(April 1965)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1965-02-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10062-504. The Woody Woodpecker title becomes bi-monthly (from quarterly) with this issue. On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Water-Gun Fight at the H2O-K Corral!] (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Buzz Buzzard
Synopsis
Woody and Buzz have a western duel with water pistols, with Woody using a red-plumed feather duster as a decoy.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; barrels; decoy; feather duster; water pistols; western setting

[Wally Buys a Welcome Mat] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Hall
Inks
Dick Hall
Letters
Dick Hall

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tum te dum de dum!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell Dick Hall Logo for 1-Page Gags]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus
Synopsis
Wally buys a welcome mat - and wishes he hadn't.
Reprints
Keywords
buyer beware; dissatisfied customer; salesman; welcome mat

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

[Wild Woody Tames Hotlead Hollow] (Table of Contents: 2)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's so funny, chum?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus; Buzz Buzzard (as "The Lone Buzzard"); mailman; hitchhiker; townspeople of Hotlead Hollow
Synopsis
Woody and his automobile end Buzz Buzzard's reign of terror over the backward western town of Hotlead Hollow, where Wally Walrus is a rather inept sheriff.
Reprints
Keywords
automobile; bandit; sheriff; western setting

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

The Bill Collector (Table of Contents: 3)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Homer Brightman (writer of original cartoon); ?
Pencils
Dick Hall
Inks
Dick Hall
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Dick Hall

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aha! That boy on skates looks full of energy! He might be able to collect this old bill for me!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Buzz Buzzard; collection agent; unsuccessful bill collector
Synopsis
A collection agency tasks Woody with collecting an overdue bill from Buzz Buzzard. When all else fails, Woody tries hypnotism on the deadbeat.
Reprints
Keywords
bill collecting; cartoon adaptation; construction site; hypnosis; reused story; skyscraper; steel girders

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". This story is an adaptation of the 1953 Woody Woodpecker theatrical short “Hypnotic Hick”, but with Woody as a bill collector rather than a process server.

Laugh and Let Laugh (Table of Contents: 4)

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
"Calling King Size! Calling King Size! Come in, please!" requested Space Mouse from his Lunar Schooner.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Space Mouse; King Size; Rodentia palace guards; general population of Rodentia; Wizard of Laffia; King Spitfire; Queen Grumblestiltskin
Synopsis
King Spitfire and Queen Grumblestiltskin of the cat-planet of "Grumplevania, the home of the Sourpusses" are dropping chemical bombs on Rodentia to make the happy populace irritable and angry.
Keywords
bad mood; cats; good mood; mice; outer space setting; strange chemical properties

Shivery Delivery (Table of Contents: 5)

Chilly Willy / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chilly Willy is the new delivery bird for the Polar Parcel Post.
Feature Logo
Chilly Willy [Dell Western Logo 3 Staggered Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; Polar Parcel Post boss; Glacier Cafe owner; Wilbur Whale
Synopsis
Chilly's shivering and aversion to cold affect his job as a delivery bird for the Polar Parcel Post.
Keywords
best of intentions; cold; deleted or edited scenes; delivery service; parcel; shivering; turning-lemons-into-lemonade; whale

Indexer Notes

New story. "Guest-feature" stories in Gold Key Comics are almost always four pages in length, while this one is 3.5. Half a page appears to have been excised from this story to make room for the Statement of Ownership that occupies the lower half of page four. This is evident by the abrupt scene-change between panels 6 and 7 to end page three, and a similarly abrupt change to begin page four.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
H.L. Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 28, 1964. Prepared by H.L. Anderson. Reported total distribution: 246,486 (12 month average), 255,041 (nearest issue). Lower half of page.

[When You Come to the (Pitch) Fork in the Road – Stop!] (Table of Contents: 7)

Andy Panda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Melvin Millar (as Tubby Millar)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! This is swell, Andy!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Andy Panda; Charlie Chicken; farmer
Synopsis
Lost motorist Andy looks for the ever-elusive, “fork in the road” – and finds it, too.
Reprints
Keywords
country roads; fork in the road; lost; unwelcome surprise

The Nature Course (Table of Contents: 8)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, remember... I want things quiet around here today! Understand?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Herkimer (Knothead's frog); Maude (Splinter's frog)
Synopsis
Exhausted Woody's sleep is disrupted by Herkimer and Maude, frogs to be studied for Knothead and Splinter's nature course.
Reprints
Keywords
frogs; need-for-peace-and-quiet; sleep problems; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[Circular Directions] (Table of Contents: 9)

Andy Panda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Melvin Millar (as Tubby Millar)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, business is terrible!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Andy Panda; man asking directions
Synopsis
When a man gives forlorn Andy a quarter for directions to an address, Andy gives the gent his money’s worth.
Reprints
Keywords
giving directions; quarter; sorry-you-asked

[Locked-Bumper Larceny] (Table of Contents: 10)

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 really need the dough for repairs, but I couldn't resist buying this gleamin' grillwork!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell Dick Hall Logo for 1-Page Gags]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Buzz Buzzard
Synopsis
When an accident locks Woody and Buzz’s automobile bumpers, Buzz fixes things so that he takes off with Woody’s fancy auto grillwork.
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; bumpers; grillwork; unwelcome surprise

Get Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Water-Gun Fight at the H2O-K Corral!]
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. [Wally Buys a Welcome Mat]
    Woody Woodpecker
  3. 2. [Wild Woody Tames Hotlead Hollow]
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. The Bill Collector
    Woody Woodpecker
  5. 4. Laugh and Let Laugh
    Space Mouse
  6. 5. Shivery Delivery
    Chilly Willy
  7. 6. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  8. 7. [When You Come to the (Pitch) Fork in the Road – Stop!]
    Andy Panda
  9. 8. The Nature Course
    Woody Woodpecker
  10. 9. [Circular Directions]
    Andy Panda
  11. 10. [Locked-Bumper Larceny]
    Woody Woodpecker
  12. 11. Get Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  13. 12. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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