Tom and Jerry #286 [Gold Key]
(September 1974)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1974-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Wally Green

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90058-409
This issue has variants:

[Sink-ing in the Shower] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Costanza
Inks
John Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
As the dishes pile up, the mice use the kitchen sink as their personal shower.
Keywords
alternative uses; dishes; shower; sink

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Bodyguard (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Massimo Fecchi
Inks
Massimo Fecchi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
T. & J. #286-747
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom, are you really going to be a body guard for a famous movie star?
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry [Western Logo 2 1970s]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; unnamed famous movie star; two kidnappers
Synopsis
Tom becomes the bodyguard for a very famous and egotistical movie star, who is immediately kidnapped as Tom shoos away tagalongs Jerry and Tuffy.
Keywords
bodyguard; inattentiveness; kidnapping; movie star

Indexer Notes

Conventional rounded dialogue balloons.

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)

Themselves the Elves (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Hy Eisman
Inks
Hy Eisman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don’t believe what that mat says! Stay out!
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry [Western Logo 2 1970s]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Ginny (little girl); elf-hunting treasure-seekers; bank robber; police officer
Synopsis
When Ginny’s elf-puppets are broken, she can’t put on her school play for charity. Jerry and Tuffy, who happen to be elf-size, don the puppets’ clothing to perform as the elves. However, en route to the school play, the mice cause a stir among the townspeople who believe this pair of “elves” can lead them to a hidden treasure.
Keywords
charity; elves; greed; puppets; school play; treasure; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

The little girl Ginny is drawn in the style of Ernie Bushmiller's "Nancy". Rectangular dialogue balloons with rounded corners.

Blood Curdling Vampire Bat (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Guarantee Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

1000 Decals (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Director (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Marty Taras
Inks
Marty Taras
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at that traffic! You’d think they’d learn how to direct it!
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry [Western Logo 2 1970s]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; traffic cop; various motorists, tow-truck driver
Synopsis
After complaining about automobile traffic, Tom joins a program of civilian traffic directors.
Keywords
know-it-all; traffic; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

Rectangular dialogue balloons with rounded corners.

Do You Need Extra Money? (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Cheerful House / advertisement / 1 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)

Margie Gets Free Gifts for the Whole Family (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Up in the Air (Table of Contents: 11)

Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Massimo Fecchi
Inks
Massimo Fecchi
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Are you going to a costume party as an old-time aviator, Tom?
Feature Logo
Tom and Jerry [Western Logo 2 1970s]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; balloon race judge
Synopsis
Tom enters a balloon race, with Jerry and Tuffy as stowaways.
Keywords
balloon; balloon race; stowaways

Indexer Notes

Conventional rounded dialogue balloons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.50 (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Lucky Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Collections (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

It’s as easy as S.L.C. (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Sink-ing in the Shower]
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  2. 1. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  3. 2. The Bodyguard
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  4. 3. Get These Dynamite Embroidered Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  5. 4. Themselves the Elves
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  6. 5. Blood Curdling Vampire Bat
    Guarantee Co.
  7. 6. 1000 Decals
    Gandalf Products
  8. 7. The Director
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  9. 8. Do You Need Extra Money?
    Cheerful House
  10. 9. Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  11. 10. Margie Gets Free Gifts for the Whole Family
    Gandalf Products Co.
  12. 11. Up in the Air
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith Co.
  14. 13. 100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.50
    Lucky Products, Inc.
  15. 14. Collections
    Gandalf Products Co.
  16. 15. It’s as easy as S.L.C.
    Sales Leadership Club
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