([October] 1969)

Western, 1968 Series
Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Gold Key 10225-910


Controlled Creatures Capture Rex and Scotty in the Weird Underworld of Planet Plantis! (Table of Contents)

Captain Venture / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Captain Rex Venture; Scotty Mackay

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Astronomy #8 "Eclipses" (Table of Contents)

Keys of Knowledge / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford
Inks:
Mel Crawford
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about eclipses.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

Fall Far... Fall Deep (Table of Contents)

Captain Venture / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Captain Rex Venture; Scotty Mackay; Hera (first appearance); Lucan (first appearance); Rela; Teemuth
Synopsis:
Rex and Scotty are forced to land their tiny space module on a volcano when it overheats. While exploring they fall into a bottomless pit but are saved when a side draft pulls them into a hole in the wall of the volcano and they land on giant mushrooms. They rescue a humanoid named Hera from strange creatures and she takes them home to meet her father Lucan, a scientist. Rex is leery of Hera for good reason as Lucan attempts to drug them so that he can experiment on them.

Indexer Notes

Pages 1-14 and 19-30. This story is reported as a reprint at various websites but I believe it to be an original story as it doesn't reprint any of the strips from Space Family Robinson.

Porpoise (Table of Contents)

Keys of Knowledge / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about dolphins.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Mini-Comics (Table of Contents)

Mini-Comics / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A dinosuar bites his own tail by mistake.

Mini-Comics (Table of Contents)

Mini-Comics / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man gets all dressed up for rain but finds the sun shining when he goes outside.

Jest For Fun [Mother: Why is a big boy like you counting...] (Table of Contents)

Jest For Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Jokes.

The Marsh Dwellers (Table of Contents)

Prehistoria / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
"Facts" about humans who lived in the marshes after the last ice age.

Post (Table of Contents)

Picture Dictionary / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Gill; ? (assistant)
Inks:
Tom Gill; ? (assistant)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Various examples of the different ways the word "post" is used.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Chuckle Time ["For you, I'd suggest this little peek-a-boo number."] (Table of Contents)

Chuckle Time / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four different cartoons.

Astronomy "The Sun and Sunspots" (Table of Contents)

Keys of Knowledge / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the sun and sunspots.

Captain Venture Pin-Up (Table of Contents)

Captain Venture / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Captain Rex Venture; Scotty Mackay

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the cover without logo or lettering.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Controlled Creatures Capture Rex and Scotty in the Weird Underworld of Planet Plantis!
    Captain Venture
  2. 1. Astronomy #8 "Eclipses"
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. Fall Far... Fall Deep
    Captain Venture
  4. 3. Porpoise
    Keys of Knowledge
  5. 4. Mini-Comics
    Mini-Comics
  6. 5. Mini-Comics
    Mini-Comics
  7. 6. Jest For Fun [Mother: Why is a big boy like you counting...]
    Jest For Fun
  8. 7. The Marsh Dwellers
    Prehistoria
  9. 8. Post
    Picture Dictionary
  10. 9. Chuckle Time ["For you, I'd suggest this little peek-a-boo number."]
    Chuckle Time
  11. 10. Astronomy "The Sun and Sunspots"
    Keys of Knowledge
  12. 11. Captain Venture Pin-Up
    Captain Venture
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