(May 1968)

Western, 1964 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
Richard Eiger
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

Numbered 10119-805 on cover. Average circulation in 1967: 238,075.

Keywords:
Post-apocalyptic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson
Reprints:
Keywords:
Monster; post-apocalyptic

Indexer Notes

Richard Richmond says this cover is not by Morris Gollub.

[Rooted Sea Serpent] (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 water plant that has a serpent's head.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Monster; mutant; mutation; post-apocalyptic

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Menace from Nowhere [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:
14-682

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor
Synopsis:
An oil spill from an autonomously-operating offshore drilling rig chokes the sealife out of N'Yark harbor, threatening the tribespeople with starvation. Samson and his friends backtrack the spill through the Gulf Stream and stop the flow of crude, but are captured by local people in Florida.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Florida; Gulf Stream; oil spill; pollution; post-apocalyptic

Indexer Notes

The plot of the story foreshadows the much-later Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ararat (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
Archaeology; archeology; Bible; lost city

Indexer Notes

Archeological finds around Ararat, and comparison with Biblical narratives.

Mutant Monster Menace (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:
Tom uses his mental powers and corrals monsters that have gotten loose in Ultra City.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Monster; mutant; mutation; zoo

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Be an Artist!; Automatic Doughnut Dunker; Poll Tells All!

Readers Page (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Three-Headed Killer; Laser Creature; Crab Monster; Magneto Thing; Horn-A-Monster
Keywords:
Fan art; monster

Indexer Notes

Fan art by Steve Keith, Dennis Naylon, Romelia Rosales, Roy Waltz, and Colleen Wight.

Jokes on You (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Gags and riddles submitted by fans Patricia Waite, Lisa Graunke, Nancy Delcellier, Eileen Pigott, Ellen C. Young, Tony Sardjono, Deborah Malicky, Dianne D. Fitzpatrick, Gary Gneitling, Uma Tyer, Lissa Brown, Nancy Putney, Mitzi Fahling, Ignacio Gallegos, Shaw Kenion, and Peggy Clevenger.

Stegosaurus (Table of Contents)

Dinosauria / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
Dinosaur; educational; fact; paleontology; stegosaurus

Indexer Notes

Facts about the stegosaurus

[Menace from Nowhere Part 2] Between Beasts and Machines (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
Synopsis:
Mindor convinces the suspicious tribesmen that he can deactivate automated factories nearby, thus saving the tribesmen from danger. At first his efforts are counterproductive, only increasing the tension and hostility, but with Samson's help he finally succeeds. The party leaves for N'Yark to fond farewells.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Automation; factory; Florida; post-apocalyptic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mini-Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dancer
Synopsis:
A dancer tries all sorts of modern dance moves, and finally needs a chiropractor.
Keywords:
Chiropractor; dancer; pantomime; wordless

Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Signed by H.L. Anderson, business manager

["You Asked for It!"] (Table of Contents)

Magnus, Robot Fighter / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Magnus; H-8 [H8]
Keywords:
Robot

Indexer Notes

Promo for Magnus, Robot Fighter # 22 (issue 21859). Artwork based on art for cover of issue # 1.

["Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for Junior Sales Club of America

["Make Money Get Prizes With Fast Selling American Seeds"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Joel Ballenger; Mary Zimmerman; William Hanlin

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for selling seed packets from American Seed Co.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. [Rooted Sea Serpent]
    Mighty Samson Mutant Monsters
  3. 2. Menace from Nowhere [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. Ararat
    Lost Civilizations
  5. 4. Mutant Monster Menace
    Tom Morrow
  6. 5. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Club Comics
  7. 6. Readers Page
    Gold Key Club Comics
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Club Comics
  9. 8. Stegosaurus
    Dinosauria
  10. 9. [Menace from Nowhere Part 2] Between Beasts and Machines
    Mighty Samson
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mini-Comics
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation
  13. 12. ["You Asked for It!"]
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  14. 13. ["Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship"]
  15. 14. ["Make Money Get Prizes With Fast Selling American Seeds"]
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