Yogi Bear #23
(January 1966)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1965-10-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

First new issue of Yogi Bear post-Harvey Eisenberg (his death), though occasional one-page gags drawn by Eisenberg would continue to appear in future issues - including this one. On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Deer Yogi] (Table of Contents)

Yogi Bear / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Ranger Smith
Synopsis
Yogi makes it quite clear, that he is not a deer.
Keywords
begging for food; rules and regulations; signage

Indexer Notes

Ralph Heimdahl credit from Alberto Becattini (2020).

Get Fun Adventure Get Gold Key Comics (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Mysterious Intruder (Table of Contents: 2)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since Yogi became addicted to detective stories, he no longer sleeps at night!
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Bruno Bear; Larry Bear; Professor Algae N. Puddle
Synopsis
Yogi Bear and Boo Boo solve the mystery of who has been skulking around and inside various bears’ caves.
Reprints
Keywords
bats; bears; begging for food; caves; detective; detective stories; footprints; stalactites

Indexer Notes

Ralph Heimdahl and Steve Steere credits from Alberto Becattini (2020).

Taming the Tabby (Table of Contents: 3)

Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks / 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
What gives with you meece? Have you flipped your lids?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pixie; Dixie; Mr. Jinks
Synopsis
Pixie and Dixie pull a snake-charming hoax on Mr. Jinks.
Keywords
battle of wits; bed-of-nails; hoax; hobbies; skateboarding; snake-charming; turban; yoga

The Haunted Quarry (Table of Contents: 4)

Perry Gunnite / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen (title only); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“So many of the cases I’ve solved are just routine,” sighed Perry Gunnite, as he sat in his office.
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Perry Gunnite; Mr Rockhead (quarry owner), Betty Rubble; Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Synopsis
Stone Age detective Perry Gunnite (from The Flintstones) investigates a “haunted quarry”, where stones are mysteriously plummeting from the sky.
Keywords
detective; puzzlement; quarry; Stone Age; stones

Yogi Bear by Hanna-Barbera (Table of Contents: 5)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Hazelton ?; Don R. Christensen ?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Joe Messerli
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Joe Messerli
Editing
Gene Hazelton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why don't you give up, Yogi...
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear
Synopsis
Two gags: Yogi vs. an echo. Boo Boo's toothpaste trail.
Reprints
  • From Yogi Bear daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1962-1963
Keywords
cliff; echo; forest; hiking; newspaper strip reprints; panel cartoons; toothpaste

Indexer Notes

One page containing two Yogi Bear weekday syndicated newspaper comic strip reprints, which were done in magazine cartoon style - single-panel gags with dialogue captions below the art. Formatted for this comic book as two individual gag-panels to a page. Middle left page of centerfold. All credits revised per Alberto Becattini (2020).

Yogi Bear by Hanna-Barbera (Table of Contents: 6)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Hazelton ?; Don R. Christensen ?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Joe Messerli
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Joe Messerli
Editing
Gene Hazelton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who's there?
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; woodpecker; turtles
Synopsis
Two gags: A knock at Yogi's door. Hide-and-seek turtle-style.
Reprints
  • From Yogi Bear daily (McNaught Syndicate) 1962-1963
Keywords
hide-and-seek; knock-at-the-door; newspaper strip reprints; panel cartoons; turtles; woodpecker

Indexer Notes

One page containing two Yogi Bear weekday syndicated newspaper comic strip reprints, which were done in magazine cartoon style - single-panel gags with dialogue captions below the art. Formatted for this comic book as two individual gag-panels to a page. Middle right page of centerfold. All credits revised per Alberto Becattini (2020).

The Creeps of Jellystone (Table of Contents: 7)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Boo Boo Boy, I don’t recall being in this section of Jellystone Park before, do you?
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Ranger Smith; Boris Groozily (monster-bear husband); Groana Groozily (monster-bear wife); Gruntly Groozily (monster-bear son)
Synopsis
Yogi and Boo Boo inadvertently wander into a barren, creepy section of Jellystone Park, which Yogi assumes was probably destroyed by a forest fire. There, they meet “The Groozilys”, a monster-bear family (not unlike the then-popular TV “monster-families” The Addams Family and The Munsters). The Groozilys consist of a husband, wife, and son - the latter of whom is so huge and, presumably, hideous that he is never seen above chest-high, except in complete silhouette at story’s end. The Groozilys show their guests some monster-bear hospitality, until Yogi and Boo Boo flee back to Ranger Smith.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; creepy setting; family of monsters; forest; lost; night; there’s-no-place-like-home

Indexer Notes

This story reads in a similar fashion to the various Hanna-Barbera cartoons with the “J. Evil Scientist Family”, which were written by Michael Maltese. In addition to his body of animation writing, Maltese also wrote scripts for Western Publishing, making him a good bet as this story’s author.

The Surfboarding Bear (Table of Contents: 8)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woops!
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Ranger Smith; various surfers; surfing judges
Synopsis
To get new furniture for his cave, Yogi enters a surfing contest.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; chair; party; surfers; surfing; surfing contest

Indexer Notes

Ralph Heimdahl and Steve Steere credits from Alberto Becattini (2020).

[Which Left First, the Chicken or the Egg?] (Table of Contents: 9)

A Jellystone Jolly; Yogi Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; hatched chick
Synopsis
Yogi takes so long to start a campfire, for cooking an egg, a chick hatches from the egg and runs off.
Reprints
Keywords
campfire; chick; egg; outdoor cooking; wood

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

[To the Bottomless Pit] (Table of Contents: 10)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; camera-toting tourist
Synopsis
A tourist eagerly follows the posted signs to photograph all the sights of Jellystone Park, and discovers the truest, most accurate guide-sign of them all.
Keywords
park; photography; sights and attractions; signage; tourist

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Ralph Heimdahl credit from Alberto Becattini (2020).

100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Deer Yogi]
    Yogi Bear
  2. 1. Get Fun Adventure Get Gold Key Comics
    Gold Key Comics
  3. 2. The Mysterious Intruder
    Yogi Bear
  4. 3. Taming the Tabby
    Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks
  5. 4. The Haunted Quarry
    Perry Gunnite
  6. 5. Yogi Bear by Hanna-Barbera
    Yogi Bear
  7. 6. Yogi Bear by Hanna-Barbera
    Yogi Bear
  8. 7. The Creeps of Jellystone
    Yogi Bear
  9. 8. The Surfboarding Bear
    Yogi Bear
  10. 9. [Which Left First, the Chicken or the Egg?]
    A Jellystone Jolly; Yogi Bear
  11. 10. [To the Bottomless Pit]
    Yogi Bear
  12. 11. 100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
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