(April 1963)

Western, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1963-01-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Bill Harris

Issue Notes

Gold Key cover code: 10053-304. Harris editor credit per Robin Snyder. On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Ring of Fear (Table of Contents)

Boris Karloff / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Karloff (photograph, inset)
Reprints
Keywords
Aztec; gem; overboard; ring; sailboat; snake; storm; Vagabond

Indexer Notes

Credited in reprint collection

The Sea, Number 11: Plants of the Coral Reef (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Reprints
Keywords
natural history

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Ring of Fear (Table of Contents: 2)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
? [WCL]

Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Karloff (host); John Ruskin (death); Milo Mead (death); Mary Ruskin; Jack Ruskin; Tim Marker (death); Felix Morro (death); Dan Duff (death)
Synopsis
A series of men, beginning with John Ruskin and then extending to each person who has in their possession a famous Aztec Ring, die. John Ruskin's daughter is convinced that their deaths were caused by the ring, and she almost dies before she throws the ring away. It turns out that the ring they all possessed was a fake.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover story. 'WCL' is an indeterminate reference to 'Gold Key/Dell West Coast Letterer.'

Jonah (Table of Contents: 3)

A True Tale of Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
James Bartley
Synopsis
The story of James Bartley, a whaler who is swallowed alive by a whale and lives. He ends up almost blind, his hair gone and his skin turned white. He quits whaling and becomes a cobbler.
Reprints

Target: Earth (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
An article about asteroids and their effects (or potential effects) upon the earth.
Reprints

The Secret of Oak Island (Table of Contents: 5)

A True Tale of Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Gill ?

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
The story of the unsuccessful search for buried treasure on Oak Island.
Reprints

Night Caller (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Zilma; Pablo; Jim Brechers; Vince Harper
Synopsis
After the witch doctor stirs up evil spirits Zilma is attacked by a monster that no one gets a good look at. Pablo is in love with Zilma and wants to protect her. The witch doctor doesn’t like Pablo, and tells her tribe that she has seen him bring illness to them in her dreams. Pablo and Zilma run away, but the witch doctor uses voodoo to make Zilma sick. Pablo throws a rock and asks for it to find the witch doctor and kill her. The witch doctor dies when she falls off of a cliff. No one knows if the stone knocked her off or if the monster did. Pablo becomes the new witch doctor of the tribe.
Reprints

The Man Who Lived Forever (Table of Contents: 7)

A True Tale of Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Count of Saint-Germain
Synopsis
The story of the Count of Saint-Germain, who is rumored to have lived over 2000 years.
Reprints

The Sea, Number 12: Waves (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Reprints
Keywords
natural history

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Boris Karloff Pin-Up No. 3 (Table of Contents: 9)

Boris Karloff / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Reprint of the front cover without photograph, logo or caption. Credited in reprint collection.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ring of Fear
    Boris Karloff
  2. 1. The Sea, Number 11: Plants of the Coral Reef
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. Ring of Fear
    Boris Karloff
  4. 3. Jonah
    A True Tale of Mystery
  5. 4. Target: Earth
  6. 5. The Secret of Oak Island
    A True Tale of Mystery
  7. 6. Night Caller
  8. 7. The Man Who Lived Forever
    A True Tale of Mystery
  9. 8. The Sea, Number 12: Waves
    Keys of Knowledge
  10. 9. Boris Karloff Pin-Up No. 3
    Boris Karloff
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