(March 1965)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1964-12-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10062-503. First of a long series of this title to be primarily reprint, with only an average of six pages of new content per issue. Those six pages could be comic story, cover, text story, or any combination thereof. For the Woody Woodpecker title, reprints, mostly from Dell issues, would predominate until issue #129 (Cover Date: May 1973). On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Lumberjack's Lunch] (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Hall
Inks
Dick Hall
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus
Synopsis
Lumberjack Woody breaks for lunch, leaving an unaware Wally to continue sawing without him.
Reprints
Keywords
lumberjack; lunch; saw; tree

Just the Thing for Long Winter Nights at Your Igloo the Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Western Publishing Company, Inc.; Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Fabulous Ostrich (Table of Contents: 2)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It would sure be keen to have one of those fancy birds for a pet!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell Nuts as "O"s Logo Single "W"]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Buzz Buzzard; Heathcliff (ostrich); Prattle Blurtout (ventriloquist), various citizens
Synopsis
Pet shop owner Buzz sells Woody an ostrich that has swallowed a radio, telling him the bird can talk.
Reprints
Keywords
buyer beware; ostrich; pet shop; scam; ventriloquist; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[The Wayward Wheelbarrow] (Table of Contents: 3)

Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! I need a wheelbarrow for this job!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Andy Panda; Charlie Chicken
Synopsis
Andy presses Charlie into service as a wheelbarrow.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; borrowing; garden; wheelbarrow

Signs of the Times (Table of Contents: 4)

Chilly Willy / comic story / 6 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
Hiya, Smedley… Would you like to enroll in my new school and get an education?
Feature Logo
Chilly Willy [Western Logo 6 Slanted Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; Smedley; Penman Penguin; soldiers
Synopsis
Chilly has opened an adult school, but Smedley is uninterested until his illiteracy causes a problem for him.
Keywords
army war games; education; fishing; ignorance; reading; warning signs

Indexer Notes

New story.

[Odorless Perfume] (Table of Contents: 5)

Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've been fooling with those chemicals for days now, Charlie...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Andy Panda; Charlie Chicken
Synopsis
Charlie invents an odorless perfume, leaving much destruction in his wake.
Reprints
Keywords
barn; chemicals; explosion; inventor; odorless perfume

Tasty Trap (Table of Contents: 6)

Space Mouse / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Space Mouse calling King Size... Space Mouse calling King Size! Come in."
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters
Space Mouse; King Size; Meow-Meows of Felinia; Rodentians (mouse citizens of Rodentia)
Synopsis
Space Mouse thwarts the theft of the Rodentia crown jewels by the Meow-Meows from Felinia, who have distracted the mice with a huge hunk of free cheese.
Keywords
cheese; crown jewels; diversion; theft

[The Sandblows Inn] (Table of Contents: 7)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Woody! I guess this is the end! (Sigh!)
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus; Mojave Moe; Little Dearest (mule); Waldo Fastoria; Bromley
Synopsis
Hotel owner Wally and bellboy Woody mistake an old prospector for hotel chain magnate Waldo Fastoria, who may be interested in buying the hotel.
Reprints
Keywords
business deal; desert setting; hotel; mistaken identity; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[In the Shade of the Old Chimney Tree] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was sure lucky to get this property so cheap!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell Dick Hall Logo for 1-Page Gags]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus
Synopsis
Woody sells Wally a prefabricated house, which Wally insists must be positioned in the shade of a tree.
Reprints
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; house; the-customer-is-always-right; tree

[Marquis of Queens-Woody Rules] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Hall
Inks
Dick Hall
Letters
Dick Hall

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here! Here! Stop that brawling!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell Dick Hall Logo for 1-Page Gags]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter
Synopsis
Woody tells Knothead and Splinter that if they're going to fight, they have to do it with boxing gloves.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; boxing; boxing gloves; fight; lesson learned; rules

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Lumberjack's Lunch]
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. Just the Thing for Long Winter Nights at Your Igloo the Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls
    Western Publishing Company, Inc.; Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls
  3. 2. The Fabulous Ostrich
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. [The Wayward Wheelbarrow]
    Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken
  5. 4. Signs of the Times
    Chilly Willy
  6. 5. [Odorless Perfume]
    Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken
  7. 6. Tasty Trap
    Space Mouse
  8. 7. [The Sandblows Inn]
    Woody Woodpecker
  9. 8. [In the Shade of the Old Chimney Tree]
    Woody Woodpecker
  10. 9. [Marquis of Queens-Woody Rules]
    Woody Woodpecker
  11. 10. 100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
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