(October 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 ?
Dimensions:
4.75". x 6.5"
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cardstock Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Squarebound

Issue Notes

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).


[Halloween] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Jiminy Cricket (cameo); Captain Nemo (cameo); Mowgli (cameo); Mickey Mouse (cameo); Goofy (cameo); Reluctant Dragon (cameo); Seven Dwarfs (cameo)
Keywords:
Halloween; jack o'lanterns; pumpkin

Jiminy's Cricket Collage Art (Table of Contents)

Jiminy Cricket / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jiminy Cricket

Indexer Notes

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.

The Titanic Ants! (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 20 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; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Uncle Scrooge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Split in two parts, pages 5-16 and 121-128.

The Small-time Crime (Table of Contents)

Super Goof / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Super Goof

Pirate Plunder Blunder (Table of Contents)

The Seven Dwarfs / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
The Seven Dwarfs [Doc; Sneezy; Sleepy; Grumpy; Dopey; Bashful; Happy]; Captain Hook; Mr. Smee
Reprints:

Wings over the Desert (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

Marquee Mess (Table of Contents)

Pinocchio / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pinocchio

The Reckless Rescuer (Table of Contents)

Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Jiminy Cricket; Pluto
Reprints:

Doom Island (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Captain Nemo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical; science fiction
Characters:
Captain Nemo
Synopsis:
Captain Nemo uses the Nautilus to destroy a sadistic prison on a remote island.
Reprints:
Keywords:
1866; island; penal colony; submarine

The Sister Sitter (Table of Contents)

Scamp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Lady; The Tramp; Scamp; Scamp's siblings [Ruffy, Fluffy and Scooter]; Trusty
Reprints:

Picnic (Table of Contents)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 6 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:
Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's Helper
Reprints:

Grandma's Tool Shed (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck

Pic-an-exit (Table of Contents)

Horace Horsecollar / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Horace Horsecollar

Down on the Farm (Table of Contents)

The Marvelous Mad Madam Mim / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Madam Mim; Grandma Duck; Gus Goose
Synopsis:
When city people attribute her magic to science, Mim goes to Grandma Duck's farm to find someone she can scare.
Keywords:
farm

Indexer Notes

Two vertical panels per page.

Reluctant Dragon (Table of Contents)

Reluctant Dragon / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Don R. Christensen
Pencils:
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks:
John Liggera
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

pages 79-92 + 182-192

Pony Trap (Table of Contents)

Little Hiawatha and Thumper / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Little Hiawatha; Thumper; Sunflower
Synopsis:
Hiawatha and Sunflower use Thumper to attract a wild pony into a trap.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Indians; pony; rabbit

Indexer Notes

Thumper is treated like a real rabbit and doesn't talk.

[Whale and Hoop] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Moby Duck; Porpy
Synopsis:
After seeing Porpy jump through a hoop held by Moby, a whale decides he want to try it, too.
Keywords:
whale

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Made for Each Other (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Huey, Dewey and Louie; Uncle Scrooge

Proof Picker (Table of Contents)

Clarabelle Cow / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Clarabelle Cow

[Mini-Scooter] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis:
Uncle Scrooge decides to trade his limousine for a scooter.

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

The Roamin' Romans (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse (as Mickius); Goofy (as Goofius); Minnie Mouse (as Miss Minerva); Queen Cleocatra
Synopsis:
Mickey, Goofy, and Minnie as Roman citizens whose boat is washed ashore in Queen Cleocatra's Egypt.
Keywords:
crocodiles; Egypt; fishermen; Rome

Indexer Notes

No framing sequence, the characters just play their roles in Roman times.

Booby-Trapped House (Table of Contents)

Three Little Pigs / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

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

Mobile Marauder (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

The Honey Hop (Table of Contents)

Brer Rabbit / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Brer Rabbit

A Dream Come True (Table of Contents)

Mowgli / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mowgli; Bagheera; Kaa; Baloo

Easy Does It (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 'n' Dale; Witch Hazel
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 4.

The Giraffe (Table of Contents)

Animal Autobiographies / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Silly Circus (Table of Contents)

Dumbo / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dumbo; Scamp

[the painting] (Table of Contents)

Goofy TV Tickler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Goofy

Treacherous Trail (Table of Contents)

Bambi / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bambi

Otter in the Family (Table of Contents)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

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

[Do Not Feed Animals] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Ludwig Von Drake
Synopsis:
When Ludwig disobeys a sign, a gorilla reminds him to "not feed the animals."
Keywords:
gorilla; zoo

Indexer Notes

Pantamime story

Greener Waters (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) 1963.00.00

Coded Diary (Table of Contents)

Daisy Duck's Diary / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Daisy Duck; April, May and June; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Pluto

Sixty-second Search (Table of Contents)

Clara Cluck / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Clara Cluck

Creepy Creatures (Table of Contents)

Figaro / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Figaro

The Flycatcher (Table of Contents)

Pluto / activity / 0.7 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Pluto

Indexer Notes

Game; in black and white, on inside back cover.

[Retail Display Program] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Bottom of inside back cover. Blurb alerting retailers to the availability of a "service allowance" for full-cover display of the digests.

["Now you're old enough for Matchbox."] (Table of Contents)

Matchbox / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for Matchbox miniature cars.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Halloween]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. Jiminy's Cricket Collage Art
    Jiminy Cricket
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. The Titanic Ants!
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. The Small-time Crime
    Super Goof
  6. 5. Pirate Plunder Blunder
    The Seven Dwarfs
  7. 6. Wings over the Desert
    True Life Adventures
  8. 7. Marquee Mess
    Pinocchio
  9. 8. The Reckless Rescuer
    Jiminy Cricket
  10. 9. Doom Island
    The Adventures of Captain Nemo
  11. 10. The Sister Sitter
    Scamp
  12. 11. Picnic
    Gyro Gearloose
  13. 12. Grandma's Tool Shed
    Grandma Duck
  14. 13. Pic-an-exit
    Horace Horsecollar
  15. 14. Down on the Farm
    The Marvelous Mad Madam Mim
  16. 15. Reluctant Dragon
    Reluctant Dragon
  17. 16. Pony Trap
    Little Hiawatha and Thumper
  18. 17. [Whale and Hoop]
    Moby Duck
  19. 18. Made for Each Other
    Huey, Dewey and Louie
  20. 19. Proof Picker
    Clarabelle Cow
  21. 20. [Mini-Scooter]
    Uncle Scrooge
  22. 21. The Roamin' Romans
    Mickey Mouse
  23. 22. Booby-Trapped House
    Three Little Pigs
  24. 23. Mobile Marauder
    True Life Adventures
  25. 24. The Honey Hop
    Brer Rabbit
  26. 25. A Dream Come True
    Mowgli
  27. 26. Easy Does It
    Chip 'n' Dale
  28. 27. The Giraffe
    Animal Autobiographies
  29. 28. Silly Circus
    Dumbo
  30. 29. [the painting]
    Goofy TV Tickler
  31. 30. Treacherous Trail
    Bambi
  32. 31. Otter in the Family
  33. 32. [Do Not Feed Animals]
    Ludwig Von Drake
  34. 33. Greener Waters
    True Life Adventures
  35. 34. Coded Diary
    Daisy Duck's Diary
  36. 35. Sixty-second Search
    Clara Cluck
  37. 36. Creepy Creatures
    Figaro
  38. 37. The Flycatcher
    Pluto
  39. 38. [Retail Display Program]
  40. 39. ["Now you're old enough for Matchbox."]
    Matchbox
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • 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