(January 1969)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1968-10-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10067-901. On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

This issue contains the last two new Huckleberry Hound stories to be published by Western. Two additional new covers for issues #40 and #41 will appear into early 1970, but interior content will be reprint thru #43 (October 1970), the final Western issue before Charlton assumes the Hanna-Barbera Classic Character license.

[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

Learn to Draw in 15 Easy Lessons (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Connecticut Home Study Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hawaii Bound Hound (Table of Contents: 2)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By my calculations, we should be off the coast of Hawaii!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Western Logo 2 Single Line of Slanted Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; ship's captain; ship's helmsman; explorer 1; explorer 2; native chief; native chief's aide; various other natives; lion
Synopsis
Missing Hawaii and landing on an entirely different island, Huck and two stuffy explorer types must contend with a rather clever lion that keeps the native population at bay.
Reprints
Keywords
exploring; Hawaii; island; lion; natives; sea or island setting

Indexer Notes

As in many of his cartoons, Huck delivers a running calm, low-key, and often clueless monologue on the goings-on around him.

Doctor Doggie (Table of Contents: 3)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The stethoscope is only a toy and the pills are just candy!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Western Logo 2 Block Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; toy store clerk; bricklayer; skinny crook; fat crook; police officer
Synopsis
Huck buys a toy doctor kit with a realistic looking doctor's bag for his nephew's birthday. A knock on the head from a falling brick leads him to think he's a real doctor - just in time to be hailed by a crook whose partner needs medical assistance.
Keywords
amnesia; crooks; doctor; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

New story. One of the last two new Huckleberry Hound stories to be published by Western.

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

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

Reader's Page Monsters (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various monsters submitted by readers. Middle left page of centerfold.

Tell Mom and Dad About This Wonderful Gift Idea (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Western Publishing; Golden Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 7)

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
What grows larger the more you take away from it?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

Future Frenzy (Table of Contents: 8)

Yakky Doodle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! Somebody lost a swell glass doorknob!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yakky Doodle; Chopper; newspaper boy; two junkmen
Synopsis
Believing he has found a crystal ball, Yakky does his painful best to see that Chopper avoids the certain doom the duck feels will befall his bulldog pal.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; crystal ball; doom; fortune telling; getting carried away; unwanted help

Rugged Rover (Table of Contents: 9)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Am I bid fifty for this old pirate-type chest? Heh! Who knows what might be inside?!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Western Logo 2 Block Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; auctioneer; various auction attendees; various panicked city dwellers; witch; Pixie; Dixie
Synopsis
At an auction, Huck buys an old locked chest that contains a flying carpet. Trying it out, he finds to his dismay that magic carpets and modern cities don't mix. Retreating to an isolated forest, Huck is captured by an "old witch with an eye toward progress", who has sinister plans for the rug.
Keywords
auction; flying carpet; witch

Indexer Notes

New story. One of the last two new Huckleberry Hound stories to be published by Western.

Dinosauria Ankylosaurus (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the Mesozoic world of over a hundred million years ago, just as the spike-backed stegosaurus became extinct, the true armored dinosaur – the ankylosaurus – appeared.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
dinosaurs; educational feature

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text article on the ankylosaurus. Copyright 1968 by Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Here it is, Comic Fans… The Gold Key Treasure Chest (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Mighty "Matchbox" The Torture Test at Rough Rock (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Matchbox / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [A Unicycle Built for Three]
    Huckleberry Hound
  2. 1. Learn to Draw in 15 Easy Lessons
    Connecticut Home Study Institute
  3. 2. Hawaii Bound Hound
    Huckleberry Hound
  4. 3. Doctor Doggie
    Huckleberry Hound
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Reader's Page Monsters
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Tell Mom and Dad About This Wonderful Gift Idea
    Western Publishing; Golden Magazine
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. Future Frenzy
    Yakky Doodle
  10. 9. Rugged Rover
    Huckleberry Hound
  11. 10. Dinosauria Ankylosaurus
    Gold Key Comics Club
  12. 11. Here it is, Comic Fans… The Gold Key Treasure Chest
    Gold Key Comics
  13. 12. Mighty "Matchbox" The Torture Test at Rough Rock
    Matchbox
  14. 13. Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship
    Junior Sales Club of America
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