(December 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 ?
Format:
4.75 in. x 6.5 in.; squarebound; newsprint with glossy cardboard covers

Issue Notes

Walt Disney World Special Issue


[Walking in Disney World] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck & Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck; Mickey Mouse; Huey; Morty

["Don't Leave Your Pencil at School..."] (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" #3.

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 Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Grandma Duck; Uncle Scrooge; April, May and June; Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy; Morty and Ferdie; Pluto

Fantasy Land (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Minnie Mouse; Goofy; Pluto; Jiminy Cricket; The Seven Dwarfs [Dopey; Doc; Grumpy]; Wicked Witch; Mr. Toad; The Red Queen; The Mad Hatter; Peter Pan; Tinker Bell; Captain Hook
Reprints:

Teacup Riddle Ride (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
onald Duck; Daisy Duck; Grandma Duck; Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Uncle Scrooge

Indexer Notes

Riddles and answers in scrambled order.

Roundabout Merrily (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
History of the carousel (merry-go-round).
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
merry-go-round

Indexer Notes

Text with one illustration. Copyright 1965.

Frontierland (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Mickey Mouse; Henry; Big Albert; Ernest the Dude; Teddi Barra
Synopsis:
Three members of the Lively Grizzly Band go off on an unscheduled picnic and visit most of the sights in Frontierland.
Keywords:
canoe; keel boat; picnic; railroad; stagecoach

A Frontier Days Maze (Table of Contents)

Little Hiawatha / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Little Hiawatha

Indexer Notes

A maze.

An Epic Ride (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Frank Aubrey
Synopsis:
In 1851, Frank Aubrey rides the 800 miles from Sante Fe, New Mexico, to Indepence, Mo., in less than six days.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
1851; Santa Fe Trail

Indexer Notes

copyright 1956

Main Street USA (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge, April, May and June / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Uncle Scrooge; April, May and June; Ludwig Von Drake
Synopsis:
Ludwig Von Drake invents a "time-camera" that transports him, Uncle Scrooge and the girls back to the 1890s.
Keywords:
bottles; pennies; time travel

Indexer Notes

Four horizonal panels per page.

Main Street Scramble (Table of Contents)

Three Little Pigs / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle with scrambled letters.

The Firefighters (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about firefighters in the mid-19th Century.
Keywords:
firemen

Indexer Notes

Text story with one illustration.

Tomorrow Land (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Fallberg
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
John Liggera
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Morty and Ferdie; Gyro Gearloose; Black Pete; Sam Flat; Clyde Sharp
Reprints:

America the Beautiful Quizzer (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Snow White

Indexer Notes

A quiz about state names.

Space Station '76 (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Projections of how a space station would operate in 1976, from a 1965 perspective.
Reprints:
Keywords:
space station

Liberty Square (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Grandma Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie

Indexer Notes

Introduction to next section.

George Washington (Table of Contents)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
George Washington
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 8.

Haunted Mansion Spookeroo (Table of Contents)

Brer Rabbit / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Brer Rabbit

Indexer Notes

A message to decode.

Adventure Land (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Daisy Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Beagle Boys
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

first page new art.

Treehouse Word Hunt (Table of Contents)

Chip 'n' Dale / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Chip; Dale

Indexer Notes

A message made up of individual letters on a tree.

Capturing Wild Animals Alive (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
How hunters capture animals for zoos.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Edited reprint.

The African Lion (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:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3. New layout.

Mickey's Magic Kingdom Message (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Mickey Mouse (cameo)

Indexer Notes

A message that can only be read at an angle.

["Summer's Fun, it's true..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for Golden Magazine "Summer Fun" #2.

Cracky's Extra Busy This Summer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Cracky

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for "Jokes by Cracky" #6. "On sale now."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Walking in Disney World]
    Donald Duck & Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. ["Don't Leave Your Pencil at School..."]
    Pencil Puzzle Fun
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. The Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World
  5. 4. Fantasy Land
    Minnie Mouse
  6. 5. Teacup Riddle Ride
  7. 6. Roundabout Merrily
  8. 7. Frontierland
    Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  9. 8. A Frontier Days Maze
    Little Hiawatha
  10. 9. An Epic Ride
  11. 10. Main Street USA
    Uncle Scrooge, April, May and June
  12. 11. Main Street Scramble
    Three Little Pigs
  13. 12. The Firefighters
  14. 13. Tomorrow Land
    Mickey Mouse
  15. 14. America the Beautiful Quizzer
  16. 15. Space Station '76
  17. 16. Liberty Square
  18. 17. George Washington
  19. 18. Haunted Mansion Spookeroo
    Brer Rabbit
  20. 19. Adventure Land
    Donald Duck
  21. 20. Treehouse Word Hunt
    Chip 'n' Dale
  22. 21. Capturing Wild Animals Alive
  23. 22. The African Lion
    Walt Disney's A True-Life Adventure
  24. 23. Mickey's Magic Kingdom Message
  25. 24. ["Summer's Fun, it's true..."]
    Summer Fun
  26. 25. Cracky's Extra Busy This Summer
    Jokes by Cracky
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • 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