(April 1967)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1967-02-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10058-704. On-sale date from 1967 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Contains the second month of the "Gold Key Comics Club".
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Model Railroad Hoboes] (Table of Contents)

Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Annoyed Tom running electric train, while Jerry and Tuffy hitch a ride as hobos.
Reprints
Keywords
bindle; cat; hoboes; mice; train

Tom Foolery (Table of Contents: 1)

Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse] / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What pine has the longest needles?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jerry
Synopsis
Help Jerry solve a riddle by working-out a rebus puzzle.
Reprints
Keywords
rebus puzzle; riddle

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover. Top half of page. Approximately half of page. Lower half is "Droopy's Dippy Questions...".

Droopy's Dippy Questions... (Table of Contents: 2)

Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog] / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is most useful when it is used up?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy
Synopsis
Five riddles from Droopy.
Reprints
Keywords
riddles

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover. Lower half of page. Approximately half of page. Upper half is "Tom Foolery".

The Feathered Cat (Table of Contents: 3)

Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Get a load of this ad in today's paper!
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry Western Interior Logo 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; pet shop delivery man; Mrs. Vansnoot
Synopsis
Tom tries to paint Jerry and Tuffy in order to sell them as white mice. They cover him with paint and feathers to turn the tables. But Tom winds up as the pet of Mrs. Vansnoot, living on t-bone steaks.
Reprints
Keywords
cat; get-rich-quick; mice; scam; turning the tables; white mice; white paint

Indexer Notes

New story.

[Tuffy's Tetter-Totter Trick] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Let's go out and make a snowman, Jerry!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Tuffy wants to play in the snow, but Jerry prefers staying warm inside. Using a teeter-totter poked through the front door's mail slot, Tuffy propels Jerry outside and turns him into a snowman.
Reprints
Keywords
cold; mail slot; mice; snow; snowman; teeter-totter; trickery; winter setting

Grandpa's Holiday (Table of Contents: 5)

Bertie Bird / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Now remember," Mother Bird whispered to Bertie Bird and Brother Billie, "Grandpa Bird isn't as young as he used to be, so look out for him and take it easy!"
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mother Bird; Bertie Bird; Billie Bird; Grandpa Bird; Charlie Catbird
Synopsis
Mother warns the children to look after Grandpa Bird on their outing, but the energetic grandfather wears them out and rescues them from Charlie Catbird.
Reprints
Keywords
birds; grandfather; inconsistency-between-art-and-text

Indexer Notes

The two young birds in this story are described in the text as "Bertie Bird [established as male in previous stories] and Brother Billie". Yet, in the illustration, one of them is wearing a pink bow on his/her head.

[Runaway Dogs] (Table of Contents: 6)

Big Spike and Little Tyke / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, what a job to bury all these bones, Tyke!
Feature Logo
Big Spike and Little Tyke [Dell Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spike; Tyke; kitty; the master; bloodhound
Synopsis
When their master tells Spike and Tyke to "get lost," they take him at his word. On hearing that the master is offering a reward, kitty captures and returns them. The humiliated bulldogs make kitty help them bury their bones.
Reprints
Keywords
bloodhound; bones; cat; dogs; dressmaker's dummy; reward; runaways; shack

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand."

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Monster Art (Table of Contents: 8)

Gold Key Comics Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can You Create a Monster?

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to submit drawings of monsters for possible publication.

Complete the Comic (Table of Contents: 9)

Gold Key Comics Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to create and submit a "final gag panel" drawing to complete an "unfinished" comic strip. One finished example is provided.

The Joke's on You (Table of Contents: 10)

Gold Key Comics Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, gang! Got any favorite jokes?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers. Oddly, this page, appearing during only the second month of the Gold Key Comics Club's existence, is filled with reader-submitted jokes and riddles – with presumed actual reader’s names and home towns included. As these could not have been submitted for publication as part of the various Gold Key Comics Club “reader-participation pages” which only began in the previous month's releases (none of the other such pages herein have any reader contributions), one must believe these reader-submitted jokes and riddles were ported over from another source at Western Publishing… most likely the “Goofy Jokes” feature page from Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, which featured the same type of content. Coincidently, the “Goofy Jokes” feature ceased with the start of the Gold Key Comics Club.

Just Fur Fun (Table of Contents: 11)

Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse] / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! The good old winter time!
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; bear
Synopsis
Tom loves winter camping. Jerry and Tuffy find the house too cold and take warm refuge in Tom's fur-lined boots. The mice accidently find themselves on Tom's winter camping trip, when "the puss takes the boots" along to keep his paws (feet) warm. While in the wintery wild, Jerry and Tuffy make off with the boots to keep warm, steal Tom's food, and get him into a tangle with a bear. Using a skunk hide to scare the cat and make the fur on his back stand up, they shear off the fur to warm themselves with. Once back at home, Tom makes them knit him warm britches as restitution.
Reprints
Keywords
battle of wits; bear; boots; camping; cat; fourth-wall-breaking; fur; hibernation; mice; winter setting; working-at-cross-purposes

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Fourth-Wall Flouting: Tom directly addresses the readers on page ten, panels six and seven.

What's Your Line? (Table of Contents: 12)

Gold Key Comics Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to submit gag captions for a series of provided single-panel cartoon illustrations. One finished example is provided.

100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25 (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Gold Key - The World Famous Comics (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Get Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Model Railroad Hoboes]
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  2. 1. Tom Foolery
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  3. 2. Droopy's Dippy Questions...
    Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog]
  4. 3. The Feathered Cat
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  5. 4. [Tuffy's Tetter-Totter Trick]
    Jerry and Tuffy [MGM Cartoon Mice]
  6. 5. Grandpa's Holiday
    Bertie Bird
  7. 6. [Runaway Dogs]
    Big Spike and Little Tyke
  8. 7. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. Monster Art
    Gold Key Comics Club
  10. 9. Complete the Comic
    Gold Key Comics Club
  11. 10. The Joke's on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  12. 11. Just Fur Fun
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  13. 12. What's Your Line?
    Gold Key Comics Club
  14. 13. 100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. Gold Key - The World Famous Comics
    Gold Key Comics
  16. 15. Get Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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