(June 1971)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1971-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10058-106. An unusual issue for the time, as it contains no “Gold Key Comics Club” material. Non-story pages are fully taken-up by ads, and the lone recurring feature “Stamp and Coin Collector’s Corner”.


[Teeter-Totter Telephone] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Jerry and Tuffy use a telephone receiver as a see-saw.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; see-saw; telephone

Amazing $1 Art Offer (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Rare Gobboonia Plant (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Tom! When do we eat?
Feature_Logo
Tom and Jerry
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; plant merchant; plant doctor; plant show judges
Synopsis
Tom wants to nurture a rare imported Gobboonia plant into a prize-winning specimen, while Jerry and Tuffy have developed an appetite for the plant's tasty roots.
Reprints
Keywords
contest; plant; roots

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Egyptian Stamp Issue a Tribute to Nasser (Table of Contents: 3)

Stamp and Coin Collector’s Corner / text article / 0.835 page (report information)

Script
George Allard (credited)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Recently a set of four stamps were issued in Cairo, Egypt, commemorating President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Discusses Egypt’s issuance of commemorative stamps for its president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, who died on September 28, 1970. Also a set of stamps from Papua and New Guinea depicting famous aircraft, and a discussion of U.S. Commemorative Stamp issues.
Keywords
aircraft; Egypt; Papua and New Guinea; President Gamal Abdel Nasser; stamps; U.S. Commemorative Stamps

Indexer Notes

Text feature, illustrated with photographs. © 1971, Western Publishing Company, Inc. Between pages 4 and 5 of previous story. Covers 5/6 of the page. The other 1/6 is an ad for Kenmore Stamp Co.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Kenmore Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.165 page (report information)

Jim Driscoll in "Danger on the Field" (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Lee Leens / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Mirror Image (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Johnny Vincent looked at himself in the store window and he saw himself twice.
Genre
humor
Characters
Johnny Vincent; James C. Barton; two police officers
Synopsis
Petty thief Johnny Vincent follows a man who appears to be his mirror image, and finds himself in bigger trouble than he reckoned.
Keywords
doppelgangers; imposter; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

© 1971, Western Publishing Company, Inc. Not MGM characters.

Trailgazers (Table of Contents: 7)

Skrewy Squirrel and Little Quacker / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Wright
Inks
Bill Wright
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Wright

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Little Quacker, ol’ pal! Taking a little stroll in the forest, eh?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Skrewy Squirrel; Little Quacker; snapping turtles; wildcats
Synopsis
Little Quacker asks Skrewy for the way into a dangerous part of the forest. Skrewy chases after him, once he realizes that he’s given the little duck directions that will lead him into jeopardy.
Keywords
directions; forest setting; trail; unintended slapstick consequences

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

Columbia Record Club / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[The Fish Pond Fracas] (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
I sure wish we had a nice yard to play in, Jerry!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Tom installs a fish pond in his backyard, and does his best to keep Jerry and Tuffy away from it.
Reprints
Keywords
backyard; battle of wits; boating; fish pond; fishing; swimming; warning or regulatory signs

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

North American School of Drafting / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Enter the Amazing World of Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

No Paint. No Glue. No Messin’ Around. (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Mattel; Monogram; Snap-Draggin’s / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now You Can Finish High School at Home (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Academy for Home Study / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Free “Animal Heroes” Cards Inside Every Sugar Daddy! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Sugar Daddy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

3 Complete Fishing Outfits (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Niresk Discount Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Teeter-Totter Telephone]
  2. 1. Amazing $1 Art Offer
    Colonial Studios
  3. 2. The Rare Gobboonia Plant
  4. 3. Egyptian Stamp Issue a Tribute to Nasser
    Stamp and Coin Collector’s Corner
  5. 4. ["Yours free! (when you send 10 cents for mailing) 20 almost-rare stamps from 12 lost nations!"]
    Kenmore Stamp Co.
  6. 5. Jim Driscoll in "Danger on the Field"
    Lee Leens
  7. 6. Mirror Image
  8. 7. Trailgazers
    Skrewy Squirrel and Little Quacker
  9. 8. ["Now… save almost 50% on the hit records you want!"]
    Columbia Record Club
  10. 9. [The Fish Pond Fracas]
  11. 10. ["These 3 Big Drafting Kits Given to You!"]
    North American School of Drafting
  12. 11. Enter the Amazing World of Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  13. 12. No Paint. No Glue. No Messin’ Around.
    Mattel; Monogram; Snap-Draggin’s
  14. 13. Now You Can Finish High School at Home
    Academy for Home Study
  15. 14. Get Free “Animal Heroes” Cards Inside Every Sugar Daddy!
    Sugar Daddy
  16. 15. 3 Complete Fishing Outfits
    Niresk Discount Sales
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas