(November 1964)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1964-08-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig ? (story editor); Del Connell ? (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10058-411. Cover price reads "Still only 12c". On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Inner Tube Acceleration] (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
inner tube; paddling; water

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

Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Junk Yard Jamboree (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
Now I wonder where those two are off to?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Tom scoffs at Jerry and Tuffy’s playing “make-believe” with common objects found in a nearby junkyard, such as pretending that a lightbulb is a diamond, then becomes obsessed with pretending as well.
Reprints
Keywords
flying carpet; imagination; junkyard; rocketship

The Instant Genius (Table of Contents: 3)

Professor Putter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Herman, I'm thirsty!
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Putter; Herman (big dumb robot)
Synopsis
Clumsy Herman falls on his head, becoming a genius. He out-invents Professor Putter, until a similar blow reverses the effect.
Reprints
Keywords
inventor; robot

Indexer Notes

"© 1964 Western Publishing Company, Inc." in splash panel. Feature created by Western Publishing, and not MGM.

Little Tyke's Big Shoe-Chew (Table of Contents: 4)

Spike and Tyke / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spike; Tyke; Spike and Tyke's master; Spike and Tyke's mistress
Synopsis
Tyke’s efforts to find a shoe to chew on cause trouble for Spike.
Keywords
dogs; shoes

[Tom's Radio Shop] (Table of Contents: 5)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you going to build, Tom?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Tom markets Jerry and Tuffy as a pair of walkie-talkies.
Reprints
Keywords
business; walkie-talkies

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

General Mills Lucky Charms; L.C. Leprechaun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Getting the Cold Cure (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Hammer... saw... blowtorch... yo-yo string...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; cat actor (Dr. Ben Tabby); cat actress (nurse); TV director; stagehands; human actor (Dr. Scientifico)
Synopsis
Idolizing television doctor Ben Tabby, Tom is determined to become a doctor himself. Jerry and Tuffy suffer for his efforts.
Reprints
Keywords
character roles; doctors; TV shows

Indexer Notes

"Ben Tabby" is a cat-parody of 1960s TV doctor “Ben Casey”.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

General Mills Trix; Trix Rabbit / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

All your favorites are at their best in Gold Key Comics (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Catch as Cat Can (Table of Contents: 10)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
New recruit Thomas Cat reporting for duty, sir!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; chief ranger; bear; deer; Phantom Poacher (villain); Tiny (villain)
Synopsis
Tom is a ranger recruit at Yellowrock National Game Reserve. His first job is to catch the Phantom Poacher, who is causing protected animals to disappear into thin air. Luggage stowaways Jerry and Tuffy help him crack the case.
Reprints
Keywords
forest animals; forest rangers; mysterious disappearances; poachers

Indexer Notes

In certain panels, the chief ranger looks similar to Yogi Bear’s Ranger Smith, a character Harvey Eisenberg would draw often at Western.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

General Mills Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[132 Roman Soldiers only $1.98] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Inner Tube Acceleration]
    Tom and Jerry
  2. 1. ["It's the swingin'-est thing yet! The Golden Magazine for boys and girls"]
    Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls
  3. 2. Junk Yard Jamboree
    Tom and Jerry
  4. 3. The Instant Genius
    Professor Putter
  5. 4. Little Tyke's Big Shoe-Chew
    Spike and Tyke
  6. 5. [Tom's Radio Shop]
    Tom and Jerry
  7. 6. ["'Tis luck to catch a leprechaun!"]
    General Mills Lucky Charms; L.C. Leprechaun
  8. 7. Getting the Cold Cure
    Tom and Jerry
  9. 8. ["How's Trix? Worth rounding up..."]
    General Mills Trix; Trix Rabbit
  10. 9. All your favorites are at their best in Gold Key Comics
    Gold Key Comics
  11. 10. Catch as Cat Can
    Tom and Jerry
  12. 11. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    General Mills Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle
  13. 12. [132 Roman Soldiers only $1.98]
  14. 13. ["Nationally famous prizes at no cost to you!"]
    Junior Sales Club of America
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