Porky Pig #20
(October 1968)

Western, 1965 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10140-810. On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[This Lion Could Be Tamer] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; lion
Synopsis
A sly-looking lion intimidates lion-tamer Porky by talking a bite out of his chair. Has he already swallowed the whip?
Reprints
Keywords
intimidation; lion; lion-tamer

Most Powerful Airplane (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

General Mills; Cheerios; Cheerios Kid / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dune Buggies at Dawn (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We’re a cinch to win the Tinhorn Mountains Dune Buggy endurance run today!
Feature Logo
Porky Pig
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Bugs Bunny; Nasty Canasta; race judge; race photographer
Synopsis
Porky and Bugs compete in a dune buggy endurance race.
Keywords
badlands; dune buggy; fuel; race

Indexer Notes

New story.

[All That Glitters is Not Carrots] (Table of Contents: 3)

Porky Pig / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Porky...for thousands of years, men have been trying to turn things into gold and...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Due to a mixup, Porky thinks he's invented a machine that will turn carrots into gold.
Reprints
Keywords
carrots; get-rich-quick; gold; transformation; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Don R. Christensen's original title: "Gold Maker". Story is interrupted between pages 8 and 9, for four pages of “Gold Key Comics Club” material that comprise the centerfold.

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

Gold Key Comics Club / preview (from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various animals submitted by readers.

Reader's Page Airplanes (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various airplanes submitted by readers.

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why is a pianist like sixteen ounces of lead?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

Fair Weather Friend (Table of Contents: 8)

Daffy Duck / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One gray and threatening morning, Beaky Buzzard wandered into Daffy Duck’s Bumbershoot Boutique and stood hesitantly in the middle of the shop, a large and tattered umbrella tucked under his arm.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Beaky Buzzard
Synopsis
Daffy promises Beaky that if he can't fix his umbrella, he'll eat it.
Reprints
Keywords
dissatisfied customer; enterprise; fast-talk; guarantee; ingenuity; living-up-to-one’s-word; rain; repair; umbrella

Indexer Notes

A highly unusual entry as Western Publishing text stories go, in that Daffy Duck is very much in his “fast-talking huckster” mode, as is often seen in the theatrical animated shorts directed by Robert McKimson, as opposed to the shiftless-yet-clever moocher persona typically offered by Western’s comics. The Duck is given much double-talking nonsensical dialogue that one could easily hear being swiftly spoken by voice actor Mel Blanc. As a topper, the single illustration of Daffy and Beaky Buzzard that accompanies this text story is drawn by Tony Strobl, who very rarely draws Daffy Duck – but, when he does, draws him in the "Big-Beaked Robert McKimson style”.

School of Hard Knocks (Table of Contents: 9)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, doodness! Mean old Puddy Tat is at it again!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety; Sylvester; Puppy Dog
Synopsis
Tweety and Puppy Dog combine forces to teach Sylvester a lesson.
Reprints
Keywords
learning one’s lesson; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Comic Books for Sale (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Howard N. Rogofsky / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Cement Discontent] (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
chicken; workman
Synopsis
A hungry chicken mistakes a sack of cement for a sack of corn, washes it down with some fountain water, and stiffens into a quick-drying statue.
Keywords
cement; chicken

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Lower half of page.

Dinosauria Plesiosaur (Table of Contents: 12)

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
At the beginning of the Mesozoic Age about 190 million years ago, a huge flesh-eating sea dinosaur appeared in the prehistoric waters – the plesiosaur.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
dinosaurs; educational feature

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text article on the plesiosaur. Copyright 1968 by Western Publishing Company, Inc.

28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters Decorating Your Child's Room! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Golden Press / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be a Big Winner (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [This Lion Could Be Tamer]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. Most Powerful Airplane
    General Mills; Cheerios; Cheerios Kid
  3. 2. Dune Buggies at Dawn
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. [All That Glitters is Not Carrots]
    Porky Pig
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Reader's Page Animals
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Reader's Page Airplanes
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. Fair Weather Friend
    Daffy Duck
  10. 9. School of Hard Knocks
    Tweety and Sylvester
  11. 10. Comic Books for Sale
    Howard N. Rogofsky
  12. 11. [Cement Discontent]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  13. 12. Dinosauria Plesiosaur
    Gold Key Comics Club
  14. 13. 28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters Decorating Your Child's Room!
    Golden Press
  15. 14. Be a Big Winner
    Sales Leadership Club
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