(December 1968)

Western, 1963 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., later Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

10053-812


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

The Demon Masks (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Luis Dominguez
Inks:
Luis Dominguez
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Boris Karloff (host); Red Shane; Kuai; Kagan
Synopsis:
After trying to steal death masks from a witch doctor and accidentally killing him, Red Shane is haunted by death masks in the jungle.
Keywords:
South Pacific; witch doctor

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Melody of Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Death Laughs Last (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Calvin Sloan; Otto; Max (dog)
Synopsis:
Calvin schemes to kill his rich uncle, but his uncle's ghost returns for vengeance.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ghost

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Comics Club News / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reader's Page: Airplanes (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Reader submitted artwork featuring airplanes.

Jokes on You (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Comics Club News / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Reader submitted jokes.

The Guardians (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sal Trapani
Inks:
Sal Trapani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Walt Byron; Norbert Winston; Professor Ramadi; Dr. Stroller; Devlin
Synopsis:
A reporter discovers three famous scientists, all with amnesia and living on skid row.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Both the opening narration by Uncle Boris and the closing narration contain the words "The Twilight Zone". This story was probably intended for that title and then switched to this one. But though images of Karloff were added to the splash panel and the final panel, no one edited out the words identifying where the story was clearly meant to run when it was commissioned.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Two half-page mini-comics.

Dinosauria: Pteranodon (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Information on Dinosaurs.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Demon Masks
  3. 2. Melody of Death
  4. 3. Death Laughs Last
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Gold Key Comics Club News
  6. 5. Reader's Page: Airplanes
  7. 6. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club News
  8. 7. The Guardians
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Gold Key Club Comics
  10. 9. Dinosauria: Pteranodon
    Gold Key Club Comics
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