(September 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

Killer Beasts (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Inks:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Colors:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mole; mutant; New York City; post-apocalyptic; subway

Indexer Notes

Richard Richmond contends that this is not Morris Gollub and may be the work of George Wilson.

Underground World (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
Keywords:
New York City; subway

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Although designated with the Mighty Samson logo, does not actually concern or feature Mighty Samson.

The World of Darkness [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 15 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; Undermen
Synopsis:
Buildings collapsing into sinkholes bring Samson and his friends into conflict with the Undermen -- pale-skinned underground dwellers of whose existence they had never known. The Undermen are about to execute the surface dwellers when they are interrupted by the flowing blob -- a predatory amorphous creature.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic; subway; troglodyte

Angkor, the Forgotten Metropolis (Table of Contents)

Lost Civilizations / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Explorer
Keywords:
Archaeology; archeology; Cambodia; Khmer; lost city

Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents)

Tom Morrow / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder ?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tom Morrow (first appearance); woman
Synopsis:
Ultra City is rebuilding an advanced civilization after nuclear war, but mutations still occur. One such is young Tom Morrow, who is telepathic. When a woman worker is menaced by a runaway robot, Tom uses telepathy to gain control of the robot, then discovers that with psychokinesis he can free them from the collapsed building. The effort exhausts him, though, and he insists on keeping his powers secret. He reasons that he has many more still undiscovered.
Reprints:
Keywords:
E.S.P.; ESP; extra-sensory perception; mental telepathy; mutant; mutation; psychokinesis

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Tom Morrow feature and character.

[The World of Darkness, Part 2] The Enemy Below (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Mikki
Synopsis:
Samson and his friends drive away the flowing blob, earning the trust of the Undermen. Together they find where the giant mole monsters are spawning. Samson finds an unexploded atomic bomb that rearms itself when he moves it. He and Mikki risk their lives together rushing the bomb to the mole monsters' lair, and so killing them all.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom bomb; atomic bomb; nuclear bomb

Beneath the City (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
Keywords:
New York City

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Although headed by the Mighty Samson logo, does not in fact feature Samson or his world.

Pin-up (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Inks:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Colors:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson
Keywords:
Mole; mutant; New York City; post-apocalyptic; subway

Indexer Notes

Back cover; same as front cover, but illustration only. Richard Richmond contends that this is not by Morris Gollub and may be the work of George Wilson.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Killer Beasts
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. Underground World
    Mighty Samson
  3. 2. The World of Darkness [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. Angkor, the Forgotten Metropolis
    Lost Civilizations
  5. 4. Mind Over Matter
    Tom Morrow
  6. 5. [The World of Darkness, Part 2] The Enemy Below
    Mighty Samson
  7. 6. Beneath the City
    Mighty Samson
  8. 7. Pin-up
    Mighty Samson
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Richard Richmond
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jochen G.
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kirk House
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Clayton Emery