Porky Pig #73
(March 1977)

Western, 1965 Series
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Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except February, April, June, October, and December
On-sale Date
1977-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code 90140-703
This issue has variants:

[Petunia for Dogcatcher] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Bugs Bunny; bulldog
Synopsis
While campaigning for dogcatcher, Petunia is chased up a telephone pole by a bulldog.
Keywords
bulldog; dogcatcher; election

The Friendly Ghost Casper and the Boogy-Woogy Man (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Casper; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Reporter Porky (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Porky, I understand that some girl has announced her candidacy for dogcatcher! Get the story!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Beaky Buzzard; editor
Synopsis
Petunia and Beaky run for dogcatcher, with reporter Porky covering the contest.
Keywords
dogcatcher; elections; reporter

Indexer Notes

Story ties-in with front cover.

Fun Tricks Free Things! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Great Sci-Fi Epic (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Porky's spaceship settles gently down upon the surface of the planet Hairius, when suddenly...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
Would-be poet Porky is convinced by Bugs to become a science fiction writer, and to use the Pig’s recurring nightmares as source material.
Keywords
dreams; inspiration; monsters; nightmares; poetry; science fiction; sharks; writing

Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fun Tricks Free Things! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Quality Woodworking Tools from Handy Andy (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Handy Andy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Your Favorite Cartoon Characters In These Brilliant Embroidered Cloth Patches (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hail, King Cicero! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Messerli
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Begging your pardon – I am Count Rudolph and I’m looking for a boy named Cicero Pig!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Count Rudolph; Duke Boris; Boris' knave
Synopsis
Cicero is the last living heir to the throne of Outlandia. But not if evil Duke Boris has his way.
Keywords
coronation; palace intrigue; royalty

Uncover the Hidden Secrets of Nature! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Skil-Craft / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Hazard (Table of Contents: 13)

Beaky Buzzard / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Beaky Buzzard; Mr. Jones (grocery store manager); Gertie the Shoplifter
Synopsis
Beaky’s clumsy behavior at the grocery store exposes a shoplifter
Reprints
Keywords
grocery store; shoplifting

100 pc. Toy Soldier Set (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Lucky Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

J.S.C.A. Jolly Giant Has It All For You! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Petunia for Dogcatcher]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. The Friendly Ghost Casper and the Boogy-Woogy Man
    Casper; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. Reporter Porky
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. Fun Tricks Free Things!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  5. 4. The Great Sci-Fi Epic
    Porky Pig
  6. 5. Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  7. 6. Fun Tricks Free Things!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  8. 7. Quality Woodworking Tools from Handy Andy
    Handy Andy
  9. 8. Get Your Favorite Cartoon Characters In These Brilliant Embroidered Cloth Patches
    Gandalf Products Co.
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    American Circle Corp.
  11. 10. ["Get these dynamite embroidered cloth patches that tell it like it is!"]
    Gandalf Products Co.
  12. 11. Hail, King Cicero!
    Porky Pig
  13. 12. Uncover the Hidden Secrets of Nature!
    Skil-Craft
  14. 13. The Hazard
    Beaky Buzzard
  15. 14. 100 pc. Toy Soldier Set
    Lucky Products, Inc.
  16. 15. J.S.C.A. Jolly Giant Has It All For You!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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