(April 1969)

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 ?
Format:
4.75 in. x 6.5 in.; squarebound; newsprint with glossy cardboard covers

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Cinderella (Table of Contents)

Cinderella / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Cinderella; Scrooge McDuck (cameo); Donald Duck (cameo); Daisy Duck (cameo); Mickey Mouse (cameo); Goofy (cameo); Humphrey Bear (cameo); The Ranger (cameo); The Flying Gauchito (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Redrawn version of cover for Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #272.

The Golden Comics Digest (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Promo for "The Golden Comics Digest." First issue on sale April 1.

Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

Lost Beneath the Sea (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Garé Barks

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pages 5-16 + 101-110 of the digest. Title logo changed from "Uncle Scrooge" in the original to "Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge."

The Ranchin' Rabbit (Table of Contents)

Brer Rabbit and the Wicked Witch / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Brer Rabbit; Wicked Witch; Brer Bear; Snow White
Keywords:
folk tales

The Rescuing Rock-Dog (Table of Contents)

Pluto, Morty and Ferdie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Morty; Ferdie; Pluto
Reprints:

What's in the Bag? (Table of Contents)

Clarabelle Cow / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Clarabelle Cow

Dance or Dine (Table of Contents)

True Life Adventures / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Huemer
Pencils:
George Wheeler
Inks:
George Wheeler
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1964.00.00

The Wanderer (Table of Contents)

Mowgli [Jungle Book] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mowgli; Bagheera; Junior; Baloo; Old Mugger
Reprints:

The Flying Gauchito (Table of Contents)

The Flying Gauchito / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Abranz
Inks:
Fred Abranz
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Reprints:

The Wise Little Hen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Clarabelle Cow; Donald Duck; Peter Pig; Horace Horsecollar
Reprints:

Funny Fellows (Table of Contents)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Chip; Dale
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 7.

Nose Match-up (Table of Contents)

Pinocchio / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Pinocchio; Jiminy Cricket

The Pug (Table of Contents)

Pluto's Kennel Korner / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Cowardly King (Table of Contents)

Bongo and Lumpjaw / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bongo; Lumpjaw
Reprints:

The Day the Farm Stood Still (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck; Gus Goose; Gyro Gearloose; Billy Goat
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pages 71-76 of the digest. Title logo changed from "Grandma Duck's Farm Friends" in the original to "Grandma Duck."

A Helper's Helping Hand (Table of Contents)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 4 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:

Indexer Notes

Pages 77-80 of the digest.

Cinderella (Table of Contents)

Cinderella / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Chase Craig
Pencils:
Dan Gormley
Inks:
Dan Gormley
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Cinderella; Gus; Jaq; Lucifer
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. pages 83-96 + 181-192

[Donald as lasso-throwing hero] (Table of Contents)

Daisy Duck Mini-comic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Daisy Duck; Donald Duck

Tangled Talk (Table of Contents)

Bucky Bug / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bucky Bug; June Bug

Mealtime Magic (Table of Contents)

Magica De Spell / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Magica De Spell; Madam Mim; Witch Hazel

[Rocket launch] (Table of Contents)

Ludwig Von Drake Mini-comic / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Ludwig Von Drake

Conscience Bait (Table of Contents)

Thumper and Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Brer Bear; Brer Fox; Jiminy Cricket; Thumper
Reprints:

Armchair Detective (Table of Contents)

Super Goof / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Roger Armstrong
Inks:
Roger Armstrong
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Super Goof; Gilbert

Earth's Enemies (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:
?

Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00

Flag Code (Table of Contents)

Moby Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Moby Duck

Savage Sam (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 2. Art credited to Dan Spiegle, per Karl Wilcox, February 2008, and confirmed by others.

Anti-Wolf Antics (Table of Contents)

Three Little Pigs / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

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

Do Not Litter Park (Table of Contents)

Humphrey Bear and the Ranger / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Murry
Inks:
Paul Murry
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Paul Murry

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Humphrey Bear; J. Audubon Woodlore; Donald Duck
Reprints:
Keywords:
litter; park

Indexer Notes

Title from Table of Contents.

[TV antenna] (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck TV Tickler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck; Billy Goat

Party Pastries (Table of Contents)

April, May and June / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
April; May; June

Hercules, The Sheep Dog (Table of Contents)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

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

[Pluto's blindfolding sweater] (Table of Contents)

Minnie Mouse Mini-comic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Minnie Mouse; Pluto

Let's Play (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:
?

Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00

The Bad Actor (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Fallberg
Pencils:
Frank McSavage
Inks:
Frank McSavage
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Chief O'Hara; Goofy; Al the Actor
Reprints:

Lost Sparklers (Table of Contents)

Tinker Bell / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Tinker Bell

Sleepy's Gift (Table of Contents)

Seven Dwarfs / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Seven Dwarfs [Doc; Sneezy; Sleepy; Grumpy; Dopey; Bashful; Happy]

Junior Woodchucks Lion Hunt (Table of Contents)

Junior Woodchucks / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Junior Woodchucks [Huey; Dewey; Louie]

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Rug Rally (Table of Contents)

Mighty Matchbox / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad in comic form for Matchbox miniature cars.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Cinderella
    Cinderella
  2. 1. The Golden Comics Digest
    Golden Comics Digest
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. Lost Beneath the Sea
    Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. The Ranchin' Rabbit
    Brer Rabbit and the Wicked Witch
  6. 5. The Rescuing Rock-Dog
    Pluto, Morty and Ferdie
  7. 6. What's in the Bag?
    Clarabelle Cow
  8. 7. Dance or Dine
    True Life Adventures
  9. 8. The Wanderer
    Mowgli [Jungle Book]
  10. 9. The Flying Gauchito
    The Flying Gauchito
  11. 10. The Wise Little Hen
  12. 11. Funny Fellows
    Chip 'n' Dale
  13. 12. Nose Match-up
    Pinocchio
  14. 13. The Pug
    Pluto's Kennel Korner
  15. 14. The Cowardly King
    Bongo and Lumpjaw
  16. 15. The Day the Farm Stood Still
    Grandma Duck
  17. 16. A Helper's Helping Hand
    Gyro Gearloose
  18. 17. Cinderella
    Cinderella
  19. 18. [Donald as lasso-throwing hero]
    Daisy Duck Mini-comic
  20. 19. Tangled Talk
    Bucky Bug
  21. 20. Mealtime Magic
    Magica De Spell
  22. 21. [Rocket launch]
    Ludwig Von Drake Mini-comic
  23. 22. Conscience Bait
    Thumper and Jiminy Cricket
  24. 23. Armchair Detective
    Super Goof
  25. 24. Earth's Enemies
    True Life Adventures
  26. 25. Flag Code
    Moby Duck
  27. 26. Savage Sam
  28. 27. Anti-Wolf Antics
    Three Little Pigs
  29. 28. Do Not Litter Park
    Humphrey Bear and the Ranger
  30. 29. [TV antenna]
    Grandma Duck TV Tickler
  31. 30. Party Pastries
    April, May and June
  32. 31. Hercules, The Sheep Dog
  33. 32. [Pluto's blindfolding sweater]
    Minnie Mouse Mini-comic
  34. 33. Let's Play
    True Life Adventures
  35. 34. The Bad Actor
    Mickey Mouse
  36. 35. Lost Sparklers
    Tinker Bell
  37. 36. Sleepy's Gift
    Seven Dwarfs
  38. 37. Junior Woodchucks Lion Hunt
    Junior Woodchucks
  39. 38. Rug Rally
    Mighty Matchbox
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Katie
  • 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