(June 1965)

Western, 1964 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:
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

Keywords:
New York City; post-apocalyptic

["Samson fights his way across the Hudson to defeat a gang of barbaric raiders!"] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Samson
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat; George Washington Bridge; mutant

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from Robert R. Barrett, via the GCD Error List (14 February 2009); the original indexer credited Morris Gollub.

Seagoing Vessels Number 18: The Clipper (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
Clipper ship; educational; fact; nautical; sailing ship

Indexer Notes

Sequence on inside of front cover.

The Riddle of the Raids [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 18 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; Kull; Terra (origin) (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Terra of Jerz captures Kull and his gang, transporting them to her hideout in a flying machine. Her ancestors created a shelter from the atomic war, and she has many scientific wonders, but now needs atomic batteries. They come into conflict with Samson and Mindor, who also want the batteries, but make good their escape with their loot.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atomic power; flying saucer; mutant; mutation; New Jersey; New York City; nuclear power; post-apocalyptic

[The Riddle of the Raids, Part 2] The Maid of Mystery (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Kull; Terra
Synopsis:
Samson makes his way to Jerz despite great dangers, in pursuit of Kull and his gang. Terra uses an electroprod to capture him, proposing that they rule together as king and queen. Samson rejects her, as his only goal is to protect the weak from thugs and tyrants. Kull sics a monster on him but Samson defeats it. He rescues Terra from attacking beasts, since at that moment she herself is weak, and returns to N'Yark.
Reprints:
Keywords:
George Washington Bridge; monster; mutant; mutation; New Jersey; post-apocalyptic

Fish Number 49: Killifish (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Keywords:
Educational; fact; fish

Indexer Notes

Sequence on inside of back cover.

Pin-up (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Samson
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat; George Washington Bridge

Indexer Notes

Same image as front cover, but sans title or trade dress.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Samson fights his way across the Hudson to defeat a gang of barbaric raiders!"]
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. Seagoing Vessels Number 18: The Clipper
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Riddle of the Raids [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. [The Riddle of the Raids, Part 2] The Maid of Mystery
    Mighty Samson
  5. 4. Fish Number 49: Killifish
    Keys of Knowledge
  6. 5. Pin-up
    Mighty Samson
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