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Issue: #18
Published: April 1948, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: John L. Goldwater; Harry Shorten (managing editor)
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
Notes: On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, January-June 1948, page 135, registration number B128223. Editing credit from this issue's statement of ownership.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Wilbur
Credits: Pencils: Al Fagaly (signed) | Inks: Al Fagaly (signed)
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Red Wilson Wilbur Wilkin

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Jim Major
Synopsis: Bennie wishes he could play guitar and be popular.
Credits: Script: Jim Major | Letters: ?; typeset
Characters: Jim Bennie

Comic Story (8 pages) Wilbur Meets Laurie Lake
Featuring: Wilbur
Synopsis: Commodore Lake moves to Westfield to get his daughter away from the boys in the city. Wilbur meets the pair at the station and makes a shambles of trying to take their baggage to their new home.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Vigoda (signed) | Inks: Bill Vigoda (signed)
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkins [Wilbur Wilkin] Red Wilson Laurie Lake (introduction) Commodore Lake Mr. Wilkins [Mr. Wilkin]

Advertisement (1 page) In the Nick of Time
Featuring: Old Nick
Synopsis: Old Nick detects a flaw in a purse snatcher's alibi and captures him for the police.
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Old Nick

Comic Story (8 pages) The Daring Young Man
Featuring: Wilbur
Synopsis: Wilbur and Red go to the circus. Red gets a job, but Wilbur tries to sneak in, with unpleasant results.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Vigoda (signed) | Inks: Bill Vigoda (signed)
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Red Wilson Alligator Snake Mrs. Giganchua (gorilla) Mr. Giganchua (gorilla)

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Whiz Quiz

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) It Can't Be Done!
Featuring: Archie
Synopsis: Archie fills up both Betty's and Veronica's dance cards.
Characters: Archie Andrews Betty Cooper Veronica Lodge

Comic Story (9 pages) The Speed Demon
Featuring: Wilbur
Synopsis: Wilbur and Red plan to participate in the Westfield jalopy race to Flatburg, but Slats sabotages Wilbur's jalopy. Wilbur causes so much trouble trying to fix it that Mr. Dripwaite bans him from the race. Later Mr. Dripwaite's car won't start, so he is forced to ride with Wilbur and Red to the finish line of the race, with predictable results.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Vigoda (signed) | Inks: Bill Vigoda (signed)
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Red Wilson Linda Moore J. K. Dripwaite Slats Morgan

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (0 pages) Look Who's Coming!
Featuring: Nevada Jones
Characters: Nevada Jones Blaze (horse)

Text Story (2 pages) Wilbur Builds His Dream Boat
Featuring: Wilbur
Synopsis: Wilbur builds a sailboat and wants Red and Linda to take a ride in it. However, Red and Linda are reluctant to ride in anything Wilbur builds.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Linda Moore Red Wilson

Statement Of Ownership (0 pages) Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1947
Credits: Script: Louis H. Silberkleit (publisher) | Letters: typeset

Activity (1 page) Wilbur's Hollywood Quiz Page
Featuring: Wilbur
Characters: Red Wilson (cameo) Wilbur Wilkin (cameo)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Sky's the Limit
Featuring: Wilbur
Synopsis: Wilbur builds a model airplane for the hobby show, but it causes nothing but trouble when he tries to fly it.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Vigoda (signed) | Inks: Bill Vigoda (signed)
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkins [Wilbur Wilkin] Red Wilson Linda Moore Mr. Wilkins [Mr. Wilkin] Mr. Floogledorf Swami River J. K. Dripwaite

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Whiz Quiz

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (0 pages) How's Your Blood Pressure?
Featuring: Super Duck
Characters: Super Duck (cameo)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Katy Keene the Pin-Up Queen
Synopsis: Katy's future is told by a swami with a crystal ball. Later she and Sis go to the observation tower on the 100th floor of the "Umpire State Building."
Credits: Script: Bill Woggon (signed) | Pencils: Bill Woggon ? | Inks: Bill Woggon ?
Genre: Humor Fashion
Characters: Katy Keene Sis Keene Swami Riva

Activity (1 page) Watch for Katy Keene
Featuring: Katy Keene
Credits: Script: Bill Woggon | Pencils: Bill Woggon ? | Inks: Bill Woggon ?
Genre: Fashion
Characters: Katy Keene

Advertisement (1 page) Captain Tootsie Saves the School Party
Featuring: Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls
Synopsis: Kids from a rival school try to ruin an award party by stealing the ice cream and Tootsie Rolls. Captain Tootsie tracks them down and saves the ice cream and also replaces the Tootsie Rolls the thieves had eaten.
Credits: Pencils: C. C. Beck (credited) | Inks: Pete Costanza (credited)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Tootsie Rollo

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Illinois Merchandise Mart
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: National Radio Institute
Credits: Script: J. E. Smith | Pencils: ? (photograph) | Inks: ? (photograph) | Letters: typeset
Characters: J. E. Smith (photo)

Advertisement (1 page) American Boys Bill of Rights
Featuring: Daisy Manufacturing Company
Credits: Letters: typeset
Characters: Buck Rogers

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