(September 1958)

Archie, 1944 Series
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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
Richard Goldwater
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

Starting with this issue, the title was billed as "The New Wilbur," with artist Dan DeCarlo and writer Frank Doyle taking over to give it the look and feel of their Betty and Veronica stories.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You say if Laurie fell into the river it would be a misfortune! Then what would you consider a catastrophe?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Miss Sturdley
Reprints

The Big Blow! (Table of Contents: 1)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Alec; Mr. Moore
Synopsis
The guys ignore Linda in favor of her father's new state-of-the-art multimedia console, which includes TV, phonograph, and a radio that picks up any station anywhere. Linda turns the dial to a very obscure station, and the weather forecast convinces the guys that a blizzard is coming.
Reprints

Poor Butterfly (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Alec; Linda Moore
Synopsis
Wilbur goes out hunting with a butterfly net, but what he gets isn't a butterfly, but Linda's, er, posterior.
Reprints

Heart's Desire (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Tiny; Bolo; Dodo
Synopsis
The Big Moose-like Tiny hires the diminutive con artist Bolo to help him get to first base with the girl he likes, the bespectacled Dodo. But it turns out that Dodo actually carries a torch for Bolo, who turns the situation to his advantage.
Reprints

Weather Profit (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Alec; Linda Moore; Bolo
Synopsis
By using a sarcastic tone, Bolo manages to con Alec while telling him nothing but the truth.
Reprints

Blow the Man Down (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore; Mr. Moore
Synopsis
Wilbur tries to help Laurie give a vacuum cleaner more power, and winds up turning it into a rocket that has Mr. Moore on the run.
Reprints

Monsters of the Ages (Table of Contents: 6)

Nature's Notebook / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; nature

Indexer Notes

An article on dinosaurs.

Wet Rain! (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Greg
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx and Greg are in the pool when it starts raining.
Reprints

The Gun that Won the West (Table of Contents: 8)

American Heritage / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history

Indexer Notes

Article on the Colt revolver.

Frame of Mind (Table of Contents: 9)

Wilbur / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Laurie Lake; Linda Moore; Alec; Mr. Lake
Synopsis
A discussion between Linda and Alec makes Wilbur think that Laurie is trying to "frame" him for something she did.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You say if Laurie fell into the river it would be a misfortune! Then what would you consider a catastrophe?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. The Big Blow!
    Wilbur
  3. 2. Poor Butterfly
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Heart's Desire
    Wilbur
  5. 4. Weather Profit
    Wilbur
  6. 5. Blow the Man Down
    Wilbur
  7. 6. Monsters of the Ages
    Nature's Notebook
  8. 7. Wet Rain!
    Li'l Jinx
  9. 8. The Gun that Won the West
    American Heritage
  10. 9. Frame of Mind
    Wilbur
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