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A fashion-heavy comic. The titular protagonist first appeared in ''Wilbur #5'' (Summer, 1945). Wilbur was one of several anthology titles in the ArchieComics line of TheForties. She also spent a few years as a back up feature in ''[[ComicBook/{{Suzie}} Suzie Comics]]''. Katy eventually got her own comic in 1949, with some spinoff series devoted to even more costumes. These series were eventually cancelled in TheSixties, but got a revival for a few years in TheEighties, before another short revival in the mid [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]].

The plot initially centered around Katy and her unnamed sister going to Hollywood to get into acting, and then she gets involved in the fashion industry, as well as getting involved in several boyfriends. The plot was tweaked in both revivals.

Created by Bill Woggon, this wasn't the only fashion-heavy comic, it did gain a strong fanbase, especially by [[OfficialFanSubmittedContent having fans submit costumes]], and the artist adapting them to the comics. Katy also had an officially sanctioned fanzine in TheSeventies, where one of the fans was future PromotedFanboy John S Lucas, who would eventually be brought on as one of the main artists for work relating to Katy.

''ComicBook/MillieTheModel'' is a similar comic, and the two characters even debuted the same year.
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!!Provides Examples Of:
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Gloria, Katy, and Lucki respectively. After the retool, Sis would sometimes fill the role of the redhead.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Sis put one of Katy's mink stoles on a snowman to keep him warm.
* CostumePorn: Just browsing the covers shows the loads of different outfits, from fancy to really fancy.
* DeadpanSnarker: Katy, Gloria, Lucki are this to each other. Gloria even provides the page image for that trope's comic section, giving Katy a StealthInsult.
* DressesTheSame: A few stories involve Katy showing up somewhere and someone else wearing the same dress.
* FairytaleWeddingDress: Although just modeling them.
* TheFashionista: Katy, Gloria, and Lucki.
* FailuresOnIce: Sis has trouble skating, compared to Katy's graceful moves.
* FlagBikini: One where she, Gloria, and Lucki each wore a one-piece suit that was a third of the US flag, so standing together, it made a whole flag. [[http://powsley.blogspot.com/2011/05/leslie-and-i-hope-everyone-is-having.html See here.]]
* GoingFurASwim: When Katie got her own series, the [[http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/600w/182/191821/6775191_1.jpg first issue]] showed Katy wearing a swimsuit with ermine tails pined to the center of the neckline, and an ermine-lined cape.
* HappyHolidaysDress: Christmas issues would give her quite a few.
* MediumAwareness: At least on the covers.
* NoNameGiven: Sis, although both revivals gave her different, yet still rarely spoken, names.
* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Particularly between Katy and Gloria.
* PimpedOutDress: Loads of them.
* PrettyInMink: Several furs, either modeled or owned.
* ReallyGetsAround: Although nothing sexual is stated, there are jokes about Katy having several boyfriends.
* ReTool: Twice. A Major change in the first revival was aging Sis from about seven to fifteen (although Katy would stay the same age).
* TheRival: Gloria and Lucki
* SeashellBra: Katy and Sis in [[http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/400w/182/191821/875481.jpg this cover]].
* SexyBacklessOutfit: She's worn and modeled quite a few outfits shown this way, such as [[http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/450w/253/352531/7565041_1.jpg this skating dress]] where the back is bare on a very large "v" in between the lace.
* SexySantaDress: She's worn some in various designs.
* ShowgirlSkirt: [[http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/400w/182/191821/875461.jpg The middle outfit]], in this set of RaygunGothic outfits, has a green skirt that drapes only behind her waist.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Sis being the {{Tomboy}} (although not against wearing pretty clothes), and Katy being the girly girl.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: To the point Veronica actually celebrated when she realized she finally owned more outfits.
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