(August 1968)

Western, 1968 Series
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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Island in the Sky (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Morris the Midget Moose; Mickey Mouse (cameo)

D for Dumbo (Table of Contents)

Dumbo / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dumbo

Indexer Notes

Game; in black and white on inside front cover.

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.

Island in the Sky (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 18 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:
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Reprints:

The Paste-Up Job (Table of Contents)

Super Goof / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Super Goof; Gilbert
Synopsis:
Two crooks fool Super Goof into kidnapping P.J. Greenback, the philanthropist.
Keywords:
kidnapping; ransom; wanted poster

Indexer Notes

Two vertical panels per page.

Ocean Illusion (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
Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1964.00.00

Tales of Little Hiawatha (Table of Contents)

Little Hiawatha / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Champin ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Hiawatha; Little Sunflower; Chief

Indexer Notes

Game; reprint

Morris, The Midget Moose (Table of Contents)

Morris, The Midget Moose / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Up a Tree (Table of Contents)

Scamp / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Scamp; Tramp; Lester Owl
Synopsis:
Just to prove it can be done, Scamp learns to climb trees. He climbs a tree to escape a big bulldog, but finds he can't get down.
Reprints:
Keywords:
trees

The Flying Ram (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Three Pigs; Big Bad Wolf
Synopsis:
The Big Bad Wolf rigs up a lumber sluice to shoot a sharpened log through the roof of the pigs' house.
Keywords:
inventions; logs; lumber sluice

Fishing for the Answer (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle

["Jiminy Cricket drew the heads"] (Table of Contents)

Jiminy Cricket / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Jiminy Cricket

Indexer Notes

Game

Babes in Toyland [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Walt Disney Comics Digest (Gold Key, 1968 series) #1 (June 1968).

The Shell Game (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Brer Rabbit; Brer Tarrypin; Brer Weasel; Brer Bear
Synopsis:
Brer Weasel is writing coded messages to his youngsters on the back of Brer Tarrypin's shell.
Keywords:
code

[Hurdle Race Winner] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; sports
Characters:
Donald Duck
Synopsis:
Donald wins a hurdle race when the other competitors fall.
Keywords:
hurdles; race

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

["The Seven Dwarfs have found 3 metals..."] (Table of Contents)

Seven Dwarfs / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Seven Dwarfs

Indexer Notes

Game

Ludwig Von Drake's Dilemma (Table of Contents)

Ludwig Von Drake / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Ludwig Von Drake

Indexer Notes

Number puzzle.

[Hiding Bone in Hollow Tree] (Table of Contents)

Pluto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pluto
Synopsis:
Pluto hides a bone in a hollow tree, but a tree surgeon fills in the hole.
Keywords:
bone; hollow tree

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Ducking Out (Table of Contents)

Junior Woodchucks / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Junior Woodchucks [Huey; Dewey; Louie]
Synopsis:
The Woodchucks must try to foil a scheme involving a hawk and counterfeit prison keys.
Keywords:
carrier pigeon; hawk; keys; prison

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Karl Wilcox, February 2008.

The Fabulous Flying Feather (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; Toby Tortoise; Brer Fox
Synopsis:
Brer Fox sells Toby a "magic feather" that will let him fly. After Dumbo and Timothy save Toby after he jumps off a cliff, they find Brer Fox and force him to admit the feather is a fake.
Keywords:
flying

Indexer Notes

Two vertical panels per page.

A Nutty Night (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Chip; Dale; Brer Bear
Synopsis:
Tired of being bothered by Brer Bear at night, Chip and Dale move to the city, only to find that there are disadvantages there, too.
Reprints:

Mystery Message (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
Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00

Casey Jr.'s Trainload of Facts (Table of Contents)

Casey Jr. / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Casey Jr.
Synopsis:
A listing of short facts in a series of puffs of smoke from Casey Jr.'s smokestack.

Swiss Family Robinson (Table of Contents)

Walt Disney Swiss Family Robinson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2.

[A Little Green Duck Named Envy] (Table of Contents)

Daisy Duck / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Daisy Duck; Clarabelle Cow; Eva Egret; Black Pete
Synopsis:
Daisy and Clarabelle find the secret to Eva Egret's beauty is a beauty ranch. They can't afford the rates, but happen upon a cut-rate fake version set up by Black Pete as a hide-out.
Keywords:
beauty; ranch

Indexer Notes

Mostly four horizontal panels per page.

The Arabian Camel (Table of Contents)

Animal Autobiographies / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Professor Goofy's Quiz (Table of Contents)

Goofy / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Goofy

Indexer Notes

Game

Belly Bump (Table of Contents)

Mowgli and Baloo TV Tickler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mowgli; Baloo
Synopsis:
Mowgli bounces off Baloo's stomach and flies across a ravine.

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Greta, The Misfit Greyhound (Table of Contents)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

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

The Thinkers (Table of Contents)

Morty and Ferdie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Morty; Ferdie

Indexer Notes

Game

["The six characters listed below..."] (Table of Contents)

Pinocchio / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pinocchio

Indexer Notes

Game

Future Feasts (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
Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00

Mickey and the Beanstalk [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 19 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 from Walt Disney Comics Digest (Gold Key, 1968 series) #1 (June 1968).

["Pluto's bone has been stolen!"] (Table of Contents)

Pluto / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pluto

Indexer Notes

Dot-to-dot game.

["Help the Prince return the slipper to Cinderella"] (Table of Contents)

Cinderella / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cinderella; Prince; Lady Tremaine; Anastasia; Drizella

Indexer Notes

Game

What's New at the Zoo? (Table of Contents)

Goofy / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Goofy

Indexer Notes

Game; in black and white on inside back cover.

Help Huey Find His Dog! (Table of Contents)

Huey / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Vic Lockman
Inks:
Vic Lockman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Lockman

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Huey

Indexer Notes

Game; on back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Island in the Sky
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. D for Dumbo
    Dumbo
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. Island in the Sky
    Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. The Paste-Up Job
    Super Goof
  6. 5. Ocean Illusion
    True Life Adventures
  7. 6. Tales of Little Hiawatha
    Little Hiawatha
  8. 7. Morris, The Midget Moose
    Morris, The Midget Moose
  9. 8. Up a Tree
    Scamp
  10. 9. The Flying Ram
    The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf
  11. 10. Fishing for the Answer
    Mickey Mouse
  12. 11. ["Jiminy Cricket drew the heads"]
    Jiminy Cricket
  13. 12. Babes in Toyland [Part 2]
    Babes in Toyland
  14. 13. The Shell Game
    Brer Rabbit
  15. 14. [Hurdle Race Winner]
    Donald Duck
  16. 15. ["The Seven Dwarfs have found 3 metals..."]
    Seven Dwarfs
  17. 16. Ludwig Von Drake's Dilemma
    Ludwig Von Drake
  18. 17. [Hiding Bone in Hollow Tree]
    Pluto
  19. 18. Ducking Out
    Junior Woodchucks
  20. 19. The Fabulous Flying Feather
    Dumbo
  21. 20. A Nutty Night
    Chip 'n' Dale
  22. 21. Mystery Message
    True Life Adventures
  23. 22. Casey Jr.'s Trainload of Facts
    Casey Jr.
  24. 23. Swiss Family Robinson
    Walt Disney Swiss Family Robinson
  25. 24. [A Little Green Duck Named Envy]
    Daisy Duck
  26. 25. The Arabian Camel
    Animal Autobiographies
  27. 26. Professor Goofy's Quiz
    Goofy
  28. 27. Belly Bump
    Mowgli and Baloo TV Tickler
  29. 28. Greta, The Misfit Greyhound
  30. 29. The Thinkers
    Morty and Ferdie
  31. 30. ["The six characters listed below..."]
    Pinocchio
  32. 31. Future Feasts
    True Life Adventures
  33. 32. Mickey and the Beanstalk [Part 2]
    Mickey Mouse
  34. 33. ["Pluto's bone has been stolen!"]
    Pluto
  35. 34. ["Help the Prince return the slipper to Cinderella"]
    Cinderella
  36. 35. What's New at the Zoo?
    Goofy
  37. 36. Help Huey Find His Dog!
    Huey
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Merlin Haas
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