Boys' and Girls' March of Comics #421 [Jumping-Jacks]
(1976)

Western, 1946 Series
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Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
20
On-sale Date
1976
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Editing
?

[Cagey Cat] (Table of Contents)

Tweety and Sylvester / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Costanza
Inks
John Costanza
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Bulldog
Synopsis
Sylvester takes over Tweety's cage as a refuge from Bulldog.
Keywords
alternative uses; bird; cage; cat; dog; ingenuity; refuge

Indexer Notes

Related gag on back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Say Uncle! (Table of Contents: 2)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Costanza
Inks
John Costanza
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suff'rin' Succotash
Feature Logo
Tweety and Sylvester Western Logo 2
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Uncle Succotash (Sylvester's "canary-hunter" uncle)
Synopsis
Sylvester's "big-game-hunting" Uncle Succotash comes to visit with the objective of bagging Tweety, the clever bird that continually bests his sorry nephew.
Reprints
Keywords
bird; cat; hunter; know-it-all; visiting relatives

Indexer Notes

Sylvester's oddly-named uncle is revealed as the inspiration for the Puddy Tat's trademark exclamation "Suff'rin' Succotash".

Three tiers per page.

The Infernal Tower (Table of Contents: 3)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Costanza
Inks
John Costanza
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, open up in there!
Feature Logo
Tweety and Sylvester Western Logo 2
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Tweety orders a specially-made "fully automated cat-proof bird cage" from inventor and genius Wile E. Coyote, who personally delivers the item and runs it through a series of tests that rout Sylvester.
Reprints
Keywords
bird; cage; cat; inventor

Indexer Notes

This story demonstrates the zaniness and slapstick humor of a Warner Bros. cartoon, with Wile E. Coyote characterized in full "suuuper genius" mode.

The title, "The Infernal Tower", is a play on the popular Irwin Allen disaster film "The Towering Inferno" (1974).

Three tiers per page.

Feline Family (Table of Contents: 4)

Tweety and Sylvester / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Costanza
Inks
John Costanza
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sylvester is justly proud of the big cat family.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
Fill in the missing letter to complete the names of six "big cats" and, in the process, spell-out the name of a seventh.
Reprints
Keywords
word puzzle

Tweety's Twister (Table of Contents: 5)

Tweety and Sylvester / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Costanza
Inks
John Costanza
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The early bird catches the worm!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird
Synopsis
Starting with the word "BIRD", advance by changing one letter at a time to form a new word, until you end with the word "WORM".
Reprints
Keywords
word puzzle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[If Ya Can't Beat 'Em, Roll 'Em!] (Table of Contents: 7)

Tweety and Sylvester / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Costanza
Inks
John Costanza
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Bulldog
Synopsis
On the front cover, Sylvester has locked himself in Tweety's cage to protect himself from Bulldog. On the back cover, Bulldog has set the rounded cage on its side and begins to roll it forward - presumably to release it at the top of a steep hill, or the edge of a cliff.
Keywords
bird; cage; cat; dog; turning the tables

Indexer Notes

Theme continues from front cover illustration. Illustration shares back cover space with logo and ad copy for whichever firm is distributing the issue as a giveaway premium. Illustration comprises top third of page, lower two thirds can be blank if no named sponsor.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Cagey Cat]
    Tweety and Sylvester
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Say Uncle!
    Tweety and Sylvester
  4. 3. The Infernal Tower
    Tweety and Sylvester
  5. 4. Feline Family
    Tweety and Sylvester
  6. 5. Tweety's Twister
    Tweety and Sylvester
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. [If Ya Can't Beat 'Em, Roll 'Em!]
    Tweety and Sylvester
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