(November 1963)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1963-08-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig and/or Del Connell (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10058-311. Cover price reads "Now only 12c." On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Treasure in a Goldfish Bowl] (Table of Contents)

Tom and Jerry / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Reprints
Keywords
goldfish bowl; treasure chest

[Bargain Offer! Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge both for one year for $1.25!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

School of Hard Knocks (Table of Contents: 2)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Jerry, you mean if I study my lessons real hard, I will some day become the smartest mouse in the world?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Jerry tries to teach Tuffy to be smarter than Tom and Tom tries in vain to stop him. Each envisions a "nightmare version" of the other's effect on Tuffy.
Reprints
Keywords
education; nightmares

Daddy Long Legs (Table of Contents: 3)

Little Quacker / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say my father can whip your father!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Quacker; possum; possum's dad; Charlie Coyote; Charlie's son; crane
Synopsis
Little Quacker gets into trouble when he tells a coyote child that his daddy (which he doesn't have since he's an orphan) can beat the coyote's daddy.
Reprints
Keywords
bragging; fathers

Indexer Notes

rectangular dialogue balloons

To the Rescue (Table of Contents: 4)

Mouse Musketeers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Four, five, six... Zounds! My dear number seven daughter is missing!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mouse Musketeers [Jerry and Tuffy]; M'sieur Poosycat [Tom]; King; seven princesses; witch; Sir Ruffstuff (villain)
Synopsis
The King’s seventh daughter has been kidnapped by Sir Ruffstuff. The Mouse Musketeers set out to rescue her, but cowardly M’sieur Poosycat wants the glory for himself.
Keywords
medieval setting

Indexer Notes

rectangular dialogue balloons

In the Swim (Table of Contents: 5)

Barney Bear and Benny Burro / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Barney Bear; Benny Burro; Mooseface McElk
Synopsis
Barney and Benny dig a backyard pool. Mooching Mooseface McElk eyes the finished product.
Keywords
annoying neighbor; pool

Indexer Notes

Barney, Benny, and Mooseface are presented here in a similar mode to the classic 1940s stories by Carl Barks in Our Gang Comics.

The Ship's Cat (Table of Contents: 6)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! I wish I could take a trip to an island like that!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; ship's captain; sailor at ship's wheel
Synopsis
To get a free ocean cruise, Tom throws Jerry and Tuffy aboard a ship and applies for the job of “ship’s cat”.
Keywords
seasick; ship

Indexer Notes

This is not the similarly-titled story that appeared in Boy's and Girl's March of Comics #295, and was reprinted in Golden Comics Digest #8.

Instant Live Sea Animals (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Wild Animals of North America (Table of Contents: 8)

Keys of Knowledge / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Polar Bear of North America weighs up to 1,700 pounds.
Genre
nature
Synopsis
Educational feature focusing on the polar bear.
Keywords
educational feature; polar bear

Indexer Notes

Brief text accompanied by two illustrations. Appears on lower third of inside back cover.

[132 Roman Soldiers only $1.98] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Treasure in a Goldfish Bowl]
    Tom and Jerry
  2. 1. [Bargain Offer! Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge both for one year for $1.25!]
  3. 2. School of Hard Knocks
    Tom and Jerry
  4. 3. Daddy Long Legs
    Little Quacker
  5. 4. To the Rescue
    Mouse Musketeers
  6. 5. In the Swim
    Barney Bear and Benny Burro
  7. 6. The Ship's Cat
    Tom and Jerry
  8. 7. Instant Live Sea Animals
  9. 8. Wild Animals of North America
    Keys of Knowledge
  10. 9. [132 Roman Soldiers only $1.98]
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