(July 1964)

Western, 1964 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
Wally Green
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.; Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Gold Key code 10119-407.


[Samson uses his stupendous strength to battle fantastic creatures in a primitive world of the future!] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mo Gollub (painted)
Inks:
Mo Gollub (painted)
Colors:
Mo Gollub (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Samson; Sharmaine
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The cover contains a mistake: Samson is wearing the lio-bear's skin before killing it.

Aboard a Man-of-War (Table of Contents)

Seagoing Vessels / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Educational piece on man-of-war sailing ships.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Mighty Samson (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Frank Thorne [as FT] (signed)
Inks:
Frank Thorne [as FT] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Samson's mother
Synopsis:
In a Post-Nuclear War New York, a youth is born with the strength of ten men due to radiation induced mutation. While growing up, us mother is killed and her dying wish is for Samson to use his great strength to help others and fight evil. In the process, he finds and teams up with Mindor, an intellectual trying to understand the understand the old sciences and devices, and his daughter Sharmaine to help the less fortunate.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

During the Cold War, with atomic bombs hanging overhead, many SF stories explored the mysterious world of the future that would survive nuclear war. This is one. Yet, while most stories were grim, Mighty Samson has a sense of humor and message of hope.

Ancient Weapon (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Frank Thorne
Inks:
Frank Thorne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Kull
Synopsis:
Samson, Sharmaine, and Mindor are searching for useful gear when they stumble across rifles in an ancient armory. When they are attacked by an antlered gorilla, Mindor figures out how to use the rifle and kills the beast. Unfortunately, Kull and his gang observed this, captures them, and tries to force them to tell how to make the rifle work. In the process of escaping, Samson brings down the roof of the armory, which buries the rifles.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Produced by a team of New Yorkers, Mighty Samson travels through real-world buildings and streets, now an overgrown jungle. The Armory is an actual NY armory.

Seals (Table of Contents)

Wild Animals of North America / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Educational piece on seals.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Pin-up (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mo Gollub (painted)
Inks:
Mo Gollub (painted)
Colors:
Mo Gollub (painted)

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Samson; Sharmaine
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover pin-up, just the painting, no title or blurb.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Samson uses his stupendous strength to battle fantastic creatures in a primitive world of the future!]
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. Aboard a Man-of-War
    Seagoing Vessels
  3. 2. Mighty Samson
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. Ancient Weapon
    Mighty Samson
  5. 4. Seals
    Wild Animals of North America
  6. 5. Pin-up
    Mighty Samson
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  • Clayton Emery
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jochen G.
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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