(August 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: 10014-408

Keywords:
Piracy; pirates

The Man Who Killed the Phantom! (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; pirates
Reprints:
Keywords:
Rainbow

Wild Animals of North America, Number 4: Raccoons (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
Facts about raccoons, and especially their interactions with humans.
Keywords:
Raccoon

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Belt (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Harris
Pencils:
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks:
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
8-645

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; the twentieth Phantom; Calder; Rama; Mik
Synopsis:
The current Phantom's father was betrayed and murdered by an informant while acting against the Singh pirates. The current Phantom learns that the pirates have turned mostly to smuggling, gambling, and extortion under the leadership of Rama, who claims to have killed the Phantom, and who displays his belt and pistols as proof. In disguise, the Phantom visits their island, turns the pirates against each other, and terrifies Rama, who sets off hidden explosives destroying himself, the pirate base, and most of his confederates.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Piracy; pirates; rainbow; revenge; smuggler; smuggling

Indexer Notes

According to a letter from Bill Harris in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 23, No 8, August 2012, he wrote all the Phantom stories. The unmasked face of the young Phantom (in a flashback of his father's death) is never shown.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Phan-Mail! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Liz Putnam, Dick Burt, Patricia Mangan, Jay and Lenny Spitz, Ken Beschta, Paul Feola, Michael Baber, Peter Lisiecki, Hans Hannus, Marcus Smith, Jerry Phillips, and Mark Joss, with replies from the letters editor.

Ivory, Ivory, Everywhere (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Victor King; Francis Queen; Jack Hawkins
Synopsis:
The four friends participate in controlled hunting, but Jack is knocked out and dreams of fabulous riches from the ivory in the elephant graveyard. King and Queen explain that unwell elephants usually expire when unable to arise from rivers, which is why their massive carcasses... and their tusks... are rarely found.
Keywords:
Elephant graveyard; hunter; hunting; ivory

Prehistoric Animals, Number 4: The Dinosaurs (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
Facts about Mesozoic dinosaurs
Keywords:
Ankylosaurus; Brontosaurus; dinosaur; educational; fact; Mesozoic; prehistoric; Stegosaurus; Triceratops; Tyrannosaurus

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Phantom 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; pirates
Keywords:
Piracy; pirates; rainbow

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Killed the Phantom!
    The Phantom
  2. 1. Wild Animals of North America, Number 4: Raccoons
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Belt
    The Phantom
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Phan-Mail!
  5. 4. Ivory, Ivory, Everywhere
    King, Queen and Jack
  6. 5. Prehistoric Animals, Number 4: The Dinosaurs
    Keys of Knowledge
  7. 6. The Phantom Pin-Up
    The Phantom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Kirk House
  • Chris Boyko
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Mike Tiefenbacher