(March 1970)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1970-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10029-003

[Rockin' the Sax] (Table of Contents)

Daffy Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck
Synopsis
Daffy rocks back-and-forth on a saxophone, while playing it.
Reprints
Keywords
music; saxophone

Amazing $1 Art Offer (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Charming Chump (Table of Contents: 2)

Daffy Duck and Pepé Le Pew / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yoo-hoo! Daffy! Daffy!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daffy Duck; Pepé Le Pew; Debbie Duck
Synopsis
Debbie Duck is interested in Daffy, but sends him on his way, once she realizes that hungry Daffy is more interested in the contents of her father’s grocery store than in her. Undaunted, Daffy turns to Pepé Le Pew, self-described “Champion of Charm”, to win back Debbie – and receive carte blanche at the grocery store.
Reprints
Keywords
charm school; courting; manners; relationships; ulterior motives

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Michael Maltese wrote the vast majority of Pepé Le Pew theatrical shorts for famed animation director Chuck Jones. At "Pepé's Charm Farm" a sign reads "We teach you to be charming for $10. Just nice for $5."

Foes in Fairyland (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And stay out, you misewable mooching mallard!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell/Western Interior 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd; Good Fairy Fudd
Synopsis
Daffy’s good fairy magically fixes things so that Daffy is the homeowner with the stocked refrigerator, and Elmer is the starving, homeless moocher. However, it is soon revealed that “Daffy’s good fairy” is, in actuality, Elmer’s good fairy – who encourages Elmer to do his tricky and annoying worst to continually harass Daffy, and give the duck a taste of his own mooching medicine.
Reprints
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; fourth-wall-breaking; good fairy; mooching; reversal of fortunes; trading places; trick

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Fourth-wall-breaking: Page two, panels 5-6: The good fairy reveals his true identity directly to the readers, before letting Elmer in on the gag.

The Penpoint Puzzle (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“Papacito,” Little Pancho Vanilla called with excitement, “I cannot find a pen or a pencil. We must write a letter to my reech Onkle Jose before the mail ees picked up een the village this afternoon.”
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pancho Vanilla; Señor Vanilla; Mamacita Vanilla; geese; bull
Synopsis
The Vanillas cannot find a writing implement, when an important letter must get into the mail.
Reprints
Keywords
desperate search; ink; letter; pen; pencil

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Reader's Page Airplanes (Table of Contents: 6)

Gold Key Comics Club / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various airplanes submitted by readers.

These 3 Big Drafting Kits Given to You! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

North American School of Drafting / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Richard W. Eiger
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 30, 1969. Prepared by Richard W. Eiger. Reported total distribution: 218,800 (12 month average), 217,816 (nearest issue). Lower half of page.

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 9)

Gold Key Comics Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why is a river rich?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

The Castle Snatch (Table of Contents: 10)

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! That mysterious man has been following me all the way back from the candy store!
Feature Logo
Merlin the Magic Mouse Story Logo
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Merlin the Magic Mouse; Second Banana; Vic the Ventriloquist; Vic’s agent; theatre manager
Synopsis
Merlin's assistant Second Banana is kidnapped by rival performer Vic the Ventriloquist.
Keywords
kidnapping; magic act; professional jealousy

Indexer Notes

New story.

Dog Days (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say! Looks like some kind of meeting or demonstration up there!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell/Western Interior 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd; crowd of voters; cranky woman; puppy; mayor
Synopsis
Daffy helps Elmer get elected dogcatcher and, just as quickly, helps get him fired.
Reprints
Keywords
dogcatcher; election

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Pesky Passenger (Table of Contents: 12)

Daffy and Elmer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Daffy smuggles himself into a drive-in movie, under the hood of Elmer’s car.
Reprints
Keywords
drive-in movie; unexpected intrusion

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

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

R.M.S. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mighty Miniatures by Corgi (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Corgi / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Win 2 Ways Without Cost (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Rockin' the Sax]
    Daffy Duck
  2. 1. Amazing $1 Art Offer
    Colonial Studios
  3. 2. The Charming Chump
    Daffy Duck and Pepé Le Pew
  4. 3. Foes in Fairyland
    Daffy Duck
  5. 4. The Penpoint Puzzle
    Little Pancho Vanilla
  6. 5. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Reader's Page Airplanes
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. These 3 Big Drafting Kits Given to You!
    North American School of Drafting
  9. 8. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  10. 9. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  11. 10. The Castle Snatch
    Merlin the Magic Mouse
  12. 11. Dog Days
    Daffy Duck
  13. 12. Pesky Passenger
    Daffy and Elmer
  14. 13. ["Portable folding game top table - multi-colored game surface."]
    R.M.S.
  15. 14. Mighty Miniatures by Corgi
    Corgi
  16. 15. Win 2 Ways Without Cost
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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