(April 1966)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1966-02-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10058-604. On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Jerry Horns In] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry
Synopsis
Jerry startles Tom while riding a roller skate equipped with a horn.
Reprints
Keywords
horn; roller skate

[Droopy the News(paper) Hound] (Table of Contents: 1)

Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg

Feature Logo
Droopy [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; newsboy; Droopy's master
Synopsis
When the newspaper delivery boy throws the paper onto the roof, Droopy attempts to do a good deed for his master by fetching it.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; good deeds; leave-well-enough-alone; newspaper

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside front cover.

[Jerry and Tuffy's Circus] (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
Gosh, Jerry! Aren't you afraid you'll fall?
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry [Dell Broad Lettering]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Butch (bulldog); human mother; human son; crowd of human kids
Synopsis
Unable to afford tickets to the circus (though, as mice, couldn't they just sneak in?), Jerry and Tuffy decide to put on their own circus, ultimately trapping Tom into becoming an unwilling star attraction.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; enterprise; ingenuity

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Too Much Music (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
I feel like playing my favorite record, "When the Butterfly Wings Softly Flutter By"!
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Putter; Herman (big dumb robot); doctor
Synopsis
Professor Putter has played his favorite soothing record so often that the phonograph needle has worn through to the flip side containing a raucous cacophony. Fortunately, his robot Herman has retained the tranquil melody in his memory banks and can hum the tune accurately - but without the familiar sounds of musical instruments. So, the professor builds a device that can convert Herman's humming into the sound of a full symphony orchestra... but has he thought of everything?
Keywords
inventor; music; recording; robot

Indexer Notes

New story. © 1966, Western Publishing Company, Inc. Not MGM characters.

The Singing Lesson (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Quacker [MGM Cartoon Duck] / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Little Quacker waddled down the road toward the duck pond, all the while keeping a wary eye open for his old enemy, Charlie Coyote.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Quacker; Mrs. Owl and babies; various other forest animals; Charlie Coyote
Synopsis
Little Quacker wants singing lessons, and hungry Charlie Coyote is happy to oblige.
Keywords
disguise; forest setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; singing lessons

Indexer Notes

New story.

[Don't Waste Water] (Table of Contents: 5)

Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't Waste Water [sign]
Feature Logo
Droopy [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; passing pedestrians (seen as "walking legs" only)
Synopsis
Observing a sign advising people to not waste water, Droopy attempts to do another good deed by plugging a leaky fire hydrant.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; fire hydrant; good deeds; leave-well-enough-alone; water

Indexer Notes

Part of what would be an unofficial sub-series of "Droopy's Good Deeds" one-page gag stories. After this attempt, and the newspaper bit indexed above, Droopy should give up on good deeds. Middle left page of centerfold.

100 pc. Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

All your favorites are at their best in Gold Key Comics (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Rollaway Bed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jerry and Tuffy [MGM Cartoon Mice] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Champin
Inks
Ken Champin
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throw back the covers, Jerry, and let's hit the sack!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Jerry; Tuffy; human homeowner
Synopsis
Jerry and Tuffy convert a roller skate into a rollaway bed.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; rollaway bed; roller skate

[String Along with Tom] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Golly! All Tom does any more is gather string!
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 2]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; bluebird; mistress of the house
Synopsis
Tom becomes obsessed with collecting string.
Reprints
Keywords
collecting; comic obsession; string

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[Mud-Slingin' Mouse] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jerry and Tuffy [MGM Cartoon Mice] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, how about that? An ol' fishin' pole!
Feature Logo
Jerry and Tuffy
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Tuffy slings a message-in-mud to Jerry.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; fishing; fishing pole; message; mud; window

[Serape Sleeper] (Table of Contents: 11)

Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog] / 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
Welcome to Mexico [sign]
Feature Logo
Droopy [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; Mexican merchant; two siesta-takers
Synopsis
In Mexico, Droopy buys a serape which he uses as a hammock tied between two cacti to take a siesta.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; cactus; desert setting; hammock; making-the-best-of-it; Mexico; serape; siesta; sleep problems

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. On final interior page of the comic.

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Jerry Horns In]
    Tom and Jerry
  2. 1. [Droopy the News(paper) Hound]
    Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog]
  3. 2. [Jerry and Tuffy's Circus]
    Tom and Jerry
  4. 3. Too Much Music
    Professor Putter
  5. 4. The Singing Lesson
    Little Quacker [MGM Cartoon Duck]
  6. 5. [Don't Waste Water]
    Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog]
  7. 6. 100 pc. Toy Soldiers $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
  8. 7. All your favorites are at their best in Gold Key Comics
    Gold Key Comics
  9. 8. [Rollaway Bed]
    Jerry and Tuffy [MGM Cartoon Mice]
  10. 9. [String Along with Tom]
    Tom and Jerry
  11. 10. [Mud-Slingin' Mouse]
    Jerry and Tuffy [MGM Cartoon Mice]
  12. 11. [Serape Sleeper]
    Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog]
  13. 12. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  14. 13. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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