(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

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 #8: 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

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. [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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