Wilbur

 WILB   (Archie, 1944-1959, 1963-1964)

™ and ©1964 (Close-Up) Archie Publications

This title bears more than a striking resemblance to Archie, the other teenage comic sensation from Archie Comics. The title character is a perpetual teenager, good-natured and slightly girl-crazy. Laurie Lake is the popular blonde who can wrap him around her little finger with single kiss. Even so, Wilbur wouldn’t mind so much if he wasn’t always sparring for her affections with Slats, his worst enemy. The two often play pranks on each other, but whenever anything truly mean is planned, it inevitably backfires. Probably the high point of this series was issue #3’s introduction of comics favorite Katy Keene, who went on to appear frequently in the following issues.

This humor comic kicked off in 1944 and proved remarkably popular, running some fifteen years before its conclusion. Even then, it was revived briefly in 1963 for an encore.

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#1

  6/1/1944
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Summer 1944  

#2

  9/1/1944
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Fall 1944  

#3

  12/1/1944
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Winter 1944  

#4

  3/1/1945
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Spring 1945  

#5

  6/1/1945
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1st Appearance of Katy Keene; Summer 1945  

#6

  9/1/1945
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Fall 1945Bill WoggonBill Woggon

#7

  12/1/1945
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Winter 1945Bill WoggonBill Vigoda, Bill Woggon

#8

  3/1/1946
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Spring 1946  

#9

  6/1/1946
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Summer 1946Bill WoggonBill Woggon

#10

  9/1/1946
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Fall 1946  

#11

  12/1/1946
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Winter 1946  

#12

  4/1/1947
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#13

  6/1/1947
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#14

  8/1/1947
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#15

  10/1/1947
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  Bill Vigoda, Bill Woggon, Al Fagaly

#16

  12/1/1947
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#17

  2/1/1948
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#18

  4/1/1948
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  6/1/1948
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  10/1/1948
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  12/1/1948
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  6/1/1949
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  12/1/1949
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  6/1/1950
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  8/1/1950
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#33

  10/1/1950
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  Bill Woggon

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  12/1/1950
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  2/1/1951
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  6/1/1951
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  8/1/1951
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  10/1/1951
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  12/1/1951
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  2/1/1952
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  4/1/1952
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#43

  6/1/1952
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  Bill Vigoda, Bill Woggon

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  8/1/1952
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  10/1/1952
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  12/1/1952
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  12/1/1953
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  2/1/1954
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  10/1/1954
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  7/1/1957
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  9/1/1957
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#75

  11/1/1957
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 Joe EdwardsJoe Edwards

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  3/1/1958
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  7/1/1958
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  9/1/1958
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  11/1/1958
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  1/1/1959
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  3/1/1959
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  5/1/1959
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  7/1/1959
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#86

  9/1/1959
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#87

  11/1/1959
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#88

  9/1/1963
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Last issue of original run  

#89

  10/1/1964
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Series begins again  

#90

  10/1/1965
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Final Issue