(November 1970)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1970-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10029-011.

[Daffy's Rain Drain] (Table of Contents)

Daffy Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck
Synopsis
Daffy holding an umbrella which has its own gutter and drainpipe.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; drainpipe; gutter; rain; umbrella

Giant Play Zoo Animal Collection (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Appetite Flight (Table of Contents: 2)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 8 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
Attention, boys! Today is the day we start our routine training flights in preparation for flying south this winter!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell Interior 2 Thick Lettering
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Chief (duck flock flight leader); flock of gray ducks; Yosemite Sam
Synopsis
Daffy breaks from his migration formation training to drop in on Yosemite Sam, and eat him out of house (cabin) and home.
Reprints
Keywords
cabin; flight; hunger; migration; unexpected intrusion

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Ducky Deputy (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jumpin’ jellyfish! That car’s going everyplace but on the road!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck ["Daffy" Only Dell Interior 2]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; bank robber (unnamed); sheriff; various deputies; Bruiser Dooley (villain); chickens; bull
Synopsis
Daffy deputizes himself to bring in a bank robber, who just happens to be allergic to feathers and gives himself up. Brimming with unfounded confidence, Daffy takes off after Bruiser Dooley, a bigger, tougher fugitive.
Reprints
Keywords
bank robber; deputy; unlikely hero; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Holloway; Slo-Poke; Milk Duds; Black Cow / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Papua and New Guinea Flora and Fauna Series (Table of Contents: 6)

Stamp and Coin Collector’s Corner / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Allard (credited)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beautiful Birds of Paradise are featured on a set of four stamps in the new “flora and fauna” series.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Discusses Papua and New Guinea's flora and fauna series of stamps, stamps honoring the British Red Cross to be issued throughout the British Commonwealth, a notice that “the definitive decimal stamps issued by the Smith regime in Rhodesia” are not valid as postage, and a coin issued by the Bank of Israel to commemorate “the 22nd Independence Day – 1970”. With black and white photos of two Papua and New Guinea stamps.
Keywords
British Red Cross; coins; flora and fauna; Israeli Independence Day; Papua and New Guinea; Rhodesia; stamps

Indexer Notes

Text feature, illustrated with photographs. © 1970, Western Publishing Company, Inc. Middle right page of centerfold.

Reader's Page Monsters (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Five drawings of monsters submitted by readers.

Roundhouse Roundup (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“Zawww!” Papacito was hard at work at his favorite task, sleeping in a hammock between two shady trees.
Genre
humor
Characters
Señor Vanilla; Little Pancho Vanilla; train conductor; bull
Synopsis
Señor Vanilla and an escaped bull find themselves locked inside a railroad roundhouse.
Reprints
Keywords
bull; roundhouse; train; unlikely hero

The Dressing Room Robber (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Merlin’s act has reached its finale…
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Merlin the Magic Mouse; Second Banana; theatre manager; Miss Singh; dog-act dog; audience members; audience volunteer; midget
Synopsis
Someone is stealing valuables from the performers’ dressing rooms, while they are on stage.
Keywords
dog-act; magic; midget; theatre; tricks

Indexer Notes

New story.

[Fritzie the Frog’s Inflation Inhalation!] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quit tryin' to get into the act, Bushy! You're no frog!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck ["Daffy" Only Dell Interior 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Yosemite Sam; Fritzie (a frog); Yosemite Sam's frog; frog jumping contest judge; Turtle Boy (a horse); Turtle Boy's jockey; frog jumping spectators; horse race spectators
Synopsis
Daffy and Yosemite Sam have competing entries in a frog jumping contest. Daffy’s frog, “Fritzie”, is internally buoyed with a lighter-than-helium gas to increase his jumping distance. Boy-oh-boy is he “buoyed” – sailing right out of the contest!
Reprints
Keywords
frog; frog jumping contest; horse; horse race; rivalry; swamp; unintended consequences

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Your Future as an Oceanographer/As an Interior Designer and Decorator (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

Two half page articles on possible careers accompanied by illustrations. © 1970, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Charlie Chocks and the Beaver Builders (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Miles Laboratories, Inc.; Chocks Multiple Vitamins / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Good Grief, Janie! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Kenner; Super Easy-Bake Oven / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Daffy's Rain Drain]
    Daffy Duck
  2. 1. Giant Play Zoo Animal Collection
    Colonial Studios
  3. 2. Appetite Flight
    Daffy Duck
  4. 3. Ducky Deputy
    Daffy Duck
  5. 4. ["Boys! Girls! Here are 2 special offers worth cheering about from Holloway"]
    Holloway; Slo-Poke; Milk Duds; Black Cow
  6. 5. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Papua and New Guinea Flora and Fauna Series
    Stamp and Coin Collector’s Corner
  8. 7. Reader's Page Monsters
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. Roundhouse Roundup
    Little Pancho Vanilla
  10. 9. The Dressing Room Robber
    Merlin the Magic Mouse
  11. 10. [Fritzie the Frog’s Inflation Inhalation!]
    Daffy Duck
  12. 11. Your Future as an Oceanographer/As an Interior Designer and Decorator
    Gold Key Comics Club
  13. 12. Charlie Chocks and the Beaver Builders
    Miles Laboratories, Inc.; Chocks Multiple Vitamins
  14. 13. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Specialty Co.
  15. 14. Good Grief, Janie!
    Kenner; Super Easy-Bake Oven
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