(December 1964)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1964-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10062-412. Last all-original issue of this title before reprints predominate until issue #120 (1971).


The Great Riverboat Race! (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woody and the kids try gobs of tricks to win The Great Riverboat Race!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter
Synopsis
Woody and the kids use triple-kite-wind-power to move ahead of a competing riverboat.
Keywords
kites; race; riverboat

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

Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Great Riverboat Race (Table of Contents: 2)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You mean you’re actually a riverboat captain, Woody?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; numerous racing competitors; race starter; admiral (race judge)
Synopsis
Woody competes in a no-holds-barred riverboat race.
Reprints
Keywords
race; riverboat

The Refresher Course (Table of Contents: 3)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?; Bob Gregory ?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh-0h! Looks like Winnie is about to get another ticket!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Winnie Woodpecker; Harold Flick
Synopsis
Woody gives Winnie some unneeded driving tips.
Keywords
best of intentions; driving lessons; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

This story reads very much like the type Bob Gregory would write for Donald Duck and Daisy. Western is said to have occasionally repurposed “Donald Duck story ideas” for Woody Woodpecker – especially once Woody was established with regular kid companions and a steady girlfriend, just like Donald. This makes the case for Bob Gregory as a possible author of this story.

Sweet and Sour (Table of Contents: 4)

Homer Pigeon / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Homer Pigeon; Carrie; Red Cardinal
Synopsis
For a charity carnival, Homer and Red are to build competing lemonade stands with the one taking in the most money getting to escort Carrie to the carnival ball. Red’s typical overconfidence comes back to haunt him.
Keywords
carnival; charity; competition; lemonade

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

General Mills; Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Deal Is a Deal (Table of Contents: 6)

Chilly Willy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil de Lara
Inks
Phil de Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, am I lucky to have the only wood-burning stove at the pole!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; Smedley; trading post clerk
Synopsis
Envious of Chilly’s wood-burning stove, Smedley corners the market on firewood – leaving the penguin out in the cold.
Keywords
cold; firewood; market manipulation; matches; stove; trading post

How's Trix? (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

General Mills; Trix; Trix Rabbit / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

All your favorites are at their best in Gold Key Comics (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

The Astronut (Table of Contents: 9)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, I don't believe it!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Waldo (friend of Knothead and Splinter); various rocket test lab personnel; two bank robbers
Synopsis
Woody is a janitor in a rocket test lab, but leads Knothead and Splinter to believe he holds an important, top-secret position there. The ruse holds until the kids visit the rocket test lab on a school trip, and Woody must "keep up false appearances".
Keywords
exaggerating your importance; rocket

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

General Mills; Lucky Charms; L.C. Leprechaun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Balloon Popper-Stopper] (Table of Contents: 11)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whoops!
Genre
humor
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter
Synopsis
Woody “corks” his sharp beak to avoid puncturing the kids’ balloons.
Keywords
alternative uses; balloons; cork

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Great Riverboat Race!
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. ["It's the swingin'-est thing yet! The Golden Magazine for boys and girls"]
    Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls
  3. 2. The Great Riverboat Race
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. The Refresher Course
    Woody Woodpecker
  5. 4. Sweet and Sour
    Homer Pigeon
  6. 5. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    General Mills; Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle
  7. 6. A Deal Is a Deal
    Chilly Willy
  8. 7. How's Trix?
    General Mills; Trix; Trix Rabbit
  9. 8. All your favorites are at their best in Gold Key Comics
    Gold Key Comics
  10. 9. The Astronut
    Woody Woodpecker
  11. 10. ["'Tis luck to catch a leprechaun!"]
    General Mills; Lucky Charms; L.C. Leprechaun
  12. 11. [Balloon Popper-Stopper]
    Woody Woodpecker
  13. 12. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Specialty Co.
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