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That Wilkin Boy

This article is about a spinoff series of Archie Comics. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, and Forsythe Jughead Jones. ...


That Wilkin Boy is a comics series about a rambunctous 17-year-old teenage boy, Bingo Wilkin, who lives in Midville, next door to his girlfriend, Samantha Smythe. Wilkin debuted in the Archie Giant Comics Series in 1969, and ran until 1982.


Principal characters

Woodrow "Bingo" Wilkin III, the brown-haired rambunctous 17-year-old boy who's apopular student at Midville High School. He's steady with his girlfriend Samantha (see below), which is a source of trouble for her father. Bingo also leads his pop rock group The Bingoes—he's the lead vocalist and plays lead guitar. He also plays sports for Midville High School.


Samantha Smythe, a vivacious squash-blonde-haired 17-year-old. Samantha is Bingo's steady girlfriend of Bingo, to the chagrin of her tough, militant-minded father. She also fills-in with a tambourine with The Bingoes.


Tough Teddy, a slim, muscular, and machismic 18-year-old young man who knows how to play "kewl". He sports closely-cropped black hair, thick eyebrows, and sunglasses. Teddy plays bass guitar for The Bingoes.


Buddy Drumhead, a softspoken 17-year-old yuppie chum of Teddy's, who plays the drums in The Bingoes. He also likes to ride his motorbike.


Rebel, an anthropomorphic golden orange spotted beagle with the power of speech. He often comes to Bingo's aid in a pinch.


Supporting characters

Woodrow "Willie" Wilkin Jr., Bingo's father.


Wilma Wilkin, Bingo's mother.


Uncle Herman, the uncle to both Bingo and Jughead Jones. Forsythe Pendleton Jughead Jones is a fictional character in Archie Comics, first appearing in December 1941. ...


Samson Smythe, the militant-minded, muscular old father who hates the sights (and sounds) of his daughter going out steady with Bingo (see above). He often picks fights with the neighbors, and (tries to) foil Bingo and his pals.


Sheila Smythe, his down-to-earth homemaker wife.


Mr. Parker, the phys ed teacher and sports director at Midville High School.


The reintroduction of Bingo Wilkin in Archie Comics

Archie Comics reintroduced That Wilkin Boy in Jughead & Friends Digest, which superceded Jughead With Archie Digest. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, and Forsythe Jughead Jones. ...


The linkup of Bingo and Uncle Herman to Jughead is illustrated in the lead story Cry Uncle (or Cousin Effect) in issue 5 (2006) of Jughead & Friends Digest. In it, Jughead visits Uncle Herman and Bingo in Midville; as it turns out, Uncle Herman is related to both Bingo and Jughead, and their mothers as well! Teddy and Buddy briefly notices Jughead's gray crown beanie. Bingo and Samantha tried to bake a cake for their school's cooking class.


Previously published series from That Wilkin Boy are featured mainly in Jughead & Friends Digest.


 
 

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