(October 1964)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1964-08-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10006-410. On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Along Came a Spider] (Table of Contents)

The Flintstones / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Barney Rubble; Pebbles Flintstone; spider
Synopsis
A large spider sets itself, not on a tuffet, but on Fred's in-play golf ball. Does Fred dare play the ball where it lies, or opt for a multi-legged penalty?
Reprints
Keywords
golf; intimidation; spider; unwelcome surprise

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

Western Publishing Company, Inc.; Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the swingin'-est thing yet! The Golden Magazine for boys and girls
Characters
anthropomorphic squirrel on a swing
Keywords
mail subscriptions; publisher’s house ads

Indexer Notes

Promo and subscription coupon for the Golden Magazine for boys and girls, published by Golden Press. Color ad on inside front cover.

Money Matters...A Lot (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flintstones / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sorry we let the girls talk us into taking them shopping!
Feature Logo
The Flintstones [Western Interior Logo 1]
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; Barney Rubble; Betty Rubble; thin cop; bulky cop; desk sergeant
Synopsis
A bag of money falls from an armored car, landing at Fred and Barney’s feet. Their own excitability complicates their turning it over to the police.
Reprints
Keywords
armored car; best of intentions; disguises; escalating events; moneybag; paranoia; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Reads just like an early episode of the TV show.

The Hobby Habit (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flintstones / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pick a card... any card!
Feature Logo
The Flintstones [Western Interior Logo 2]
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; Pebbles Flintstone; Barney Rubble; Betty Rubble; Bamm-Bamm Rubble; hypnotist
Synopsis
Wilma turns to a hypnotist to break Fred of his annoying obsession with hobbies.
Reprints
Keywords
comic obsession; getting carried away; hobbies; hypnotism; magic tricks

Flying by Scareplane (Table of Contents: 4)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
John Carey
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Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, J. Evil, Isn't this exciting?
Feature Logo
Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
J. Evil Scientist; Goonda; witch; resort hotel owner; resort guests
Synopsis
Stranded while on the way to their second honeymoon, J. Evil Scientist and Goonda take gardener and housekeeping jobs at a short-staffed resort hotel. Guests, beware...
Reprints
Keywords
doing-something-their-own-way; hotel; second honeymoon; series of mishaps; stranded; traveling

Indexer Notes

This story has rectangular dialogue balloons, in accordance with the “Early Gold Key style”.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

General Mills; Lucky Charms; L.C. Leprechaun / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Tis luck to catch a leprechaun!
Characters
L.C. Leprechaun; two boys
Synopsis
To hold on to his Lucky Charms cereal, L.C. Leprechaun avoids one trap and steps into another.
Keywords
cereal

Indexer Notes

Ad for Lucky Charms cereal from General Mills. Middle right page of centerfold.

Who Has the Clue? (Table of Contents: 6)

Perry Gunnite / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Perry Gunnite had never had such a busy day!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Perry Gunnite; Mr. Lava; Mr. Marble; Mrs. Rockface; Mrs. Gemstone; Mr. Stonewall; Mrs. Soapstone; six small boys
Synopsis
Perry must juggle six clients at once, all of whom are reporting missing objects. He arrives at the solution by gleaning clues from each client’s description of their missing items.
Reprints
Keywords
clues; detective; missing objects

Indexer Notes

An unusual addendum appears at the end of the story... "Editor's Note: Test your detective ability. See if you can find the clues that helped Perry solve all six problems."

The Strange Case of the Sprained Toe (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flintstones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
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Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! Lunchtime!
Feature Logo
The Flintstones [Western Interior Logo 1]
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; Barney Rubble; Dr. Stoney Quirk (real doctor) Dr. Ben Cagey (TV doctor), TV director; orderly
Synopsis
Fred sprains his big toe in a work accident and is taken to the hospital for treatment on a day the “Ben Cagey” TV doctor show happens to be filming there!
Reprints
Keywords
character roles; doctors; hospital; TV shows; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

"Ben Cagey" is a parody of 1960s TV doctor “Ben Casey”, played by actor Vince Edwards. "Stoney Quirk" is a parody of 1960s TV character "Stoney Burke", played by actor Jack Lord. Oddly, the character of "Stoney Burke" was not a doctor but a rodeo rider.

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

General Mills; Trix; Trix Rabbit / comics-form advertising / 0.75 page (report information)

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How's Trix? Worth rounding up...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Trix Rabbit (as a cowboy); cowboy kid
Synopsis
The Trix Rabbit tries to lasso a box of Trix cereal.
Keywords
cereal

Indexer Notes

Ad for Trix cereal from General Mills. Top 3/4 of page.

All your favorites are at their best in Gold Key Comics (Table of Contents: 9)

Western Publishing Company; Gold Key Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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Keywords
Gold Key Comics logo; publisher’s house ads

Indexer Notes

No characters or comic book covers pictured. Only the Gold Key Comics logo with ad copy on either side. Lower 1/4 of page.

The Explorers (Table of Contents: 10)

The Flintstones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy oh boy... a picnic! My favorite kind of outdoor sport!
Feature Logo
The Flintstones [Western Interior Logo 2]
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Fred Flintstone; Wilma Flintstone; Pebbles Flintstone; Barney Rubble; Betty Rubble; Pre-Stone-Age people
Synopsis
While exploring a deep cave, our stone age explorers Fred and Barney discover an underground civilization of shaggy-haired, bearded “Pre-Stone-Age people”. All goes well until Fred decides to bring “modern-stone-age” progress to the Pre-Stone-Age. ...Is it even possible to "set-back" the Pre-Stone-Age? Just watch Fred!
Reprints
Keywords
ancient civilization; best of intentions; caves; leave-well-enough-alone; unwanted help

Indexer Notes

Good dialogue exchange:

BARNEY: "These are pre-stone age people, and this is a pre-stone age civilization! They live underground!"

PRE-STONE AGER: You two must be men of the future... We read about you in our science fiction books!

FRED: You've got us wrong! We live in the present... in a modern city outside these caves!

PRE-STONE AGER: But that's impossible! The world hasn't COOLED-OFF enough yet to have a city outside!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

General Mills; Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rocky; Bullwinkle; whale
Synopsis
Bullwinkle eats Cheerios for “muscle-makin’ protein” to power his rowboat, and runs into a whale.
Keywords
cereal

Indexer Notes

One of a series of Cheerios ads featuring Rocky and Bullwinkle. On final interior page of the comic.

[132 pc. Roman Soldier Set Only $1.98] (Table of Contents: 12)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
2 Complete Roman Armies!
Keywords
mail order marketing; toy soldiers

Indexer Notes

Ad offering two complete armies of molded plastic Roman soldiers – one in blue, one in yellow. Color ad on inside back cover.

Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Or a big 50 cent profit for each box you sell
Keywords
Christmas cards; greeting cards; prizes; sales

Indexer Notes

Ad for Junior Sales Club of America, offering prizes or money for the sales of "lovely all occasion cards" or "sensational new Christmas cards". Inflation Alert: The 1967 version of this very same ad offered "a big *55* [vs. 50] cent profit for each box you sell". Color ad on back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Along Came a Spider]
    The Flintstones
  2. 1. ["It's the swingin'-est thing yet! The Golden Magazine for boys and girls"]
    Western Publishing Company, Inc.; Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls
  3. 2. Money Matters...A Lot
    The Flintstones
  4. 3. The Hobby Habit
    The Flintstones
  5. 4. Flying by Scareplane
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
  6. 5. ["'Tis luck to catch a leprechaun!"]
    General Mills; Lucky Charms; L.C. Leprechaun
  7. 6. Who Has the Clue?
    Perry Gunnite
  8. 7. The Strange Case of the Sprained Toe
    The Flintstones
  9. 8. ["How's Trix? Worth rounding up..."]
    General Mills; Trix; Trix Rabbit
  10. 9. All your favorites are at their best in Gold Key Comics
    Western Publishing Company; Gold Key Comics
  11. 10. The Explorers
    The Flintstones
  12. 11. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    General Mills; Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle
  13. 12. [132 pc. Roman Soldier Set Only $1.98]
  14. 13. Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You!
    Junior Sales Club of America
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