(February 1963)

Western, 1962 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10016-302. Harris confirmed as editor per his biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics!, Vol 29, No.5, May 2018.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rod Serling (inset); Charley Paine
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credit from Alberto Becattini

Number 8: Island Life (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill; ? (assistants)
Inks
Tom Gill; ? (assistants)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Art identification by Alberto Becattini.

Five one-panel illustrations of island life, with explanatory text, to include: the Dodo, Galapagos turtle, the Moa and rats.

The Lost Colonie (Table of Contents: 2)

Twilight Zone / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Giovanni Ticci
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
T. Zone #2-6211
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Charley Paine (telephone company troubleshooter); un-named Governor
Synopsis
While checking cables beneath the streets of downtown New York, Charley Paine is trapped by a flash flood. He spots a door in the tunnel wall and goes through it, emerging in a civilization long since past. Taken before a Governor, he is told the underground town was built in 1660 to hide from the tyrant, Peter Stuyvesant of Nieuw Amsterdam. Charley is imprisoned, but uses his flashlight to blind a guard and escape, making it back to the tunnel entrance where he is rescued. When his rescuers look into the passage he emerged from, all they see are human bones!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New penciler identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

The Living Fossil (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Professor J. L. B. Smith (Ichthyologist)
Synopsis
In December of 1938, a South African fisherman hauls in a weird specimen that was given to a local museum, who, in turn, contacted a Professor Smith, who identified the species as an coelacanth...a fish supposedly extinct for 75 million years! Several other examples were uncovered (in 1839) or caught (in 1953). Scientists believe that the fish, or its close relatives, was the first animal to leave the primeval sea and live on land...some believe it became the ancestor of the mammal family, and eventually man himself.
Reprints
Keywords
coelacanth; Rhodes University

Journey into Jeopardy (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Giovanni Ticci
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Pop Dunphy; Danny Carlin; Mae Carlin (Danny's mother); Bill Carlin (Danny's father); Mike Durand
Synopsis
Danny listened day in and day out to Pop Dunphy's stories, hanging on every word. But when Pop tells him about El Conquistador, a lost gold mine, Danny disappears, returning one day from his attempts to find that mine seriously injured. When Pop is confronted by Danny's parents, Pop, holding a "magic" watch given to him by General Custer, fades away, then re-appears. He tells them that he was suddenly back at his mine being attacked by Indians before suddenly coming back....loaded with gold nuggets!
Reprints
Keywords
El Conquistador

Indexer Notes

New penciler identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Dorfman credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

The Ray of Phobos (Table of Contents: 5)

Twilight Zone / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Giovanni Ticci
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Captain Matt Wayne (ship's commander); Lieutenant Knight (crewman); Major Borkin (crewman); Dr. Frazer (crewman)
Synopsis
Matt Wayne awakes in the desert and re-traces his steps to a wrecked spacecraft that he once commanded in an expedition he led to Mars. Entering, he finds the radio dead and crewmates missing. He searches for them, his oxygen running low and he stops to rest when hairy things in the crewmen's helmets approach him, giving him a red rock. He is taken to another area where he spots Phobos, a moon of Mars. Its light plays on him and he recovers his strength and can breathe without his faceplate...but he changes, like the others. Then he awakes in a hospital, and is introduced to his crew.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily News; Operation Trail Blazer; Phobos

Indexer Notes

New penciler identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Dorfman credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

Number 10: Coral Reef Fish (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. A series of 5 one-panel illustrations of coral reef fish, including the Frog Fish, Sea Anemone, star fish, sponges, the Lion Fish, and Moray Eel.

Twilight Zone Pin-Up No. 2 (Table of Contents: 7)

Twilight Zone / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painted)
Inks
? (painted)
Colors
? (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Charley Paine

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Reprint of the front cover without logo or lettering.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Number 8: Island Life
    Keys of Knowledge: The Sea
  3. 2. The Lost Colonie
    Twilight Zone
  4. 3. The Living Fossil
  5. 4. Journey into Jeopardy
  6. 5. The Ray of Phobos
    Twilight Zone
  7. 6. Number 10: Coral Reef Fish
    Keys of Knowledge: The Sea
  8. 7. Twilight Zone Pin-Up No. 2
    Twilight Zone
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher