(October 1963)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1963-07-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[A Unicycle Built for Three] (Table of Contents)

Huckleberry Hound / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Pixie; Dixie
Synopsis
Huck rides a unicycle with Pixie and Dixie along for the ride... on Huck's tail.
Reprints
Keywords
all-purpose tail; having fun; size differential; unicycle

[Special Offer! A Special Combination Offer for All Lovers of Action and Adventure] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Huckleberry Hound Chuckleberry Tales (Table of Contents: 2)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, am I ever glad I gave up being a plain ol' private eye!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; fishermen; marine fuel attendant; old sea captain; Snack-Shack soda jerk; two pirates; cruise ship passengers and crew
Synopsis
Taking his private eye practice off land and out to sea in a tricked-out speedboat, Huck solves the mystery of cruise ship invading pirates who can appear and disappear at will.
Keywords
abounding oddities; cruise ship; mystery; pirates; private eye; sea or island setting; speedboat

A Matter of Luck (Table of Contents: 3)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, how about that - thirteen, my lucky-type number!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Western Logo 1 Straight Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Grandfather Huckleberry; black kitten; lots of angry citizens
Synopsis
Huck touts his lucky-hound heritage while, unknowingly, wreaking havoc all over town.
Keywords
bad luck; cluelessness; fourth-wall-breaking; Friday the 13th; good luck; inattentiveness; superstition; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

Huck spends most of this story talking directly to the audience (readers), oblivious to the events around him, as he does in many of his TV cartoons.

Zoo-Ner or Later (Table of Contents: 4)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, Mister Twiddle, I sure am happy you gave me an assistant's job here at the zoo!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Western Logo 1 Straight Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Wally Gator; Mister Twiddle; lots of other animals
Synopsis
Zoo keeper Mister Twiddle hires Huck to bring back the elusive Wally Gator, who keeps escaping.
Keywords
alligator; battle of wits; escape; Hanna-Barbera character crossover; zoo; zoo keeper

Indexer Notes

Dialogue and situations are "Maltese-ian"! Maltese wrote for the Wally Gator TV cartoon.

Good Bit: The escaped Wally leaves a note on his cage… “Out to lunch! Back about 1964, I like a big lunch! Signed Wally Gator”

Packy, the Crane (Table of Contents: 5)

Packy Pachyderm / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day, as Packy, the forgetful little elephant, roamed through the jungle, he heard strange noises.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Packy Pachyderm; construction workers; mother bird; baby bird
Synopsis
Packy sees a "metal monster" lifting heavy loads, and hears the workers call it a "crane". This confuses Packy, who'd always believed a "crane" was a bird. Packy returns a baby bird to its nest by emulating the lifting motion of a construction crane with his trunk, and further puzzles the mother bird when the helpful elephant refers to himself as a "crane".
Keywords
birds; crane; elephant; jungle setting

A Cat's Home Is His Hassle (Table of Contents: 6)

Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Egad! The sky is filling up with dark clouds! This is awful!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pixie; Dixie; Mr. Jinks
Synopsis
As a big storm approaches, nervous Jinksie can't think of anything worse than being cooped-up with Pixie and Dixie for the duration, so he decides to throw the meeces out into the storm. And so, the battle begins...
Keywords
battle of wits; case of nerves; cat; eviction; mice; need-for-peace-and-quiet; storm

Indexer Notes

This story is one of two in this issue to employ rectangular dialogue balloons, while the other stories do not, indicating a general transition away from the "new graphic style" adopted by Western Publishing, with the start-up of Gold Key Comics in 1962.

A Huckleberry Chuckleberry (Table of Contents: 7)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (sound effects lettering only); ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here, chick, chick, chick!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; chickens; rooster
Synopsis
Huck feeds a flock of chickens, but has nothing left for the angry rooster.
Keywords
best of intentions; chickens; dinner bell; farm; feed; rooster

Indexer Notes

Rectangular dialogue balloons. On final interior page of the comic.

Keys of Knowledge: Railroads Number 6 Passenger Cars (Table of Contents: 8)

Keys of Knowledge / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1829, the Baltimore and Ohio's "Pioneer" was the first passenger car in America, but was little more than a shed on wheels.
Feature Logo
Keys of Knowledge
Genre
non-fiction; historical
Synopsis
Illustrated text feature on the history of American railroad passenger cars.
Keywords
educational feature; passenger cars; railroads

Indexer Notes

Five illustrations of historic and modern American railroad passenger cars with accompanying text. © 1963, Western Publishing Company, Inc. Black and white on inside back cover.

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [A Unicycle Built for Three]
    Huckleberry Hound
  2. 1. [Special Offer! A Special Combination Offer for All Lovers of Action and Adventure]
    Gold Key Comics; Turok; Tarzan
  3. 2. Huckleberry Hound Chuckleberry Tales
    Huckleberry Hound
  4. 3. A Matter of Luck
    Huckleberry Hound
  5. 4. Zoo-Ner or Later
    Huckleberry Hound
  6. 5. Packy, the Crane
    Packy Pachyderm
  7. 6. A Cat's Home Is His Hassle
    Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks
  8. 7. A Huckleberry Chuckleberry
    Huckleberry Hound
  9. 8. Keys of Knowledge: Railroads Number 6 Passenger Cars
    Keys of Knowledge
  10. 9. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers only $1.98
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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