Porky Pig #33
(December 1970)

Western, 1965 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1970-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

[Mountain Climbing] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Cicero "takes his pick" to Porky's backpack, instead of the mountain.
Reprints
Keywords
backpack; mountain climbing; pickax

My Hair Is a Mess! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kenner / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Instant Success (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
P.P. #33-710
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I’m sorry I must discharge you, Porky… but you’re simply not aggressive enough… not decisive! You need to have more confidence in yourself!
Feature Logo
Porky Pig
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Bugs Bunny; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Elmer Fudd; Porky’s boss; two hypno-con men; movie director; circus high-wire walkers; circus clowns; circus crowds
Synopsis
Porky is hypnotized into a state of dangerous – and temporary - overconfidence.
Keywords
airplane; circus; confidence; exaggerating one’s importance; hypnosis; movie; recklessness

Porky Pig and the King-Size Cowboy (Table of Contents: 3)

Porky Pig / comic story / 15 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
Porky, look! Some big excitement over at that little ol’ circus!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Bugs Bunny; circus clowns; circus owner; circus elephant trainer; Jumbolina (circus elephant); Shorty Little (giant cowboy), Silky Wormwood (rustler boss); rustlers; various other circus performers
Synopsis
A giant cowboy borrows a circus elephant to ride, because he’s too big for horses, to drive rustlers from his ranch.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; clowns; cowboy; elephant; giant; rustlers; western setting

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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Western Publishing; Golden Magazine; 1970 Golden Christmas Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

England Remembers Dickens and Wordsworth (Table of Contents: 6)

Stamp and Coin Collector’s Corner / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Allard (credited)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Discusses stamps commemorating Charles Dickens and William Wordsworth, and a medal commemorating the first moon landing. Provides information on “The 22nd American Stamp Dealers Association, Inc. Show”, November 20-22, 1970 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden – as well as “Coins and Coin Collection”, a book from Whitman Publishing by Seymour Reit (the comic book and animation creator?)
Keywords
Charles Dickens; coin collecting book; coins; first moon landing; medals; stamp show; stamps; William Wordsworth

Indexer Notes

Text feature, illustrated with photographs, comprised of two full columns vertically covering the entire right side of page 16 and the entire left side of page 17 (straddling the middle of the centerfold).

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

Western Publishing; Golden Books; 1971 Golden Storybook Calendar / promo (ad from the publisher) / 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
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is bought by the yard but worn by the foot?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Synopsis
Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Off Key (Table of Contents: 9)

Bugs Bunny / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
PLINK, PLUNKETY, PLANG-G-G! went the old piano in Elmer Fudd’s house as Bugs Bunny bounced up the front steps.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Bugs gently dissuades Elmer from playing piano for a barbershop quartet.
Reprints
Keywords
bad music; piano; secret sabotage

[The Birdhouse Battle] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Gregory
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There! I'm all finished!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
Sylvester builds a birdhouse, hoping to attract some large birds for dinner; but tiny Tweety moves in first.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; birdhouse; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; outsmarting one’s-self; working-at-cross-purposes

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Bob Gregory and Steve Steere art credits per Alberto Becattini 2020-08-12.

Your Future As a Dental Hygienist/As a Pharmacist (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

Two half page articles on possible careers accompanied by illustrations.

Reader's Page Doodles (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

Sight in on a Safari (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing $1 Art Offer (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Mountain Climbing]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. My Hair Is a Mess!
    Kenner
  3. 2. Instant Success
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. Porky Pig and the King-Size Cowboy
    Porky Pig
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Western Publishing; Golden Magazine; 1970 Golden Christmas Annual
  7. 6. England Remembers Dickens and Wordsworth
    Stamp and Coin Collector’s Corner
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Western Publishing; Golden Books; 1971 Golden Storybook Calendar
  9. 8. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  10. 9. Off Key
    Bugs Bunny
  11. 10. [The Birdhouse Battle]
    Tweety and Sylvester
  12. 11. Your Future As a Dental Hygienist/As a Pharmacist
    Gold Key Comics Club
  13. 12. Reader's Page Doodles
    Gold Key Comics Club
  14. 13. Sight in on a Safari
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  15. 14. Amazing $1 Art Offer
    Colonial Studios
This issue was most recently modified by:
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