(November 1968)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1968-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, 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: 10062-811


[Pedal Power Pouting] (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter
Synopsis
Knothead and Splinter pedal Woody's bike - with Woody on it.
Reprints
Keywords
bicycle; frustration

Most Powerful Airplane (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

General Mills; Cheerios; Cheerios Kid / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super Lifesaver (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

Job Number
WOODY W. #103-688
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woody is proof-testing Professor Skizzoid's new ultra-modern lifesaving apparatus...
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Western Staggered Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus; Professor Skizzoid; Cap'n Drew; Cap'n Drew's mate
Synopsis
Lifeguard Woody tests Professor Skizzoid's new lifesaving inventions, and ends up catching a pair of smugglers.
Keywords
alternative uses; inventions; inventor; lifeguard; series of mishaps

Indexer Notes

New story.

The Million Dollar Idea (Table of Contents: 3)

Space Mouse / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahhh! I just love cruising through the wide open spaces... outer spaces... with the top down on my Lunar Schooner!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Space Mouse; King Size; cosmic collection agents; subjects of Rodentia.
Synopsis
King Size is going broke, but Space Mouse comes up with a way to replenish the royal coffers.
Reprints
Keywords
castle; deficit; enterprise; ingenuity; outer space setting; repossession; space ship; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Bright Eggs-Ample (Table of Contents: 4)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Weaver
Inks
Bill Weaver
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scat! You feathered nuisances!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Western Straight Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Woody's neighbor; chickens
Synopsis
Woody comes up with a clever idea to get his neighbor to keep his chickens out of Woody's yard.
Reprints
Keywords
annoying neighbor; chickens; ingenuity

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Reader's Page Animals (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various animals submitted by readers.

Reader's Page Airplanes (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various airplanes submitted by readers.

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Why is a pianist like sixteen ounces of lead?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

The Sun Dance Prance (Table of Contents: 9)

Chilly Willy / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The bells on Chilly Willy's Indian moccasins jingled musically as he hopped up and down in front of his igloo.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; Sammy Seal
Synopsis
Chilly tries dancing a rain dance backward in hopes of bringing sunshine.
Reprints
Keywords
doing-something-their-own-way; rain dance

[The Little Bank Robbers] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bills! Bills! Bills!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; armored-car couriers; bank manager; lady depositor; cop; bank robber
Synopsis
The kids find a bag of stolen money and Woody thinks that they've robbed a bank.
Reprints
Keywords
bank robbery; reused story; suspicion; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". A beat-for-beat remake of (or predecessor to – depending on how the dates actually fell) the 1959 Augie Doggie television cartoon “Million-Dollar Robbery”, also written by Michael Maltese. The original printing of the comic story was likely released in July 1959 (in order to have a cover date of September 1959) and the cartoon is listed as having first aired on December 1, 1959. Maltese has ported-over his cartoon plots to Western’s Dell and Gold Key comics a number of times, but never did the two versions both first appear inside of six months.

Amphibious (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Weaver
Inks
Bill Weaver
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Knothead
Synopsis
When his scooter falls apart, Knothead improvises.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; ingenuity; scooter; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Indexer Notes

While this is billed as a Woody Woodpecker story, Woody does not appear.
Pantomime gag.

Comic Books for Sale (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Howard N. Rogofsky / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Cement Discontent] (Table of Contents: 13)

Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
chicken; workman
Synopsis
A hungry chicken mistakes a sack of cement for a sack of corn, washes it down with some fountain water, and stiffens into a quick-drying statue.
Keywords
cement; chicken

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Lower half of page.

Dinosauria Plesiosaur (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the beginning of the Mesozoic Age about 190 million years ago, a huge flesh-eating sea dinosaur appeared in the prehistoric waters – the plesiosaur.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
dinosaurs; educational feature

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text article on the plesiosaur. Copyright 1968 by Western Publishing Company, Inc.

28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters Decorating Your Child's Room! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Golden Press / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be a Big Winner (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Pedal Power Pouting]
  2. 1. Most Powerful Airplane
    General Mills; Cheerios; Cheerios Kid
  3. 2. The Super Lifesaver
  4. 3. The Million Dollar Idea
    Space Mouse
  5. 4. Bright Eggs-Ample
  6. 5. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Reader's Page Animals
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. Reader's Page Airplanes
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  10. 9. The Sun Dance Prance
    Chilly Willy
  11. 10. [The Little Bank Robbers]
  12. 11. Amphibious
  13. 12. Comic Books for Sale
    Howard N. Rogofsky
  14. 13. [Cement Discontent]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  15. 14. Dinosauria Plesiosaur
    Gold Key Comics Club; Dinosauria
  16. 15. 28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters Decorating Your Child's Room!
    Golden Press
  17. 16. Be a Big Winner
    Sales Leadership Club
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