(1973)

P.B.S. Limited, 1973 Series
 
Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1973
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
P.B.S. Limited
Brand
?

Issue Notes

Given away free at Total gas stations.

Yogi Bear Picture Book (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo; Ranger Smith

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

The Mysterious Intruder (Table of Contents: 2)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since Yogi became addicted to detective stories, he no longer sleeps at night!
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Bruno Bear; Larry Bear; Professor Algae N. Puddle
Synopsis
Yogi Bear and Boo Boo solve the mystery of who has been skulking around and inside various bears’ caves.
Reprints
Keywords
bats; bears; begging for food; caves; detective; detective stories; footprints; stalactites

Indexer Notes

Ralph Heimdahl and Steve Steere credits from Alberto Becattini (2020).

The Creeps of Jellystone (Table of Contents: 3)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Boo Boo Boy, I don’t recall being in this section of Jellystone Park before, do you?
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Ranger Smith; Boris Groozily (monster-bear husband); Groana Groozily (monster-bear wife); Gruntly Groozily (monster-bear son)
Synopsis
Yogi and Boo Boo inadvertently wander into a barren, creepy section of Jellystone Park, which Yogi assumes was probably destroyed by a forest fire. There, they meet “The Groozilys”, a monster-bear family (not unlike the then-popular TV “monster-families” The Addams Family and The Munsters). The Groozilys consist of a husband, wife, and son - the latter of whom is so huge and, presumably, hideous that he is never seen above chest-high, except in complete silhouette at story’s end. The Groozilys show their guests some monster-bear hospitality, until Yogi and Boo Boo flee back to Ranger Smith.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; creepy setting; family of monsters; forest; lost; night; there’s-no-place-like-home

Indexer Notes

This story reads in a similar fashion to the various Hanna-Barbera cartoons with the “J. Evil Scientist Family”, which were written by Michael Maltese. In addition to his body of animation writing, Maltese also wrote scripts for Western Publishing, making him a good bet as this story’s author.

[Which Left First, the Chicken or the Egg?] (Table of Contents: 4)

A Jellystone Jolly; Yogi Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; hatched chick
Synopsis
Yogi takes so long to start a campfire, for cooking an egg, a chick hatches from the egg and runs off.
Reprints
Keywords
campfire; chick; egg; outdoor cooking; wood

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

The Surfboarding Bear (Table of Contents: 5)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woops!
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Ranger Smith; various surfers; surfing judges
Synopsis
To get new furniture for his cave, Yogi enters a surfing contest.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; chair; party; surfers; surfing; surfing contest

Indexer Notes

Ralph Heimdahl and Steve Steere credits from Alberto Becattini (2020).

[Adventures in Ice-Fishing] (Table of Contents: 6)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; puzzled ice-fisherman
Synopsis
Yogi applies a new and efficient method to ice-fishing.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; ice-fishing; winter setting

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

Buccaneer Bear (Table of Contents: 7)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See, Dirk… Don’t they soften even your cold heart?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Dirk and Dirge (pickpocket pirates); various park tourists; various riverboat passengers
Synopsis
Would-be pickpocket pirates Dirk and Dirge are so impressed by Yogi and Boo Boo’s ability to attract crowds of tourists with their sympathy-inducing begging techniques that they use the bears to hold the attentions of the crowds on the Jellystone Riverboat sightseeing tours, while they sneak aboard to pick the patrons’ pockets.
Reprints
Keywords
begging; diversion; pickpockets; riverboat

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo; Ranger Smith

Indexer Notes

Back cover identical to front cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Yogi Bear Picture Book
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Mysterious Intruder
    Yogi Bear
  4. 3. The Creeps of Jellystone
    Yogi Bear
  5. 4. [Which Left First, the Chicken or the Egg?]
    A Jellystone Jolly; Yogi Bear
  6. 5. The Surfboarding Bear
    Yogi Bear
  7. 6. [Adventures in Ice-Fishing]
    Yogi Bear
  8. 7. Buccaneer Bear
    Yogi Bear
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
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