(July 1967)

Western, 1967 Series
 
Volume
?
Price
?
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Top Comics
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Contains the exact interior content of Huckleberry Hound (Western, 1962 Series) #31 (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 "Huckleberry Hound" 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.

[Dual Roller-Painting] (Table of Contents)

Huckleberry Hound / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Pixie; Dixie
Synopsis
Huck paints a fence with a paint-roller while on roller-skates pushed by Pixie and Dixie.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; doing-something-their-own-way; fence; ingenuity; paint; paint-roller; roller-skates

Dumbfounded Hound (Table of Contents: 1)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
Kay Wright

Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Western Logo 2 Single Line of Slanted Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound
Synopsis
Huck is frustrated by an uncooperative folding lounge chair.
Reprints
Keywords
frustration; lounge chair

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside front cover.

Reckless Ranger (Table of Contents: 2)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
Kay Wright
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now there's an outdoor-type job that should be right up my alley!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Western Logo 2 Single Line of Slanted Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Ranger Smith; bear; two bank robbers
Synopsis
First day on the job as an assistant ranger, Huck runs afoul of two bank robbers and a pesky bear with a fondness for Huck's ranger hat.
Reprints
Keywords
bank robbers; bear; cluelessness; forest setting; ranger

Indexer Notes

Newman script per biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol. 31, No. 5, May 2020.

The Out-Foxed Wolf (Table of Contents: 3)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hound dog howdy to y'all! I'm a sheep dog!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Western Logo 2 Single Line of Slanted Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; sheep; wolf
Synopsis
Huck foils a sheep-stealing wolf.
Reprints
Keywords
battle of wits; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; sheep; shepherd's crook; wolf

Befuddled Fixer (Table of Contents: 4)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Ma'am...
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Western Logo 2 Single Line of Slanted Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Mrs. Washburn; Col. Washburn
Synopsis
Huck is tasked with repairing a statue of Col. Washburn, who continually breaks his own statue out of frustration.
Reprints
Keywords
fix-it shop; frustration; satisfied customer; statue; the-customer-is-always-right

Monster Museum (Table of Contents: 5)

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.

Jest for Fun (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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.

Itty Bitty Bodyguard (Table of Contents: 9)

Yakky Doodle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, goody! There's my favorite bulldog buddy, Chopper!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yakky Doodle; Chopper; Fibber Fox; two window-glass installers; Biter the Bulldog; tough human bodyguard
Synopsis
Yakky decides that he needs to be Chopper's bodyguard. He keeps getting Chopper into mayhem, but insists that he's actually saving the day. Chopper finally hires a bodyguard to protect himself from the bodyguard.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

pest; bodyguard; need-for-peace-and-quiet; unwanted help; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Hero-Type Heel (Table of Contents: 10)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now you folks take cover for a minute, 'cause I'm about to be shot clean off the face of the Earth! (Chuckle!)
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 2 Single Line of Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Migs (elder of Marbleland); various multi-colored marble-headed citizens of Marbleland; members of military brass; reporters
Synopsis
Huck is an astronaut whose flight path misses the Moon, and lands in a strange place called Marbleland.
Reprints
Keywords
astronaut; fourth-wall-breaking; outer space setting; rocket ship; strange land

Indexer Notes

At various points in the story, Huck directly addresses the readers.

Quick Takes (Table of Contents: 11)

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: 12)

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.

Fixer-Upper (Table of Contents: 13)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
Kay Wright

Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Western Logo 1 Slanted Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound
Synopsis
Huck alters the road in order to accommodate a mis-painted stripe down its middle.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; doing-something-their-own-way; paint; repair; road; stripe

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside back cover.

Huckleberry Hound Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 14)

Huckleberry Hound / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Pixie; Dixie
Synopsis
Huck paints a fence with a paint-roller while on roller-skates pushed by Pixie and Dixie.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; doing-something-their-own-way; fence; ingenuity; paint; paint-roller; pin-up; roller-skates

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. [Dual Roller-Painting]
    Huckleberry Hound
  2. 1. Dumbfounded Hound
    Huckleberry Hound
  3. 2. Reckless Ranger
    Huckleberry Hound
  4. 3. The Out-Foxed Wolf
    Huckleberry Hound
  5. 4. Befuddled Fixer
    Huckleberry Hound
  6. 5. Monster Museum
  7. 6. Jest for Fun
  8. 7. [Not So Eagle-Eyed Eagle]
    Mini-Comics
  9. 8. Chuckle Time
  10. 9. Itty Bitty Bodyguard
    Yakky Doodle
  11. 10. Hero-Type Heel
    Huckleberry Hound
  12. 11. Quick Takes
  13. 12. Picture Dictionary “G” Gaur
  14. 13. Fixer-Upper
    Huckleberry Hound
  15. 14. Huckleberry Hound Pin-Up
    Huckleberry Hound
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