(February 1969)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1968-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10062-902

[Tic-Tac-Toe… Three in a Win-dow!] (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 use Woody's nine-pane window to play tic-tac-toe.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; kids-at-play; tic-tac-toe; unwelcome surprise; window

Five Fantastic New Ways to Have Fun… from General Electric (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

General Electric / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Adventure in Subcropia (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So much for the McDonald farm!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Western Staggered Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Mr. Flora; two smugglers
Synopsis
Operating a specialized “underwater crop-dusting craft” to keep fish away from a vast undersea plant farm, Woody runs afoul of a smuggling ring.

Indexer Notes

New story.

[A Roaring Flea Is No Boring Flea!] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, I'd rather go to the circus than anything!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; circus lion; circus hand; circus owner; jungle lion; roaring flea
Synopsis
Believing he’s been tapped for a job with the circus, Woody mistakenly signs a contract to travel to Africa and bring back a rare “roaring flea” for the circus.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; flea; jungle; lion

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Maltese often wrote Woody Woodpecker for Dell and Gold Key Comics, wrote many cartoons about fleas, and the plot runs toward cartoon-gaggy, making him a likely candidate for writer. Story is interrupted between pages 8 and 9 for four Gold Key Comics Club/advertising centerfold pages.

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Reader's Page Doodles (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Reader-submitted "doodles", made from squiggles, various letters of the alphabet, and numbers.

Gold Key Comics Club Holiday Offer (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 7)

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 an oyster so smart?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

The Bow and Error Match (Table of Contents: 8)

Homer Pigeon / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Oh, oh, here comes trouble!" Homer Pigeon groaned unhappily to Carrie, as he watched Red Cardinal pedal his bicycle down the road.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Homer Pigeon; Carrie Pigeon; Red Cardinal
Synopsis
An archery competition between Homer and Red backfires on Red.
Reprints
Keywords
archery; bicycle; pumpkin; rivalry

[Vacation Tripped-Up] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Got a letter for you, Chilly!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; mailman (pelican); Waldo Whale; Bully Bear; Ping; Pong; Homer Pigeon
Synopsis
Homer Pigeon invites Chilly north for a vacation. Fearful of the northern cold, Chilly tries to get out of it until he learns that, from the South Pole, sunny Florida is "north".
Reprints
Keywords
cold; vacation; winter setting; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Antique Antics (Table of Contents: 10)

Woody Woodpecker / 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
This is a tough job I've been putting off for months, so I'd just as well get busy and get it over with!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter
Synopsis
Woody cons Knothead and Splinter into cleaning out the attic by telling them that they may find valuable antiques among the junk.
Reprints
Keywords
antiques; attic; battle of wits; best-laid-plans; junk; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Dinosauria Triceratops (Table of Contents: 11)

Gold Key Comics Club / 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
Triceratops was the last of the horned dinosaurs.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
dinosaurs; educational feature

Indexer Notes

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

Santa's Bigger than Ever... (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Western Publishing; Golden Magazine; 1968 Golden Magazine Christmas Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

"Mighty Matchbox" The Disaster at Anthill Acres (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Matchbox / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Spittin' Image Sportsters... from Daisy (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Tic-Tac-Toe… Three in a Win-dow!]
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. Five Fantastic New Ways to Have Fun… from General Electric
    General Electric
  3. 2. Adventure in Subcropia
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. [A Roaring Flea Is No Boring Flea!]
    Woody Woodpecker
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Reader's Page Doodles
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Gold Key Comics Club Holiday Offer
    Gold Key Comics
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. The Bow and Error Match
    Homer Pigeon
  10. 9. [Vacation Tripped-Up]
    Chilly Willy
  11. 10. Antique Antics
    Woody Woodpecker
  12. 11. Dinosauria Triceratops
    Gold Key Comics Club
  13. 12. Santa's Bigger than Ever...
    Western Publishing; Golden Magazine; 1968 Golden Magazine Christmas Annual
  14. 13. "Mighty Matchbox" The Disaster at Anthill Acres
    Matchbox
  15. 14. Spittin' Image Sportsters... from Daisy
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
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