(November 1969)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1969-09-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10058-311. On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Riding a Miniature Train] (Table of Contents)

Daffy Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck
Synopsis
Daffy rides a toy train around a circular track.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; contest promotion; toy train

Indexer Notes

Top of cover reads: "In this issue SWEEPSTAKES more than 1,000 prizes plus TV appearance!"

Now I Bake Betty Crocker Cakes Just Like Mommie! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kenner; Betty Crocker Easy-Bake Oven / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rainy Day Duck (Table of Contents: 2)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am dwaining my pond so that a certain cwack-bwained quacker will stop his wegular daily visits!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell/Western Interior 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd; police officer
Synopsis
When Elmer suggests that Daffy get a job and prepare for a rainy day, Daffy decides to become Elmer’s cook.
Reprints
Keywords
bathtub; cooking; duck pond; fourth-wall-breaking; unwanted help; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". The page count of the original printing was 6.75 pages, with the final quarter-page filled by the Statement of Ownership. For this reprint, the final page was reformatted to three-tiers-per-page, so that the story fills seven full pages. Elmer addresses the readers on page one, panel six.

Highway Hassle (Table of Contents: 3)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! This is the life!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell/Western Interior 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; construction boss; various construction workers; flock of flying look-alike gray ducks
Synopsis
A highway is built through Daffy's duck pond, dispite his best efforts at sabotage.
Reprints
Keywords
construction; displacement; dynamite; highway; right-of-way; sabotage; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

The Hot Race (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Pancho Vanilla / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“Papacito, wake up!” Little Pancho Vanilla called one day as he hurried up to his house.
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pancho Vanilla; Señor Vanilla; Mamacita Vanilla; The Rich Ranchero; Pancho's racing turtle
Synopsis
Pancho’s entry in a turtle race hardly moves, until it gets a taste of Señor Vanilla's lunch of red-hot chili peppers.
Reprints
Keywords
chili peppers; race; turtle

Lee Rider in "The Brand Rustlers" (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

H. D. Lee Company, Inc.; Lee Riders / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Enter the “TV Star” Sweepstakes (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls / promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

Hocus-Pocus On the Cactus (Table of Contents: 7)

Merlin the Magic Mouse / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Merlin is performing his final trick on a big eastern city stage…
Feature Logo
Merlin the Magic Mouse Story Logo
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Merlin the Magic Mouse; Second Banana; eastern audience members; western audience members; porcupine; heifer
Synopsis
Merlin puts a western-style spin on his well-worn bag of tricks, and promotes Second Banana to "star performer" status - to receive the brunt of his revised act.
Keywords
change-in-style; magic act; western setting

Indexer Notes

New story.

A Ducky Diet (Table of Contents: 8)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aren’t you going to eat your supper, brother Daffy?
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell/Western Interior 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; look-alike gray ducks; little Chinese boy; Chinese restaurant waiter
Synopsis
Tired of the typical duck diet of bugs, Daffy wanders into Chinatown and finds himself helping a little boy to fly his kite. The grateful child treats Daffy to a meal.
Reprints
Keywords
assistance; boy; Chinese culture; food; kite

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[Dog Pound Bound] (Table of Contents: 9)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell Interior 2 Thick Lettering
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Cicero Pig (as a boy scout); little old lady; passing motorist; captive dogs; dogcatcher
Synopsis
In the spirit of Cicero’s Boy Scout practice of a “good deed for the day”, Daffy frees a group of plaintive dogs from a dogcatcher’s wagon – and gets himself a caged ride to the dog pound for his troubles.
Reprints
  • from ?
Keywords
best of intentions; Boy Scouts; dogcatcher; dogs; good deeds

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Story is reprinted from an undetermined issue.

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics Club / preview (from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Join the Gold Key Comics 4-A-Month-Club (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Mattel, Inc.; Toot Sweet / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Riding a Miniature Train]
    Daffy Duck
  2. 1. Now I Bake Betty Crocker Cakes Just Like Mommie!
    Kenner; Betty Crocker Easy-Bake Oven
  3. 2. Rainy Day Duck
    Daffy Duck
  4. 3. Highway Hassle
    Daffy Duck
  5. 4. The Hot Race
    Little Pancho Vanilla
  6. 5. Lee Rider in "The Brand Rustlers"
    H. D. Lee Company, Inc.; Lee Riders
  7. 6. Enter the “TV Star” Sweepstakes
    Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls
  8. 7. Hocus-Pocus On the Cactus
    Merlin the Magic Mouse
  9. 8. A Ducky Diet
    Daffy Duck
  10. 9. [Dog Pound Bound]
    Daffy Duck
  11. 10. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  12. 11. Join the Gold Key Comics 4-A-Month-Club
    Gold Key Comics
  13. 12. Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship
    Junior Sales Club of America
  14. 13. ["New Toot Sweet turns yummy Tootsie Rolls into whistles."]
    Mattel, Inc.; Toot Sweet
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