(April 1966)

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

Issue Notes

10014-607; Circulation statement reads 230,000. Marquis M. Morse is listed as editor (and as managing editor) in the circulation statement.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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; warring tribesmen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Montage cover

The Skull Cave (Table of Contents)

Phantom / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Reprints:
Keywords:
Skull Cave

Indexer Notes

B&W feature page. Description of Skull Cave.

The Chain (Table of Contents)

Phantom / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Harris
Pencils:
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks:
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Halloway
Job Number:
16-661

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; the 15th Phantom; Diana Palmer; Maude; Wuru; Prince
Synopsis:
Disgusted at repeatedly needing to negotiate peace between warring groups, the Phantom gives up. Elderly Wuru tells the story of how the Phantom's mother-to-be Maude was kidnapped by an arrogant prince, who then captured the Phantom's father-to-be and set him to continuously working a pump to water the pigs. That Phantom allowed his chain to scrape over stone until he could break free, capture the prince, and free Maude. He added the chain to Skull Throne, entrusting Wuru with the story. Taking the lesson of patience, the Phantom resumes negotiatons, restoring the Phantom Peace.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Bondage; damsel in distress; kidnap; pigs; Skull Cave; slavery; storyteller

Indexer Notes

Remake of The Phantom Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1953.02.08 - 1953.05.24. 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 Champ (Table of Contents)

Phantom / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Lignante [as Lig] signed
Inks:
Bill Lignante [as Lig] signed
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Kit Walker; schoolboys; heavyweight champion
Synopsis:
Encouraged by his schoolmates, young Kit Walker (the Phantom to be) enters an exhibition match in which he knocks out the heavyweight champion boxer with a single punch.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Boxer; boxing

Indexer Notes

One-pager about the young Phantom growing up in the US.

The Milk Drinker (Table of Contents)

Phantom / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Lignante [as Lig] signed
Inks:
Bill Lignante [as Lig] signed
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; bartender; toughs
Synopsis:
Walking the town as an ordinary man, the Phantom orders milk in a bar. When contemptuous toughs gang up on him, he lays them out.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Barroom brawl; disguise; milk

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mai Kai Tan, Scott Canfield, Bobby Wood, Drew Kavorinos, and Peter Gould, with replies from the editor.

The Ghost Hunter (Table of Contents)

Track Hunter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Micale
Inks:
Al Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Track Hunter; Oloo; Park Denning
Synopsis:
Track Hunter and Oloo stalk a mysterious glowing hunter who once a year slaughters animals and then raises them from the dead. He turns out to be a game warden using tranquilizer darts. He uses a luminous suit to scare off local people and attract the curious animals.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Game warden; hunter; hunting; tranquilizer dart; tranquilizer gun

The Crescent Cult (Table of Contents)

Phantom / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; Queen of Bengali; members of the Crescent Cult
Synopsis:
The Phantom saves the newly-crowned queen, and suppresses an ancient cult of assassins.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Assassination; assassins; queen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Signed by H. L. Anderson, business manager. Filed September 28, 1965.

The Diggers (Table of Contents)

Phantom / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; Guran; archeologists
Synopsis:
The Phantom orders that an archeological party be surreptitiously protected. They are astonished to find a 300 year-old portrait apparently of the Phantom -- the Ghost Who Walks, who cannot die.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Archeological; archeologists; archeology; lost city

["132 pc. Roman Soldiers"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Roman soliders
Keywords:
Roman legion; Rome

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for plastic soldiers from Roman War Soldiers. Full-page picture of Roman legion besieging a city.

["Make Money Get Prizes With Fast Selling American Seeds"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?; ? (photograph)
Inks:
?; ? (photograph)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Joel Ballenger; Mary Zimmerman; William Hanlin

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for selling seeds from American Seed Co.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Phantom
  2. 1. The Skull Cave
    Phantom
  3. 2. The Chain
    Phantom
  4. 3. The Champ
    Phantom
  5. 4. The Milk Drinker
    Phantom
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Phan-Mail
  7. 6. The Ghost Hunter
    Track Hunter
  8. 7. The Crescent Cult
    Phantom
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. The Diggers
    Phantom
  11. 10. ["132 pc. Roman Soldiers"]
  12. 11. ["Make Money Get Prizes With Fast Selling American Seeds"]
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