(April 1969)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1969-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10067-904. Character comics content is all reprint.

[Squelching a Squeaking Skate] (Table of Contents)

Huckleberry Hound / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound
Synopsis
Huck oils a squeaky roller skate - while skating.
Reprints
Keywords
deftness; oil can; roller skate

Amazing $1 Art Offer (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Time Jumper (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo and story title only); Rome Siemen (rest of story)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's just awful the way some o' these stories end up! Doggone!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 2 Single Line of Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; librarian; Bad Cactus Carl (western villain); western townsfolk; Sir Caddy (villainous knight); Sir Caddy's steed; King Archie
Synopsis
Unlocking the secret of an unlikely method of time travel, Huck sets out to right some of history’s wrongs.
Reprints
Keywords
armor; art or lettering modification; books; clocks; doors; ingenuity; king; knight; library; medieval setting; outlaw; roads; six-gun; time travel; unlikely hero; western setting

Indexer Notes

Huck travels a "timeway" ("a freeway through the ages"), made up of winding brick paths leading to different doors for various years and time periods. His own entry-door is marked "1969" for this reprint, and "1960" in the original printing.

Letting Off Steam (Table of Contents: 3)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Erks! There goes Old Fiftful Geyser again! Everytime it lets off a blast, it wakes me up!
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Western Logo 2]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Ranger Smith; various tourists; cement truck driver
Synopsis
Yogi attempts to silence Jellystone Park's Old Fiftful Geyser, which regularly disrupts his sleep.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; geyser; national park; need-for-peace-and-quiet; outsmarting one’s-self; sleep problems

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

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

Reader's Page Doodles (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

Reader-submitted "doodles", made from squiggles, various letters of the alphabet, and numbers.

Gold Key Comics Club Holiday Offer (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics / 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
Why do we seem to always find things in the last place we look?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

The Helpless Helper (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo and story title only); Rome Siemen (rest of story)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Traffic! Smog! Noise! There comes a time in every hound's life when he just can't take the city anymore!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Myopic Q. Mole, Esquire
Synopsis
Fleeing the city for the peace and quiet of the country, do-gooder Huck becomes the self-appointed protector of a nearsighted mole who has decided to live on the surface, rather than remain underground. He should have minded his own business.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; city; country; forest setting; fourth-wall-breaking; leave-well-enough-alone; mole; need-for-peace-and-quiet; protector; series of mishaps; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

As a former animator, Harvey Eisenberg nicely renders several instances of cartoon slapstick violence – all of which happen to Huck. Fourth-Wall Flouting: Huck directly addresses the readers on page seven, panel six.

Sir Huckleberry and the Dragon (Table of Contents: 9)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Barbera (writer of original cartoons 1958); Warren Foster (writer of original cartoons 1959); ? (adaptation of existing cartoon bits into original story)
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo and story title only); Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brave knights, there is a fire-eating dragon in my kingdom! If there is one among you who will volunteer to capture the beast, let him step forward!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 2 Single Line of Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; king; knights; horse; dragon; tower guard
Synopsis
Sir Huckleberry Hound is stuck with the job of capturing a dragon.
Reprints
Keywords
battle of wits; cartoon adaptation; dragon; fourth-wall-breaking; historical setting; horse; knights; practical jokes; reused story; trickery; unlikely hero

Indexer Notes

Not an actual adaptation of a Huckleberry Hound television cartoon, but an original story with gag-elements taken or otherwise adapted from such Hound cartoons as “Dragon-Slayer Huck” (1958), “Tricky Trapper” (1958), “Somebody’s Lion” (1959), and “Knight School” (1959). At times, just as they would in a cartoon, both Huck and the dragon address the audience (readers). Possible script or lettering error: In the first line (transcribed above) the dragon is described as a "fire-eating dragon". Should it have been "fire-breathing dragon"?

[Car Wash] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
husband; wife; two kids; car wash attendant
Synopsis
When the line for the morning shower is too long, the husband skates through a car wash to save time.
Keywords
alternative uses; car wash; long wait; shower

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Top half of page.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Richard W. Eiger
Letters
typeset

Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 27, 1968. Prepared by Richard W. Eiger. Reported total distribution: 236,986 (12 month average), 221,287 (nearest issue). Lower half of page.

204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers set Only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Win $1,000 College Scholarship (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Squelching a Squeaking Skate]
    Huckleberry Hound
  2. 1. Amazing $1 Art Offer
    Colonial Studios
  3. 2. Time Jumper
    Huckleberry Hound
  4. 3. Letting Off Steam
    Yogi Bear
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Reader's Page Doodles
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Gold Key Comics Club Holiday Offer
    Gold Key Comics
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. The Helpless Helper
    Huckleberry Hound
  10. 9. Sir Huckleberry and the Dragon
    Huckleberry Hound
  11. 10. [Car Wash]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  13. 12. 204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers set Only $1.98
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  14. 13. Win $1,000 College Scholarship
    Junior Sales Club of America
  15. 14. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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