(May 1964)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
Bill Harris
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10014-405

Keywords:
Ape; gorilla; jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Wilson (painting)
Inks:
George Wilson (painting)
Colors:
George Wilson (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; Super Apes
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ape; death trap; fire

Wild Animals of South America, Number 6: Armadillos (Table of Contents)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Bailey
Inks:
Ray Bailey
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Keywords:
Armadillo; educational; fact; South America

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Super Apes (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Lee Falk; Bill Harris
Pencils:
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks:
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
7-642

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; King of the Llongo; Patrolman Smythe; Super Apes
Synopsis:
Three crooks disguise themselves as Super Apes and kidnap the Llongo king in order to loot the jungle dwellers. When they capture Patrolman Smythe, the Phantom rescues him, then falls captive himself. The crooks tie the Phantom to the pole of a burning hut but he escapes, confirming local legends that the Ghost Who Walks cannot die. After capturing the crooks he turns them over to Smythe, telling him to take credit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ape; death trap; disguise; fire; gorilla; Jungle Patrol; king

Indexer Notes

Remake of The Phantom daily (King Features Syndicate) 1953.10.12 - 1954.01.30.

["I've been following The Phantom's daily and Sunday adventures for some time now and your artist does the best job I've seen."] (Table of Contents)

Phan-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Tom Jones, Shirish Shah, Vern Dekes, Irwin Miller, and Mark Savage, with replies by the editor.

Trapped (Table of Contents)

King, Queen and Jack / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks:
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Victor King; Francis Queen; Jack Hawkins
Synopsis:
On a hunting trip of their own, Queen and Jack are injured, then trapped by a pride of lions. King arrives to save them just as they run out of ammunition.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Hunter; hunting; lion

The Phantom's Boyhood, Part III: School (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Harris
Pencils:
Bill Lignante
Inks:
Bill Lignante
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Kit Walker [the "current," 21st Phantom as a boy]; Red; watchman; schoolmates
Synopsis:
Kit excels at school and sports while maintaining a dignified reserve, which provokes constant bullying. He shrugs it off but rescues the injured leader of the bullies, earning their friendship.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bullies; bully; bullying; school

Seagoing Vessels, Number 12: 17th Century Man-of-War (Table of Contents)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Synopsis:
Description of the capital ships of that era's navies.
Keywords:
Man-o-war; man-of-war; navy; sail

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Phanton Pin-Up (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Wilson (painted)
Inks:
George Wilson (painted)
Colors:
George Wilson (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; Super Apes
Keywords:
Ape; death trap; fire; gorilla

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Same image as front cover, minus trade dress, etc.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Phantom
  2. 1. Wild Animals of South America, Number 6: Armadillos
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Super Apes
    The Phantom
  4. 3. ["I've been following The Phantom's daily and Sunday adventures for some time now and your artist does the best job I've seen."]
    Phan-Mail
  5. 4. Trapped
    King, Queen and Jack
  6. 5. The Phantom's Boyhood, Part III: School
    The Phantom
  7. 6. Seagoing Vessels, Number 12: 17th Century Man-of-War
    Keys of Knowledge
  8. 7. The Phanton Pin-Up
    The Phantom
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