(March 1970)

Western, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
monthly except February, April, June, October and December
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Color:
full color
Dimensions:
4.75 in. x 6.5 in. digest
Paper Stock:
newsprint interior; glossy cardboard cover
Binding:
perfect-bound

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tarzan; Brothers of the Spear; Korak, Son of Tarzan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Tarzan; Dan-El; Natongo; Korak

Indexer Notes

Panels from Tarzan of the Apes (Gold Key, 1962 series) #160 (September, 1966) [page 1, panel 1] and from Tarzan of the Apes (Gold Key, 1962 series) #153 (October, 1965) [page 3, panel 1]; original publication source for the Korak panel is still unidentified.

Hey Kids! (Table of Contents)

Walt Disney Comics Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Daisy Duck
Synopsis:
Ad for the current issue of Walt Disney Comics Digest.

Contents (Table of Contents)

Golden Comics Digest / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents.

The Jewels of Opar (Table of Contents)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Tarzan; Jane; Albert Werper; La
Synopsis:
A hunter follows Tarzan to La, where he discovers the vast treasure vaults. When Tarzan and escape capture, they are prusued by the priestess La and her army of beast-men and trained apes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of a three part story.

Temple of Zimbabwe (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
This feature was originally printed in black-and-white.
Reprints:

Flight from Terror: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Tarzan; Jane; Albert Werper; La; Achmet Zek
Synopsis:
Werper escapes from slave trader Achmet Zek. An amnesiac Tarzan rescues Jane from a group of apes only to have her captured by Achmet Zek, who is seeking Werper. Werper leads a group of soldiers of Tarzan's plantation where they dig up gold hidden by Tarzan's native friends.
Reprints:

Timbuktu (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A short story about the trading center of Timbuktu.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This feature was originally printed in black-and-white.

Fight for the Treasure: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Part 3 (Table of Contents)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Tarzan; Jane; Albert Werper; Achmet Zek; La; Mugambi
Synopsis:
Achmet Zek, a group of Abyssinian soldiers, Werper, and Tarzan's Waziri friends all battle each other on the Greystoke plantation while Tarzan struggles to regain his memory.
Reprints:

An Evening with Timai (Table of Contents)

Mabu / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Maby; Kaino; Timai
Synopsis:
Mabu and his friend listen to an old storyteller.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text expanded to three pages from the original one page because of the digest format. Art for this feature is not the same as the artwork that appeared in the original printing.

Tarzan and the City under the Sands (Table of Contents)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Tarzan; Charley Corbett; Gail Corbett
Synopsis:
Tarzan rescues a man and his wife from desert raiders. As he leads them back to civilization, they encounter a sandstorm. After the storm is over, they find a city uncovered by the storm winds.

Indexer Notes

In Golden Comics Digest #9 (1970), the Gaylord Du Bois -written story "City Under the Sands" illustrated by Dan Spiegle is a case of an original story written just for that venue. Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, page 172 states: "Tarzan and the Buried City. 26 2-panel pages. For Golden Comics Digest #9, February issue. Sent September 10, 1969." ~ David Porta

Grand Canyon of Africa (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A short feature about the Canyon of No Return.
Reprints:

Battle in the Boma (Table of Contents)

Brothers of the Spear / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Dan-El; Natongo; Tavane; Induna
Synopsis:
Dan-El and Natongo go lion hunting.
Reprints:

The Guilt of Belazi (Table of Contents)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Tarzan; Belazi; Muviro; Nandie
Synopsis:
Tarzan hunts a rogue buffalo.
Reprints:

Perilous Passage (Table of Contents)

Korak, Son of Tarzan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Mike Arens; Warren Tufts (heads only)
Inks:
Mike Arens; Warren Tufts (heads only)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Korak; Queen Ilola; M'boku
Synopsis:
Korak helps a young queen escape from assassins.
Reprints:

The Mysterious Well (Table of Contents)

Mabu / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Mabu; Kaino; Sayid
Synopsis:
Sayid shows Mabu and Kaino an unusual well.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Feature expanded to three pages from one page because of the digest format. Illustrations in this issue are new and did not appear with the original publication of this story.

Tarzan and the City under the Sands Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Tarzan; Charley Corbett; Gail Corbett
Synopsis:
Tarzan leads a couple through a twisting path under the city as they attempt to elude their pursuers.

Indexer Notes

In Golden Comics Digest #9 (1970), the Gaylord Du Bois -written story "City Under the Sands" illustrated by Dan Spiegle is a case of an original story written just for that venue. Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, page 172 states: "Tarzan and the Buried City. 26 2-panel pages. For Golden Comics Digest #9, February issue. Sent September 10, 1969." ~ David Porta

Tembo! Tembo! (Table of Contents)

Brothers of the Spear / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Dan-El; Natongo; Tavane; Elena
Synopsis:
The city of Aba-Zulu is attacked by renegades from the city of Tembo.
Reprints:

Nogol the Terrible (Table of Contents)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Tarzan; Chief Buto
Synopsis:
Tarzan helps rescue the daughter of an old friend.
Reprints:

The Pit! (Table of Contents)

Korak, Son of Tarzan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Korak; Copperi
Synopsis:
Korak helps a princess when she decides to defy tradition by refusing to be buried with her father.
Reprints:

Hi! I'm Cracky (Table of Contents)

Golden Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Cracky
Synopsis:
Subscription ad for Golden Magazine.

28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters (Table of Contents)

Golden Press / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Disney character cutouts that can be mounted on a bedroom wall.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tarzan; Brothers of the Spear; Korak, Son of Tarzan
  2. 1. Hey Kids!
    Walt Disney Comics Digest
  3. 2. Contents
    Golden Comics Digest
  4. 3. The Jewels of Opar
    Tarzan of the Apes
  5. 4. Temple of Zimbabwe
    Tarzan
  6. 5. Flight from Terror: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Part 2
    Tarzan of the Apes
  7. 6. Timbuktu
  8. 7. Fight for the Treasure: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Part 3
    Tarzan of the Apes
  9. 8. An Evening with Timai
    Mabu
  10. 9. Tarzan and the City under the Sands
    Tarzan of the Apes
  11. 10. Grand Canyon of Africa
    Tarzan
  12. 11. Battle in the Boma
    Brothers of the Spear
  13. 12. The Guilt of Belazi
    Tarzan of the Apes
  14. 13. Perilous Passage
    Korak, Son of Tarzan
  15. 14. The Mysterious Well
    Mabu
  16. 15. Tarzan and the City under the Sands Part 2
    Tarzan of the Apes
  17. 16. Tembo! Tembo!
    Brothers of the Spear
  18. 17. Nogol the Terrible
    Tarzan of the Apes
  19. 18. The Pit!
    Korak, Son of Tarzan
  20. 19. Hi! I'm Cracky
    Golden Magazine
  21. 20. 28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters
    Golden Press
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dave Porta
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore