(April 1973)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except January, March, May, July, and November
On-sale Date
1973-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
(Western Publishing New York Office); Wally Green; (Western Publishing Los Angeles Office); Chase Craig; Del Connell; ?

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90058-304. A transition issue for the Tom and Jerry title, as it moves from Western’s West Coast Editorial Offices to its East Coast Editorial Offices? Elements of both distinct editorial styles are present.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Warm as Toast] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Massimo Fecchi
Inks
Massimo Fecchi
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Jerry and Tuffy keep warm via Tom’s toaster.
Keywords
alternative uses; snow; toaster; warmth

Indexer Notes

New cover. Massimo Fecchi credit from Alberto Becattini (2020).

Do You Need Extra Money? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cheerful House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Million Dollar Cat (Table of Contents: 2)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Massimo Fecchi
Inks
Massimo Fecchi
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! My public! You lucky fans! Seeing me, your favorite star in person!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; reporter; producer; two kidnappers
Synopsis
Jerry and Tuffy prevent movie-star Tom from being kidnapped.
Keywords
fame-is-fleeting; kidnapping; stardom

Indexer Notes

Massimo Fecchi credit from Alberto Becattini (2020).

Get These Dynamite Embroidered Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rough Roof (Table of Contents: 4)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys, I'm going to have to fix that hole in the roof!
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry [Western Logo 2 1970s]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Tom tries to patch a tiny hole in his roof. Thanks to his own ineptness and Jerry and Tuffy’s help, things only get worse. ...Much worse!
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; leak; rain; roof; series of mishaps; title or logo modification; unwanted help

Indexer Notes

In its original printing, this story was untitled. For this 1973 reprint, the title “Rough Roof” and a 1970s-style “Tom and Jerry” logo was added to the opening panel.

Hey Fellow! Which Would You Rather Have… Neat Prizes… Or Extra Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Order by Mail Specials (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

The Fun House / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Wow! 88 Posters only 65 cents (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ice for Mice (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“Hurry up, Tuffy,” said Jerry, grabbing his ice skates.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; other skaters
Synopsis
Tagging along with Tom, Jerry and Tuffy cause chaos when ice skating on a frozen river, but find that a rain barrel filled with frozen water suits their skating just fine.
Keywords
alternative uses; ice skating; rain barrel; river; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Past Pest (Table of Contents: 11)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Massimo Fecchi
Inks
Massimo Fecchi
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom Cat!... This Is Your Past!
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry [Western Logo 2 1970s]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Butch Bellows (bulldog); Miss Flitz (Tom’s old schoolteacher); Mr. Biffburger (Tom’s bankrupt first employer); Esmeralda (Tom’s jilted bride); taxi driver; construction worker
Synopsis
Tom is the guest of honor on the TV show “This Is Your Past”, hosted by Jerry – who soon realizes that he should have left “Tom’s past” in the past, as each one of Tom’s former friends and acquaintances has a score to settle.
Keywords
biography; remembrances; TV show; unwelcome surprises

Indexer Notes

Massimo Fecchi credit from Alberto Becattini (2020).

Disneykin Play Characters Are Here! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fright Sights (Table of Contents: 13)

Mouse Musketeers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
(Whew!) I’m glad that job is done!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Mouse Musketeers [Jerry; Tuffy]
Synopsis
The Mouse Musketeers use suits of armor as scarecrows.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; farming; historical setting; scarecrow; suit of armor

A Real Gone Mouse! (Table of Contents: 14)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Costanza
Inks
John Costanza
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, sir! My new chemical formula will perform miracles!
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry [Western Logo 2 1970s]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Tom’s new spot-remover formula turns Jerry invisible.
Keywords
formula; invention; invisibility; strange chemical properties; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

John Costanza credit from Alberto Becattini (2020).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

132 pc. Roman Soldiers Set Only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Wow! Pow! Now! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Warm as Toast]
    Tom and Jerry
  2. 1. Do You Need Extra Money?
    Cheerful House
  3. 2. Million Dollar Cat
    Tom and Jerry
  4. 3. Get These Dynamite Embroidered Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  5. 4. Rough Roof
    Tom and Jerry
  6. 5. Hey Fellow! Which Would You Rather Have… Neat Prizes… Or Extra Spending Money?
    Grit
  7. 6. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  8. 7. Order by Mail Specials
    The Fun House
  9. 8. Wow! 88 Posters only 65 cents
    Gandalf Products Co.
  10. 9. Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  11. 10. Ice for Mice
    Tom and Jerry
  12. 11. Past Pest
    Tom and Jerry
  13. 12. Disneykin Play Characters Are Here!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  14. 13. Fright Sights
    Mouse Musketeers
  15. 14. A Real Gone Mouse!
    Tom and Jerry
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  17. 16. 132 pc. Roman Soldiers Set Only $1.98
    Roman War Soldiers
  18. 17. Wow! Pow! Now!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  19. 18. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)