(June 1966)

Western, 1965 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1966-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10140-606. Comic content is all reprint. No ads in this issue. All 36 pages are comics or comics-related text material.

[Woodpecker Widens the Strike Zone] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
A woodpecker chips away at Porky’s wooden baseball bat.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; bat; unexpected intrusion; woodpecker

Indexer Notes

With the exception of its tail, the woodpecker’s coloring matches that of Walter Lantz’s Woody Woodpecker – also published by Western.

[Irrigation by Organization] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here, C-Cicero! Buy yourself a water p-pistol, so you can p-play with the kids next door!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; neighborhood kids
Synopsis
Porky organizes the neighborhood kids in a water pistol fight that waters his garden.
Reprints
Keywords
garden; water pistol

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

The Isle of Missing Ships (Table of Contents: 2)

Porky Pig / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sylvester y-you said these waters were f-filled with fish, but I haven’t had a b-bite for two hours!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Sylvester Pussycat; Jack the Jabber; Stupid; Coast Guard commander
Synopsis
Porky and Sylvester are on a ship full of bubble gum that is captured by modern-day pirates, Jack the Jabber and Stupid. They foil the pirates' scheme.
Reprints
Keywords
bubblegum; death trap; fish; ghost ship; pirates; secret lair

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Porky's Tramp Trick] (Table of Contents: 3)

Porky Pig / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Petunia! You shouldn't give food to every tramp that comes along!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Cicero; Chubby Charlie (robber tramp)
Synopsis
To discourage Petunia’s innocent willingness to feed hungry tramps in her home, Porky dons a hobo disguise to teach her a lesson.
Reprints
Keywords
disguise; robber; tramps; trust

Indexer Notes

Story title is "Petunia's Tramp" in Christensen's notes. To better effect his vagabond disguise(?), Porky eschews his trademark stutter for the entire story.

[Gardening Clubs] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks for loaning me your golf clubs, Porky!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Petunia Pig; Porky Pig
Synopsis
Petunia borrows Porky's golf clubs to use as supports for her flowers.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; flowers; garden; golf clubs

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

[Porky Brings His Humor to Bear] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are we going to hunt, Porky?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; bear
Synopsis
When Porky takes Petunia with him to hunt a bear for a bearskin rug, Petunia asks Porky to "do something funny" at an inopportune moment.
Reprints
Keywords
bear; hunting; shotgun

Indexer Notes

Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Woodpecker Widens the Strike Zone]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. [Irrigation by Organization]
    Porky Pig
  3. 2. The Isle of Missing Ships
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. [Porky's Tramp Trick]
    Porky Pig
  5. 4. [Gardening Clubs]
    Petunia Pig
  6. 5. [Porky Brings His Humor to Bear]
    Porky Pig
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