(October 1969)

Western, 1968 Series
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.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Gold Key cover code: 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: Eclipses (Table of Contents)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 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 / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
Facts about dolphins.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

[Dinosaur Chases His Tail] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

[How to Stop Rain] (Table of Contents)

Mini-Comics / comic story / 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.

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

Jest for Fun / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Jokes.

The Marsh Dwellers (Table of Contents)

Prehistoria / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Post (Table of Contents)

Picture Dictionary / text article / 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).

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

Chuckle Time / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four different cartoons.

Astronomy: The Sun and Sunspots (Table of Contents)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
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
This Issue is currently being edited by Ramon Schenk (since 2016-07-26, last edit 2016-07-26)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Controlled Creatures Capture Rex and Scotty in the Weird Underworld of Planet Plantis!
    Captain Venture
  2. 1. Astronomy: Eclipses
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. Fall Far... Fall Deep
    Captain Venture
  4. 3. Porpoise
    Keys of Knowledge
  5. 4. [Dinosaur Chases His Tail]
    Mini-Comics
  6. 5. [How to Stop Rain]
    Mini-Comics
  7. 6. ["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. ["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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