The Flintstones #46 [Canadian]
(June 1968)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-04-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10006-806
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress. A price variant intended for Canadian distribution, with replaced cover price.
This issue is a variant of The Flintstones (Western, 1962 series) #46.

[Driveway Drawbridge] (Table of Contents)

The Flintstones / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; Pebbles Flintstone
Synopsis
Fred lowers a wooden drawbridge from the passenger side of his wooden car, to allow Wilma and Pebbles to step out of the car and over a flooded street.
Keywords
car; drawbridge; water

Cheer! Cheer! The gang’s all here... (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics; Walt Disney Comics Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Gone With the Bird (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flintstones / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ugh! What’s the matter, Wilma… Have you changed your mind about going on a picnic?
Feature Logo
The Flintstones [Western Interior Logo 1]
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; umbrella-birds; "bird-rental" man; Cyclone (riding-hawk); three bird-watchers
Synopsis
Fred and Wilma’s picnic is interrupted by a rainstorm. When Fred picks two “umbrella-birds” off a tree to shield them from the rain, Wilma’s umbrella-bird carries her off to the umbrella-birds’ nesting island.
Reprints
Keywords
birds; earthquake; island; picnic; rainstorm; volcano

Private-Eye-Yi-Yi (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flintstones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Please Perry… Hire me as your helper! I’m fed up with quarry work… I want to do something exciting!
Feature Logo
The Flintstones [Western Interior Logo 1]
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Perry Gunnite; neighboring shopkeeper; two admiring kids; Mrs. Conklin; alley-saurus; diamond smuggler; two Bedrock police officers
Synopsis
Fred wants to work with Perry Gunnite as a detective, but Perry dismisses him… until Perry realizes that he’s locked himself out of his own office! He can’t be seen climbing through a window or forcing open his own door for fear of embarrassment, as his office is constantly surrounded by admirers. He schemes to give Fred an audition for detective work, and sets him on a trail that will result in Fred’s breaking-down Perry’s back-door for him! Things do not go as Perry planned…
Reprints
Keywords
admirers; detective; dogged persistence; embarrassment; false trail; locked-out; outsmarting one’s-self; ulterior motives

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Gold Key Comics Club Welcomes New Members
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

Requests for reader-submitted jokes and drawings. “Gold Key Comics Club Membership Card” to sign, cut out, and carry. There are four consecutive Gold Key Comics Club pages, comprising the centerfold.

Animals (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Reader-submitted drawings of animals.

Airplanes (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Reader-submitted drawings of airplanes.

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What’s lighter than a feather, but harder to hold?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Synopsis
Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.
Keywords
jokes; riddles

The Vanishing Tree (Table of Contents: 8)

Cave Kids / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Progress is progressing at an amazing rate in Bedrock…
Feature Logo
Cave Kids Western Interior Logo 1
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Izzy Einstone; Sandy Stone; Small Stuff; Rocky Ranger; Flappy the Flapasaurus; Mr. Fizz; Supra-Antelope
Synopsis
Kid-inventor Izzy Einstone creates the first “automatic weapon” – a club from which pops a sharp-billed woodpecker, or a boxing glove. Kid-hero Rocky Ranger cries foul. With every kid armed with an automatic weapon, he is essentially “out of the heroic-rescue business”. Izzy encourages Rocky to go into “aerial advertising” – skywriting the names of clients by releasing a big bag of dust from his flying flapasaurus in the shape of letters and words. This works… for a short while.
Reprints
Keywords
enterprise; hero; ingenuity; inventor; prehistoric invention or appliance; skywriting; weapons

Prehistoric Graveyard (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Facing one of the longest, most fashionable, and most famous streets in the world, Wilshire Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California, lies a five hundred thousand-year old graveyard of the prehistoric animal kingdom.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Text feature on the La Brea Tar Pits.
Reprints
Keywords
educational feature

Indexer Notes

© 1963, Western Publishing Company, Inc. No Hanna-Barbera characters.

The Sculptor (Table of Contents: 10)

The Flintstones / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lunch hour! Let’s go, Barney!
Feature Logo
The Flintstones [Western Interior Logo 1]
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Barney Rubble; Mr. Slater (Fred and Barney's boss); contest judge
Synopsis
During their lunch hours at the quarry, Fred and Barney have been chiseling a caricature of their boss Mr. Slater out of stone. The boss is not flattered and orders the sculpture destroyed – until he learns of a televised sculpting contest, and considers the free publicity he and the quarry will get if the boys win.
Reprints
Keywords
contest; quarry; sculpture; stone

Indexer Notes

For reasons unknown, the TV character of quarry boss “Mr. Slate” was never used in the Flintstones comics by Western Publishing. Instead, a character who at best only marginally resembled Hanna-Barbera’s design for “Mr. Slate” – and called “Mr. Slater” – was used in the role of Fred’s boss. When Charlton Comics assumed the license to publish The Flintstones in 1970, the same “off” character design was used, but the character was referred to as “Mr. Slate”. The name “Mr. Slate” and the proper character design for the character would not come together until the first issue of The Flintstones published by Marvel Comics in 1977.

[Fit to be Tied] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Flintstones / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Hazelton
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, dear! You got a different tie from every member of the family… and they’re all coming to your birthday dinner tonight!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; relatives
Synopsis
Fred wears a “train of ties” to avoid offending his relatives.
Reprints
  • From The Flintstones daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1963. Month and day not listed.
Keywords
gift; relatives; reused story; tie

Indexer Notes

Colorized reprint of The Flintstones daily newspaper strip, from 1963. Four strips are reprinted to the page. If this gag seemed familiar to readers of the time, it might be because it was redrawn by Pete Alvarado as a “six-panel, one-page gag” for The Flintstones (Western, 1962 Series) #40 June 1967 – six issues prior. But, having been published in newspapers in 1963, Gene Hazelton’s comic strip version actually came first. The dialogue in both versions is exactly the same – save for one additional line for Wilma in the Alvarado comic book version. Double-dipping on the part of some gag writer, perhaps?

[Baa-Baa Block Sleep] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Flintstones / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Hazelton
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Confound that Barney! All that racket over there! How am I supposed to sleep?
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; Barney Rubble
Synopsis
The “baa-ing” sound of Barney’s “two-sheep lawn mower” is keeping Fred awake.
Reprints
  • From The Flintstones daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1963. Month and day not listed.
Keywords
prehistoric invention or appliance; sleep problems

Indexer Notes

Colorized reprint of The Flintstones daily newspaper strip, from 1963. Four strips are reprinted to the page.

[Tell-Tale Tracks] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Flintstones / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Hazelton
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fred, how sweet! You’ve been brushing up on your Cha-Cha-Cha!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; Dino
Synopsis
Wilma deduces that Fred has been practicing his dancing – “through the courtesy of Fred’s two (dirty) feet” (to paraphrase the theme song) on her clean floor.
Reprints
  • From The Flintstones daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1962. Month and day not listed.
Keywords
best of intentions; dancing; footprints

Indexer Notes

Colorized reprint of The Flintstones daily newspaper strip, from 1962. Four strips are reprinted to the page.

[Water-Beds] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Flintstones / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Hazelton
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It’s a darling cottage, but isn’t it dangerous with the high tide coming in tonight?
Genre
humor
Characters
Wilma Flintstone; vacation cottage manager; maid
Synopsis
Concerned that a coming high tide will swamp a prospective ocean-front vacation cottage overnight, Wilma finds that the property manager has installed beds in the shape of small boats “…for your absolute safety”.
Reprints
  • From The Flintstones daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1963. Month and day not listed.
Keywords
beds; boats; high tide; ingenuity; vacation cottage

Indexer Notes

Colorized reprint of The Flintstones daily newspaper strip, from 1963. Four strips are reprinted to the page. This strip completes a single page of four.

[Best Vet Yet!] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Flintstones / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Hazelton
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What’s wrong with Dino, Fred?
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Dino; Joe Rockhead(?); veterinarian; nurse
Synopsis
Fred takes Dino to a vet that is especially good at “understanding animals”.
Reprints
  • From The Flintstones daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1962. Month and day not listed.
Keywords
sick pet; veterinarian

Indexer Notes

Colorized reprint of The Flintstones daily newspaper strip, from 1962. Four strips are reprinted to the page.

[Snake-Belt] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Flintstones / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Hazelton
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Use Seat Belts and Live Longer! (sign)
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone
Synopsis
Wilma questions if having a python wrapped around her, acting as a car seat-belt, will really help her live longer.
Reprints
  • From The Flintstones daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1963. Month and day not listed.
Keywords
best of intentions; car; prehistoric invention or appliance; python; safety; seat-belt

Indexer Notes

Colorized reprint of The Flintstones daily newspaper strip, from 1963. Four strips are reprinted to the page.

[Don’t Rush Her!] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Flintstones / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Hazelton
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry and grow-up, will you?!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Pebbles Flintstone
Synopsis
After doing lots of difficult housework, Fred tells baby Pebbles to “grow up”, so he can have some help.
Reprints
  • From The Flintstones daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1963. Month and day not listed.
Keywords
anticipation; baby; housework

Indexer Notes

Colorized reprint of The Flintstones daily newspaper strip, from 1963. Four strips are reprinted to the page.

[Fred’s Spare Tire Ire] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Flintstones / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Hazelton
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But I tell you he does!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; two kids
Synopsis
At the beach, two kids with inner-tubes around their waists, wonder if Fred has one under his full-body swim suit – or if he’s just fat. Adding insult to injury, they also think he’s Wilma’s “daddy”.
Reprints
  • From The Flintstones daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1963. Month and day not listed.
Keywords
beach; inner-tubes; kids; overweight; swim suit; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Colorized reprint of The Flintstones daily newspaper strip, from 1963. Four strips are reprinted to the page. This strip completes a single page of four.

[Rooster's Repose] (Table of Contents: 19)

Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
rooster; pig; cow; farmer; duck
Synopsis
What does a rooster do once he’s awakened everyone on the farm? He goes back to sleep.
Keywords
farm; rooster; sleep

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Top half of page.

[Ski-daddle] (Table of Contents: 20)

Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
skier
Synopsis
A frustrated skier abandons the slopes, and finds a more suitable use for his equipment.
Keywords
alternative uses; skis

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Lower half of page.

Dinosauria Iguanodon (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
educational feature

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text article on the iguanodon.

Sweet Music from Gold Key Comics (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

3 Complete Fishing Outfits (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Driveway Drawbridge]
    The Flintstones
  2. 1. Cheer! Cheer! The gang’s all here...
    Gold Key Comics; Walt Disney Comics Digest
  3. 2. Gone With the Bird
    The Flintstones
  4. 3. Private-Eye-Yi-Yi
    The Flintstones
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Animals
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Airplanes
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. The Vanishing Tree
    Cave Kids
  10. 9. Prehistoric Graveyard
  11. 10. The Sculptor
    The Flintstones
  12. 11. [Fit to be Tied]
    The Flintstones
  13. 12. [Baa-Baa Block Sleep]
    The Flintstones
  14. 13. [Tell-Tale Tracks]
    The Flintstones
  15. 14. [Water-Beds]
    The Flintstones
  16. 15. [Best Vet Yet!]
    The Flintstones
  17. 16. [Snake-Belt]
    The Flintstones
  18. 17. [Don’t Rush Her!]
    The Flintstones
  19. 18. [Fred’s Spare Tire Ire]
    The Flintstones
  20. 19. [Rooster's Repose]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  21. 20. [Ski-daddle]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  22. 21. Dinosauria Iguanodon
    Gold Key Comics Club
  23. 22. Sweet Music from Gold Key Comics
    Gold Key Comics
  24. 23. 3 Complete Fishing Outfits
    Niresk Discount Sales
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