(October 1965)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1965-08-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Clammed-Up by a Lobster] (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; Knothead; Splinter; lobster
Synopsis
A lobster clamps Woody's beak shut.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; frustration; kids-at-mischief; lobster

There Are Giants at Your Comics Dealer (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Very, Very Persistent Reporter] (Table of Contents: 2)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good morning! Yes, this is the Daily Blab...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus; Daily Blab editor; Wally Walrus' three secretaries; restaurant waiter; shipboard passengers; ship's captain; Coast Guard pilot
Synopsis
Woody gives his all to get an interview with newly oil-rich Wally Walrus.
Reprints
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; bus; dogged persistence; flotsam and jetsam; interview; island; motorboat; reporter; restaurant; reversal of fortunes; seaplane; secret tunnel; silence; steamship

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Steamship is named the "S.S. Craig" (for editor Chase Craig?)

How's Trix? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

General Mills Trix; Trix Rabbit / comics-form advertising / 0.75 page (report information)

You Get More Adventure and Action (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Wild Ride (Table of Contents: 5)

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 rushed to Camembert Castle one day and found his ruler, King Size, pacing the floor nervously.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Space Mouse; King Size; King Size's Uncle Cheddar
Synopsis
Not cut out for driving a space car, King Size's elderly but energetic Uncle Cheddar returns to his rocking chair... a jet-propelled rocking chair.
Keywords
driving; outer space setting; rocking chair; senior citizen; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Indexer Notes

New story.

Rocky and Bullwinkle (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

General Mills Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The Tourist Trap (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Chilly, if I don't make some sales soon, I will have to go out of business!
Feature Logo
Chilly Willy [Dell Western Logo 3 Staggered Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; Smedley; Sam the Trader; various human tourists
Synopsis
Chilly Willy tries to keep Sam’s Trading Post from going out of business by attracting tourists (and their business) to the South Pole. Greedy Smedley plans to usurp the newly-developed tourist trade for himself.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; business; outsmarting one’s-self; South Pole; tourists; trading post; unintended consequences; unwelcome surprise; working-at-cross-purposes

Indexer Notes

New story.

The Two-Mule Team (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly! Just look at those keen slippers! I've always wanted a pair of mules like that!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell Nuts as "O"s Logo Single "W"]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Max (mule); Sam (mule); desert resort guests; soldiers; crowd of mule-fans
Synopsis
Knothead and Splinter overhear Woody say he’d like a “pair of mules” for his birthday. Not knowing that “mules” refers to bedroom slippers, the kids scare-up a “pair of live mules” for their dismayed uncle. Woody decides to take the mules out into the desert to prospect for borax.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; borax; desert setting; mules (live animals); mules (slippers); prospecting; series of mishaps; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Wikipedia offers this on "mules": "Mule is a style of shoe that has no back or constraint around the foot's heel. Mules have a history going as back as Ancient Rome, even though they were not popularly worn until sixteenth-century Europe. There, mules were bedroom slippers and not worn in public."

The Cuckoo Bird Yuks It Up! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

General Mills Cocoa Puffs; The Cuckoo Bird / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Little Dolls All for $1.00 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

The 100 Doll Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Clammed-Up by a Lobster]
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. There Are Giants at Your Comics Dealer
    Gold Key Comics
  3. 2. [The Very, Very Persistent Reporter]
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. How's Trix?
    General Mills Trix; Trix Rabbit
  5. 4. You Get More Adventure and Action
    Gold Key Comics
  6. 5. The Wild Ride
    Space Mouse
  7. 6. Rocky and Bullwinkle
    General Mills Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle
  8. 7. The Tourist Trap
    Chilly Willy
  9. 8. The Two-Mule Team
    Woody Woodpecker
  10. 9. The Cuckoo Bird Yuks It Up!
    General Mills Cocoa Puffs; The Cuckoo Bird
  11. 10. 100 Little Dolls All for $1.00
    The 100 Doll Co.
  12. 11. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers only $1.98
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  13. 12. Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You!
    Junior Sales Club of America
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