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Mr. and Mrs. J. EVIL SCIENTIST No. 4 Gold Key 1966 Hanna-Barbera Vintage Silver Age Comic Flintstones Halloween Creepy Spooky

Mr. and Mrs. J. EVIL SCIENTIST No. 4 Gold Key 1966 Hanna-Barbera Vintage Silver Age Comic Flintstones Halloween Creepy Spooky

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: Mr and Mrs J Evil Scientist, J Evil Scientist, paper, ink, artwork, comic book, halloween themed, illustration, Halloween, silver age comic, creepy, evil scientist, 1966
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The Weird World of Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist No. 4 1966.

" Genie With The Light Brown Eye "

This is the FOURTH and final issue of a four-part series
published annually from 1963 through 1966 around Halloween time.
Published by Gold Key . K.K. Publications of Poughkeepsie, NY
with characters were created by Hanna-Barbera and this
is Gold Key # 10093-609.

This Silver Age comic is grade 6.5 FN + which means that
for a comic book from 1966, it is in remarkable condition overall, but
with some visual wear, including slight curling to the spine edge, some
creasing and wear to the bottom left corner of the cover, and has
a small chip out of the middle of the outer edge (the missing
chip is actually inside the comic book, though).

this is a comic that has gone up and up in price
because of its rarity, and because there was only ever
just one issue printed. mint price guide price is $50
and rising - so our F / VF copy will go up in price!

_______



J. Evil Scientist

Mr. & Mrs. J. Evil Scientist are a family of
fictional characters inspired by The Addams Family
cartoons that appeared in The New Yorker. They
appeared on the Snagglepuss and Snooper and
Blabber animated television series and
starred in their own comic book.

In the TV show, the Evil Scientist family consists
of J. (who is also referred to by his wife as "Boris"
in his first animated appearance), his wife Goonda,
and son Junior, debuted on October 17, 1959, when
Junior was baby-sat by Snooper and Blabber in
"The Big Diaper Caper". They subsequently appeared
in other Snooper and Blabber cartoons, including
"Snap Happy Saps", "Surprised Party", and "Chilly Chiller".
They also appeared in a Feb 20, 1961 Snagglepuss cartoon
titled "Fraidy Cat Lion". A second version the Evil Scientist
family named The Gruesomes appeared as The Flintstones'
next-door neighbors. A third incarnation of the family,
which combined elements of both the Evil Scientists and
the Gruesomes, named The Creepleys appeared on Laff-A-
Lympics. A couple based on Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
appear in an episode of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo titled
"Snow Place Like Home". In the episode, Scooby Doo and
the gang travel on aski vacation to the spooky Snowy
Mountain Chalet, which is run by a creepy-looking
couple that make Shaggy and Scooby nervous. The gang
discovers the resort is nearly deserted because it is
haunted by an Ice Ghost, and they soon find out that
the couple is being pressured into selling their resort
by a slick businessman. Hanna-Barbera later made
two animated TV series based on the Scientists'
inspirations, The Addams Family: one
in 1973 and the other in 1992.

The Evil Scientist family made their first comic book
appearance in Hanna-Barbera Bandwagon #2 (Jan 1963),
published by Gold Key Comics. In their first appearance,
they were featured as supporting characters to Snagglepuss.
In the next issue (which was the final issue of the anthology
series), they were featured in their own story. In the fall of
1963, they were given their own comic book, which lasted
four issues. The comic book was published annually
during Halloween of 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966.


_______



Gold Key Comics was created in 1962 when
Western switched to in-house publishing rather
than packaging content for branding and distribution
by its business partner, Dell Comics. Gold Key featured a
number of licensed properties and several original
titles (including a number of publications that spun off from
Dell's Four Color series, or were published as
stand-alones by Dell). It maintained decent sales numbers
\throughout the 1960s, thanks to its offering many titles
based upon popular TV series of the day, as well
as numerous titles based upon both Walt Disney Studios
and Warner Bros. animated properties. It was also
the first company to publish comic books based on Star Trek.
While some titles such as Star Trek and The Twilight Zone
were published for many years, many other licensed
titles were characterized by short runs, sometimes
publishing no more than one or two issues.

The stable of writers and artists built up by Western
Publishing during the Dell Comics era mostly
continued into the Gold Key era. In the mid-1960s, a
number of artists were recruited by the newly formed
Disney Studio Program and thereafter divided their output
between Western and it. Among the few new creators at
Gold Key were writers Don Glut, Len Wein, Bob Ogle, John
David Warner, Steve Skeates and Mark Evanier; and artists Cliff
Voorhees, Joe Messerli, Carol Lay and Mike Royer. Also in
the 1970s writer Bob Gregory started drawing stories,
mostly for Daisy and Donald. Acclaimed artist/writer
Frank Miller had his first published comic book artwork in
The Twilight Zone for Gold Key in 1978. Diana Gabaldon
began her career writing for Gold Key. According to former
Western Publishing writer Mark Evanier, during the mid 1960s
comedy writer Jerry Belson (whose writing partner at the time
was Gary Marshall), while writing for leading TV sitcoms like
The Dick Van Dyke Show, also did scripts for Gold Key.
Among the comics he wrote for were the The Flintstones,
Uncle Scrooge, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, The Three Stooges
and Woody Woodpecker. Leo Dorfman, creator of Ghosts for
DC Comics, also produced supernatural stories for
Gold Key's similarly themed Twilight Zone,
Ripley's Believe it or Not, Boris Karloff Tales of
Mystery and Grimm's Ghost Stories.


_______


note : we have described this to the best of our
knowledge. while we are not comic book dealers, we
have dealt in books, ephemera, records, antiques
and vintage goods since 1998 and have a good deal of
knowledge in all things old. that said, if there's something
specific about this item you'd like to know, just ask.

________


from our huge inventory of New + Used Books + Records
which are all on display at our shop What Cheer? in Providence, RI
so stop by and dig if you're in the area, or feel free to write if you're
looking for a specific LP, 33.3, 45 or 78 rpm Record.


What Cheer Records + Vintage
180 Angell Street (Upstairs)
Providence, RI 02906


whatcheerprovidence.com
The Weird World of Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist No. 4 1966.

" Genie With The Light Brown Eye "

This is the FOURTH and final issue of a four-part series
published annually from 1963 through 1966 around Halloween time.
Published by Gold Key . K.K. Publications of Poughkeepsie, NY
with characters were created by Hanna-Barbera and this
is Gold Key # 10093-609.

This Silver Age comic is grade 6.5 FN + which means that
for a comic book from 1966, it is in remarkable condition overall, but
with some visual wear, including slight curling to the spine edge, some
creasing and wear to the bottom left corner of the cover, and has
a small chip out of the middle of the outer edge (the missing
chip is actually inside the comic book, though).

this is a comic that has gone up and up in price
because of its rarity, and because there was only ever
just one issue printed. mint price guide price is $50
and rising - so our F / VF copy will go up in price!

_______



J. Evil Scientist

Mr. & Mrs. J. Evil Scientist are a family of
fictional characters inspired by The Addams Family
cartoons that appeared in The New Yorker. They
appeared on the Snagglepuss and Snooper and
Blabber animated television series and
starred in their own comic book.

In the TV show, the Evil Scientist family consists
of J. (who is also referred to by his wife as "Boris"
in his first animated appearance), his wife Goonda,
and son Junior, debuted on October 17, 1959, when
Junior was baby-sat by Snooper and Blabber in
"The Big Diaper Caper". They subsequently appeared
in other Snooper and Blabber cartoons, including
"Snap Happy Saps", "Surprised Party", and "Chilly Chiller".
They also appeared in a Feb 20, 1961 Snagglepuss cartoon
titled "Fraidy Cat Lion". A second version the Evil Scientist
family named The Gruesomes appeared as The Flintstones'
next-door neighbors. A third incarnation of the family,
which combined elements of both the Evil Scientists and
the Gruesomes, named The Creepleys appeared on Laff-A-
Lympics. A couple based on Mr. and Mrs. J. Evil Scientist
appear in an episode of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo titled
"Snow Place Like Home". In the episode, Scooby Doo and
the gang travel on aski vacation to the spooky Snowy
Mountain Chalet, which is run by a creepy-looking
couple that make Shaggy and Scooby nervous. The gang
discovers the resort is nearly deserted because it is
haunted by an Ice Ghost, and they soon find out that
the couple is being pressured into selling their resort
by a slick businessman. Hanna-Barbera later made
two animated TV series based on the Scientists'
inspirations, The Addams Family: one
in 1973 and the other in 1992.

The Evil Scientist family made their first comic book
appearance in Hanna-Barbera Bandwagon #2 (Jan 1963),
published by Gold Key Comics. In their first appearance,
they were featured as supporting characters to Snagglepuss.
In the next issue (which was the final issue of the anthology
series), they were featured in their own story. In the fall of
1963, they were given their own comic book, which lasted
four issues. The comic book was published annually
during Halloween of 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966.


_______



Gold Key Comics was created in 1962 when
Western switched to in-house publishing rather
than packaging content for branding and distribution
by its business partner, Dell Comics. Gold Key featured a
number of licensed properties and several original
titles (including a number of publications that spun off from
Dell's Four Color series, or were published as
stand-alones by Dell). It maintained decent sales numbers
\throughout the 1960s, thanks to its offering many titles
based upon popular TV series of the day, as well
as numerous titles based upon both Walt Disney Studios
and Warner Bros. animated properties. It was also
the first company to publish comic books based on Star Trek.
While some titles such as Star Trek and The Twilight Zone
were published for many years, many other licensed
titles were characterized by short runs, sometimes
publishing no more than one or two issues.

The stable of writers and artists built up by Western
Publishing during the Dell Comics era mostly
continued into the Gold Key era. In the mid-1960s, a
number of artists were recruited by the newly formed
Disney Studio Program and thereafter divided their output
between Western and it. Among the few new creators at
Gold Key were writers Don Glut, Len Wein, Bob Ogle, John
David Warner, Steve Skeates and Mark Evanier; and artists Cliff
Voorhees, Joe Messerli, Carol Lay and Mike Royer. Also in
the 1970s writer Bob Gregory started drawing stories,
mostly for Daisy and Donald. Acclaimed artist/writer
Frank Miller had his first published comic book artwork in
The Twilight Zone for Gold Key in 1978. Diana Gabaldon
began her career writing for Gold Key. According to former
Western Publishing writer Mark Evanier, during the mid 1960s
comedy writer Jerry Belson (whose writing partner at the time
was Gary Marshall), while writing for leading TV sitcoms like
The Dick Van Dyke Show, also did scripts for Gold Key.
Among the comics he wrote for were the The Flintstones,
Uncle Scrooge, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, The Three Stooges
and Woody Woodpecker. Leo Dorfman, creator of Ghosts for
DC Comics, also produced supernatural stories for
Gold Key's similarly themed Twilight Zone,
Ripley's Believe it or Not, Boris Karloff Tales of
Mystery and Grimm's Ghost Stories.


_______


note : we have described this to the best of our
knowledge. while we are not comic book dealers, we
have dealt in books, ephemera, records, antiques
and vintage goods since 1998 and have a good deal of
knowledge in all things old. that said, if there's something
specific about this item you'd like to know, just ask.

________


from our huge inventory of New + Used Books + Records
which are all on display at our shop What Cheer? in Providence, RI
so stop by and dig if you're in the area, or feel free to write if you're
looking for a specific LP, 33.3, 45 or 78 rpm Record.


What Cheer Records + Vintage
180 Angell Street (Upstairs)
Providence, RI 02906


whatcheerprovidence.com

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