(June 1972)

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

[Mickey Mouse Album / The Biscuit Eater] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Murry ?; ? (photo)
Inks:
Paul Murry ?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie; Lonnie McNeil (photo of Johnny Whitaker); Text Tomlin (photo of George Spell); Moreover (dog, photo)

Indexer Notes

Movie still photo is black-and-white with yellow tinted background.

Disneykin Play Characters Are Here! (Table of Contents)

Disneykins; Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Ad for small plastic figures of Disney characters from Gandalf Products Co., New York, N.Y.

Contents (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia on bottom of second page.

The Jinxed Jalopy Race (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:
Daisy Duck; Donald Duck; Gladstone Gander; Huey; Dewey; Louie; police officer; Justice of the Peace
Synopsis:
Duckburg holds an auto race to determine who will dance with Queen Daisy of the annual Mistletoe Ball, and due to some dirty tricks only Donald and Gladstone get off the starting line. Donald has bad luck along the way and loses because of a court sentence for littering, but Daisy joins him anyway when she also litters.
Reprints:

The Aristokittens Meet Tinker Bell (Table of Contents)

The Aristokittens; Tinker Bell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Tinker Bell; Aristokittens [Marie; Berlioz; Toulouse]
Synopsis:
The kittens are out in a storm and Tinker Bell tries to get them to shelter, but they leave to search for Marie who has meanwhile been protected by some geese.

Growing Pains (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:
?
Job Number:
SR

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A baby elephant's progress on its first day.
Reprints:
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1963.00.00

A Dragon Tale (Table of Contents)

Li'l Bad Wolf / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Brer Owl; Brer Rabbit; Li'l Bad Wolf; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]
Synopsis:
Zeke uses a dragon disguise to attack the pigs, but Practical Pig has a new invention that disposes of him.
Reprints:

Madcap Inventors (Table of Contents)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 5 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:
Gyro Gearloose; Helper; unnamed inventor
Synopsis:
Gyro Gearloose and his new neighbor engage in a horticultural one-upmanship until Gyro's assistant brings it to a halt and forces them to read "How To Get Along With Your Enemies."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 4.

Menagerie Tester (Table of Contents)

Popular Sayings / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Huey, Dewey and Louie
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Word fill-in. Noted as "WR UD & His Nephews Family Fun #38.

Organized Grime (Table of Contents)

The Beagle Boys; Mad Madam Mim / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Wicked Witch (from Snow White); Captain Hook; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]; Black Pete; The Beagle Boys [176-001; 176-002; 176-003; 176-004]; Mad Madam Mim
Synopsis:
Madam Mim and The Beagle Boys try to join the "Doers of Dastardly Deeds" club but fail to pass the tests devised by the members.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout. Original pagecount 8.

Skedaddle Crossword (Table of Contents)

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:
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Daisy Duck; Scrooge McDuck; Goofy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle. All characters appear only by their hats and are noted in the answer. Noted "WR US Picnic Time #33".

The Crystal Ball Crisis (Table of Contents)

Super Goof / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Goofy [as Super Goof]; Emil Eagle; J. P. Green
Synopsis:
Super Goof gets advice from a fortune teller who is actually Emil Eagle in disguise, using Super Goof to help commit a crime. But Super Goof tackles him in an unconventional way and foils the crime.
Reprints:

Donald's Pun Puzzle (Table of Contents)

Pun Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck; Mickey Mouse; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Word fill-ins. Noted as "WR WD Picnic Party #8".

Mickey Mouse Album (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Job Number:
MMA-01-518-210

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Serves as a "cover" page for the Mickey Mouse Album.

Comic Opera (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse Album / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Murry
Inks:
Paul Murry
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Paul Murry
Job Number:
MMA-01-518-210

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Danny The Dude; Mr. Van Giltbilt; Mrs. Van Giltbilt; Mr. Plotkin
Synopsis:
Mickey is working in an opera production and a crook lets Pluto in to create a diversion. But Pluto creates such a ruckus that the crook's plan is also ruined.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First of five stories in a "Mickey Mouse Album."

The Jetboat Job (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse Album / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Christensen
Pencils:
Paul Murry
Inks:
Paul Murry
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Paul Murry
Job Number:
MMA-01-518-210

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Morty; Ferdie; Black Pete; police officers
Synopsis:
Police in the Everglades call on Mickey and Goofy to help catch Black Pete, which they finally do despite Goofy's piloting of their jet-powered boat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Second of five stories in a "Mickey Mouse Album."

The Piano Blues (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse Album / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Murry
Inks:
Paul Murry
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Paul Murry
Job Number:
MMA-01-518-210

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Morty; Ferdie
Synopsis:
Mickey and Goofy get a contract to move a piano but Goofy goofs up the pick-up address, causing them to move pianos back and forth across town and even to buy a new piano.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Third of five stories in a "Mickey Mouse Album."

The Late, Late Show (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse Album / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Murry
Inks:
Paul Murry
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Paul Murry
Job Number:
MMA-01-518-210

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Minnie Mouse; Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie; Millie; Melody
Synopsis:
Mickey babysits Minnie's two nieces and they successfully hide from him, to watch more TV, when he tries to put them to bed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fourth of five stories in a "Mickey Mouse Album".

Fair Share (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Morty; Ferdie; Mickey Mouse
Synopsis:
Morty and Ferdie find a novel way to share a pair of roller skates.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last of five stories in a "Mickey Mouse Album", followed by a back cover page.

["Roses are red, violets are blue..."] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie

Indexer Notes

Includes a poem; used as back "cover" to the "Mickey Mouse Album" sequences.

The Cat's Meow (Table of Contents)

Scrooge and Gladstone / 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:
Uncle Scrooge; Gladstone Gander; Mr. Weeble; doctor
Synopsis:
Scrooge develops a desert property because of Gladstone's luck at finding water, but they both go through some tribulations when Gladstone's luck appears to fail.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Noted "WR UD & His Nephews Family Fun #38.

Caterpilly Dilly (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

Making a caterpillar from an egg carton. Noted "GD Farm Friends #1279".

Vigi, Companion of A King; The Fire Dog of Scotland; Barry, Dog of Mercy (Table of Contents)

Pluto's Doggie Tales / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Pluto; Vigi; King Olaf of Norway [Kong Olav]; Wallace; Barry
Synopsis:
1 - The tale of how the King of Norway acquired his pet dog. 2 - The tale of a dog that adopted a fire engine. 3 - Story of one rescue by a St. Bernard.
Reprints:
  • from ? circa 1959

Indexer Notes

Three stories with spot illustrations. Vigi and King Olaf of Norway [Kong Olav] in text only.

Pair the Animals Game (Table of Contents)

Professor Scrooge / 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:
Uncle Scrooge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Matching game. Noted as "WR Daisy & Uncle Scrooge Picnic Time #33".

Timely Tip (Table of Contents)

Grandma Duck's Farm Friends / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Lockman
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Grandma Duck; Ludwig Von Drake
Synopsis:
Ludwig uses time-and-motion studies to save Grandma time in performing her farm chores, so she takes a part time job to use the free time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Noted as "WR GD Farm Friends #1279". New layout, original pagecount 6.

[The Strip] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Information on the Sunset Strip.

Indexer Notes

Includes a spot/logo illustration.

The Three Fugitives (Table of Contents)

April, May & June / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
April; May; June; police officer; fruit vendor
Synopsis:
The girls accidently come into possession of a museum artifact when buying a bag of apples, flee as fugitives, and eventually solve the mystery of how the artifact came to be in the bag.

The Biscuit Eater (Table of Contents)

The Biscuit Eater / text story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; animal
Characters:
Harve McNeil; Text Tomlin; Moreover; Silver Belle; Lonnie McNeil; Mrs. McNeil; Mr. Ames
Synopsis:
Two boys raise and train a bird dog that was a henhouse raider, to be the best bird dog in the county.

Indexer Notes

Movie adaptation; illustrated text story.

Slaphappy Inventions (Table of Contents)

Gyro Gearloose / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Gyro Gearloose
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Word re-arrangement puzzles. Noted as "WR UD & His Nephews Family Fun #38."

The Enchanted Bell (Table of Contents)

Zorro / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Zorro [Don Diego]; Don Rafael; Bernardo; Sgt. Garcia; Sgt. Garcia's Lancers; Don Rafael's peons
Synopsis:
Don Diego must forfeit his chapel bell to Sgt. Garcia for back taxes, but Zorro creates a ruse to convince the sergeant the bell is enchanted so that he returns it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 6.

The Cheap Date (Table of Contents)

Horace and Clarabelle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Horace Horsecollar; Clarabelle Cow
Synopsis:
Horace takes Clarabelle out to eat, a drive-in movie, and a canoe moonlight ride but doesn't spend a dime.

The Paint (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 on the breed of horse known as the "Paint."

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text article.

Bear Baggers (Table of Contents)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Chip; Dale; Bambi; Thumper; Thumper's brothers; mama Bear; bear cub
Synopsis:
Chip and Dale are playing indians and mock capturing anything they can. After helping to rescue a bear cub from a waterfall, the mama bear plays along with them so the chipmunks appear brave to their friends.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Noted as "DD & US Picnic Time #33".

Amazing $2.98 Chldren's Circus (Table of Contents)

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Illustrated ad for 50 piece miniature circus with plastic figures. Gandalf Products Co., New York, N.Y.

Groovy, Colorful Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is! (Table of Contents)

Gandalf Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Flash Gordon (cameo); Felix the Cat (cameo); Popeye (cameo); Wile E. Coyote (cameo); Beep Beep (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for embroidered cloth patches featuring various symbols and some comics characters. Gandalf Products Co., New York, N.Y.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Mickey Mouse Album / The Biscuit Eater]
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. Disneykin Play Characters Are Here!
    Disneykins; Gandalf Products Co.
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. The Jinxed Jalopy Race
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. The Aristokittens Meet Tinker Bell
    The Aristokittens; Tinker Bell
  6. 5. Growing Pains
    True Life Adventures
  7. 6. A Dragon Tale
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  8. 7. Madcap Inventors
    Gyro Gearloose
  9. 8. Menagerie Tester
    Popular Sayings
  10. 9. Organized Grime
    The Beagle Boys; Mad Madam Mim
  11. 10. Skedaddle Crossword
  12. 11. The Crystal Ball Crisis
    Super Goof
  13. 12. Donald's Pun Puzzle
    Pun Puzzle
  14. 13. Mickey Mouse Album
    Mickey Mouse
  15. 14. Comic Opera
    Mickey Mouse Album
  16. 15. The Jetboat Job
    Mickey Mouse Album
  17. 16. The Piano Blues
    Mickey Mouse Album
  18. 17. The Late, Late Show
    Mickey Mouse Album
  19. 18. Fair Share
    Mickey Mouse
  20. 19. ["Roses are red, violets are blue..."]
    Mickey Mouse
  21. 20. The Cat's Meow
    Scrooge and Gladstone
  22. 21. Caterpilly Dilly
    Grandma Duck
  23. 22. Vigi, Companion of A King; The Fire Dog of Scotland; Barry, Dog of Mercy
    Pluto's Doggie Tales
  24. 23. Pair the Animals Game
    Professor Scrooge
  25. 24. Timely Tip
    Grandma Duck's Farm Friends
  26. 25. [The Strip]
    Minnie Mouse in Hollywood
  27. 26. The Three Fugitives
    April, May & June
  28. 27. The Biscuit Eater
    The Biscuit Eater
  29. 28. Slaphappy Inventions
    Gyro Gearloose
  30. 29. The Enchanted Bell
    Zorro
  31. 30. The Cheap Date
    Horace and Clarabelle
  32. 31. The Paint
    The World of Horses
  33. 32. Bear Baggers
    Chip 'n' Dale
  34. 33. Amazing $2.98 Chldren's Circus
    Gandalf Products Co.
  35. 34. Groovy, Colorful Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is!
    Gandalf Products
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