(July 1972)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1972-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90062-207
This issue has variants:

[See-Sawing Before It Starts Pouring] (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 use Woody's closed umbrella as a see-saw, as it begins to rain.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; packages; rain; see-saw; umbrella

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Mark Jewelers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Cuckoo Clock Mystery (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woody, look at the electric cuckoo clocks they’re selling down at Bimbel’s Department Store.
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell/Western Straight Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Wally Walrus; department store staff; department store customers; Timtuk villagers; Kuru the Clockmaker; Winki Woodpecker; Breck (thief); Mulch (thief)
Synopsis
A novelty cuckoo clock, with a cuckoo that looks just like Woody, leads the Woodpeckers to adventure in Timtuk, Tavaria, the cuckoo clock capital of the world.
Reprints
Keywords
battle of wits; cuckoo clock; doppelgangers; mistaken identity; strange land; strange mechanical properties

Indexer Notes

Trapped on the high window ledge of a castle, Woody makes reference to the fact that he can fly (an aspect of his character that irregularly comes up in the comics), but decides to not resort to said ability as a means of escape. “It’s so long since I’ve done any flying… (Gulp!)… I don’t seem to have the urge to try my wings again from here!” Christensen's original title "Cookoo Cookoo [sic] Clocks", from his notes.

Collections (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Saunders Archery Co.; Falcon II Hunting Sling / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Bargain Boutique (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Disneykin Play Characters Are Here! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Man of His Word (Table of Contents: 8)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strike three! You're out!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Western Straight Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Itty-Bitty League baseball players; big bruiser; piano mover; nurse
Synopsis
After umpire Woody calls Knothead out on strikes to lose the Itty-Bitty League Series, Knothead refuses to speak to Woody for 24-hours... no matter what!
Keywords
escalating events; parenting; reused story; series of mishaps; silence

Indexer Notes

New story. This story is a virtual scene-by-scene remake of the 1959 Augie Doggie cartoon "Talk It Up Pup", written by Michael Maltese - up to and including the "Itty-Bitty League" being named as such, in both cartoon and comic.

Wow! 88 Posters only 65 cents (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Incense Magic (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Charlie Chicken's Chuckle Chest (Table of Contents: 11)

Charlie Chicken / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha Ha Hee Hee Ho Ho Har Har Hoo Hoo Yuk Yuk
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Charlie Chicken
Synopsis
Various jokes and riddles with no reader submission credits. A product of editorial?
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

One illustration of Charlie Chicken tickling his foot with a feather, resulting in the "first line" of laughing sounds indexed above.

Clothes Woes (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vivie Risto
Inks
Vivie Risto
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Vivie Risto

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly! Every book I read about penguins always points out one thing… “Due to their distinctive coloring the penguin always seems to be wearing a tuxedo!”
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; Patty Penguin; penguin postman; Mrs. Pengly (penguin mother); various penguin villagers
Synopsis
Chilly decides to become a fashion trend-setter with some mail-order clothes, only to find that styles change rapidly.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; buyer beware; clothing; doing-something-their-own-way; exaggerating one’s importance; fame-is-fleeting; fashion; getting carried away; mail-order; trend-setter

Get This Original Spiro Agnew Watch from the Dirty Time Co. (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Keeping Fit (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker
Synopsis
Woody's exercise equipment "pulls back".
Reprints
Keywords
exercise; exercise equipment; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

Pantomime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dig These! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Monogram Models; Mattel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

3 Complete Fishing Outfits (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Niresk Discount Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [See-Sawing Before It Starts Pouring]
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. ["25 Years Service to Military Personnel"]
    Mark Jewelers
  3. 2. The Cuckoo Clock Mystery
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. Collections
    Gandalf Products Co.
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Saunders Archery Co.; Falcon II Hunting Sling
  6. 5. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  7. 6. Bargain Boutique
    Gandalf Products Co.
  8. 7. Disneykin Play Characters Are Here!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  9. 8. A Man of His Word
    Woody Woodpecker
  10. 9. Wow! 88 Posters only 65 cents
    Gandalf Products Co.
  11. 10. Incense Magic
    Gandalf Products Co.
  12. 11. Charlie Chicken's Chuckle Chest
    Charlie Chicken
  13. 12. Clothes Woes
    Chilly Willy
  14. 13. Get This Original Spiro Agnew Watch from the Dirty Time Co.
    Gandalf Products Co.
  15. 14. Keeping Fit
    Woody Woodpecker
  16. 15. ["Get these dynamite embroidered cloth patches that tell it like it is!"]
    Gandalf Products Co.
  17. 16. Dig These!
    Monogram Models; Mattel
  18. 17. 3 Complete Fishing Outfits
    Niresk Discount Sales
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