(June 1971)

Western, 1968 Series
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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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 Sorcerer's Apprentice] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Daisy Duck; Brer Rabbit; Li'l Bad Wolf

Grab Your Pencils Everyone! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Promo for "Pencil Puzzle Fun" #2.

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 Sorcerer's Apprentice (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; sorcerer; broom
Synopsis:
Mickey takes a job as a sorcerer's apprentice and famously botches the job of filling a well with water, by using magic.
Reprints:
Keywords:
broom; magic; sorcerer; water

Indexer Notes

Movie adaptation from "Fantasia."

Almost Human (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:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Beavers compared to people.
Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1964.00.00

The Sleepwalker (Table of Contents)

Li'l Bad Wolf / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]; Brer Bear
Synopsis:
Big Bad Wolf steals a chicken from Brer Bear while sleepwalking, and gets in further trouble when the chicken sleepwalks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 8. Originally untitled.

Seven Dwarfs' Mine (Table of Contents)

Dopey / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Dopey

Indexer Notes

A maze.

Niok, the Little One of the Forest (Table of Contents)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Fallberg
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Niok; Ayot; village elder; Foo-Nan
Synopsis:
Ayot finds an abandoned baby elephant, names him Niok and tries to raise him. The village elder sells Niok but Ayot rescues him and returns him to his elephant herd.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 10.

Ludwig Von Drake's Letter (Table of Contents)

Ludwig Von Drake / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Ludwig Von Drake

Indexer Notes

A letter puzzle.

The Parking Lot Plot (Table of Contents)

Daisy and Minnie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Daisy Duck; Donald Duck; Minnie Mouse
Synopsis:
Daisy and Minnie go shopping and Daisy has nothing but trouble with her car, after Minnie had suggested they take the bus.

Too Many Ants (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 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:
Huey; Dewey; Louie; Donald Duck
Synopsis:
The boys bring home an ant farm and Donald accidently breaks it open, and the ants end up eating nearly all the wood in the house before he discovers them.
Reprints:

Mad Madam Mim's Crossword Puzzle (Table of Contents)

Mad Madam Mim / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle and connect-the-dots combination.

Farm Foolery (Table of Contents)

Dimwitty Duck and Gus Goose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dimwitty Duck; Gus Goose; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]
Synopsis:
The Big Bad Wolf steals picnic fixins from Gus and Dimwitty's farm, so the two farmers come up with a fake tornado scheme to scare away the wolf.

The Salad Patch (Table of Contents)

text story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Aunt Dolly; Jem Swanson; Sam Swanson; Paint; a wild horse
Synopsis:
Aunt Dolly is trying to grow lettuce but it's being eaten and she blames their horse, Paint. But one night she finds a wild horse eating the lettuce and Paint saves her from being trampled.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text story.

The Painting Panic (Table of Contents)

Goofy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Goofy; Mickey Mouse; J. P. Dilly
Synopsis:
Goofy accidentally buys a trunk at auction that has a painting in it. Mr. Dilly offers to buy the painting and after Goofy destroys it, paints another, and then steps on it, Goofy finally sells it to Mr. Dilly.
Reprints:

Extras (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Minnie Mouse
Synopsis:
Discusses the role of extras in movies.

Indexer Notes

Has a spot illustration.

Ghosts of Pizen Bluff (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
Early in his mining career, Scrooge abandons a claim in Pizen Bluff when the whole town becomes abandoned. He finally returns with his relatives to find a mystery of a moving ghost town.
Reprints:

Little Helpers (Table of Contents)

Scamp meets Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Scamp; Jiminy Cricket; Taby; Pete Pigeon
Synopsis:
Scamp saves Jiminy from a cat and later Jiminy and Pete recover Scamp's dog tag to save him from the dogcatcher.

What's a Grandma? (Table of Contents)

Huey, Dewey and Louie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christine Lyttle Smith ?
Pencils:
Christine Lyttle Smith ? (layout); Tony Strobl (pencils)
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Huey; Dewey; Louie; Grandma Duck
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Riddle-like questions with answers.

The Bully Plague (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Brer Rabbit; Brer Turtle; Brer Owl; Brer Beaver; mountain lion; alligator
Synopsis:
A mountain lion and alligator bully the community and steal money until Brer Rabbit devises a plan to chase them away based on the story of The Headless Horseman.
Keywords:
folk tales

Daisy's Nieces Pattern Puzzle (Table of Contents)

Daisy's Nieces / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Daisy's Nieces [April; May; June]

Indexer Notes

Word scramble.

The Madball Pitcher (Table of Contents)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 8 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; Gyro Gearloose; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Gyro's Helper; Knuckleball Noogan; Northside Social Club members
Synopsis:
Gyro creates the world's shortest baseball game when he spikes both the bats and ball of opposing teams with a pair of his inventions.
Reprints:

The Morgan Horse (Table of Contents)

The World of Horses / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Information and history of the Morgan horse.

Tree Doctor (Table of Contents)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Chip; Dale; Reddy Woodpecker
Synopsis:
Donald Duck is working at filling holes in trees to improve their health, but the chipmunks chase him away to preserve their hole.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 7.

Lessons in Living (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:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A young moose's first swim.
Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1964.00.00

The Flying Farm Hand (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck's Farm Friends / comic story / 8 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:
Brer Fox; Dumbo; Grandma Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis:
The ducks bring Dumbo to help at the farm and he makes a fine scarecrow. Brer Fox uses the old scarecrow clothes to steal some corn and tries to steal livestock until Dumbo and the barnyard animals capture him.
Reprints:

Tinker Bell's Triple Fun Puzzle (Table of Contents)

Tinker Bell / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Tinker Bell

Indexer Notes

Maze, connect-the-dots, and crossword puzzle.

Up with the Underdog (Table of Contents)

Pluto with Morty and Ferdie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pluto; Morty; Ferdie; an inventor
Synopsis:
Pluto accidently gains temporary super powers when he sleeps on a solar-powered machine of a local inventor.

Brave and Brainy (Table of Contents)

Little Hiawatha / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Hiawatha; Little Hiawatha's father [Big Chief]; Little Hiawatha's tribe; Leaping Fox; Hotshot tribe; Sunflower
Synopsis:
Little Hiawatha convinces his father, the chief, to hold an election and Leaping Fox runs against the chief. Leaping Fox tricks the Hotshot tribe into declaring war so he can appear the hero and be elected, but the old chief ends the war before it begins and is re-elected.
Reprints:

Crack Up with Cracky (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 back cover. Promo for "Jokes by Cracky" #5.

"It doesn't matter if you're a laugher..." (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for "Cartoons & Crosswords" magazine.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Sorcerer's Apprentice]
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. Grab Your Pencils Everyone!
    Pencil Puzzle Fun
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. Almost Human
    True Life Adventures
  6. 5. The Sleepwalker
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  7. 6. Seven Dwarfs' Mine
    Dopey
  8. 7. Niok, the Little One of the Forest
  9. 8. Ludwig Von Drake's Letter
    Ludwig Von Drake
  10. 9. The Parking Lot Plot
    Daisy and Minnie
  11. 10. Too Many Ants
    Donald Duck
  12. 11. Mad Madam Mim's Crossword Puzzle
    Mad Madam Mim
  13. 12. Farm Foolery
    Dimwitty Duck and Gus Goose
  14. 13. The Salad Patch
  15. 14. The Painting Panic
    Goofy
  16. 15. Extras
    Minnie Mouse in Hollywood
  17. 16. Ghosts of Pizen Bluff
    Uncle Scrooge
  18. 17. Little Helpers
    Scamp meets Jiminy Cricket
  19. 18. What's a Grandma?
    Huey, Dewey and Louie
  20. 19. The Bully Plague
    Brer Rabbit
  21. 20. Daisy's Nieces Pattern Puzzle
    Daisy's Nieces
  22. 21. The Madball Pitcher
    Gyro Gearloose
  23. 22. The Morgan Horse
    The World of Horses
  24. 23. Tree Doctor
    Chip 'n' Dale
  25. 24. Lessons in Living
    True Life Adventures
  26. 25. The Flying Farm Hand
    Grandma Duck's Farm Friends
  27. 26. Tinker Bell's Triple Fun Puzzle
    Tinker Bell
  28. 27. Up with the Underdog
    Pluto with Morty and Ferdie
  29. 28. Brave and Brainy
    Little Hiawatha
  30. 29. Crack Up with Cracky
    Jokes by Cracky
  31. 30. "It doesn't matter if you're a laugher..."
    Cartoons & Crosswords
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • 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
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