(February 1963)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Bill Harris
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10014-302. Printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Co.

Keywords
Africa; dwarf

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painted)
Inks
George Wilson (painted)
Colors
George Wilson (painted)
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; Little People
Reprints
Keywords
Dwarf

Wild Animals of Africa, Number 1: The Crocodile (Table of Contents: 1)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By weight, the crocodile is the largest reptile in the world.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Keywords
Africa; crocodile; educational; fact; natural history

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Rattle (Table of Contents: 2)

The Phantom / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Harris
Pencils
Bill Lignante
Inks
Bill Lignante
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
2-6211
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the jungle, many legends are told around native campfires!
Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; Llongo chief; Little People
Synopsis
Generations of Phantoms have been bewildered by rattles that mysteriously appear on the Skull Throne once a year. Investigating the theft of the Llongo crown, the Phantom encounters tiny people who long ago made a treaty with his distant ancestor -- they will stop stealing in exchange for his protection, so long as their existence is concealed. The rattles are tokens of the treaty. Phantom kills a menacing crocodile, which convinces even the malcontent to continue abiding by the treaty.
Reprints
Keywords
Africa; Asia; crocodile; crown; dwarf; lava

Great Jungle Legends (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Although civilized people no longer believe them, the jungle still abounds in tales handed down from father to son through the ages.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
Basilisk; dragon; griffin; mermaid; phoenix; unicorn

Indexer Notes

Review of legendary creatures.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

King, Queen and Jack / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Lignante
Inks
Bill Lignante
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The cough of the failing engines is lost in the ferocity of the storm...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Victor King (introduction, 1st meeting); Francis Queen (introduction, 1st meeting); Jack Forest (introduction, 1st meeting)
Synopsis
Forced to bail out of a failing airplane, young Jack Forest is trapped in a tree and menaced by a tiger. King and Queen arrive at the last minute and shoot the tiger to save him.
Keywords
Asia; hunter; parachute; tiger

Indexer Notes

First episode in the King, Queen, and Jack series.

The Test (Table of Contents: 5)

The Phantom / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Harris
Pencils
Bill Lignante
Inks
Bill Lignante
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A gleaming silver space-ship, a visitor from another world, flies high over the Deep Woods... home of the Phantom!
Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; space aliens
Synopsis
Two aliens randomly pick an earthling to fight as a test of their planned invasion. Their victim is the bewildered Phantom, who trounces them roundly, forcing them to abandon invasion plans.
Reprints
Keywords
Alien; first contact; flying saucer; space ship; space travel

Wild Animals of Africa, Number 3: The Zebra (Table of Contents: 6)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The zebra is a grazing animal.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Keywords
Africa; educational; fact; natural history; zebra

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Phantom Pin-Up No. 2 (Table of Contents: 7)

The Phantom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painted)
Inks
George Wilson (painted)
Colors
George Wilson (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; Little People
Keywords
Dwarf

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Same image as front cover, minus trade dress, etc.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Phantom
  2. 1. Wild Animals of Africa, Number 1: The Crocodile
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Rattle
    The Phantom
  4. 3. Great Jungle Legends
  5. 4. ["The cough of the failing engines is lost in the ferocity of the storm..."]
    King, Queen and Jack
  6. 5. The Test
    The Phantom
  7. 6. Wild Animals of Africa, Number 3: The Zebra
    Keys of Knowledge
  8. 7. The Phantom Pin-Up No. 2
    The Phantom
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