(June 1969)

Western, 1969 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1969-04-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
92401-906
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Turtle Crosses and Apple Losses] (Table of Contents)

The Flintstones; Yogi Bear / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; Pebbles Flintstone; Dino; Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; turtles
Synopsis
Fred impatiently waits for a parade of turtles to cross the road in front of his car. Yogi lightens Boo Boo's load by lifting apples from the little bear's basket.
Keywords
apples; basket; blocked road; composite cover; turtles

Get Ready Gang for the Greatest Giggle Getter Yet (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

Gold Key Comics; Golden Comics Digest / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara (floating head of Tom); John Carey (floating head of Woody Woodpecker); Tony Strobl (floating head of Bugs Bunny)
Inks
Phil De Lara (floating head of Tom); John Carey (floating head of Woody Woodpecker); John Liggera (floating head of Bugs Bunny)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Woody Woodpecker; Bugs Bunny
Keywords
floating heads; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Floating heads of Tom, Woody Woodpecker, and Bugs Bunny adorn the top of the first page of the table of contents.

Photo Finish (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flintstones / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Guillermo Cardoso
Inks
Guillermo Cardoso
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pebbles! Pebbles!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; Pebbles Flintstone; Barney Rubble; Betty Rubble; Bamm-Bamm Rubble; Dino; Mr. Pictograf (photographer); photo store clerk
Synopsis
After Fred drives off a professional baby photographer, he finds that taking baby pictures is not as easy as he thought.
Reprints
Keywords
baby pictures; contest; know-it-all; meta humor; photography; series of mishaps

Indexer Notes

This story is chock full of both the verbal and physical humor that was the hallmark of The Flintstones TV show at its best.

Meta Moment: Page 6, panel 5 - a deflated Fred leans on the leftmost panel border.

The Fire Squid (Table of Contents: 4)

Moby Dick [1967 Hanna-Barbera TV character] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With Moby Dick's help, Tom and Tubb are bringing in an iceberg from the north!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Moby Dick, Tom; Tubb; Scooby (seal); two scientists; fire squid
Synopsis
Moby and friends face off against a giant squid that spews liquid fire from its tentacles.
Keywords
squid; undersea setting; whale

Indexer Notes

Formatted for digest as four oblong panels per page.

Huckleberry Scrambled Words (Table of Contents: 5)

Huckleberry Hound / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What table has no legs?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound
Reprints
Keywords
riddles; scrambled word puzzle

Indexer Notes

Retitled "Huckleberry Scrambled Words" for this reprinting. The original title, as appeared in March of Comics #199 (1960), was "Huckleberry Hound Wants to Know".

Three riddles are presented with scrambled letters forming the answers. Unscramble the letters and solve the riddle.

Three original illustrations of Huckleberry Hound by Harvey Eisenberg illustrate the riddles. Eisenberg letters this entire page, except for portions of the revised title.

Fun-Type Roundup (Table of Contents: 6)

Quick Draw McGraw / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Shazzan TNT-Teasers (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

The Good Old Daze (Table of Contents: 8)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

The Case of the Red Mustache (Table of Contents: 9)

Atom Ant / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Wally Gator Gets Geometry (Table of Contents: 10)

Wally Gator / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Puzzle page.

Yakky Dood It (Table of Contents: 11)

Yakky Doodle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yakky Doodle; Chopper; Fibber Fox
Reprints

The Mind Invader (Table of Contents: 12)

Space Ghost / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; science fiction

Airtight Mystery (Table of Contents: 13)

Snooper & Blabber / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Yogi Yuks (Table of Contents: 14)

Yogi Yuks / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints
  • Yogi Bear newspaper strips, dates unknown.

Jungle James (Table of Contents: 15)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy-o-boy! I'd give my eyeteeth to have a swell job driving a big limousine like that!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 2 Single Line of Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; nameless rich man; James (chauffeur); cop; bank robber; elephant; ape; rhino; crocodile; lion; zebra; hunter
Synopsis
Cab driver Huck, thanks to some extraordinary driving skills, is hired as a jeep-chauffeur for a rich man's jungle camera-safari.
Reprints
Keywords
camera safari; chauffeur; jeep; jungle animals; jungle setting; taxicab

Indexer Notes

Oddly, the rich man (who plays a major role as Huck's employer) remains nameless throughout the story while his chauffeur - who appears in only one panel, and in silhouette - is give the name "James".

The title, "Jungle James", refers to Huck's job as a jungle chauffeur for the rich man's African camera-safari. "James" becoming shorthand for chauffeur. Per Merlin Haas, it is also a parody reference to the character "Jungle Jim".

Huck begins this story as a cab driver. The same year (1960) saw "Huck's Hack", a cartoon casting Huck as a cab driver.

Augie Doggie Clockwise (Table of Contents: 16)

Augie Doggie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Puzzle page.

Snooper Detective (Table of Contents: 17)

Ruff & Reddy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Time Tinkerers (Table of Contents: 18)

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Yogi Wildlife Quiz (Table of Contents: 19)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Hero-Type Guy (Table of Contents: 20)

Cave Kids / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Birdman Aircraft Quiz (Table of Contents: 21)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Horses and History (Table of Contents: 22)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

A Sick-Type Joke (Table of Contents: 23)

Top Cat / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Magilla Gorilla Window Writing (Table of Contents: 24)

Magilla Gorilla / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Puzzle page.

Wolf Willies (Table of Contents: 25)

The Banana Splits / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Interplanetary Picnickers (Table of Contents: 26)

The Jetsons / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

Genre
humor; science fiction
Reprints

You Can Draw Pebbles (Table of Contents: 27)

The Flintstones / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

The Prehistoric Baby Sitter (Table of Contents: 28)

The Flintstones / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Turtle Crosses and Apple Losses]
    The Flintstones; Yogi Bear
  2. 1. Get Ready Gang for the Greatest Giggle Getter Yet
    Gold Key Comics; Golden Comics Digest
  3. 2. Table of Contents
    Gold Key Comics; Golden Comics Digest
  4. 3. Photo Finish
    The Flintstones
  5. 4. The Fire Squid
    Moby Dick [1967 Hanna-Barbera TV character]
  6. 5. Huckleberry Scrambled Words
    Huckleberry Hound
  7. 6. Fun-Type Roundup
    Quick Draw McGraw
  8. 7. Shazzan TNT-Teasers
  9. 8. The Good Old Daze
    Yogi Bear
  10. 9. The Case of the Red Mustache
    Atom Ant
  11. 10. Wally Gator Gets Geometry
    Wally Gator
  12. 11. Yakky Dood It
    Yakky Doodle
  13. 12. The Mind Invader
    Space Ghost
  14. 13. Airtight Mystery
    Snooper & Blabber
  15. 14. Yogi Yuks
    Yogi Yuks
  16. 15. Jungle James
    Huckleberry Hound
  17. 16. Augie Doggie Clockwise
    Augie Doggie
  18. 17. Snooper Detective
    Ruff & Reddy
  19. 18. Time Tinkerers
    Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
  20. 19. Yogi Wildlife Quiz
  21. 20. Hero-Type Guy
    Cave Kids
  22. 21. Birdman Aircraft Quiz
  23. 22. Horses and History
  24. 23. A Sick-Type Joke
    Top Cat
  25. 24. Magilla Gorilla Window Writing
    Magilla Gorilla
  26. 25. Wolf Willies
    The Banana Splits
  27. 26. Interplanetary Picnickers
    The Jetsons
  28. 27. You Can Draw Pebbles
    The Flintstones
  29. 28. The Prehistoric Baby Sitter
    The Flintstones
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