(November 1968)

Western, 1964 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
?
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 10119-811 on cover.

Keywords:
New York City; post-apocalyptic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson
Reprints:
Keywords:
Dragon

Indexer Notes

Richard Richmond states this is not a Gollub painted cover.

["Most powerful airplane"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Cheerios cereal from General Mills.

The Smoky Realm [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:
16-688

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Mikki; Zalg
Synopsis:
Chief Mikki of the Undermen calls on Samson for help repelling an invasion through the subway tunnels. That done, Mindor, concludes that the invaders came from the underground network of Radio City. Samson and his friends are discovered as they spy on Zalg, leader of the Gnarly Men, planning an attack on N'Yark. Trying to escape, they run into the pit of a fire-breathing dragon.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Dragon; monster; mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic; Radio City; Rockefeller Center; subway

Indexer Notes

Part one of a two-part story. Includes diagrams and views of Radio City.

Ur -- Mother of Cities (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Leonard Woolley
Reprints:
Keywords:
Archaeology; archeology; Deluge; flood; lost city; Mesopotamia

Indexer Notes

The history of Ur, and its archaeological rediscovery.

The Ninety Minute 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:
Disasters strike Astro City every 90 minutes, and Tom figures out that the problem is one of the war satellites that wrecked civilization -- defective, but with its radioactive beams still deadly. With great struggle, Tom uses his mental powers to push the satellite out of orbit and into space.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Psychokinesis; satellite; telekinesis

["Don't miss an issue, or you may miss your contribution."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Includes fan art by Ernie Parsons.

Readers Page (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Comics Club / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Keywords:
Curtiss P-40; fan art; Flying Tiger

Indexer Notes

Fan art by Tenna Lohr, Ray Walton, Roy Newsome, Robbie Christensen, and Everett Toppins (animals), and by Hans Kuenzl, Glendon Gray, R. E. McLaughlin, Neill Jeffrey, and Chris Leighton (airplanes).

Jokes on You (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
(fan submissions)
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 Laudemann, Linda Serocki, Mike Anderson, Charyce Adams, Michael Le Fauci, Ruth Mengwasser, Md. Nooruddoja, Nancy Schaeffer, Charolette Elder, Janice Krueger, Hunter Holt, Michele Horton, Warwick Chang, Bradley Doley, and Carol Wilson.

[The Smoky Realm, Part 2] The Call to Arms (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; Zalg
Synopsis:
Using the atomic-powered monitors of Radio City, Mindor discovers that the Gnarly Men are being forced to invade the surface because their magic breeze (atomic-powered air conditioning) has ceased to work. Gathering ancient manuals he gains a truce, racing against time and suspicious Gnarly Men even as Samson fends off dragons. Mindor succeeds and Samson seals off the monsters. Chef Zalg and the Grand Chief of N'Yark conclude a treaty, and Samson heads home to catch up on his sleep.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Dragon; monster; mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic; Radio City; Rockefeller Center; television; TV

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Keywords:
Comic books

Indexer Notes

Ad for comic books and related materials from Howard N. Rogofsky.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rooster; construction worker
Synopsis:
A rooster mistakes a bag of cement for a bag of corn, eats some, drinks water, and becomes solidified.
Keywords:
Pantomime; rooster; wordless

Plesiosaur (Table of Contents)

Dinosauria / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Information about the plesiosaur.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jiminy Cricket; Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck; Pluto; Dumbo; Winnie the Pooh

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for punchout characters from Golden Press.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Teenaged salespeople

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for Sales Leadership Club.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. ["Most powerful airplane"]
  3. 2. The Smoky Realm [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. Ur -- Mother of Cities
    Lost Civilizations
  5. 4. The Ninety Minute Menace
    Tom Morrow
  6. 5. ["Don't miss an issue, or you may miss your contribution."]
    Gold Key Comics Club News
  7. 6. Readers Page
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Club Comics
  9. 8. [The Smoky Realm, Part 2] The Call to Arms
    Mighty Samson
  10. 9. ["Comic books for sale"]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    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"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kirk House
  • Richard Richmond
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Clayton Emery