Porky Pig #17
(March 1968)

Western, 1965 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-01-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10140-803. On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Egg Tic-Tac-Toe] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; three hens
Synopsis
Three hens complete Porky's game of tic-tac-toe by diagonally laying three eggs in a row
Reprints
Keywords
eggs; hens; tic-tac-toe

Free Money from Quaker Life Cereal! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Quaker Life Cereal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Robot Bird (Table of Contents: 2)

Porky Pig / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I haven’t forgotten tomorrow’s your birthday, Petunia!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Bugs Bunny; Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd; parakeet; pet shop clerk; George (robot dog); lion; various panicked citizens; Air Command officers and soldiers
Synopsis
Porky buys a parakeet for Petunia, but it escapes its cage. Bugs is working for a company that makes robot bird retrievers and tries to use one to capture the parakeet. The robot comes back with everything but the parakeet.
Reprints
Keywords
parakeet; robot dog; series of mishaps

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". The title “Robot Bird” would seem to be a misnomer, as the “bird” (parakeet) is NOT a robot, but is pursued by a “robot bird retriever” in the form of a flying mechanical dog.

The Howl-larious Cat (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh-oh! Here comes mean old Puddy Tat!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Granny
Synopsis
Sylvester vows to stop chasing Tweety, or Granny will throw the cat out into the winter cold. Tweety puts that vow through some tough testing.
Reprints
Keywords
escalating events; restraint; snow; temptations; vows; winter

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

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

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
Comics Club starts second year.
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

Requests for reader-submitted jokes and drawings. The first installment of “Dinosauria”, an educational feature focusing on dinosaurs, is announced – and appears in this issue. There are four consecutive Gold Key Comics Club pages, comprising the centerfold.

Reader's Page Monsters (Table of Contents: 5)

Gold Key Comics Club / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Five drawings of monsters submitted by readers.

The Joke's on You (Table of Contents: 6)

Gold Key Comics Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is one of the hardest things to beat?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

Dinosauria Styracosaurus (Table of Contents: 7)

Gold Key Comics Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rex Maxon
Inks
Rex Maxon
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With seven sharp horns fronting and rimming its head, the styracosaurus was a dangerous dinosaur.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
dinosaurs; educational feature

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text article on the styracosaurus.

The Groovy Beat (Table of Contents: 8)

Porky Pig / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey; Rome Siemen (last panel)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Petunia will flip when she gets a load of my new secondhand motor scooter!
Feature Logo
Porky Pig
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Hairy Harry (rock star); various female fans; seals; various beach-goers; surfer
Synopsis
Porky causes much trouble for beach-goers when he tries to compete with a surfing rock star for Petunia’s attentions.
Keywords
beach; hairy wig; jealousy; motor scooter; rock star; surfing

Indexer Notes

New story. Lettering in the final panel, for the angry beach-goers, appears to be by Rome Siemen rather than John Carey. Perhaps to give it a more “frenzied” effect?

The Olympic Owl (Table of Contents: 9)

Henery Hawk / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a crisp wintery day, and Ollie Owl, mufflered and mittened against the cold, was pacing restlessly back and forth in the show at the foot of Ice Cream Mountain.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Henery Hawk; Ollie Owl
Synopsis
Ollie over-prepares for a an Olympic toboggan run, losing sight of one critical detail.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; Olympics; toboggan; training

The Money Tree (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes Porky with another load of snowballs!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Sam Steele (bank robber); sheriff
Synopsis
Porky, Petunia, and Cicero are having a snowball fight when a robber drops his loot from a plane and it lands in a tree. When a big snowball hits the tree, bills drop like leaves and Porky thinks he's found a money tree.
Reprints
Keywords
"money tree"; airplane; bank robbery; snowballs; stolen money; winter

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[Political Produce] (Table of Contents: 11)

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
would-be politician
Synopsis
A would-be politician is bombarded by so many vegetables at a rally that he opens a produce stand.
Keywords
politics; tough crowd; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Top half of page.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 12)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
H.L. Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 28, 1967. Prepared by H.L. Anderson. Reported total distribution: 242,325 (12 month average), 210,194 (nearest issue). Lower half of page.

Famous Name Prizes Or Cash...from Olympic (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Egg Tic-Tac-Toe]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. Free Money from Quaker Life Cereal!
    Quaker Life Cereal
  3. 2. Robot Bird
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. The Howl-larious Cat
    Tweety and Sylvester
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Reader's Page Monsters
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. The Joke's on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. Dinosauria Styracosaurus
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. The Groovy Beat
    Porky Pig
  10. 9. The Olympic Owl
    Henery Hawk
  11. 10. The Money Tree
    Porky Pig
  12. 11. [Political Produce]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  13. 12. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  14. 13. Famous Name Prizes Or Cash...from Olympic
    Olympic Sales Club, Inc.
  15. 14. Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship
    Junior Sales Club of America
  16. 15. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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