Porky Pig #21
(December 1968)

Western, 1965 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-10-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10140-812. On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Sorry, Wrong Numb-Ear!] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig
Synopsis
Telephone switchboard operator Petunia plugs a call into Porky’s ear.
Reprints
Keywords
ear; switchboard; telephone operator

Learn to Draw in 15 Easy Lessons (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Connecticut Home Study Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Social Lion (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes Petunia! I wonder what she’s carrying over her arm – it looks like some sort of costume or something!
Feature Logo
Porky Pig
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Bugs Bunny; lion; two zoo keepers; party guests
Synopsis
Petunia aims to win first prize at a costume party dressed as a lion tamer, with Porky and Bugs in a lion suit. Count the panels until a real lion shows up.
Reprints
Keywords
costume party; lion; lion costume; wrong impression; zoo

Indexer Notes

New story.

Porky Pig and the Mysterious Mummies (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Porky! How do you like your new job of being the guard for the museum?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Sylvester; Little Louie; Tall Paul; two police officers
Synopsis
Porky Pig has a new job as guard for a museum. He decides to show Sylvester around while he closes up. What he doesn't know is that two “convicts” (described as such in the story's dialogue, and still wearing their striped suits with prison numbers to prove it - even on this heist job) are hiding inside of new mummy cases so that they can steal the world's largest pearl. Porky and Sylvester manage to thwart the robbery. Sylvester is offered a job as an assistant guard but turns it down because "my mummy said there would be days like this - but I'm not about let it become a habit!"
Reprints
Keywords
guard; igloo; lion; mummy cases; museum; pearl; suits of armor; thieves

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

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

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

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

Drawings of various monsters submitted by readers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Golden Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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
What grows larger the more you take away from it?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

The Wandering Warbler (Table of Contents: 8)

Mary Jane and Sniffles / 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
“Oh my goodness!” Mary Jane’s mother exclaimed.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mary Jane; Sniffles; Mary Jane's mother; Cheeper (canary); owl; lightning bugs
Synopsis
When Cheeper the pet canary escapes from his cage, Mary Jane makes herself little and goes out into the night with Sniffles to find him. Once they find him they are not sure how to get home but lightning bugs help show them the way.
Reprints
Keywords
canary; lost; magic words; night; quest for excitement; shrinking; there’s-no-place-like-home

Treatment Traders (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hic! Oh, dear! Hic!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
Tweety cures Sylvester of his hiccups, then gets them himself. Sylvester cures Tweety of his hiccups, then gets them himself - again.
Reprints
Keywords
amusement park; cure; hiccups; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; roller coaster; vicious cycle

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Musical Mishap (Table of Contents: 10)

Porky Pig / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Petunia! It’s me, Porky!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Bugs Bunny; TV station manager; TV director; screaming female fans
Synopsis
Catching a cold gives Porky a deep, rich singing voice. How long can he keep it and remain a vocal virtuoso?
Reprints
Keywords
catching a cold; fame-is-fleeting; singer; TV star

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Dinosauria Ankylosaurus (Table of Contents: 11)

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
In the Mesozoic world of over a hundred million years ago, just as the spike-backed stegosaurus became extinct, the true armored dinosaur – the ankylosaurus – appeared.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
dinosaurs; educational feature

Indexer Notes

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

Here it is, Comic Fans… The Gold Key Treasure Chest (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Mighty Matchbox (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Matchbox / comics-form advertising / 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)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Sorry, Wrong Numb-Ear!]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. Learn to Draw in 15 Easy Lessons
    Connecticut Home Study Institute
  3. 2. The Social Lion
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. Porky Pig and the Mysterious Mummies
    Porky Pig
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Reader's Page Monsters
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. ["Tell Mom and Dad About This Wonderful Gift Idea"]
    Golden Magazine
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. The Wandering Warbler
    Mary Jane and Sniffles
  10. 9. Treatment Traders
    Tweety and Sylvester
  11. 10. Musical Mishap
    Porky Pig
  12. 11. Dinosauria Ankylosaurus
    Gold Key Comics Club
  13. 12. Here it is, Comic Fans… The Gold Key Treasure Chest
    Gold Key Comics
  14. 13. Mighty Matchbox
    Matchbox
  15. 14. Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship
    Junior Sales Club of America
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