Porky Pig #65
(July-August 1959)

Dell, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (publisher); Helen Meyer (president); Paul R. Lilly (executive vice-president); Harold Clark (vice-president, advertising director); Albert P. Delacorte (treasurer); Chase Craig (editor)

Issue Notes

Copyright © 1959, by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

[Tennis Ball as Second Scoop on Ice Cream Cone] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Porky’s ice cream cone gets a tennis ball topping.
Reprints
Keywords
ice cream cone; tennis ball; unwelcome surprise

2 Subscriptions for the Price of 1 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

South American Adventure (Table of Contents: 2)

Porky Pig / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
?
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! Looks like they’re getting ready for a big festival here, Porky!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Colonel Rondo; Zito (cowardly matador); Diablo (a bull); Chaco (Zito's accomplice); Mook (an angry and duplicitous green alien who desires to be handsome)
Synopsis
Porky gets tricked into a bullfight by Zito, a cowardly matador. While in the woods before the fight, he comes upon an alien who duplicates Porky’s “handsome” looks as his own – and, in Porky's form (though green), is himself tricked into fighting the bull instead of Porky.
Keywords
abounding oddities; alien; bullfight; doppelgangers; mistaken identity; series of mishaps; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Don R. Christensen’s original title: “Demon Duplicator”. A wild story with more unusual situations and complications than the norm.

Inside Job (Table of Contents: 3)

Mary Jane and Sniffles / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day, when Mary Jane was visiting the zoo, Sniffles, who was watching everything from his ringside seat in Mary Jane’s pocket, suddenly tugged at her apron and pointed to a small, furry possum standing outside the fence surrounding the zoo.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mary Jane; Sniffles; Peter Possum
Synopsis
With her magic words, Mary Jane’s shrinks herself to the size of Sniffles and the pair help a possum who'd like to become a resident of the local zoo.
Reprints
Keywords
magic words; possum; shrinking; zoo

The Beautiful Brute (Table of Contents: 4)

Henery Hawk / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vivie Risto
Inks
Vivie Risto
Colors
?
Letters
Vivie Risto

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wowie! The gate to the hen yard is unlocked and open wide and no sign of Leghorn!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Henery Hawk; Foghorn Leghorn; Pierre's Beauty Farm gate guard; Pierre; three hens
Synopsis
The hens are at a beauty farm, and when Henery Hawk sneaks in to get them, he ends up getting his hair done by Pierre, and becomes, to his chagrin, a beautiful chickenhawk.
Keywords
hair dryer; makeover; mud-pack; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; outsmarting one’s-self; wig

Rugged Individuals (Table of Contents: 5)

Porky Pig / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Supposing Petunia doesn’t like the color of this rug, Porky?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Petunia Pig; Sylvester Pussycat; Bugs Bunny; Gumbel’s furniture salesman; Gumbel’s delivery truck drivers
Synopsis
A mix-up among Porky and Cicero, Gumbel’s Department Store, and Sylvester and Bugs results in Petunia losing all her furniture and getting it all back without her knowing anything happened.
Keywords
best of intentions; escalating events; furniture; repossession; rugs; working-at-cross-purposes

Dog Hounded (Table of Contents: 6)

Porky Pig / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Porky, look what followed me home!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig [as Count Zorfen]; Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
Cicero tricks Porky into keeping a new puppy dog as a pet.
Keywords
desperate search; disguise; dog; get-rich-quick; hoax; imposter; rain

Bill’s Vacation Gift from Dad! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Golf Clubs to Garden Clubs] (Table of Contents: 8)

Porky Pig / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Porky! Busy day at work?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Petunia Pig
Synopsis
Petunia uses Porky's golf clubs to prop up her new plants.
Keywords
alternative uses; golf clubs; meta humor

Indexer Notes

Meta Moment: Cicero is lying in a hammock, reading a Daffy Duck comic book. Black and white on inside back cover.

New! Daisy Scope Gun (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Tennis Ball as Second Scoop on Ice Cream Cone]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. 2 Subscriptions for the Price of 1
    Dell Comics
  3. 2. South American Adventure
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. Inside Job
    Mary Jane and Sniffles
  5. 4. The Beautiful Brute
    Henery Hawk
  6. 5. Rugged Individuals
    Porky Pig
  7. 6. Dog Hounded
    Porky Pig
  8. 7. Bill’s Vacation Gift from Dad!
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  9. 8. [Golf Clubs to Garden Clubs]
    Porky Pig
  10. 9. New! Daisy Scope Gun
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
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