(April 1970)

Western, 1968 Series
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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
monthly except January, March, May, October, and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
Del Connell ?
Dimensions:
4.75". x 6.5"
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cardstock Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Squarebound

The Secret of Earthquake Island (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Pluto (cameo); Brer Rabbit (cameo); Reluctant Dragon (cameo); Donald Duck (cameo)

["No joke...Here's the happiest new happening..."] (Table of Contents)

Jokes by Cracky / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Cracky

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Promo for "Jokes by Cracky" magazine.

Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mickey Mouse (cameo); Donald Duck (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

The Secret of Earthquake Island (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Scuttle; Professor Seismo Graff
Reprints:

Tricks of the Trade (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) 1963.00.00
Keywords:
Africa; lions

The Conscience Plot (Table of Contents)

Thumper and Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Thumper; Jiminy Cricket; Brer Bear; Brer Fox
Synopsis:
The Foul Fellows plot to eliminate Jiminy from being their consciences.
Keywords:
conscience

The Training Farm Fuss (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck / comic story / 7 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; Gladstone Gander; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Gus Goose
Reprints:

Little Hiawatha Night Fright (Table of Contents)

Little Hiawatha / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Little Hiawatha

Indexer Notes

A connect-the-dots puzzle.

Mumbo Jumbo (Table of Contents)

Li'l Bad Wolf / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig]
Synopsis:
The Big Bad Wolf swipes a duck, only to find it is a bad-tasting mud hen.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ducks; fortune-telling; mud hens; Ouija Board

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 6.

Angora Persian (Table of Contents)

Figaro's Feline Friends / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Facts about Angora and Persian cats.
Keywords:
cats

Dangerous Occupation (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
The types of trail scouts in the Old West.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
trail scout

Indexer Notes

copyright 1962

Bear Country (Table of Contents)

Walt Disney's A True-Life Adventure / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout. Part 2 of 3.

Tinker Bell's Flight Sights (Table of Contents)

Tinker Bell / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Tinker Bell

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle with places and objects.

The Sky Scare (Table of Contents)

Mowgli / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mowgli; Junior; Old Mugger; Baloo
Synopsis:
Old Mugger and a vulture plot to scare the jungle inhabitants into the river with fake "fire from the sky."
Keywords:
meteor

Riding the Pony Express (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 13 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:
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 10.

Merry Menagerie (Table of Contents)

Walt Disney Merry Menagerie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Merry Menagerie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1961.00.00
  • from Merry Menagerie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1961.00.00
  • from Merry Menagerie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1900.00.00
  • from Merry Menagerie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00 ?
Keywords:
birdhouse; ostrich; porcupine; rooster

Indexer Notes

Cartoons, four daily panels.

Brer Rabbit Meets the Reluctant Dragon (Table of Contents)

Brer Rabbit / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Brer Rabbit; Brer Fox; Brer Weasel; The Reluctant Dragon
Synopsis:
The Reluctant Dragon helps Brer Rabbit recover a load of watermelons that Brer Fox and Brer Weasel have stolen.
Keywords:
fire; robbers; watermelons

Goofy Questions (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Goofy (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Riddles.

The Awful Invader (Table of Contents)

Scamp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Scamp; Scamp's siblings [Ruffy, Fluffy and Scooter]; Trusty; Jock; Bull
Synopsis:
Scamp's sisters try to play a trick on him with a discarded bear rug, but the other dogs mistake the rug for a real intruder.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bearskin rug

The Missing Letters (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Uncle Scrooge

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle.

Monsterville (Table of Contents)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 10 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:
Gyro Gearloose; Helper; Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Reprints:

[Script Supervisor] (Table of Contents)

Minnie Mouse in Hollywood / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Some of the duties of a script supervisor of a movie.

Famous Cars (Table of Contents)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A brief history of the automobile.
Keywords:
automobiles

Indexer Notes

Text with five illustrations

The Wicked Witch's Haunted House (Table of Contents)

Wicked Witch / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Wicked Witch

Indexer Notes

Find the triangles in a drawing of a house.

Garage Sale (Table of Contents)

Daisy Duck's Diary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Daisy Duck; April, May and June
Synopsis:
April, May, and June hold a garage sale, but everything goes wrong.
Keywords:
garage sale

Tools of the Trade (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) 1963.00.00
Keywords:
aye-aye; Madagascar

Sleeping Beauty (Table of Contents)

Sleeping Beauty / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout. Part 3 of 3.

["You'll love this one, too!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for "The Golden Comics Digest." (Same promo as inside front cover of Walt Disney Comics Digest #17.)

["28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for mail-in set of 28 Disney characters on art-board to punch out and hang on the wall. $1.00 plus 25 cents postage from Golden Press, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. (Same ad as the back cover of Walt Disney Comics Digest #9.)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Secret of Earthquake Island
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. ["No joke...Here's the happiest new happening..."]
    Jokes by Cracky
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. The Secret of Earthquake Island
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. Tricks of the Trade
    True Life Adventures
  6. 5. The Conscience Plot
    Thumper and Jiminy Cricket
  7. 6. The Training Farm Fuss
    Grandma Duck
  8. 7. Little Hiawatha Night Fright
    Little Hiawatha
  9. 8. Mumbo Jumbo
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  10. 9. Angora Persian
    Figaro's Feline Friends
  11. 10. Dangerous Occupation
  12. 11. Bear Country
    Walt Disney's A True-Life Adventure
  13. 12. Tinker Bell's Flight Sights
    Tinker Bell
  14. 13. The Sky Scare
    Mowgli
  15. 14. Riding the Pony Express
    Donald Duck
  16. 15. Merry Menagerie
    Walt Disney Merry Menagerie
  17. 16. Brer Rabbit Meets the Reluctant Dragon
    Brer Rabbit
  18. 17. Goofy Questions
  19. 18. The Awful Invader
    Scamp
  20. 19. The Missing Letters
    Uncle Scrooge
  21. 20. Monsterville
    Gyro Gearloose
  22. 21. [Script Supervisor]
    Minnie Mouse in Hollywood
  23. 22. Famous Cars
  24. 23. The Wicked Witch's Haunted House
    Wicked Witch
  25. 24. Garage Sale
    Daisy Duck's Diary
  26. 25. Tools of the Trade
    True Life Adventures
  27. 26. Sleeping Beauty
    Sleeping Beauty
  28. 27. ["You'll love this one, too!"]
    Golden Comics Digest
  29. 28. ["28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters..."]
    Golden Press
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • 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