(January 1968)

Western, 1966 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1967-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10189-801. Character comics content is all reprint. No ads in this issue. All 36 pages are comics or comics-related text material.

[Bop! Bop! The Road Runner] (Table of Contents)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Beep Beep prepares to bop Wile E. Coyote with a boxing glove.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing glove; nose-pinch; tussle

Bumper Bunch (Table of Contents: 1)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons
Synopsis
After colliding with one another, Beep Beep and the boys try on some makeshift bumper-guards.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; bumper-guards; collision; desert setting; junkyard; stop sign

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside front cover.

The Chummy Dummy (Table of Contents: 2)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Old Wile E.'s been so quiet lately, you'd think he wasn't there!
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; "Smiley" (coyote robot)
Synopsis
Wile E. Coyote builds "Smiley Coyote", a look-alike radio-controlled robot, in order to confuse and capture the Beeps.
Reprints
Keywords
desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; robot

Wet and Wiser (Table of Contents: 3)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beep! It's so blame... Hot! Things are going to pot!
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; Indians
Synopsis
Beep Beep and the boys feel the effects of an extended drought. Inspired by a tribe of Indians, Beep Beep tries to change conditions with a rain dance.
Reprints
Keywords
desert setting; drought; Native Americans' unintended slapstick consequences; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; pit-trap; rain; rain dance

Indexer Notes

Christensen's original title: "Rain Gains", from his notes.

Monster Museum (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our Monster Museum is a pretty busy place these days, what with one monster after another claiming recognition and trying to out-scare each other. We hope you enjoy this collection.
Characters
Titan Electric Eel; Giant Walking Eye; Mammoth Mummy; Monster Moth
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

For reasons unknown, Gold Key Comics (like Beep Beep the Road Runner in 1967) that were not offered on a subscription basis did not contain the same six pages of “Gold Key Comics Club” editorial content seen in other titles – but instead offered six pages of material in a similar vein to occupy those same pages (the four pages of the centerfold, as well the last two interior pages). This material was produced editorially, as opposed to “reader contributions”. So, where readers contributed their own drawings of monsters to a Gold Key Comics Club feature titled “Reader’s Page: Monsters”, we have an editorially-produced page of four illustrations of monsters, each with their own unique characteristics described in accompanying text. As this was somehow tied to mail subscriptions, perhaps it resulted from another of those “arcane postal regulations”. © 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Chuckle Time (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"But I am unmasked!"
Genre
humor
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

Four separate panel cartoons with accompanying dialogue captions. © 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Quick Takes (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Four separate three-panel comic strips. © 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

[Witch Sinks a Putt] (Table of Contents: 7)

Mini-Comics / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
witch; frightened golfer
Synopsis
Trying the game of golf, a frustrated witch resorts to explosive magic to sink a putt.
Keywords
editorial feature; golf; magic; witch

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Similar in style and format to the Gold Key Comics Club feature “Mini-Comics”, but without the Gold Key Comics Club feature logo. See Indexer Notes on “Monster Museum” above. © 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Flyweight Wonders (Table of Contents: 8)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeow! Here we go again, Pop! Won't the coyote ever stop?
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; two Indian observers
Synopsis
Wile E. attempts to defy gravity with a helium-filled life jacket.
Reprints
Keywords
cactus needles; desert setting; flight; gravity; helium; Native Americans; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Bird-Watch Botch (Table of Contents: 9)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poppa, some people are coming this way!
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; a foursome of bird-watchers
Synopsis
When Beep Beep and the boys perform close-up for a foursome of bird-watchers, a disguised Wile E. Coyote decides to make it a "five-some".
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; bird-watchers; desert setting; disguise; imposter; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Indexer Notes

Newman script per biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol. 31, No. 5, May 2020. Previous indexer credited Carl Fallberg.

Jest for Fun (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords
editorial feature; jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Similar in style and format to the Gold Key Comics Club feature “Jokes on You”, but without the Gold Key Comics Club feature logo or the character of the "Gold Key Kid" as the page's nominal host. But does attribute the printed jokes to readers. See Indexer Notes on “Monster Museum” above. © 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Picture Dictionary “W” Wolf (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Gray Wolf, sometimes known as the Timber Wolf, managed to survive despite all man’s determined efforts to destroy him.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Illustrated text feature on the wolf.
Keywords
editorial feature; educational feature; wolf

Indexer Notes

Five illustrations of wolves with accompanying text. Similar in style and format to the Western Publishing educational feature “Keys of Knowledge”, but without the Gold Key “Keys of Knowledge” feature logo. See Indexer Notes on “Monster Museum” above. © 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Rock 'n' Sock (Table of Contents: 12)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
A "balanced rock" becomes unbalanced. Guess who it falls on?
Reprints
Keywords
balanced rock; desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

Second Stage (Table of Contents: 13)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop; Western Publishing Production Shop

Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Wile E.'s rocket-powered scooter sets his tail on fire.
Reprints
  • from ?
Keywords
desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; rocket; scooter; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Story is reprinted from an undetermined issue. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Bop! Bop! The Road Runner]
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  2. 1. Bumper Bunch
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  3. 2. The Chummy Dummy
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  4. 3. Wet and Wiser
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  5. 4. Monster Museum
  6. 5. Chuckle Time
  7. 6. Quick Takes
  8. 7. [Witch Sinks a Putt]
    Mini-Comics
  9. 8. Flyweight Wonders
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  10. 9. Bird-Watch Botch
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  11. 10. Jest for Fun
  12. 11. Picture Dictionary “W” Wolf
  13. 12. Rock 'n' Sock
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  14. 13. Second Stage
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
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