(April 1967)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1967-02-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10062-704. First issue of this title to run Gold Key Comics Club pages. On-sale date from 1967 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Tail-Skating] (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
Synopsis
Knothead and Splinter hitch an ice-skating ride by hanging on to Woody's tail.
Reprints
Keywords
hitchhiking; ice-skating; tail; winter setting

[Wally Flips for Woody] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus
Synopsis
Woodland scout Wally flips his flapjacks under the wrong tree.
Reprints
Keywords
flapjacks; forest setting; tree; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside front cover.

The Big Brag (Table of Contents: 2)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 14 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
Look at that big bag of wind showing off!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Wally Walrus; ship captain; island natives
Synopsis
Wally Walrus has become something of a local celebrity because one of his ancestors discovered an island. Woody wants to discover an island of his own but danger dampens his drive for discovery, including forced servitude aboard a ship with an unscrupulous captain, a volcano, and spear-carrying natives.
Reprints
Keywords
celebrity; discovery; fame-is-fleeting; island; sea or island setting

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Monster Art (Table of Contents: 4)

Gold Key Comics Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can You Create a Monster?

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to submit drawings of monsters for possible publication.

Complete the Comic (Table of Contents: 5)

Gold Key Comics Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to create and submit a "final gag panel" drawing to complete an "unfinished" comic strip. One finished example is provided.

The Joke's on You (Table of Contents: 6)

Gold Key Comics Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, gang! Got any favorite jokes?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers. Oddly, this page, appearing during only the second month of the Gold Key Comics Club's existence, is filled with reader-submitted jokes and riddles – with presumed actual reader’s names and home towns included. As these could not have been submitted for publication as part of the various Gold Key Comics Club “reader-participation pages” which only began in the previous month's releases (none of the other such pages herein have any reader contributions), one must believe these reader-submitted jokes and riddles were ported over from another source at Western Publishing… most likely the “Goofy Jokes” feature page from Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, which featured the same type of content. Coincidently, the “Goofy Jokes” feature ceased with the start of the Gold Key Comics Club.

[The Storm Before the Calm] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jeepers creepers! A terrific windstorm is heading our way from the tip of South America!
Feature Logo
Chilly Willy [Dell Logo 7 with Snow]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; Sammy Seal; Waldo Whale; shark; school of sharp-toothed barracuda; electric eels
Synopsis
Chilly Willy, Sammy Seal, and Waldo Whale brave a fierce Antarctic storm.
Reprints
Keywords
cold; ice; panic; shark; storm; wind

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

A Real Hero (Table of Contents: 8)

Woody Woodpecker / 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
Woody Woodpecker, Splinter, and Knothead spent their first evening at the Bar-B Ranch sitting around a crackling fire and singing western songs with the cowboys.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Cowboy Dick; thief
Synopsis
Woody's lack of horsemanship skills leads to the capture of a ranch hand turned thief.
Reprints
Keywords
horse; ranch; thief; unlikely hero

Grease-Monkey Sleuths (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish somebody in this town would patronize our new garage!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Western Staggered Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus; Vic Vulture; Killer Crow; Moe the Muscle.
Synopsis
Down and out auto mechanics Woody and Wally find themselves in the middle of a war between rival gangsters.
Keywords
auto jack; auto mechanics; avalanche; cars; dolly bed; gangsters; grease gun; kidnapping; socket wrench; tommy gun

Indexer Notes

New story.

[Holy Ice Bag, Woody!] (Table of Contents: 10)

Knothead and Splinter / 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
Wow! What a headache!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Mrs. Brown
Synopsis
Knothead and Splinter fetch an ice bag for headache-wracked Woody, tangling with a sharp-thorned rose bush on the way.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; errand; headache; ice bag

What's Your Line? (Table of Contents: 11)

Gold Key Comics Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to submit gag captions for a series of provided single-panel cartoon illustrations. One finished example is provided.

100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Gold Key - The World Famous Comics (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Get Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Tail-Skating]
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. [Wally Flips for Woody]
    Woody Woodpecker
  3. 2. The Big Brag
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  5. 4. Monster Art
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Complete the Comic
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. The Joke's on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. [The Storm Before the Calm]
    Chilly Willy
  9. 8. A Real Hero
    Woody Woodpecker
  10. 9. Grease-Monkey Sleuths
    Woody Woodpecker
  11. 10. [Holy Ice Bag, Woody!]
    Knothead and Splinter
  12. 11. What's Your Line?
    Gold Key Comics Club
  13. 12. 100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
  14. 13. Gold Key - The World Famous Comics
    Gold Key Comics
  15. 14. Get Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  16. 15. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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