Yogi Bear #38
(October 1969)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1969-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10066-910

Hook, Line... and Ain’t He a Stinker! (Table of Contents)

Yogi Bear / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Carey
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Ranger Smith
Synopsis
While Ranger Smith fishes, Yogi slyly catches the fish out of the ranger’s bucket.
Reprints
Keywords
bucket; fishing

Indexer Notes

John Carey credit from Alberto Becattini (2020). New cover.

Do You Need Extra Money? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Honey Hassle (Table of Contents: 2)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahhh, Boo Boo, there’s nothing like the smell of fresh honey!
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Dell Logo 2]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Bertram the Bee; the Honey Hustler; other bears; other bees; various other park animals
Synopsis
Yogi and Boo Boo want honey, but they're so far behind with their bill that the bees close off credit. Hearing that Yogi has a bad reputation, the honey stand owner uses a Yogi suit to steal honey in the park. All the park animals turn on the two bears, but Yogi and Boo Boo finally catch the criminal, receiving a pot of honey as reward.
Reprints
Keywords
bees; crook; disguise; honey; mistaken identity

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Learning the Language (Table of Contents: 3)

Yogi Bear / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
(Sigh!) What a gorgeous grizzly! I must meet this slick chick quick!
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Dell Logo 2]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Frieda (dancing bear from Germany); stage door attendant; sleep-teaching student; undercover police detective; police chief; Cornpone Gang members
Synopsis
Yogi falls for a German bear, and tries sleep learning in hopes of quickly speaking her language. He gets the tape mixed up with a wiretap tape of crooks planning to kidnap Frieda. Ignorantly using aggressive German phrases learned from the wiretap, he cows the crooks into surrendering. He wins a cash reward, and Frieda's affections.
Reprints
Keywords
kidnapping; language; sleep-teaching; tape recorder; unlikely hero; wiretap

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

The Help Mates (Table of Contents: 4)

T. Tankhead Turtle / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (title only); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
T. Tankhead Turtle and his little pal, Teeny, were sunning themselves on the bank of a rushing mountain stream.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
T. Tankhead Turtle; Teeny Turtle; Sissy Squirrel
Synopsis
Tank keeps trying to rescue Sissy Squirrel, but Teeny has to save them both.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; series of mishaps

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Souped-up Coupe (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Revell / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Sad Tail of the Biting Bronto] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
brontosaurus; triceratops
Synopsis
A prankish brontosaurus bites the tail of a triceratops, and laughs as the triceratops runs off in pain. Seeing another dino-tail curled around a rock, the bronto bites it only to painfully realize that it’s his own tail.
Keywords
biting; dinosaurs; inattentiveness; practical jokes; rock; tail; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Lower half of page. Middle left page of centerfold.

Grow Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Unicorn House / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hi-Power Binoculars (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Bruce Binoculars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What has teeth but can’t eat?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

Nice to Mice (Table of Contents: 11)

Snagglepuss / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
Tony DiPaola ?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Tony DiPaola

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“...And the little mouse gnawed through the ropes, setting the lion free! Thus, repaying the favor!” What poppycock!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Snagglepuss; Mrs. Jabberjaw (not related to the Hanna-Barbera shark character); mouse; cat; ladies’ club members; 95 other mice (some seen, some referred to); 95 other cats (some seen, some referred to)
Synopsis
A mouse does good-natured Snagglepuss a favor and then reminds him of his obligation to return it in (much more than) kind, per the story of “The Lion and the Mouse”. The clever wise-guy mouse exploits this self-engineered situation to the fullest.
Reprints
Keywords
fable; living-up-to-one’s-word; obligation

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Plot and general humor in a similar vein to Maltese-written Snagglepuss cartoons.

Doctor's Delight (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Boo Boo Boy! They’re almost finished with the pic-a-nick shelter!
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Western Logo 2]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Ranger Smith; construction workers; park ranger superintendent; Dr. Goodheart (animal psychologist)
Synopsis
Even the most patient of animal psychologists is no match for Yogi.
Keywords
best of intentions; psychology; series of mishaps

Indexer Notes

New story.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various animals submitted by readers.

Famous Name Prizes or Cash...from Olympic (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing $1 Art Offer (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be a Sales Leader Who Picks the Prizes (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hook, Line... and Ain’t He a Stinker!
    Yogi Bear
  2. 1. Do You Need Extra Money?
    Cheerful Card Company
  3. 2. The Honey Hassle
    Yogi Bear
  4. 3. Learning the Language
    Yogi Bear
  5. 4. The Help Mates
    T. Tankhead Turtle
  6. 5. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Souped-up Coupe
    Revell
  8. 7. [The Sad Tail of the Biting Bronto]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  9. 8. Grow Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys!
    Unicorn House
  10. 9. Hi-Power Binoculars
    Bruce Binoculars
  11. 10. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  12. 11. Nice to Mice
    Snagglepuss
  13. 12. Doctor's Delight
    Yogi Bear
  14. 13. Reader's Page Animals
    Gold Key Comics Club
  15. 14. Famous Name Prizes or Cash...from Olympic
    Olympic Sales Club, Inc.
  16. 15. Amazing $1 Art Offer
    Colonial Studios
  17. 16. Be a Sales Leader Who Picks the Prizes
    Sales Leadership Club
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