(December 1962)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
On-sale date:
1962-09-27 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Based on the popular television series

Keywords:
Family; television; TV; western

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bonanza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Adam Cartwright (photo of Pernell Roberts); Hoss Cartwright (photo of Dan Blocker); Ben Cartwright (photo of Lorne Greene); Little Joe Cartwright (photo of Michael Landon)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cowboy; family; horse; western

Indexer Notes

Photo of the men and their horses on a western set

[Summary] (Table of Contents)

Bonanza / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ben; Adam; Hoss; Little Joe; Terry; Conchita; Hank Greeber; Mrs Greeber
Reprints:
Keywords:
Dynamite; elope; western

Indexer Notes

Illustrated introduction to the two stories. Inset photos of the four main characters

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for Summary as per page 11, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Tom Gill art identification by David Porta, April, 2016.

The Fugitive (Table of Contents)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
Bonanza #1-629

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ben; Adam; Hoss; Terry; Conchita; Don Diego de Anza ("El Cuarto")
Synopsis:
The Cartwrights help an eloping couple escape from the bride's cruel and angry suitor. After the suitor is killed in the ensuing gunfight, the Cartwrights send his gang home; the newlyweds are free.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Elope; family; gunfight; Hispanic; Mexican-American; whip

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for The Fugitive as per page 11, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Tom Gill art identification by David Porta, April, 2016.

The Adopted Orphan (Table of Contents)

Bedrock Barnes, Prospector / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bedrock Barnes; Bad Buck Hardacre
Synopsis:
When Bad Buck Hardacre gratuitously shoots a burro, Bedrock Barnes pummels him unconscious. Bedrock sets out for more prospecting, toting the burro's foal on his back.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Burro; prospecting; prospector

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for The Adopted Orphan as per page 11, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Tom Gill art identification by David Porta, April, 2016.

Buried Treasure (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff Frank Mace; Deputy Dirk Benton; Gyp Foley
Synopsis:
Gyp Foley claims that the money he's been flashing is from a long-buried trove. The sheriff proves it's from a recent killing, and arrests Gyp for murder.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Buried treasure; murder; police

Indexer Notes

Header illustration

The Grave in the Forest (Table of Contents)

Bonanza / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ben; Hoss; Hank Greeber; Little Crow; Sheriff Hamm
Synopsis:
Rustler Hank Greeber fakes his death and frames the Cartwrights for murder. With three of the four Cartwrights jailed, Greeber and his gang drive off the Cartwright herd. Hoss Cartwright and Paiute allies trap them in a narrow canyon and force their surrender. When the sheriff has Greeber's putative grave dug up, he discovers he's been had. The newly freed Cartwrights reward young Paiute Little Crow with a new rifle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
American Indian; Dynamite; Native American; Paiute; rustler; rustling

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for The Grave in the Forest as per page 11, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Tom Gill art identification by David Porta, April, 2016.

Fiesta (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Description of wedding customs in Spanish California.
Reprints:
Keywords:
California; Hispanic; Mexican-American; wedding

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for Fiesta as per page 11, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Tom Gill art identification by David Porta, April, 2016.

["Bonanza Pin-Up No. 1"] (Table of Contents)

Bonanza Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Adam Cartwright (photo of Pernell Roberts); Hoss Cartwright (photo of Dan Blocker); Ben Cartwright (photo of Lorne Greene); Little Joe Cartwright (photo of Michael Landon)
Keywords:
Cowboy

Indexer Notes

Repeat of cover image

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bonanza
  2. 1. [Summary]
    Bonanza
  3. 2. The Fugitive
  4. 3. The Adopted Orphan
    Bedrock Barnes, Prospector
  5. 4. Buried Treasure
  6. 5. The Grave in the Forest
    Bonanza
  7. 6. Fiesta
  8. 7. ["Bonanza Pin-Up No. 1"]
    Bonanza Pin-Up
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  • Dave Porta
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