(November 1968)

Western, 1966 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1968
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
?
Format:
Color; Standard Silver Age US; Saddle-Stitched; Newsprint; Ongoing

Issue Notes

Keywords:
alien; hurricane; Louisiana; New Orleans; war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

M.A.R.S. Patrol / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war; science fiction
Characters:
Corporal Russ Stacey; Sergeant Joe Striker; Sergeant Ken Hiro
Synopsis:
The M.A.R.S. Patrol and others fighting off a Crab seaborne assault
Keywords:
war

["Most Powerful Airplane"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Cheerios Kid (advertising character)
Synopsis:
Ad for Cheerios cereal from General Mills, with Cheerios Kid flying through space. Information on the XB-70A Valkyrie airplane.
Keywords:
space

The Death Wind (Table of Contents)

M.A.R.S. Patrol / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Mike Roy
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
10145-811

Characters:
Lieutenant Cy Adams; Sergeant Joe Striker; Sergent Ken Hiro; Corporal Russ Stacey
Synopsis:
The "Crab" invaders use weather control to attack key sites. The President sends the M.A.R.S. team to fend off an attack on the Panama Canal, but the invaders flood New Orleans with a hurricane, killing thousands, wrecking the city, and destroying its defenses.
Keywords:
Hurricane; Louisiana; New Orleans; Panama Canal; war

Indexer Notes

"M.A.R.S. PATROL #7-688". Part I of a two-part book-length story. The course and consequences of the hurricane foreshadow those of Hurricane Katrina.
Credits this issue from Martin O'Hearn.

["Don't miss an issue, or you may miss your contribution."] (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Comics Club News / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ernie Parsons; Tenna Lohr; Ray Walton; Roy Newsome; Robbie Christensen; Everett Toppins; Hans Kuenzl; Glendon Gray; T.E. McLaughlin; Neill Jeffrey; Chris Leighton
Inks:
Ernie Parsons; Tenna Lohr; Ray Walton; Roy Newsome; Robbie Christensen; Everett Toppins; Hans Kuenzl; Glendon Gray; T.E. McLaughlin; Neill Jeffrey; Chris Leighton
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Gold Key Kid (advertising character)
Synopsis:
News of upcoming Gold Key titles and TV tie-ins; reader artwork; gags from readers

Guerilla Warfare (Table of Contents)

M.A.R.S. Patrol / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Mike Roy
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; war
Characters:
Lieutenant Cy Adams; Sergeant Joe Striker; Sergeant Ken Hiro; Corporal Russ Stacey; Lisa Kane
Synopsis:
With New Orleans devastated, cut off, and occupied, M.A.R.S. Patrol gathers the remnants of other forces and starts guerrilla war from a lumber camp, operated by Joe's uncle, in the bayous. They strike back aided by Lisa Kane, who insists that in total war, women too must fight. Guerrillas blow up the enemy transport base and attack, paving the way for airborne to recapture the city.
Keywords:
alien; guerrilla; Louisiana; New Orleans; war

Indexer Notes

Part II of a two-part book-length story.

["Comic books for sale"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for back issues of comics, magazines, and more from Howard N. Rogofsky

["Mini-Comics"] (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
builder; rooster
Synopsis:
Rooster eats cement, thinking it's corn, then drinks water and solidifies.
Keywords:
mime; rooster

Indexer Notes

Mime strip

["Dinosauria: Plesiosaur"] (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about plesiosaurs
Keywords:
dinosaur; educational; fact

["28 of Walt Disney's most famous characters"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Tinkerbelle; Mary Poppins; Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck; Huey; Louie; Dewey; Peter Pan; Thumper; Goofy; Snow White; Seven Dwarfs; Winnie-the-Pooh; Pinocchio; Gepetto; Figaro; Bambi; Pluto; Jiminy Cricket; Dumbo; Timothy; Bongo
Synopsis:
Ad for punch-out Disney characters from Golden Press

["Be a big winner"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Sales Leadership Club
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    M.A.R.S. Patrol
  2. 1. ["Most Powerful Airplane"]
  3. 2. The Death Wind
    M.A.R.S. Patrol
  4. 3. ["Don't miss an issue, or you may miss your contribution."]
    Gold Key Comics Club News
  5. 4. Guerilla Warfare
    M.A.R.S. Patrol
  6. 5. ["Comic books for sale"]
  7. 6. ["Mini-Comics"]
    Gold Key Club Comics
  8. 7. ["Dinosauria: Plesiosaur"]
    Gold Key Club Comics
  9. 8. ["28 of Walt Disney's most famous characters"]
  10. 9. ["Be a big winner"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kirk House
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Rodney Hinkle