(March 1966)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Oggar [Vaxar]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Post-apocalyptic

Indexer Notes

Richard Richmond says this cover is not the work of Morris Gollub but likely the work of George Wilson.

The Mighty Tower (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Thorne
Inks:
Frank Thorne
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
Keywords:
Educational; Empire State Building; fact; New York City

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Facts about the Empire State Building.

The Death Geysers [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:
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Oggar [Vaxar]
Synopsis:
Geysers spraying radioactive gas erupt throughout Manhattan. Mindor develops a quenching spray with the help of Vaxar, a fellow scientist washed down the Hudson by a flood. Their work is hampered by the huge mutant man-animal Oggar, who turns out to be Vaxar in the grip of an uncontrollable transformation.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Manhattan; mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic; transformation

[The Death Geysers, Part 2] The Double Enemy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Oggar [Vaxar]
Synopsis:
Vaxar proposes an electrical solution, coaching Samson to erect a lightning rod with leads running underground -- where they will actually stimulate the death geysers, giving Vaxar constant access to their transformative effect. His success in limited, and Mindor's laser approach seems likely to succeed. Oggar tries to interfere, but Sharmaine discerns that he and Vaxar are one and the same. He carries Sharmaine to the pinnacle of the Empire State Building. Samson pursues and they battle until Oggar falls to his death.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Empire State Building; mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic; transformation

Indexer Notes

The Empire State Building sequence is an homage to the movie King Kong.

The World's Tallest (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Thorne
Inks:
Frank Thorne
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
King Kong
Reprints:
Keywords:
Educational; Empire State Building; fact

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Facts about the Empire State Building.

Mighty Samson Pinup (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; Oggar [Vaxar]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Post-apocalyptic

Indexer Notes

Back cover is same as front cover, but sans title or trade dress.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. The Mighty Tower
  3. 2. The Death Geysers [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. [The Death Geysers, Part 2] The Double Enemy
    Mighty Samson
  5. 4. The World's Tallest
  6. 5. Mighty Samson Pinup
    Mighty Samson
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kirk House
  • Richard Richmond
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Clayton Emery