Porky Pig #35
(April 1971)

Western, 1965 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1971-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell; Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10140-104. First issue of this series where the configuration of advertisement pages and “Gold Key Comics Club” pages (that is “non-story pages”) is redistributed from that which had been in effect since the Gold Key Comics titles issued in (or after) January, 1967. (In the case of the “Porky Pig” title, that would be issue #10.) Previously, such non-story pages were limited to the four pages of the centerfold, and the final two interior pages (interior pages 31-32) for a total of SIX pages carved-out of each issue. Beginning with this issue, the number of non-story interior pages would be increased to SEVEN scattered throughout the issue, and would begin on interior page four. It would continue to increase throughout the 1970s.

[Cicero the Carpenter's Helper] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
“Cowboy” Cicero fills-in as a saw-“horse” for Porky.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; cowboy outfit; saw; saw horse

Josie and the Pussy Cats Cut 4 Records for Kellogg's (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kellogg's; Josie and the Pussycats / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Goony Goony Island (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wasn’t Biff Bopper wonderful, Porky?
Feature Logo
Porky Pig
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Bugs Bunny; Dynamite Denny (boxer); restaurant diners; Mr. Moneybags; sea-plane pilot; Head Goony (chief); Goony natives; shark
Synopsis
Porky and Bugs go to Goony Goony island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to pick up a package of diamonds. The job is complicated by the fact the island submerges and re-emerges on a regular basis and the diamonds are in an underwater cave guarded by sharks.
Reprints
Keywords
courage; diamonds; heroics; retrieval mission; sea or island setting; shark; sponges; toughness; tropics; underwater setting

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Austrian Stamp Recalls the Age of Operetta (Table of Contents: 4)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The splendor of the operetta is inseparably associated with the splendor of the social structure of a monarchy.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Discusses Austrian Postal Authorities issuance of commemorative postage stamps devoted to famous operettas. Also the 1970-71 edition of the “U.S. Specialized Catalog of First Day Covers” (providing up-to-date market values) for 1.00, Norway’s issuance of postage stamps honoring great Norwegian scientists, a list of “the ten most wanted coins on the list of every serious collector”, and medals honoring Air Force General Curtis E. LeMay and commemorating the 25th anniversary of Hiroshima.
Keywords
25th anniversary of Hiroshima; General Curtis E. LeMay; Norwegian scientists; operettas

Indexer Notes

Text feature, illustrated with photographs. © 1971, Western Publishing Company, Inc. Between pages 10 and 11 of previous story.

Full-Color Posters (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Columbia Color Posters / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Bird-Brained Cat (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There must be a way to catch that dratted Tweety! There’s got to be!
Feature Logo
Tweety and Sylvester Dell Western Logo 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
Sylvester disguises himself as a (rather large) bird in order to nab Tweety. Tweety easily sees through the clumsy costuming and gives the bogus bird the business.
Reprints
Keywords
disguise; imposter; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Cracky’s Got the Answer!!! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Western Publishing Company; Jokes By Cracky / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Battle Royal (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
“First I close my eyes real tight; then I wish with all my might; magic words of poof, poof, piffles; make me just as small as Sniffles!”
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mary Jane; Sniffles; beetle; hornet; ant; ladybug; grasshoppers; other flying insects
Synopsis
Sniffles calls on Mary Jane to settle a dispute among various insects, and helps them work together to plan a fair.
Reprints
Keywords
dispute; fair; fantasy; girl; insects; mouse; shrinking; teamwork; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Indexer Notes

The first line quote above is a standard of the Mary Jane and Sniffles comic stories, as the “magic words” by which Mary Jane shrinks to the size of Sniffles the Mouse, to have adventures in various fantasy realms.

The Helping Handers (Table of Contents: 9)

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
What’s this… Have Porky and Bugs joined the paratroopers?
Feature Logo
Porky Pig
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Bugs Bunny; director of the Helping Hand Club; Itchtikl native man and wife
Synopsis
Helping Hand Club members Porky and Bugs try to help jungle native farmers by introducing them to a modern tractor-plow, but find they manage quite well on their own.
Keywords
airlift; best of intentions; native farmers; tractor

Indexer Notes

New story.

Your Future in the Graphic Arts/As a Printing Craftsman (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

Two half page articles on possible careers accompanied by illustrations. Between pages 3 and 4 of previous story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Grolier Enterprises Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Win 2 Ways with J.S.C.A. (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Cicero the Carpenter's Helper]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. Josie and the Pussy Cats Cut 4 Records for Kellogg's
    Kellogg's; Josie and the Pussycats
  3. 2. Goony Goony Island
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  5. 4. Austrian Stamp Recalls the Age of Operetta
    Stamp and Coin Collector’s Corner
  6. 5. Full-Color Posters
    Columbia Color Posters
  7. 6. Bird-Brained Cat
    Tweety and Sylvester
  8. 7. Cracky’s Got the Answer!!!
    Western Publishing Company; Jokes By Cracky
  9. 8. Battle Royal
    Mary Jane and Sniffles
  10. 9. The Helping Handers
    Porky Pig
  11. 10. Your Future in the Graphic Arts/As a Printing Craftsman
    Gold Key Comics Club
  12. 11. ["Here at last! All the fun of the six great Charlie Brown TV specials in 6 glorious volumes!"]
    Grolier Enterprises Inc.
  13. 12. Win 2 Ways with J.S.C.A.
    Junior Sales Club of America
  14. 13. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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