(June 1968)

Western, 1968 Series
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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1968-05-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
Del Connell ?
Format:
4.75 in. x 6.5 in.; squarebound; newsprint with glossy cardboard covers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck family; Mickey Mouse family / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Larry Mayer
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Daisy Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy; Pluto; Chip; Dale; Scamp; Three Little Pigs (cameo); Dumbo (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Main drawing is a variation on the cover to Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #300.

Criss Cross Poets (Table of Contents)

Huey, Dewey and Louie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Huey; Dewey; Louie

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; crossword puzzle

Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mickey Mouse (cameo); Donald Duck (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

Secret of Atlantis (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Garé Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

idea by Chase Craig. pages 5-20 + 101-116.

Prize-Guys (Table of Contents)

Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Alvarado
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]
Reprints:

The Paper Pup (Table of Contents)

Pluto / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Murry
Inks:
Paul Murry
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Paul Murry

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie; Pluto
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Edited reprint. 10 panels removed.

Finger Fighting (Table of Contents)

True Life Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Huemer
Pencils:
George Wheeler
Inks:
George Wheeler
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Two orangutangs fight.
Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1963.00.00

Guess Shoe (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Mickey Mouse

Indexer Notes

birthday party game

Westward Ho-Ho (Table of Contents)

Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Clarabelle Cow; Clara Cluck; Horace Horsecollar; Black Pete
Reprints:

Small Type Hero (Table of Contents)

Scamp / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hubbard
Inks:
Al Hubbard
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Scamp; Tramp
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout. 15 panels removed. Some additional background art.

The Wonderful Wishing Well (Table of Contents)

Brer Rabbit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Fallberg
Pencils:
Pete Alvarado
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Brer Rabbit; Brer Bear; Brer Fox
Reprints:

Aerial Antics (Table of Contents)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks:
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Chip; Dale
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Edited reprint. 7 panels removed, some additional background art.

Bubble Trouble (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Donald Duck

Indexer Notes

solve a puzzle

Hidden Treasure (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Uncle Scrooge

Indexer Notes

maze

Patches (Table of Contents)

Daisy Duck's Diary / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Daisy Duck; Wadly; Moby Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Beagle Boys; Gladstone Gander
Synopsis:
Daisy becomes Ragbagia's official stitcher of quilts.

Mid-Air Mission (Table of Contents)

Dumbo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Fallberg
Pencils:
Phil de Lara
Inks:
Phil de Lara
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dumbo; Timothy Mouse
Synopsis:
While practicing a new flying routine for the circus, Dumbo and Timothy help guide a plane out of a thunderstorm.
Keywords:
flying; thunderstorm

Indexer Notes

Two panels per page. Art credit from Karl Wilcox, February 2008; in Fallberg's notes, this story is entitled Flighty Flier.

The Helpless Helpers (Table of Contents)

Thumper and Bambi / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Fallberg
Pencils:
Pete Alvarado
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bambi; Thumper; Bongo; Ol' Man Moose
Synopsis:
Bongo rides his unicycle from the city to the forest and Thumper and Bambi try to keep him out of trouble.
Reprints:
Keywords:
forest; moose; unicycle

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Karl Wilcox, February 2008.

[The Birdbath] (Table of Contents)

Figaro and Cleo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Figaro; Cleo
Synopsis:
Figaro tries to get into Cleo's fishbowl by climbing on a table, but slides past his target and lands outside in a birdbath.
Keywords:
birdbath

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

The Straw Game (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Murry
Inks:
Paul Murry
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie

[The Burglar] (Table of Contents)

Pluto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pluto; Mickey Mouse
Synopsis:
Pluto tries to foil a burglar, who keeps feeding him meat.
Keywords:
burglar; ladder; meat

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

The Rocket Robbers (Table of Contents)

Super Goof / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Murry
Inks:
Paul Murry
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Paul Murry

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Super Goof [Goofy]
Synopsis:
Rockets are being stolen from their launch pads and taken to a planet where everyone looks like Goofy. Super Goof goes to the planet and conquers it (mainly by letting them ruin their weapons against his indestructible body) and brings the rockets home.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aliens; flying saucers

Indexer Notes

Two vertical panels per page.

Pages from the Past (Table of Contents)

True Life Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Huemer
Pencils:
George Wheeler
Inks:
George Wheeler
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
dinosaurs
Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1963.00.00

What's His Age ? (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
tricks to guess somebody's age

Babes in Toyland [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Babes In Toyland / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Walt Disney Comics Digest (Gold Key, 1968 series) #2 (August 1968).

The Song of Danger (Table of Contents)

Mowgli from the Jungle Book / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Alvarado
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mowgli; Bagheera; Shere Khan; Old Mugger; Kaa
Synopsis:
Mowgli befriends a bird whose song changes to one of warning whenever Mowgli is in danger.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flood; quicksand; song; vulture

[Library] (Table of Contents)

Ludwig Von Drake TV Tales / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Tony Strobl
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Ludwig Von Drake
Synopsis:
Ludwig Von Drake has trouble carrying books.
Keywords:
books; library

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Karl Wilcox, February 2008.

Let's Go Fishing (Table of Contents)

Huey, Dewey and Louie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Huey; Dewey; Louie

County Coyote Goes Hollywood (Table of Contents)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

based on the story from "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" TV program.

[The Turtle] (Table of Contents)

Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Jiminy Cricket
Synopsis:
Jiminy Cricket hitches a ride on a turtle, but finds he's too slow.
Keywords:
turtle

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Scratch-As-Scratch-Can (Table of Contents)

True Life Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Huemer
Pencils:
George Wheeler
Inks:
George Wheeler
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
kangaroos
Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00

Mickey Mouse and the Beanstalk [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks:
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck; Goofy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is continued in Walt Disney Comics Digest (Gold Key, 1968 series) #2 (August 1968).

["What do you like?"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Ludwig Von Drake
Synopsis:
Rate what you like about this issue.

Ouch (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Donald Duck

Indexer Notes

inside back cover. Connect the dots

Remember Important Birthdays! (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Minnie Mouse; Daisy Duck; Grandma Duck; Donald Duck; Goofy; Morty; Ferdie; Gus Goose; Clarabelle Cow; Uncle Scrooge

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Write in the dates for birthdays of your friends per month of the year

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Donald Duck family; Mickey Mouse family
  2. 1. Criss Cross Poets
    Huey, Dewey and Louie
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. Secret of Atlantis
    Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. Prize-Guys
    Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs
  6. 5. The Paper Pup
    Pluto
  7. 6. Finger Fighting
    True Life Adventures
  8. 7. Guess Shoe
  9. 8. Westward Ho-Ho
    Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck
  10. 9. Small Type Hero
    Scamp
  11. 10. The Wonderful Wishing Well
    Brer Rabbit
  12. 11. Aerial Antics
    Chip 'n' Dale
  13. 12. Bubble Trouble
    Donald Duck
  14. 13. Hidden Treasure
    Uncle Scrooge
  15. 14. Patches
    Daisy Duck's Diary
  16. 15. Mid-Air Mission
    Dumbo
  17. 16. The Helpless Helpers
    Thumper and Bambi
  18. 17. [The Birdbath]
    Figaro and Cleo
  19. 18. The Straw Game
    Donald Duck
  20. 19. [The Burglar]
    Pluto
  21. 20. The Rocket Robbers
    Super Goof
  22. 21. Pages from the Past
    True Life Adventures
  23. 22. What's His Age ?
  24. 23. Babes in Toyland [Part 1]
    Babes In Toyland
  25. 24. The Song of Danger
    Mowgli from the Jungle Book
  26. 25. [Library]
    Ludwig Von Drake TV Tales
  27. 26. Let's Go Fishing
    Huey, Dewey and Louie
  28. 27. County Coyote Goes Hollywood
  29. 28. [The Turtle]
    Jiminy Cricket
  30. 29. Scratch-As-Scratch-Can
    True Life Adventures
  31. 30. Mickey Mouse and the Beanstalk [Part 1]
    Mickey Mouse
  32. 31. ["What do you like?"]
  33. 32. Ouch
    Donald Duck
  34. 33. Remember Important Birthdays!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Katie
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Merlin Haas
  • Alberto Becattini
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • I.N.D.U.C.K.S Project and Alberto Becattini
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Karl Wilcox