(August 1967)

Western, 1964 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:
?
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:
George Wilson ?; Mo Gollub ?
Inks:
George Wilson ?; Mo Gollub ?
Colors:
George Wilson ?; Mo Gollub ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Looks like George Wilson's work according to Richard Richmond. The muscle is not consistent with a Gollub rendering.

["Among the biogenetic horrors created by nuclear fallout is a huge cousin of the electric eel...."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mindor (hand only)
Synopsis:
Mindor's description of a sea beast that can shoot electric bolts.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mutant; mutation; post-apocalyptic

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Swap Rats [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
11-676

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Jakkar; Hulko
Synopsis:
Traders must brave considerable dangers as they traverse N'Yark, and so can get away with charging exorbitant prices. When Samson and Mindor object, Hulko tries to kill Samson.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Post-apocalyptic

The Secret of Nineveh (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Paul Emile Botta
Synopsis:
Botta discovers and excavates Nineveh, opening the door to generations of archeology.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Archaeologist; archaeology; archeologist; archeology; Assyria; Iraq; lost city; Nineveh

The Paralyzing Mist (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tom Morrow; Cindia
Synopsis:
A mist of nuclear fallout paralyzes everyone in Ultra City. Tom uses his mental powers to gather chemicals and neutralize the mist.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Clairvoyance; fallout; levitation; telekinesis

["Gold Key Club Comics"] (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Comics Club News / activity / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

"Comic Book Election" -- poll concerning which comics readers buy regularly.

Can You Create a Monster? (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
(fan art)
Inks:
(fan art)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Fan art

Indexer Notes

Fan art by ?, James King, Dan Richardson, Douglas Chemousky, and Scott Phillips.

What's Your Line? (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Harry; sailfish; Cedric; hunter; gorilla; giraffe; commuter; birds; convict; porcupine
Keywords:
Panel cartoon

Indexer Notes

Two single-panel cartoons. Four others without captions, which readers are invited to submit.

The Joke's on You (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gold Key Kid (advertising character or promotional character)

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by fans Wayne Privett, Bobby Riddle, Terri Darity, Michael McGovern, John Krest, Keirn Watkins, Rick Dreves, Doug North, Marsee Edwards, Lee Pace, Julianne Sampley, Peter Bagg, Debra Barney, Julian Dratwa, Jennifer Blackman, Wendell Maciesewski, and the Stegers.

[The Swap Rats, Part 2] Terror on the Tradeway (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Jakkar; Hulko
Synopsis:
Despite attacks from the traders and the mutant perils of N'Yark, Samson and his friends lead the tribespeople in reopening Broadway. Now renamed the N'Yark Tradeway, it allows farmers and city-dwellers to meet and trade directly, without a middleman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Broadway; Manhattan; mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic

Readers Complete the Comic (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Witch
Keywords:
Fan art

Indexer Notes

As the town clock ticks loudly, a witch flies by on her broomstick. Incomplete comic strip, with final panels submitted by fans George Kelly, Edward Doane, John Erich, Robin Harris, Jimmy Koch, and Mary Denise Kelleher.

Can You Complete the Comic? (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Walrus; chick; British grenadier
Keywords:
Pantomime; wordless

Indexer Notes

Three incomplete wordless comic strips, with readers invited to submit each final panel.

["Boys, girls, men, women"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for selling Christmas cards from Wallace Brown.

["Do you need extra money?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for selling Christmas cards from Cheerful Card Company.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. ["Among the biogenetic horrors created by nuclear fallout is a huge cousin of the electric eel...."]
    Mighty Samson Mutant Monsters
  3. 2. The Swap Rats [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. The Secret of Nineveh
    Lost Civilizations
  5. 4. The Paralyzing Mist
    Tom Morrow
  6. 5. ["Gold Key Club Comics"]
    Gold Key Comics Club News
  7. 6. Can You Create a Monster?
    Gold Key Club Comics
  8. 7. What's Your Line?
    Gold Key Club Comics
  9. 8. The Joke's on You
    Gold Key Club Comics
  10. 9. [The Swap Rats, Part 2] Terror on the Tradeway
    Mighty Samson
  11. 10. Readers Complete the Comic
    Gold Key Club Comics
  12. 11. Can You Complete the Comic?
    Gold Key Club Comics
  13. 12. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
  14. 13. ["Do you need extra money?"]
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