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Issue: #4
Published: Spring 1945, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, 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
Notes: On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1945, page 262, registration number B682316. There are sparse references to the ongoing war. There are four references in this issue: 1.) In the opening Wilbur story, "Elmer The Card," Wilbur's dad complains about shortages of cigars and socks. 2.) In the Wilbur's Trouble Page, war bonds and stamps are awarded for the best letters submitted. 3.) In the story "The Weaker Sex," Wilbur and a sailor clash when Wilbur's accused of flirting with the sailor's girlfriend. 4.) in the text story "Information Please" a number of references are made regarding the use of telegram services during the war.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Wilbur
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Linda Moore

Advertisement (1 page) Boys and Girls!
Featuring: Miss Judith Allen
Credits: Script: ?; Roger Batton | Pencils: ? (photographs) | Inks: ? (photographs) | Letters: typeset | Editing: ? (ad agency)
Characters: Roger Batton (photograph) Judith Allen

Table Of Contents (1 page)
Featuring: Wilbur
Credits: Pencils: Bill Vigoda [as Vig-] (signed) | Inks: Bill Vigoda [as Vig-] (signed) | Letters: typeset
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Linda Moore

Comic Story (14 pages) Wilbur and Elmer the Card
Synopsis: Wilbur's uncle Elmer, a practical joker, shows up for a surprise visit.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Vigoda (signed) | Inks: Terry Woik Szenics [as Terry Woik] (signed)
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Frank Wilkin Eleanor Wilkin Elmer Thaddeus Mr. Bloog

Letters Page (1 page)
Featuring: Wilbur's Trouble Club

Comic Story (9 pages) The Weaker Sex
Featuring: Wilbur
Synopsis: Wilbur tries to show Linda that men are stronger and more skilled than women.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Vigoda (signed) | Inks: Terry Woik Szenics [as Terry Woik] (signed)
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Linda Moore Carnival Workers Vincent Vincent's Girl India Rubber Man

Text Story (2 pages) Information Please
Featuring: Wilbur
Synopsis: Wilbur had almost forgot to get Linda a birthday gift until Red reminded him. Because she is away in Boston, he decides to send her a birthday telegram.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Red Wilson Linda Moore Telegram Clerks Gas Station Attendant

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Catfish Joe
Synopsis: Hank Swoonatra comes to Mudcat with the intention to marry Catfish Joe's girlfriend Maybelle.
Credits: Script: Larry Harris (byline) | Pencils: Larry Harris | Inks: Larry Harris | Letters: Larry Harris ?
Genre: Humor
Characters: Catfish Joe Hank Swoonatra Maybelle Zeke Professor Undersnatch

Illustration (0 pages)
Featuring: Animal-Antix
Credits: Script: Larry Harris | Pencils: Larry Harris | Inks: Larry Harris | Letters: Larry Harris ?
Genre: Animal

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Jest Jokes
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (3 pages)
Featuring: A Wilbur Short
Synopsis: Wilbur prefers to fish from his boat, rather than on the dock with Red.
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Red Wilson

Comic Story (10 pages) The Shrinking Violet
Featuring: Wilbur
Synopsis: Wilbur has a date with Linda coming up, however, as usual, he is broke. He and Red concoct a water-proofing spray to sell and make money. Meanwhile, Dripwaite has a dinner date with Miss Gargle.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Vigoda (signed) | Inks: Terry Woik Szenics [as Terry Woik] (signed)
Genre: Humor Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Red Wilson Linda Moore Salesman Frank Wilkin Policemen Mr. Dripwaite Miss Gargle Coat Check Girl Maitre D Diners

Advertisement (1 page) It's Easy to Win Her!
Featuring: Stravon Publishers
Credits: Pencils: ? (illustrations) | Inks: ? (illustrations) | Letters: typeset | Editing: ? (ad agency)
Genre: Romance

Advertisement (1 page) Now You Can Lick Any Auto Repair Job!
Featuring: Motor Auto Repair Manual
Credits: Pencils: ? (illustration) | Inks: ? (illustration) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Car

Advertisement (1 page) He Mailed This Coupon
Featuring: Charles Atlas
Credits: Script: ?; Charles Atlas | Pencils: ? (photographs) | Inks: ? (photographs) | Letters: typeset | Editing: ? (ad agency)
Characters: Charles Atlas (photograph) J. G. O'Brien (photograph)

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