(April 1971)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly except January, March, May and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
Chase Craig
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Keywords:
Africa

Tarzan and the King Vulture (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan
Reprints:
Keywords:
Africa; bow and arrow; vulture

["'Josie and the Pussy Cats' cut 4 records for Kellog's"] (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussy Cats / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Pussy Cats [Josie; Valerie; Melody]; Alex; Fred Jones (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for music records from Josie Records, sponsored by Kellog's Cereal.

The King Vulture (Table of Contents)

Tarzan of the Apes / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Mike Royer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
199-712

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan [John Clayton]; John Bolling; Mrs. Bolling; Sandra Bolling; King Mosapa; Watunis; nameless medicine man
Synopsis:
King Mosapa of the Watunis has been blinded by snake venom and kidnaps the missionaries Bolling in order to force their daughter, Dr. Sandra Bolling, into curing him. Tarzan tries to free the family, but is captured by the Watunis and condemned to die. However, Mosapa agrees to give Tarzan a chance of curing him, provided that Tarzan first kills the king vulture with a single arrow. Tarzan succeeds and cures Mosapa with jungle herbs. The Bollings are accepted into the tribe.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Africa; blindness; bow and arrow; doctor; medicine man; missionary; vulture; witch doctor

["Gold Key unlocks the door to the best in comics."] (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Comics Club News / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Smokey Bear

Austrian Stamp Recalls the Age of Operetta (Table of Contents)

Stamp and Coin Collector's Corner / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Allard
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
The Bird Catcher [Der Vogelhondler]; Hans Strom; Johan Ernst Gennerus; General Curtis E. LeMay
Keywords:
Coin collecting; educational; fact; numismatics; philately; stamp collecting

Indexer Notes

Information on new issues, and list of rare coins.

["Now... save almost 50% on the hit records you want!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?; ? (photograph)
Inks:
?; ? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Mark Lindsay; James Taylor; Bobby Sherman
Keywords:
Music

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for records from Columbia Record Club.

["Cracky's got the answer!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Cracky (advertising character or promotional character)
Keywords:
Mascot; parrot

Indexer Notes

Promo for Jokes by Cracky # 4 from Western Publishing Company.

[Episode 97] Natongo's New Homeland (Table of Contents)

Brothers of the Spear / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dan-El; Natongo; Queen Tavane; Queen Zulena
Synopsis:
Dan-El and Natongo slip into the wilderness to range far and live wild, just as they did in former days. They scout out a new homeland for Natongo's people and discover a secret passage, which will need to be guarded, into Aba-Zulu.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Africa; lost city

Your Future (Table of Contents)

Gold Key Club Comics / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Graphic artist; printing craftsman
Keywords:
Educational; fact; vocational

Indexer Notes

Two half-page featurettes: Your Future in the Graphic Arts, and Your Future as a Printing Craftsman.

The Night of the Dance (Table of Contents)

Mabu / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Mabu; Hamasai; Maoka; Menya
Synopsis:
After a dance celebrating an elephant kill, Mabu and his far-distant father experience each other's mental presence.
Keywords:
Africa; dance

["Here at last!"] (Table of Contents)

Peanuts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Charlie Brown; Sally; Shermy; Violet; Linus; Schroeder; Snoopy

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for book versions of the first six Peanuts/Charlie Brown television specials.

["Win 2 ways with J.S.C.A."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for Junior Sales Club of America.

["Make Money Get Prizes With Fast Selling American Seeds"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, for selling seeds from American Seed Co.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Tarzan and the King Vulture
    Tarzan
  2. 1. ["'Josie and the Pussy Cats' cut 4 records for Kellog's"]
    Josie and the Pussy Cats
  3. 2. The King Vulture
    Tarzan of the Apes
  4. 3. ["Gold Key unlocks the door to the best in comics."]
    Gold Key Comics Club News
  5. 4. Austrian Stamp Recalls the Age of Operetta
    Stamp and Coin Collector's Corner
  6. 5. ["Now... save almost 50% on the hit records you want!"]
  7. 6. ["Cracky's got the answer!"]
  8. 7. [Episode 97] Natongo's New Homeland
    Brothers of the Spear
  9. 8. Your Future
    Gold Key Club Comics
  10. 9. The Night of the Dance
    Mabu
  11. 10. ["Here at last!"]
    Peanuts
  12. 11. ["Win 2 ways with J.S.C.A."]
  13. 12. ["Make Money Get Prizes With Fast Selling American Seeds"]
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