Call Again! (Table of Contents: 6)

Laurie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; William (Laurie's butler); Wilbur Wilkin; Slats Morgan; Mr. Lake
Synopsis
Laurie tries to figure out who called her.

Wilbur's Crazy Definitions (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Mr. Wilkin; Slats Morgan; Red Wilson; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Humorous definitions for perfume, payday, skier, resolution, bookshop, and ice skating.

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

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

Wit and Wit Out (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Slats Morgan; Miss Gargle; Mr. Dripwaite; Laurie Lake; Mr. Lake; Linda Moore

Indexer Notes

Short humorous anecdotes.

Stage Fright (Table of Contents: 10)

Pat The Brat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pat Smith; Mr. Smith; Mrs. Smith
Synopsis
Pat the Brat forgets his lines in the school play.

Night Fright (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur has to go out in the dark after watching a scary movie.

Silent Knight (Table of Contents: 12)

Wilbur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Miss Gargle; Slats Morgan
Synopsis
The gang makes fun of Wilbur when they catch him with a doll's dress. It turns out that Wilbur is working on a puppet show for the orphanage.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["For heaven's sake, Wilbur! It's past one o'clock! Do you think you can stay here all night?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. Snob Story
    Wilbur
  3. 2. The Answer Girl
    Wilbur
  4. 3. ["Yuk!"]
    Little Archie
  5. 4. Let Freedom Ring!
    Wilbur
  6. 5. The Drawing Account
    Li'l Jinx
  7. 6. Call Again!
    Laurie
  8. 7. Wilbur's Crazy Definitions
    Wilbur
  9. 8. ["Your Thrill of the Year!"]
    Archie
  10. 9. Wit and Wit Out
  11. 10. Stage Fright
    Pat The Brat
  12. 11. Night Fright
    Wilbur
  13. 12. Silent Knight
    Wilbur
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Luke A.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Walls
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregg Whitmore
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