Porky Pig #29
(April 1970)

Western, 1965 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1970-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10140-004

[Yo-Yo Oh-No!] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Porky tangles himself up, while attempting to perform yo-yo tricks.
Reprints
Keywords
tangled; tricks; yo-yo

Dick Dastardly Wants You (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kellogg's cereals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Inferior Decorator (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For weeks Porky has been redecorating this seashore cottage…
Feature Logo
Porky Pig
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Yosemite Sam; Petunia Pig; Harold J. Van Bucks; butler
Synopsis
Porky’s efforts toward redecorating a seashore cottage in order to sell it, are complicated by a cannon-firing, cutlass wielding Yosemite Sam.
Keywords
cannon; cutlass; paint job; redecorating; seashore cottage; series of mishaps; wreaking havoc; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

New story.

The Shy Showboater (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahoy, lads! Welcome aboard the old showboat!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Captain Hanky Hog; Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Petunia Pig; Caroline Fairweather (lost little girl); the Fairweather family; Luke and Paw (hillbillies)
Synopsis
Cicero is delighted to get an important part in Captain Hanky Hog’s showboat presentation of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, but that changes when he finds that he is to be Little Eva. When Cicero suffers a black eye, Captain Hanky puts the curly wig on Porky, and insists that the show go on. Porky ducks out at the last moment, rather than be seen by Petunia, Elmer, and Bugs, only to be mistaken for a lost little girl by a pair of hillbillies.
Reprints
Keywords
play; showboat; wrong impression; “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

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.

[Alien Out of Gas] (Table of Contents: 6)

Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
alien
Synopsis
A traveler is stranded on a country road with no gas, but he’s an alien.
Keywords
alien; flying sucer

Indexer Notes

Top half of page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

North American School of Drafting / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What has four legs but only one foot?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Synopsis
Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.
Keywords
jokes; riddles

The Musical Mystery (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Mary Jane skipped happily up the broad white steps onto her friend Linda’s front porch.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mary Jane; Sniffles; Linda; parakeet
Synopsis
With her magic words, Mary Jane shrinks herself to the size of Sniffles and the pair work to rescue a parakeet who is trapped inside a piano. They must accomplish this task, and Mary Jane must return to normal size (and hide Sniffles away), before her friend Linda can discover their “shrinking secret”.
Reprints
Keywords
magic words; parakeet; piano; shrinking; size differential

Indexer Notes

Mary Jane and Sniffles’ magic words shrinking adventures don’t usually take place in the “real world” (as in her friend Linda’s house), making the “race against time and discovery” an unusual added-element to the series’ norms.

[Daffy Crosses a Lion!] (Table of Contents: 10)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
(Ho hum)...Wonder what's new in the news tonight!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; lion
Synopsis
Daffy hopes to stall an escaped and hungry lion with the old “grateful-lion-with-a-thorn-removed-from-its-paw-bit”, only to have the situation reversed when the lion pulls the thorn from Daffy’s foot. Daffy shows his “undying gratitude” with earnest gestures that put the lion through the wringer, despite the Duck's good intentions.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; gratitude; lion; paw; series of mishaps; thorn

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[More Than Porky Bargained For] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Petunia! I thought I'd drop over!
Feature Logo
Porky Pig [Dell Tilted Block Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; mob of bargain shoppers
Synopsis
There’s a big bargain sale at the local department store today but, despite needing a new dress, Petunia opts to stay home rather than fight the mob of bargain shoppers. Porky drags her out to show her how to negotiate the crowds and chaos. …He doesn’t. …Not at all.
Reprints
Keywords
buyer beware; counter fights; crowded bus; department store; elevator; elevator shaft; escalator; know-it-all; mob of shoppers; ripping and tearing of clothing; sale; series of mishaps; stampede; trampled

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Porky's Picture Trip Puzzle (Table of Contents: 12)

Porky Pig / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are a lot of places that Porky would like to visit, and the names of some of them are hidden in these rebus puzzles.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Reprints
Keywords
rebus puzzles

Reader's Page Doodles (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Reader-submitted "doodles", made from various letters of the alphabet and numbers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Western Publishing; Golden Magazine Jokes by Cracky / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Win 2 Ways Without Cost (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Yo-Yo Oh-No!]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. Dick Dastardly Wants You
    Kellogg's cereals
  3. 2. The Inferior Decorator
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. The Shy Showboater
    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. [Alien Out of Gas]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  8. 7. ["These 3 Big Drafting Kits Given to You!"]
    North American School of Drafting
  9. 8. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  10. 9. The Musical Mystery
    Mary Jane and Sniffles
  11. 10. [Daffy Crosses a Lion!]
    Daffy Duck
  12. 11. [More Than Porky Bargained For]
    Porky Pig
  13. 12. Porky's Picture Trip Puzzle
    Porky Pig
  14. 13. Reader's Page Doodles
    Gold Key Comics Club
  15. 14. ["No joke... Here's the happiest new happening of the season!!"]
    Western Publishing; Golden Magazine Jokes by Cracky
  16. 15. Win 2 Ways Without Cost
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Seed Co.
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