(January 1973)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
six times a year in January, March, May, July, September and October
On-sale Date
1972-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90062-301.

Ex-SKIS Me, Please! (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; Winnie Woodpecker
Synopsis
Woody steps on Winnie's toes... with both wearing skis!
Reprints
Keywords
clumsiness; skis

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

Sears, Roebuck and Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Phantom Trail (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woody! Woody! Help!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell/Western Straight Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Hardtack Huncher (TV actor); Huncher's agent; crow; bear
Synopsis
Woody tries to teach Knothead and Splinter to be more resourceful, and less dependent on him, while camping in the woods. A typecast actor’s publicity stunt, a thieving crow, a trained bear, and a mysterious woodland phantom all conspire against his efforts.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; actor; bear; best of intentions; camping; crow; forest setting; phantom; publicity stunt; resourcefulness

Indexer Notes

Christensen’s original title “Random Phantoms” – from his notes.

Get These Dynamite Embroidered Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Wow! 88 Posters only 65 cents (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Scary, Life Size Monster Ghost (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Melton Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Terrific Ten (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

NBC Television Network / comics-form advertising / 2 pages (report information)

Peck Up and Leave! (Table of Contents: 7)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 4 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
Knothead! You're going in the wrong direction! The schoolhouse is that-a-way!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Western Straight Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Wilma (little girl woodpecker)
Synopsis
Knothead runs away from home and school to seek adventure. In various costumes and guises, Woody tries to dissuade him, to no avail. What will it take to bring the wayward boy back?
Keywords
costumes; lesson learned; parenting; quest for excitement; reused story; runaway; there’s-no-place-like-home

Indexer Notes

This story is a remake of the Michael Maltese-written Augie Doggie cartoon “Growing, Growing, Gone” (1961), with Knothead in the “Augie Doggie” role, and Woody in the “Doggie Daddy” role, complete with Woody in supposedly-scary costumes, Woody being bashed by Knothead’s bindle as well as routed by his slingshot, and a pivotal role for a little girl woodpecker (or doggie) – but with a different kicker at the end. It is also a rare Woody Woodpecker story where Knothead appears without Splinter.

Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

A Red-Headed Blue Bird (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Hi, Homer, are you all set for the winter sports carnival?" Red Cardinal called out breezily as he stopped by Homer's tree house one snowy day.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Homer Pigeon; Carrie Pigeon; Red Cardinal; winter sports carnival judge
Synopsis
Red's heedlessness accidently wins him the winter sports carnival's figure skating trophy.
Reprints
Keywords
contest; exaggerating one’s importance; ice skating; inattentiveness; winter setting

The Freeze Breeze (Table of Contents: 10)

Chilly Willy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Waldo! That last freezing wind left enough icicles for me to make a nice picket fence!
Feature Logo
Chilly Willy [Dell Western Logo 1 Straight Letters Single Line]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; Waldo Whale; Jokester (a toucan-like bird)
Synopsis
A visiting bird mistakes Chilly's frozen geyser garden for palm trees. After finding he's not in Hawaii, the bird's complaining drives Chilly to distraction.
Reprints
Keywords
annoying visitor; cold; ice; ice sculptures; penguin; south pole; whale; wind; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Alberto Becattini.

Sally Visits the Easy-Bake Oven Toy Factory (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Kenner; Easy-Bake Oven / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Lucky Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

In Marksmanship Competition, a Boy Learns to Act Like a Man. (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Blythe by Kenner (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Kenner; Blythe / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ex-SKIS Me, Please!
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. ["The new Free Spirit. It looks like it's moving even when it's standing still."]
    Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  3. 2. The Phantom Trail
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. Get These Dynamite Embroidered Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  5. 4. Wow! 88 Posters only 65 cents
    Gandalf Products Co.
  6. 5. Scary, Life Size Monster Ghost
    Melton Co.
  7. 6. The Terrific Ten
    NBC Television Network
  8. 7. Peck Up and Leave!
    Woody Woodpecker
  9. 8. Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  10. 9. A Red-Headed Blue Bird
    Homer Pigeon
  11. 10. The Freeze Breeze
    Chilly Willy
  12. 11. Sally Visits the Easy-Bake Oven Toy Factory
    Kenner; Easy-Bake Oven
  13. 12. 100 pc. Toy Soldier Set $1.25
    Lucky Products, Inc.
  14. 13. In Marksmanship Competition, a Boy Learns to Act Like a Man.
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  15. 14. Blythe by Kenner
    Kenner; Blythe
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