(July 1966)

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:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

10014-607. This issue marks the return to quarterly publication (rather than bi-monthly), but it is in fact that last Gold Key issue. Continues with # 18 as a Charlton series (GCD # 1779).

Keywords:
Queen

[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:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; Devil; guardsmen; Queen Samaris
Reprints:
Keywords:
Queen; wolf

Diana (Table of Contents)

Phantom / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Lignante
Inks:
Bill Lignante
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Diana Palmer; the Phantom [Kit Walker]; suitors
Synopsis:
Meeting as young people in America, Diana and the Phantom become sweethearts for life. A beautiful young woman, and an Olympian in swimming and diving, she has many suitors, but loves only the Phantom.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Olympic games; Olympics

Indexer Notes

B&W feature page.

Samaris Pt. I and Samaris Pt. II (Table of Contents)

Phantom / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Harris
Pencils:
Bill Lignante
Inks:
Bill Lignante
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Halloway
Job Number:
17-664

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; guardsmen; Queen Samaris; queen of the witches; Bandar; grandfather; grandsons
Synopsis:
In a frame story, grandfather tells the tale of Queen Samaris 12th, who won eternal youth from a witch and then reneged on the promised payment, killing her instead. After 300 years she meets the Phantom, who treats her with disdain. Capturing him by trickery, Samaris demands marriage. When he refuses she realizes that she has fallen in love with him -- invoking the witch's curse, suddenly aging to her full 300 years and crumbling to dust.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Eternal youth; immortality; queen; witch

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 Waterfall (Table of Contents)

Phantom / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Lignante
Inks:
Bill Lignante
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Halloway

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; Bengali man; Bandar
Synopsis:
The Phantom and the Bandar live in the Deep Woods, the entrance to which is concealed by a waterfall and guarded by warriors.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color feature page on the entrance to the Deep Woods.

["You and Cheerios really make sweet music together, Bullwinkle!"] (Table of Contents)

Rocky and Bullwinkle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Rocky the Flying Squirrel; Bullwinkle the Moose
Synopsis:
Bullwinkle is a one-man-band with so much get-up-and-go that he crashes through an open manhole.
Keywords:
Cereal

Indexer Notes

Ad, in comic-story form, for Cheerios cereal from General Mills.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from George Daniel, Leigh Gower, Robin Olson, Louis Jackson, Lois Baker, and Steve Ekwall, with replies from the editor.

The Chimp Who Hunted Human Game (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Lignante
Inks:
Bill Lignante
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Halloway

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Track Hunter; Oloo; Kanjab [the Killer Chimp]
Synopsis:
Track Hunter and Oloo investigate a chimpanzee in hunter's garb -- a chimp who attacks villagers with a rifle. Track Hunter captures the chimp after recognizing that he is a trained animal shooting blanks.
Keywords:
Chimpanzee

A Day with the Bambuti Pygmies (Table of Contents)

Jungle Oddities / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bambuti people
Synopsis:
The Bambuti consider themselves "the Children of the Forest." They gather food, hunting small animals with nets and large ones with poisoned arrows. They love their homeland very much.
Keywords:
Bambuti; Mbuti; pygmies; pygmy

The Bandar (Table of Contents)

Phantom / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Lignante
Inks:
Bill Lignante
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
The Phantom; Bandar
Synopsis:
The Bandar live with the Phantom. They know and guard all his secrets -- most notably, the fact that he is not 400 years old. They help him whenever he is in need, and they train each young Phantom-to-be in the ways of the jungle. "All he knows, he owes to these tiny people."
Reprints:
Keywords:
Pygmies; pygmy

Indexer Notes

B&W feature page

["3 Complete Fishing Outfits"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Fishing

Indexer Notes

Ad, wih order coupon, for fishing supplies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Phantom
  2. 1. Diana
    Phantom
  3. 2. Samaris Pt. I and Samaris Pt. II
    Phantom
  4. 3. The Waterfall
    Phantom
  5. 4. ["You and Cheerios really make sweet music together, Bullwinkle!"]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Phan-Mail
  7. 6. The Chimp Who Hunted Human Game
    Track Hunter
  8. 7. A Day with the Bambuti Pygmies
    Jungle Oddities
  9. 8. The Bandar
    Phantom
  10. 9. ["3 Complete Fishing Outfits"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kirk House
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher