When I found out via the John Stanley Stories website (eyes right, to the links) that Stanley had written Woody Woodpecker stories in the 1940s, I pulled out my copy of Dell Four Color #169 from 1947, the first all-Woody Woodpecker comic. I hadn't read it since I got it over 30 years ago. At the time thought it strange, bizarre even. After re-reading I can see those touches that make it a John Stanley story. And yep, I still find it strange, still bizarre.