(October 1968)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly except January, March, May and November.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
Chase Craig
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Keywords:
Africa

Lost in Pellucidar (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Wilson (painting)
Inks:
George Wilson (painting)
Colors:
George Wilson (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan; Ovan
Keywords:
Bear; cave

"Most powerful airplane" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Cheerios Kid (advertising character)
Keywords:
Cereal; space suit; space travel; X-70; XB-70A

Indexer Notes

Ad for Cheerios cereal from General Mills

[Tarzan at the Earth's Core, Part 2] Lost in Pellucidar (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Rice Burroughs (original novel); Gaylord Du Bois (adaptation)
Pencils:
Doug Wildey
Inks:
Doug Wildey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
180-688

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan [John Clayton]; Jason Gridley; Ovan; Ulan; Carb; Jana; Thoar
Synopsis:
Tarzan risks his life saving Ovan from a cave bear, but Ovan's tribe distrusts strangers and sentences Tarzan to death. Tarzan and the female captive Zoar escape with Ovan's help and descend deeper into Pellucidar.
Keywords:
Africa; cave man; inside earth; monster; Pellucidar

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan at the Earth's Core. Part of a multi-issue series.

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Upcoming titles; TV tie-ins; fan art from Ernie Parsons; honorable mention for fans whose art has not been published.

Readers Page [Animals] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
animal
Keywords:
Fan art

Indexer Notes

Fan art by Tenna Lohr, Ray Walton, Roy Newsome, Robbie Christensen, and Everett Toppins.

Readers Page [Airplanes] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation
Keywords:
Airplane; Curtiss P-40; Flying Tigers; jet

Indexer Notes

Fan art by Hans Kuenzi, Glendon Gray, R.R. McLaughlin, Neill Jeffrey, and Chris Leighton.

Jokes on You (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / letters page / 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 Steve Jones, Jean Dennison, Susan Burrows, Danny Green, Eloise Sebby, Scott Laudeman, Linda Serocki, Mike Anderson, Charyce Adams, Michael Le Fauci, Ruth Mengwasser, Md. Nooruddoja, Nancy Schaeffer, Charlotte Elder, Janice Krueger, Hunter Holt, Warwick Chang, Bradley Doley, and Carol Wilson.

More Trouble With Dalu (Table of Contents)

Mabu / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Mabu; Kaino; Hamasai; Samai; Dalu
Synopsis:
Buffeted by an earthquake and by intense heat, the hunting party grows restive. Dalu tries unsuccessfully to pick a fight with the leaders, and refuses to partake when they issue the salt that everyone needs in the heat.
Keywords:
Africa; salt

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

The Giant Wasp (Table of Contents)

Leopard Girl / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Leopard [Meru]; Munya; Toto; Chui; Kasla; Lygon
Synopsis:
The sting of a giant wasp gives Meru superpowers including levitation, mind-reading, and an invisible power beam. With these she overcomes an ambush party attacking her friends as part of a coup.
Keywords:
Africa; ambush; lost city

Indexer Notes

Lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

["Comic books for sale"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Comic books

Indexer Notes

Ad from Howard N. Rogofsky

[Cement] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rooster
Synopsis:
Mistaking cement for seeds, a rooster eats and drinks until he sets up into a statue of himself.

Indexer Notes

Pantomime; rooster; wordless

Plesiosaur (Table of Contents)

Dinosauria / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
Keywords:
Dinosaur; educational; fact; paleontology; plesiosaur

["28 of Walt Disney's most famous characters decorating your child's room!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Tinkerbelle; Mary Poppins; Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck; Huey; Louie; Dewey; Peter Pan; Thumper; Goofy; Snow White; Seven Dwarfs; Winnie-the-Pooh; Pinocchio; Gepetto; Figaro; Bambi; Pluto; Jiminy Cricket; Dumbo; Timothy; Bongo

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for punch-out figures from Golden Press.

["Be a big winner"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for Sales Leadership Club.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Lost in Pellucidar
    Tarzan
  2. 1. "Most powerful airplane"
  3. 2. [Tarzan at the Earth's Core, Part 2] Lost in Pellucidar
    Tarzan
  4. 3. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Club Comics
  5. 4. Readers Page [Animals]
    Gold Key Club Comics
  6. 5. Readers Page [Airplanes]
    Gold Key Club Comics
  7. 6. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Club Comics
  8. 7. More Trouble With Dalu
    Mabu
  9. 8. The Giant Wasp
    Leopard Girl
  10. 9. ["Comic books for sale"]
  11. 10. [Cement]
    Mini-Comics
  12. 11. Plesiosaur
    Dinosauria
  13. 12. ["28 of Walt Disney's most famous characters decorating your child's room!"]
  14. 13. ["Be a big winner"]
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