Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Yogi Bear Weekend Comics, August 1967

Here’s something a little different for Yogi. One of the comic strip writers came up with a four-day storyline that ran all through the month of August 50 years ago.

The plot isn’t anything that new. Yogi’s been mistakenly inducted into the army. The story doesn’t end with him being discharged, but we can kind of presume that happened judging by the last story.

Boo Boo is on summer holidays this month.

My thanks again to Richard Holliss for supplying the comics.



August 6, 1967.



August 13, 1967.



August 20, 1967.



August 27, 1967.

10 comments:

  1. Seems like an amalgamation of Munro and The Bear That Wasn't.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Brilliant. A nice bit of writing, really enjoyed that.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This series of strips really feels like a Yogi cartoon. What's really different about it is that Yogi is actually in the military, unlike the cartoons "Bear Foot soldier" and "Missile bound Yogi" where the military hosts its activities in Jellystone Park.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're right. They're like detailed storyboards for the actual cartoons.

      Delete
  4. These materials were drawn by Iwao Takamoto and Jerry Eisenberg.
    Written by Gene Hazelton.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The second comic's "story" owes a lot to animator Frank Tashlin's book ''The Bear That Wasn't''....doesn't make it funny, though.

    ReplyDelete
  6. So, Yogi joins Magilla Gorilla and Bugs Bunny in being accidently drafted into the Army!

    I thought Yogi already served his country HERE!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do you remember of the Magilla Gorilla episode Private Magilla, originally featured in the 1st season (1964-65) from The Magilla Gorilla Show (Hanna-Barbera/Columbia Pictures, 1964-67), where Magilla ended entering accidentally into the Army?

      Delete
  7. In the Yogi Bear Sunday page from August 13, 1967 (drawn by Iwao Takamoto), that macho-man psychologist makes looking like a foresight of Rufus Ruffcut from Wacky Races (Hanna-Barbera, 1968).

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yep! That's exactly what I'm referring to. And, the Bugs Bunny cartoon "Forward March Hare".

    ReplyDelete