(February 1966)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1965-12-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10058-602. On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Mousetrap Sledding] (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
Synopsis
While downhill sledding, Tom is passed by Jerry and Tuffy sledding on a mousetrap.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; art modification or omission; mousetrap; sledding; snow

Indexer Notes

Art modified from original printing to accommodate the removal of a vertical strip depicting the various MGM characters that appeared in each issue of Tom and Jerry Comics (Dell, 1949 series). This element regularly appeared on the left side of the cover (with some variations) thru issue #119. To compensate for the additional space afforded this cover reprint, Tom's tail was completed to its tip at the cover's left side, and Jerry and Tuffy were "moved forward" to be presented as moving further ahead of Tom toward the cover's right side. The original printing had them closer to even.

[A Dog House for the Birds] (Table of Contents: 1)

Droopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; birds
Synopsis
Droopy's failed doghouse makes a fine birdhouse.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; birdhouse; blueprints; carpentry; doghouse

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside front cover.

[Cold Dis-Comfort] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wintertime is snowball time, eh, Tuffy?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; train conductor
Synopsis
Hopping a freight train to Florida to escape the winter freeze, Tom, Jerry, and Tuffy find themselves locked in a refrigerated rail car for the trip.
Reprints
Keywords
freezing; freight train; snowballs; survival; trapped; winter

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand"

The Robot's Reward (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Francis, does that robot give you any ideas?
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Putter; Herman (big dumb robot); "Chief" and Francis (two bank robbers); two cops
Synopsis
Professor Putter unknowingly hires-out Herman to two bank robbers, who plan to use the robot on a heist.
Keywords
bank robbery; inventor; robot

Indexer Notes

© 1965, Western Publishing Company, Inc. Not MGM characters.

The Demon of the Deep (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Quacker / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Quacker; Charlie Coyote
Synopsis
Charlie Coyote recklessly disturbs Little Quacker’s pond with a speedboat. The duck takes action to scare him off.
Keywords
coyote; demon; duck; hoax; pond; speedboat; turtle; wildlife

[License to Strut] (Table of Contents: 5)

Droopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Notice every dog will have to have a license!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; cop
Synopsis
Droopy can’t afford the $2.00 fee for a dog license.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; dog license; dogs; junkyard; laws

Indexer Notes

Pantomime

[Chopping Blocked] (Table of Contents: 6)

Droopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; big angry turkey
Synopsis
Envisioning a roast turkey dinner, Droopy positions the neck of a huge turkey on the chopping block. When the turkey gets wise, and stares him down, Droopy axes the chopping block into firewood.
Reprints
Keywords
axe; chopping block; intimidation; sheepish exit; turkey

Indexer Notes

Pantomime

[Sunglasses for Mice] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jerry and Tuffy / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! Am I bored!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Jerry and Tuffy want to observe an eclipse, but need some mouse-sized eye protection.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; eclipse; mice; sunglasses

Indexer Notes

In its original printing, this story was two pages long. For this reprint, four panels were deleted, making this a 1.5-page story, allowing a half-page for the Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation. The original panels that were eliminated are as follows: Page One / Panels 3 and 7, Page Two / Panels 2 and 4. All panels in this reprint were adjusted to compensate. In both the original and this reprint, the story ends on a half-page splash panel, with a circle-inset of Jerry in the upper left.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
H.L. Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 28, 1965. Prepared by H.L. Anderson.

Reported total circulation: 277,830 (12 month average), 254,642 (nearest issue).

[Clothesline Ski Lift] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jerry and Tuffy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man, dig that crazy ski run!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Jerry and Tuffy ski down the sloping roof of a house, but getting back up to do it again presents a problem.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; clothesline; mice; rake; skiing; snow

[A Bear Rug Is No Fair Rug!] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom, we're gonna rearrange this room a little!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
At Tom’s winter cabin, Jerry and Tuffy wreak havoc with an old bear rug.
Reprints
Keywords
bear; bear rug; cabin; hitchhiker; scarecrow

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand"

[Droopy’s Christmas Stocking] (Table of Contents: 11)

Droopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; charity Santa
Synopsis
Droopy uses a multi-pocketed shoe-holder as his Christmas stocking.
Reprints
  • from ?
Keywords
alternative uses; Christmas; Christmas stocking

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Story is reprinted from an undetermined issue.

[TV from a Distance] (Table of Contents: 12)

Droopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
TV Special $300.00
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; Droopy’s master
Synopsis
Droopy can’t afford a TV, but does the next best thing.
Reprints
Keywords
dog; doghouse; saw; television; window

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside back cover.

More Features! More Fun! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Aurora Model Motoring / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Mousetrap Sledding]
    Tom and Jerry
  2. 1. [A Dog House for the Birds]
    Droopy
  3. 2. [Cold Dis-Comfort]
    Tom and Jerry
  4. 3. The Robot's Reward
    Professor Putter
  5. 4. The Demon of the Deep
    Little Quacker
  6. 5. [License to Strut]
    Droopy
  7. 6. [Chopping Blocked]
    Droopy
  8. 7. [Sunglasses for Mice]
    Jerry and Tuffy
  9. 8. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  10. 9. [Clothesline Ski Lift]
    Jerry and Tuffy
  11. 10. [A Bear Rug Is No Fair Rug!]
    Tom and Jerry
  12. 11. [Droopy’s Christmas Stocking]
    Droopy
  13. 12. [TV from a Distance]
    Droopy
  14. 13. More Features! More Fun!
    Aurora Model Motoring
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