(1972)

Simon and Schuster, 1970 Series
 
Price
1.95 USD
Pages
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Simon and Schuster
Editing
Walt Kelly ?

Issue Notes

SBN 671-20401-7; Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 72-132022. Library of Congress card number indicates 1972 publication of Pogo newspaper strips with a copyright date of 1970. The copyright date is the only one in the book.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Pogo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
? (monochrome red)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo; Howland Owl; Churchy LaFemme; Hyena; Snavely (on flag)
Keywords
flag; pollution

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

[Pogo] (Table of Contents: 2)

Pogo / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo

Indexer Notes

Very small illustration of Pogo sowing seeds, which appears in most of the Pogo collections.

Other Books by Walt Kelly (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Simon and Shuster / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Impollutable Pogo (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Characters
Snavely (on flag)

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration of flag drawing from the cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Copyright and cataloguing information.

[Dedication] (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dedication: "In memory of Joe Barnes, who early on understood freedom." Joseph F. Barnes (1907-1970) was editor of the short-lived New York Star, which ran Pogo in late 1948-early 1949, before syndication.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Pogo / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is goin' down harder than goin' up?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo (silhouette); Porkypine (silhouette)

Contents (Table of Contents: 8)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents: 9)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

An Early Final Thought (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

A quote by Walt Kelly from an article in the Milwaukee Journal, February 22, 1970. Same quote is used on the back cover.

[Churchy LaFemme] (Table of Contents: 11)

Pogo / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Churchy LaFemme

Indexer Notes

Small clip art illustration of Churchy LaFemme bowing.

Chapter 1 - Looking Ahead Behind by a Nose (Table of Contents: 12)

Pogo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo; Churchy LaFemme; Beauregard Bugleboy; Miz Beaver (cameo); Howland Owl (cameo); Albert Alligator; Porky Pine; Ma'm'selle Hepzibah (cameo);
Synopsis
The cast celebrates New Year's Day and later Howland, Churchy, and Beauregard discuss changing the calendar.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-01-01 to 1970-01-3, 1970-01-05 to 1970-01-08

Chapter 2 - Which Vice Is Versa? (Table of Contents: 13)

Pogo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo; Howland Owl; Churchy LaFemme; Beauregard Bugleboy
Synopsis
Howland and Churchy decide air pollution could be reduced if people would stop breathing.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-01-12 to 1970-01-17, 1970-01-19 to 1970-01-21
Keywords
air pollution

Chapter 3 - Four Bats and a Ball (Table of Contents: 14)

Pogo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Howland Owl; The Three Bats [Bewitched; Bothered; Bemildred]
Synopsis
Howland and the bats discuss air pollution, then the discussion evolves toward producing a seance television program to promote non-breathing.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-01-26 to 1970-01-30, 1970-02-05, 1970-02-06
Keywords
air pollution; baseball; seance

Chapter 4 - Bearly Bear (Table of Contents: 15)

Pogo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo; Porky Pine; Bear [Hyena]; Churchy LaFemme; Beauregard Bugleboy
Synopsis
A bug wakes up a "bear," thinking it's a ground hog. The "bear" frightens Pogo and Porky, but ends up befriending Churchy.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-02-02 to 1970-02-04, 1970-02-09, 1970-02-10
Keywords
fishing; Ground Hog Day

Indexer Notes

New bridging panel between 1970-02-04 and 1970-02-09. The "Bear" is a caricature of then Vice-President Spiro Agnew and his dialogue parodies his political speeches. The character is referenced as a hyena on all online resources, so it is identified as such except for the few early appearances. The character is never given a name.

Chapter 5 - A Head in a Hole and Vice Versa (Table of Contents: 16)

Pogo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Howland Owl; The Three Bats [Bewitched; Bothered; Bemildred]; Deacon Mushrat; Sarcophagus MacAbre; Churchy LaFemme
Synopsis
Howland and the bats walk by the cemetery and are scared when they hear the voices of the Deacon and Sarcophagus, who are hidden by tombstones. Churchy and Howland discuss the proposed seance television show.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-02-12, 1970-02-13, 1970-02-16 to 1970-02-19
Keywords
cemetery; Friday the 13th; ghosts; guitar; television; tombstones

Indexer Notes

New bridging panels between 1970-02-13 and 1970-02-16 and also new panel after 1970-02-19.

Chapter 6 - Uncle Beanfellow Is Dead Sure (Table of Contents: 17)

Pogo / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Three Bats [Bewitched; Bothered; Bemildred]
Synopsis
The three bats discuss their proposed seance television show and gossip about Auntie Fudgenut and Uncle Beanfellow.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-02-20, 1970-02-23 to 1970-02-25
Keywords
algebra; ouija board; television

Chapter 7 - The Drive-In, Self-Service Mortuary (Table of Contents: 18)

Pogo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Deacon Mushrat; Sarcophagus MacAbre; Howland Owl; Churchy LaFemme
Synopsis
Deacon and Sarcophagus meet Howland and Churchy and go to Sarcophagus' home in a mausoleum to listen to some funeral marches.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-02-26 to 1970-02-28, 1970-03-13, 1970-03-14, 1970-03-16, 1970-03-17
Keywords
bass drum; coffin; guitar; records; tombstone; Victrola

Indexer Notes

New bridging panel between 1970-03-14 and 1970-03-16. Second panel of 1970-03-16 is not printed. A bass drum in Sarcophagus' home has a "The Firehouse Five + 2" logo, which was the name of a 1950s Dixieland jazz band made up of members of the Disney animation department.

Chapter 8 - A Hair's Breath (Table of Contents: 19)

Pogo / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo; Albert Alligator; one of the Three Bats; Porkypine
Synopsis
One of the three bats looks for a "non-breather" and tries to convince Pogo and Albert that a seance television program is feasible.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-03-02 to 1970-03-07, 1970-03-12, 1970-03-09, 1970-03-10
Keywords
air pollution; cigar; pancakes; seance; smoking; television

Indexer Notes

Original bridging panels between 1970-03-07 and 1970-03-12 and after 1970-03-10. Boat name is "The U.S.S. Jack Koch, Cincinnati".

Chapter 9 - An Unspeakable Minority (Table of Contents: 20)

Pogo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hyena; Bun Rabbit; Molester Mole; Seminole Sam; Chug Chug Curtis
Synopsis
The Hyena gets a military uniform, complete with pistol, but he is the only one who thinks it looks good.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-03-18 to 1970-03-03-21, 1970-03-23 to 1970-03-25
Keywords
air pollution; American flag; mail carrier; mirror; uniform

Indexer Notes

Wiley Catt is mentioned, but does not appear.

Chapter 10 - Twenty Percent of Zero Is Better Than Nothing (Table of Contents: 21)

Pogo / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Seminole Sam, Molester Mole; Hyena; Sarcophagus MacAbre
Synopsis
Sam, Mole, and Hyena go to Mole's house, but find there isn't any food. Mole and the Hyena decide to visit Sarcophagus MacAbre.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-03-26 to 1970-03-31, 1970-04-02 to 1970-04-04, 1970-04-06. 1970-04-07

Chapter 11 - The Corridor to Nowhere Is a Long Haul (Table of Contents: 22)

Pogo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert Alligator; one of the Three Bats; Pogo; Porkypine
Synopsis
Albert and one of the bats tell Pogo and Porkypine about their seance television show.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-04-01, 1970-04-08 to 1970-04-011

Indexer Notes

New bridging panel after 1970-04-11. Pogo's boat names are "Ol' Sam Potter," "Sandy Anderson, Cincy, O.", The S. S. Joe McGraw, N.J.", and "Sam Pruett Esq. Cincy.O".

Chapter 12 - The Pettifoggery of Subterfusion (Table of Contents: 23)

Pogo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Three Bats [Bewitched; Bothered; Bemildred]; Albert Alligator
Synopsis
The bats read a letter from Auntie Fudgenut and discuss their seance television show with Albert.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-04-13 to 1970-04-18, 1970-04-20
Keywords
cigar; letter; smoking; umbrella

Chapter 13 - Twenty Years, a Bed of Stone and Thou ... Singing? (Table of Contents: 24)

Pogo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Deacon Mushrat; Molester Mole; Sarcophagus MacAbre; Hyena; Howland Owl; Churchy LaFemme
Synopsis
The Hyena convinces the others that Howland and Churchy should be locked up.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-04-24, 1970-04-27 to 1970-05-02
Keywords
jail; long-hair; pipe; smoking; wig

Chapter 14 - Justice Is Blind, Deaf and Stoned (Table of Contents: 25)

Pogo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Deacon Mushrat; Molester Mole; Sarcophagus MacAbre; Hyena; Howland Owl; Churchy LaFemme
Synopsis
The Hyena, Deacon, Mole, and Sarcophagus discuss Howland and Churchy's trial. Sarcophagus asks Howland and Churchy if they have a million dollars for bail.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-05-04, 1970-05-06 to 1970-05-08, 1970-05-11 to 1970-05-14
Keywords
bail; exploding cigars; jail; trial

Indexer Notes

New bridging panel after 1970-05-14. Some of the trial jokes about democracy are very similar to those used in the Simple J. Malarkey satire of the McCarthy Trials in the 1950s.

Chapter 15 - Hung Up on the Ectoplasmic Phone (Table of Contents: 26)

Pogo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert Alligator; The Three Bats [Bewitched; Bothered; Bemildred]; Cleopatra (on phone)
Synopsis
One of the three bats accidentally connects with Cleopatra while using a toy telephone to demonstrate how the seance television show would work.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-05-15, 1970-05-16, 1970-05-18 to 1970-05-22
Keywords
seance; telephone

Indexer Notes

Cleopatra speaks in faux hieroglyphics.

Chapter 16 - The Rover Boys Would Rather Writhe (Table of Contents: 27)

Pogo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Howland Owl; Churchy LaFemme; Sarcophagus MacAbre
Synopsis
Howland tricks Sarcophagus into giving them some rope so they can try to escape from their jail cell.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-05-27 to 1970-05-30, 1970-06-02 to 1970-06-04, 1970-06-13
Keywords
Friday the 13th; jail; rope

Indexer Notes

There is an extra tier of two panels between 1970-06-04 and 1970-06-13. Date unknown.

Chapter 17 - Wrong Number: Nobody Here But Us (Table of Contents: 28)

Pogo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert Alligator; The Three Bats [Bewitched; Bothered; Bemildred]
Synopsis
The bats are using the seance phone to call Uncle Beanfellow and Cleopatra.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-06-06, 1970-06-08 to 1970-06-11
Keywords
magic; seance; telephone

Indexer Notes

Possibly half of 1970-06-12 as last panel.

Chapter 18 - Steadily Upward, Onward, and Over (Table of Contents: 29)

Pogo / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo; Porkypine
Synopsis
Pogo and Porky climb a mountain.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips 1970-06-01, 1970-06-18 to 1970-06-20
Keywords
mountain climbing

Chapter 19 - A Clearing in the Forest of the Mind (Table of Contents: 30)

Pogo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Howland Owl; Churchy LaFemme; Deacon Mushrat; Molester Mole; Sarcophagus MacAbre; Hyena
Synopsis
The Hyena runs a trial, aided by Deacon and Mole, to convict Howland and Churchy of something, anything.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-06-15 to 1970-06-17, 1970-06-22 to 1970-06-27
Keywords
jail; trial

Indexer Notes

Only first half of 1970-06-27 (two panels) is reprinted.

Chapter 20 - A Clearing in a Jugular Vein (Table of Contents: 31)

Pogo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Deacon Mushrat; Mole; Hyena; Howland Owl
Synopsis
Deacon, Mole, and Hyena continue to determine what crimes to charge Howland and Churchy with, but get caught up in legalese. Then they are distracted by a pistol with a hair-trigger.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips 1970-06-29 to 1970-04-04
Keywords
pistol; trial

Indexer Notes

Last half of 1970-04-04 is not reprinted.

Chapter 21 - The Wild Blown Yonder (Table of Contents: 32)

Pogo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert Alligator; The Three Bats [Bewitched; Bothered; Bemildred]; Bun Rabbit; Hyena; Deacon Mushrat; Molester Mole; Howland Owl; Churchy LaFemme; Sarcophagus MacAbre; Miz Beaver; Ma'm'selle Hepzibah; Grundoon
Synopsis
Albert gathers most of the rest of the cast to go to Sarcophagus' home to hold the seance television show. Pogo and Porky get there sooner and the Hyena puts them on trial with Howland. The rest of the group arrives later and are tricked into joining Pogo and crew in the jail cell.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-07-06 to 1970-07-09, 1970-7-14 to 1970-07-18, 1970-07-20 to 1970-07-25
Keywords
coffin; drum; jail; parade; telephone; trial

Indexer Notes

Only two panels from 1970-07-25 are reprinted. Reference to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on the seance telephone.

Chapter 22 - All's Well That Ends (Table of Contents: 33)

Pogo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hyena; Molester Mole; Deacon Mushrat; Pogo; Albert Alligator; Sarcophagus MacAbre; Howland Owl; Churchy LaFemme; Miz Beaver; The Three Bats [Bewitched; Bothered; Bemildred]; Ma'm'selle Hepzibah; Porkypine
Synopsis
The Hyena accuses Deacon and Mole of treason and throw them into the jail cell with the others. The captives use a rope tied to Deacon's tail to escape from the jail, while the Hyena leaves the scene, looking for others who will agree with him absolutely.
Reprints
  • from Pogo (Hall Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1970-07-27 to 1970-08-1, 1970-08-03 to 1970-08-08

Indexer Notes

Second half of 1970-08-01 is not reprinted. Catch phrase "We have met the enemy and he is us." is stated by Porky as the final line in the book.

An Early Final Thought (Table of Contents: 34)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Quote by Walt Kelly from article in the Milwaukee Journal, February 22, 1970. (Same quote as sequence 10.)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Pogo
  2. 1. [Blank Pages]
  3. 2. [Pogo]
    Pogo
  4. 3. Other Books by Walt Kelly
    Simon and Shuster
  5. 4. Impollutable Pogo
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. [Dedication]
  8. 7. ["Is goin' down harder than goin' up?"]
    Pogo
  9. 8. Contents
  10. 9. [Blank Page]
  11. 10. An Early Final Thought
  12. 11. [Churchy LaFemme]
    Pogo
  13. 12. Chapter 1 - Looking Ahead Behind by a Nose
    Pogo
  14. 13. Chapter 2 - Which Vice Is Versa?
    Pogo
  15. 14. Chapter 3 - Four Bats and a Ball
    Pogo
  16. 15. Chapter 4 - Bearly Bear
    Pogo
  17. 16. Chapter 5 - A Head in a Hole and Vice Versa
    Pogo
  18. 17. Chapter 6 - Uncle Beanfellow Is Dead Sure
    Pogo
  19. 18. Chapter 7 - The Drive-In, Self-Service Mortuary
    Pogo
  20. 19. Chapter 8 - A Hair's Breath
    Pogo
  21. 20. Chapter 9 - An Unspeakable Minority
    Pogo
  22. 21. Chapter 10 - Twenty Percent of Zero Is Better Than Nothing
    Pogo
  23. 22. Chapter 11 - The Corridor to Nowhere Is a Long Haul
    Pogo
  24. 23. Chapter 12 - The Pettifoggery of Subterfusion
    Pogo
  25. 24. Chapter 13 - Twenty Years, a Bed of Stone and Thou ... Singing?
    Pogo
  26. 25. Chapter 14 - Justice Is Blind, Deaf and Stoned
    Pogo
  27. 26. Chapter 15 - Hung Up on the Ectoplasmic Phone
    Pogo
  28. 27. Chapter 16 - The Rover Boys Would Rather Writhe
    Pogo
  29. 28. Chapter 17 - Wrong Number: Nobody Here But Us
    Pogo
  30. 29. Chapter 18 - Steadily Upward, Onward, and Over
    Pogo
  31. 30. Chapter 19 - A Clearing in the Forest of the Mind
    Pogo
  32. 31. Chapter 20 - A Clearing in a Jugular Vein
    Pogo
  33. 32. Chapter 21 - The Wild Blown Yonder
    Pogo
  34. 33. Chapter 22 - All's Well That Ends
    Pogo
  35. 34. An Early Final Thought
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