(February 1965)

Western, 1963 Series
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1964-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10093-502. Characters created for Hanna-Barbera by writer Michael Maltese, and based on the cartooning of Charles Addams. Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist never had a cartoon series of their own but appeared in several Snooper and Blabber cartoons, and one Snagglepuss cartoon (all written by Maltese) between 1959 and 1961.

[Boo! Boo! Clock] (Table of Contents)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
humor
Characters
J. Evil Scientist; Goonda; Junior
Synopsis
The family takes pride in their "ghost cuckoo clock".
Keywords
cuckoo clock; doing-something-their-own-way; ghost; horror comedy; monsters; satisfaction

[The Frightfully Annoying Streetlight] (Table of Contents: 1)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woooooooooooooo
Feature Logo
Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
Genre
humor
Characters
J. Evil Scientist; Goonda; various bats and ghosts
Synopsis
Undisturbed by a room full of bats and ghosts, the streetlight outside the bedroom window keeps Goonda from falling asleep.
Keywords
bats; ghosts; horror comedy; sleep problems; streetlight

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

The Looner Gooners (Table of Contents: 2)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, it's you, Dear! Home so soon from your new job?
Genre
humor
Characters
J. Evil Scientist; Goonda; Junior; magic mirror; The Looner Gooners (father, mother, and son)
Synopsis
When Goonda asks a magic mirror on her wall "...Who are the strangest people of all?", she is disappointed to learn that the answer is not her own family, but the Looner Gooners - who are just outside and about to pay a visit. The Looner Gooners are inquisitive shape-shifting aliens who, in their "Earth-suit forms", resemble blue-skinned and angular versions of George, Jane, and Elroy Jetson.
Keywords
abounding oddities; aliens; horror comedy; magic mirror; shape-shifters

Indexer Notes

Dialogue and situations are "Maltese-ian". Characters also "transform" by whirling around, another "Maltese-ian" touch from animation.

A Scream in Time (Table of Contents: 3)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yoo-hoo! Goonda! Pack a picnic basket!
Feature Logo
Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
Genre
humor
Characters
J. Evil Scientist; Goonda; Junior; various motorists
Synopsis
The family plans a gloomy day of play and picnicking in the heavy rain and deep mud but, as usual, complications set in.
Keywords
doing-something-their-own-way; horror comedy; mud; picnic; rain; series of mishaps

The Spook Trio (Table of Contents: 4)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist / 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
Oh, Goonda, this package just arrived for you! Did you order a new guillotine?
Feature Logo
Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
Genre
humor
Characters
J. Evil Scientist; Goonda; Junior; talent scout; TV crew
Synopsis
Goonda begins playing a violin – incessantly. In response, J. Evil counters with a tuba, prompting Junior to sing scarily along. A talent scout overhears this ghastly trio and signs them up as the next big thing in bizarre 1960s-type music. Their career never begins for a most unexpected reason.
Keywords
horror comedy; music act; singing; tuba; violin

Gloom for Rent (Table of Contents: 5)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since we got rid of Junior's pet "thing", we have this extra room, Dahling!
Feature Logo
Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
Genre
humor
Characters
J. Evil Scientist; Goonda; Junior; Louie (bank robber); Muggsy (bank robber); two police officers; Junior's pet octopus; Junior's pet crocodile
Synopsis
Two bank robbers looking for a secluded hideout rent a room from the accommodating J. Evil Scientist family. Are they ever sorry!
Keywords
bank robbers; crocodile; hideout; horror comedy; octopus; room-for-rent; suits of armor; werewolf potion

Indexer Notes

Dialogue and situations are "Maltese-ian"! This story plays out just like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon featuring these characters. Junior "croaks", as he did in the cartoons, rather than speaks. Rectangular dialogue balloons.

[Goonda vs. the Guarantee] (Table of Contents: 6)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Give me the works!
Feature Logo
Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
Genre
humor
Characters
Goonda; a bevy of beauticians
Synopsis
Goonda prevails over a beauty salon's guarantee of results, and gets double her money back.
Keywords
beauty salon; guarantee; horror comedy; the-customer-is-always-right

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

J. Evil Scientist Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
humor
Characters
J. Evil Scientist; Goonda; Junior
Synopsis
The family takes pride in their "ghost cuckoo clock".
Keywords
cuckoo clock; doing-something-their-own-way; ghost; horror comedy; monsters; pin-up; satisfaction

Indexer Notes

Color on back cover. Pin-up. The front cover image is repeated on the back cover, sans logo and all cover copy.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Boo! Boo! Clock]
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
  2. 1. [The Frightfully Annoying Streetlight]
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
  3. 2. The Looner Gooners
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
  4. 3. A Scream in Time
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
  5. 4. The Spook Trio
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
  6. 5. Gloom for Rent
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
  7. 6. [Goonda vs. the Guarantee]
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
  8. 7. J. Evil Scientist Pin-Up
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