Porky Pig #42 [Whitman]
([June 1972])

Western, 1965 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
?

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Porky Pig (Western, 1965 series) #42.

[Eight Flavor Ice Cream Cone] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Indecisive (or gluttonous, take your pick) Cicero can’t decide among the eight flavors of ice cream offered by vendor Porky, so he gets them all – stacked on one very tall ice cream cone.
Reprints
Keywords
decisions; ice cream cone; satisfied customer

It Shoots as Good as It Looks. (Table of Contents: 1)

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Colors
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Daisy "Safari Mark I" looks, feels and acts just like a big-game hunter’s gun.
Keywords
B-B gun

Indexer Notes

Ad for Daisy’s Safari Mark I B-B Gun. Color ad on inside front cover.

Twenty Thousand Leaps Under the Sea (Table of Contents: 2)

Porky Pig / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Gregory; ?
Pencils
Massimo Fecchi
Inks
Massimo Fecchi
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere, on one of the seven seas…
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Bugs Bunny; Cicero Pig; Captain Hemo; crew of the Naughtylus; giant clam; sharks; Billy the Squid
Synopsis
Porky, Bugs, and Cicero become the “involuntary guests” of Captain Hemo and his mighty submarine The Naughtylus.
Keywords
captives; deep-sea diving; giant clam; giant squid; literary parody; pearl; sea or island setting; sharks; submarine

Indexer Notes

New story. Porky comments that “Hemo” is a bit of an unusual name, to which the captain replies “Well, it’s really Captain Blood! But history already had a character by that name, so I changed my name to Hemo!” Both good art and snappy dialogue make this story superior to the average 1970s Western Publishing fare.

Script credit from Bob Gregory's collection of payment request invoices from Western Publishing Company, Inc., invoice dated September 14, 1971. Gregory's original title for the story was "The Unjolly Roger".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Mark Jewelers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
25 Years Service to Military Personnel
Keywords
mail order marketing; military; rings

Indexer Notes

Ad for military emblem rings and other products from Mark Jewelers. Between pages 4 and 5 of previous story.

[A Frog Named Petunia] (Table of Contents: 4)

Porky Pig and Petunia / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! A shooting gallery!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; ventriloquist; carnival magician
Synopsis
Has Petunia been turned into a frog? Only she knows, and she ain't croakin'!
Reprints
Keywords
carnival; frog; jealousy; magic; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Wow! 88 Posters only 65 cents (Table of Contents: 5)

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All in full color all different
Keywords
mail order marketing; posters; sixties counterculture

Indexer Notes

Various psychedelic images and sixties counterculture symbols offered as mini-posters. Between pages 2 and 3 of previous story. Top half of page.

Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 6)

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Own a bowl full of happiness – Instant pets!
Keywords
mail order marketing; Sea-Monkeys

Indexer Notes

Ad for Sea-Monkeys. Between pages 2 and 3 of previous story. Lower half of page.

Incredible Appliques (Table of Contents: 7)

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1.00 each for 3 or more
Keywords
appliques; decorative items; mail order marketing

Indexer Notes

Ad offering appliques of various cartoony specimens of animal, plant, and insect life. Runs vertically on left page of the middle of centerfold.

Kids Get This Official Johnny Bench Magnetic Baseball Game $3.99 (Table of Contents: 8)

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Johnny Bench
Keywords
baseball; games; mail order marketing

Indexer Notes

Ad offering the Official Johnny Bench Magnetic Baseball Game, with “exclusive ‘catching device’ throws to all bases” and “metal infielders [that] ‘catch Johnny’s pick off’ throw’s [sic]”. Middle right page of centerfold.

The Runaway (Table of Contents: 9)

Tweety / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“You’ll have to stay in your cage,” Tweety’s mistress said one day, “so you’ll be out of the way while I do my house cleaning.”
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety; Tweety’s mistress; woman with the flowered hat
Synopsis
A bored and caged Tweety escapes to find excitement. He hitches a ride on a lady’s flowered hat, is taken aboard a bus, is confined to a restaurant’s locker with the hat, and must make his way home through a cold, heavy rain.
Reprints
Keywords
bus; cage; escape; hat; locker; quest for excitement; rain; series of mishaps; there’s-no-place-like-home

Indexer Notes

A rare story of Tweety without Sylvester, and where he has an owner other than Granny.

Pearl Baiting (Table of Contents: 10)

Yosemite Sam / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sniff-Sniff! I smell a yummy fragrance in today’s salty sea air! (Slurp!)
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yosemite Sam; Daffy Duck
Synopsis
Yosemite Sam tries to rid himself of mooching Daffy by sending him on a fake pearl hunt.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; clam chowder; mooching; outsmarting one’s-self; pest; sea or island setting; ship

Indexer Notes

New story.

Blow Yourself Up (Table of Contents: 11)

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To poster size
Keywords
mail order marketing; posters

Indexer Notes

Ad for you to send your photos to be blown up into 2x3 or 3x4 foot black and white posters. Also into custom watches, jigsaw puzzles, and dartboards. Originals returned. Between pages 2 and 3 of previous story.

Jollying with the Jolly Roger (Table of Contents: 12)

Porky Pig / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Gregory
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You’re a sharp one, Porky… Buying a pirate ship for only a hundred bucks!
Feature Logo
Porky Pig
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Daffy Duck; two bank robbers; police officers; original captain and mate of the excursion ship
Synopsis
Porky and Daffy set out to run a pirate-themed novelty excursion ship. Their first customers are two bank robbers on the run, looking for a quick and unsuspicious getaway. Cluelessly focused on getting their guests into the pirate-festivities before leaving the dock, Porky and Daffy confound their increasingly desperate passengers.
Keywords
bank robbers; excursion ship; inattentiveness; pirate-themed activities

Indexer Notes

New story.

Get This Original Spiro Agnew Watch from the Dirty Time Co. (Table of Contents: 13)

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is the genuine, original Spiro Agnew watch you’ve seen on television and in leading magazines and newspapers.
Characters
Vice President Spiro Agnew; President Richard Nixon (as “Dickey Nixon”); Moshe Dayan (Israeli military leader and politician); W.C Fields (actor/comedian); Laurel and Hardy (actors/comedians); “Republican Party Elephant” (symbol); “Democratic Party Donkey” (symbol) as caricatures on novelty watch faces
Keywords
comedians; late sixties and early seventies culture; mail order marketing; novelty watches; political figures; political imagery

Indexer Notes

Ad for novelty watches featuring caricatures of Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon, Moshe Dayan, W.C Fields, Laurel and Hardy, “Republican Party Elephant” and “Democratic Party Donkey”. The Spiro Agnew watch stems from a then-popular joke which asked: “What kind of a wrist watch does Mickey Mouse wear? …A Spiro Agnew watch!” Between pages 4 and 5 of previous story.

Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers! (Table of Contents: 14)

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
mail order marketing; sixties counterculture

Indexer Notes

Various sixties counterculture symbols offered as iron-on transfers.

Dig These! (Table of Contents: 15)

Monogram Models; Mattel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
models; toys

Indexer Notes

Ad for drag-car style snap-together models of construction equipment. Color ad on inside back cover.

Collections (Table of Contents: 16)

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Express yourself with these great new things.
Keywords
mail order marketing; sixties counterculture

Indexer Notes

Psychedelic images and counterculture symbols are offered as posters, rings, dog-tags, and sew-on patches. Color ad on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Eight Flavor Ice Cream Cone]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. It Shoots as Good as It Looks.
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  3. 2. Twenty Thousand Leaps Under the Sea
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. ["25 Years Service to Military Personnel"]
    Mark Jewelers
  5. 4. [A Frog Named Petunia]
    Porky Pig and Petunia
  6. 5. Wow! 88 Posters only 65 cents
    Gandalf Products Co.
  7. 6. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  8. 7. Incredible Appliques
    Gandalf Products Co.
  9. 8. Kids Get This Official Johnny Bench Magnetic Baseball Game $3.99
    Gandalf Products Co.
  10. 9. The Runaway
    Tweety
  11. 10. Pearl Baiting
    Yosemite Sam
  12. 11. Blow Yourself Up
    Gandalf Products Co.
  13. 12. Jollying with the Jolly Roger
    Porky Pig
  14. 13. Get This Original Spiro Agnew Watch from the Dirty Time Co.
    Gandalf Products Co.
  15. 14. Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  16. 15. Dig These!
    Monogram Models; Mattel
  17. 16. Collections
    Gandalf Products Co.
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