(September 1966)

Western, 1965 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1966-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10140-609

[Baseball in Bird's Nest] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Bugs Bunny; intimidating bird
Synopsis
Retrieving a baseball from a tree, Porky comes face-to-face with an angry bird.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; bird's nest; intimidation

[The Attic Battle] (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
Thank heavens you're here, Porky!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; squirrel
Synopsis
Porky scares a squirrel out of Petunia's attic, but with unexpected consequences.
Reprints
Keywords
attic; baseball bat; best of intentions; damage; squirrel

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Land of Squareheads] (Table of Contents: 2)

Porky Pig / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Tony Strobl
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Porky! You won!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; chauffeur; various squareheads; two newsreel photographers; Bugs Bunny; various moviegoers
Synopsis
Porky and Petunia win a one-day vacation in a contest. On the way they are kidnaped by square-headed men and taken by ship to the land of Skware. The square-heads try to figure out why the two are "round-heads." Petunia convinces them she is the queen promised by an ancient legend. Porky wants to leave, but Petunia likes being queen.
Reprints
Keywords
contest; crown; helicopter; legend; newsreel; ocean; odd beings; queen; square; strange land

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Story title is "Land of Squareheads" in Christensen's notes

[“Old Faithful” Is Closer Than You Think!] (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Hop in, boys! We're g-going to drive up and see Old F-faithful!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Buzzy (nephew of Beaky Buzzard)
Synopsis
Porky's radiator provides a good substitute for the "Old Faithful" geyser.
Reprints
Keywords
car trip; geyser

Indexer Notes

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

[Porky’s Workload Gets a Little Lighter] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
At last! My f-first customer!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Uncle Ham
Synopsis
Porky overdoes the “super service” at his gas station.
Reprints
Keywords
full service gas station

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini.

The Amazing Wishing Well (Table of Contents: 5)

Professor Putter / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?; Carl Fallberg ?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Putter; woman; son; mailman; pirates
Synopsis
Besieged by incessant requests for labor-saving inventions wherever he goes, Professor Putter wishes he could escape to a desert island. Since he can’t leave his lab without being mobbed, he invents a “wishing well” to wish himself to his destination – and runs into pirates.
Keywords
inventor; need-for-peace-and-quiet; penny; pirates; there’s-no-place-like-home; wishing well

Indexer Notes

Professor Putter is not a Warner Bros. property, but there is no copyright notice attributed to Western Publishing attached to this story. This story reads less like a typical Professor Putter entry, and more like an unused Gyro Gearloose tale. New story.

Game Canary (Table of Contents: 6)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Er… What say we play marbles, Tweety, ol’ twirp?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety; Sylvester; dog
Synopsis
Sylvester tries to snare Tweety in a game of bullfighting.
Keywords
bullfighting; canary; cat; games

Indexer Notes

New story.

[Don't Sweat the Sweater!] (Table of Contents: 7)

Porky Pig / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here c-comes Sylvester now!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Sylvester; pack of dogs; Beaky Buzzard; knitting teacher; Cicero's parrot; Elmer Fudd; knitting contest judges
Synopsis
Petunia decides that a sweater she gave Porky would be a perfect entry in a sewing club contest. However, Porky has given the sweater away to Beaky Buzzard and a moth has made a meal of it. Porky and Sylvester then try to knit a new sweater themselves. Also, Porky wins a door prize.
Reprints
Keywords
contest; door prize.; knitting; parrot; shrinkage; sweater

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Pencils credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Famous Name Prizes or Cash...The Easy Olympic Way (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Clever Path To Quiet] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! What a wonderful day for relaxing!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; various noisy boys
Synopsis
Porky is trying to get some peace and quiet to read a book in his hammock, but Cicero and his friends persist in playing noisy games.
Reprints
Keywords
need-for-peace-and-quiet

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Rainy Day Kite Flight] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Boy, oh boy! It's awfully hot and s-sultry!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Buzzy (nephew of Beaky Buzzard)
Synopsis
When it rains, Cicero uses Porky's fan to fly his kite indoors.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; fan; kite; rain

Indexer Notes

Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Baseball in Bird's Nest]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. [The Attic Battle]
    Porky Pig
  3. 2. [Land of Squareheads]
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. [“Old Faithful” Is Closer Than You Think!]
    Porky Pig
  5. 4. [Porky’s Workload Gets a Little Lighter]
    Porky Pig
  6. 5. The Amazing Wishing Well
    Professor Putter
  7. 6. Game Canary
    Tweety and Sylvester
  8. 7. [Don't Sweat the Sweater!]
    Porky Pig
  9. 8. Famous Name Prizes or Cash...The Easy Olympic Way
    Olympic Sales Club, Inc.
  10. 9. [The Clever Path To Quiet]
    Porky Pig
  11. 10. [Rainy Day Kite Flight]
    Porky Pig
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