(May 1967)

Harvey, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harvey Picture Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Giant Size Harvey Comics [Jack-in-the-box]
Editing:
Leon Harvey
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound; later saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wendy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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?

Characters:
Wendy

["Gasp! That horrible witches' brew is sending off a cloud of vile vapor!"] (Table of Contents)

Wendy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wendy; Witch Sisters [Thelma; Zelma; Velma]
Synopsis:
Wendy sends her aunts' brew vapor into orbit, where it dissolves space junk.

["My...look at all the lovely flowers!"] (Table of Contents)

Casper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casper; Lyndon (first appearance); Lyndon's mother (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Casper's sneeze gets a little boy in trouble.
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Wendy and the Invisimen (Table of Contents)

Wendy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Characters:
Wendy; Witch Sisters; Invisimen (introduction); Buddy Bear (introduction); Fenwick Fox (introduction); Eddie Elf (introduction); Wilbur Wizard (introduction); Warren Warlock (introduction)
Synopsis:
Wendy and the other magic users in the forest find that their wands, spellbooks, etc., have been mysteriously swapped around. The culprits are the Invisimen, who reveal themselves only to Wendy.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of story.

I See the Invisimen (Table of Contents)

Wendy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wendy; Witch Sisters; Invisimen (including Capt. Flubbly); Warren Warlock; Wilbur Wizard; King No-See (introduction; in thought bubbles only)
Synopsis:
After Wendy tells the others about the Invisimen, they try to lash out at the invisible aliens, who tell Wendy their story--they've been deported from their home planet. Wendy encourages them to stay in the forest, since no one who means them harm can see them anyway.
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of story.

Boo-Very Good as a Ghost Should (Table of Contents)

Casper / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casper; Nightmare; Spooky; Ghostly Trio; Marvin Muddle (introduction); Mabel Muddle (introduction)
Synopsis:
Nature writers Marvin and Mabel Muddle try to get Casper to demonstrate booing for them.
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["The doctor sent me to the beach to get rid of my sore throat..."] (Table of Contents)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Spooky
Synopsis:
Spooky has a sore throat and can't boo, so he has to use ingenuity to scare a man at the beach.
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The Spooky Bird (Table of Contents)

Spooky / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Spooky; Spooky Bird (introduction)
Synopsis:
Spooky meets an obnoxious little bird who wants to be just like him, but they find they don't get along and part ways.
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The Lonely Snake (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Thaddeus
Synopsis:
Thaddeus the snake can't find anyone who will be his friend, until he meets a girl snake with the same problem.
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Royal Affair (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Harold; Prince Frederick
Synopsis:
When beloved King Harold of Wellengood goes on a trip, he leaves his son Prince Frederick in charge. Frederick's harsh rules distress the populace until a clever shopkeeper comes up with a solution.
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Instant Traveling (Table of Contents)

Wendy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wendy; two sorcerers (villains; introduction)
Synopsis:
Two sorcerers test their new teleporter on Wendy; she gets her hands on the device and turns the tables on them.
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["I like to watch people in action up close!"] (Table of Contents)

Casper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casper
Synopsis:
Casper is doing some people-watching while invisible, when a sudden gust of wind covers him with flour and he scares the people he was watching.
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["That Western gives me an idea!"] (Table of Contents)

Wendy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wendy
Synopsis:
After a TV western inspires Wendy to put a horse head on her broom, a bully tries to steal it.

["Gee, all those kids sure have a lot of fun riding on wheels!"] (Table of Contents)

Wendy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wendy
Synopsis:
After watching children ride by on a scooter, roller skates, and a bicycle, Wendy puts wheels on her broom.

The Tree That Wanted to Travel (Table of Contents)

Wendy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wendy; a little tree (introduction)
Synopsis:
When Wendy gives a sad little tree the ability to walk it gets into all kinds of trouble. She puts it back in the ground but gets some bluebirds to build a nest in it so it won't get lonely.

["Sob!"] (Table of Contents)

Wendy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wendy
Synopsis:
A small lake is sad because it can't fly with the clouds, so Wendy gives it that ability, but when she sees that she's left the fish with no water, she brings the lake back.

A Good Try (Table of Contents)

Wendy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wendy; Witch Sisters
Synopsis:
Wendy's aunts try to mess up her good spells but inadvertently make them better.

Indexer Notes

Story takes place on Wendy's birthday. (Probably the day the Witch Sisters adopted her.)

Puppy Ghost (Table of Contents)

Casper / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casper; Mrs. McScream (introduction); Misty (introduction; a ghost puppy); a witch (villainess; introduction)
Synopsis:
Casper watches Mrs. McScream's timid ghost puppy Misty while she's on vacation, and helps him to be (a little) less timid.

The Skunk Who Tried Not to Be (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Sheila; Norman; Penelope Possum
Synopsis:
Sheila the skunk tries to disguise herself because she's afraid that nobody wants to play with a skunk, but then she meets Penelope Possum, who wants to play with her anyway.
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Big Date (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset; ?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Minnie the Moth; Oscar the Fly; Mama Moth
Synopsis:
Minnie and Oscar go out for a night of dinner and dancing.
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Indexer Notes

While the earliest indexed instance of this story appears in Chic Young's Dagwood Comics (Harvey, 1950 series) #134, cover dated October 1963, there is a sequel story, "The Marriage of Minnie", which appears at least as early as in Wendy, the Good Little Witch (Harvey, 1960 series) #7, cover dated August 1961, so this story must have first appeared sometime earlier.

The Ghost Call (Table of Contents)

Spooky / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor
Characters:
Spooky
Synopsis:
Spooky encounters a shopkeeper who has invented a ghost call.