(July 1967)

Western, 1967 Series
 
Price
?
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1967
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Top Comics

Issue Notes

Contains the exact interior content of Beep Beep the Road Runner (Western, 1966 Series) #5 (October 1967), including non-character related editorial features. Cover is modified to present the "Top Comics" logo, rather than the "Gold Key" brand and the typical "Beep Beep the Road Runner" series title logos. Beyond that, the cover illustration is also the same.

Character comics content is all reprint. No ads in this issue. All 36 pages are comics or comics-related text material.

[Bus Stop] (Table of Contents)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
While Beep Beep waits at a bus stop, Wile E. sneaks up on him hidden behind a traffic signal.
Reprints
Keywords
bus stop; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; traffic signal

In the Bag (Table of Contents: 1)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beep Beep!
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Beep Beep and the boys are playing leap-frog (or would that be "Beep-Frog"?), when they are nabbed and tossed into a sack by Wile E. Coyote. They escape by resuming their hopping, while inside the bag.
Reprints
Keywords
desert setting; hopping; leap-frog; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; sack

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

The Appetite Fright (Table of Contents: 2)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

Job Number
B. BEEP #5-677
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poppa, what is that noise? It sounds like thunder?
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; Uncle Hardrock
Synopsis
Wile E. plays up to his visiting rich Uncle Hardrock, who happens to be a strict vegetarian.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; uncharacteristic behavior; vegetarian; visiting relatives

Indexer Notes

Story title is "The Big Appetite" in Fallberg's notes.

Escape Scrape (Table of Contents: 3)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beep Beep!
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; Little Fish (Indian); other Indians; desert tortoise
Synopsis
Inspired by a western movie, Little Fish decides to become a bow-and-arrow-hunter like his ancestors. The Beeps are his target for tonight… but Wile E. Coyote has plans of his own for the rhyming road runners that just might conflict with Little Fish’s goals. Will the fish and feathers fly when they meet?
Reprints
Keywords
boulders; bow and arrow; desert setting; feathers; hunting; lasso; Native Americans; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; tortoise; tradition; western movie

Indexer Notes

Christensen's original title: "Warpath Worries", from his notes.

Monster Museum (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our Monster Museum is a pretty busy place these days, what with one monster after another claiming recognition and trying to out-scare each other. We hope you enjoy this collection.
Characters
The Lead-Toed Micro-Monster; Shoecritter; The Caboose-Papooser; The Track Monster; The Cow-Catcher-Catcher
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

© 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc. The four pages of the centerfold containing this material occur between pages 6 and 7 of previous story.

Jest for Fun (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords
editorial feature; jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

© 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

[Not So Eagle-Eyed Eagle] (Table of Contents: 6)

Mini-Comics / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
eagle
Synopsis
After several unsuccessful attempts at swooping-down and snatching its prey, a frustrated eagle decides to visit an oculist.
Keywords
eagle; editorial feature; frustration; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; vision problems

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Similar in style and format to the Gold Key Comics Club feature “Mini-Comics”, but without the Gold Key Comics Club feature logo. © 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Chuckle Time (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Fore!"
Genre
humor
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

Four separate panel cartoons with accompanying dialogue captions. © 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

The Caught Coyote (Table of Contents: 8)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beep Beep! Missed again, old bean!
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Wile E. formulates his latest Road Runner-catching plans by obsessively consulting his horoscope.
Reprints
Keywords
astrology; decoy; desert setting; dummy; horoscope; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; stars; vacuum

Indexer Notes

Christensen's original title: "Star Scars", from his notes.

Seeing Isn't Believing (Table of Contents: 9)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is a m-i-r-a-g-e, oh poppa dear?
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; two guys in a jeep
Synopsis
Wile E. tries to confound the Beeps by faking a series of elaborate desert mirages.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; desert setting; jeep; mirage; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Quick Takes (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Four separate and unrelated comic strips. © 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Picture Dictionary “G” Gaur (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The GAUR, of India is the largest of the world's wild oxen and standing 6 feet 4 inches tall... He ranges to Viet Nam."
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Illustrated text feature on the gaur.
Keywords
editorial feature; educational feature; gaur

Indexer Notes

Five illustrations of the gaur with accompanying text. Similar in style and format to the Western Publishing educational feature “Keys of Knowledge”, but without the Gold Key “Keys of Knowledge” feature logo. © 1967, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

First line is transcribed above exactly as it appears in the comic - punctuation, capitalization, and all.

Pot of Plenty (Table of Contents: 12)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Wile E. traps Beep Beep in a large metal stewpot, but not for long.
Reprints
Keywords
cliff; desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; stewpot

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside back cover.

Slide For Life (Table of Contents: 13)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Wile E. uses a long spear to pole vault and reach Beep Beep atop a huge rock. Beep Beep uses the same spear to slide down to a getaway.
Reprints
Keywords
desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; pole vaulting; spear

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Bus Stop]
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  2. 1. In the Bag
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  3. 2. The Appetite Fright
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  4. 3. Escape Scrape
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  5. 4. Monster Museum
  6. 5. Jest for Fun
  7. 6. [Not So Eagle-Eyed Eagle]
    Mini-Comics
  8. 7. Chuckle Time
  9. 8. The Caught Coyote
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  10. 9. Seeing Isn't Believing
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  11. 10. Quick Takes
  12. 11. Picture Dictionary “G” Gaur
  13. 12. Pot of Plenty
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  14. 13. Slide For Life
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
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