(Winter 1945)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
On-sale date
1946-01-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines
Brand
An Archie Magazine
Editing
Harry Shorten
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, 1946-47, page 419, registration number B6765.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Linda! Funny, isn't it, how I just happened to be by the door when you rang?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Linda Moore; Wilbur Wilkin

How Gloria Became a Bride (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

LeCharme Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In This Issue of Wilbur (Table of Contents: 2)

Wilbur / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda [as Vig-] (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda [as Vig-] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur - is my face green!
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Linda Moore

Is My Face Green?? (Table of Contents: 3)

Wilbur / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh! What a heavenly tan!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur invents a new suntan lotion that turns green when wet.
Keywords
sun tan

A New Trademark Is Born (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

In a Pig's Eye (Table of Contents: 5)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gloom!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Robert Wilkin; Abner; Mrs. Hawkins; Eleanor Wilkin
Synopsis
Wilbur and Red attempt to deliver pigs to a farm.

Swingin' in a Hammock (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur's pop was reclining comfortably in the hammock when Wilbur sprang it on him.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin
Synopsis
Mr. Wilkin has trouble with his new folding chair.

Indexer Notes

Same storyline as Birthday Blues from Archie Comics (Archie, 1942 Series) #4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wilbur Comics / statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Louis H. Silberkleit; Maurice Coyne
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of ownership for Wilbur Comics for October 1, 1945. Sworn to and subscribed by Louis H. Silberkleit, publisher, before Maurice Coyne, notary public, on September 29, 1945. John L. Goldwater is named as editor, Harry Shorten, managing editor and Harold Hammond as business manager.

Masquerade Monkeyshines! (Table of Contents: 8)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Inks
Bill Vigoda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy - this costume set me back plenty! But, it's worth it, Red!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Red Wilson; Linda Moore; Robert Wilkin; Eleanor Wilkin; Mrs. Wilson
Synopsis
Wilbur causes chaos trying to return his Mom's stockings from Red, who borrowed them for the masquerade.

Indexer Notes

Same storyline as the Wilbur story in Zip Comics (Archie, 1940 Series) #34.

The Pin-up Queen (Table of Contents: 9)

Katy Keene / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks
Bill Woggon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Holiday seasons bring old acquaintances together but Katy Keene never expected to be entertaining "Skipper Mason," an old shipmate of her grandfather...
Genre
humor; fashion
Characters
Katy Keene; Skipper Mason; Sis Keene; Jack; Jil
Synopsis
For Christmas Katy has Skipper Mason and her two little cousins, Jack and Jil, as Christmas guests.

Here's a Christmas Belle Pin-up! (Table of Contents: 10)

Katy Keene / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Woggon
Pencils
Bill Woggon (signed)
Inks
Bill Woggon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Woggon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Genre
fashion
Characters
Katy Keene
Keywords
Christmas; lingerie

A Date with Linda! (Table of Contents: 11)

Wilbur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Wilbur! Skiing? Why, yes! I'd love to go!!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Robert Wilkin; Linda Moore; Eleanor Wilkin; Dobbin
Synopsis
Wilbur keeps changing where he will hold his date with Linda.
Keywords
skiing

The Hot Shot (Table of Contents: 12)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Bloom ?; ?
Pencils
Bob Montana; ?
Inks
Bob Montana; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I never saw anything like this Wilbur and he wants me to make a basketball star out of him - yeow - I should live so long!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Wilbur Wilkin; Huck; Red Wilson; Eric; Miss Scott; Linda Moore; Ed
Synopsis
Wilbur plays for Westfield's basketball team.
Keywords
basketball

Indexer Notes

EXACT same storyline as the Archie story in Pep Comics (Archie, 1940 Series) #24. It is the EXACT art with a different prologue and epilogue and Archie and Jughead's faces replaced by Wilbur and Red.
Original writer and art credits from Pep Comics #24.

Ugly Blackheads Out In Seconds (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Vacutex; Ballco Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pick Your Prize (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hello, Linda! Funny, isn't it, how I just happened to be by the door when you rang?"]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. How Gloria Became a Bride
    LeCharme Products
  3. 2. In This Issue of Wilbur
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Is My Face Green??
    Wilbur
  5. 4. A New Trademark Is Born
  6. 5. In a Pig's Eye
    Wilbur
  7. 6. Swingin' in a Hammock
    Wilbur
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wilbur Comics
  9. 8. Masquerade Monkeyshines!
    Wilbur
  10. 9. The Pin-up Queen
    Katy Keene
  11. 10. Here's a Christmas Belle Pin-up!
    Katy Keene
  12. 11. A Date with Linda!
    Wilbur
  13. 12. The Hot Shot
    Wilbur
  14. 13. Ugly Blackheads Out In Seconds
    Vacutex; Ballco Products Company
  15. 14. Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time
    National Radio Institute
  16. 15. Pick Your Prize
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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