(May 1963)

Western, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1963-02-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10046-305
Editing
Chase Craig (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress. Printed in the U.S.A.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Magnus, Robot Fighter / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Human-like robots are created to sabotage the government of North Am...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus; robots; Ident; Leeja Clane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Trees, Number 7: Palms (Table of Contents: 1)

Keys of Knowledge / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Palms are more related to lilies and grass than to trees like Oak or Maple.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Reprints
Keywords
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Operation Disguise (Table of Contents: 2)

Magnus, Robot Fighter / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Russ Manning; Robert Schaefer; Eric Freiwald
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
2-632
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the incredible city of North Am in the year 4000 A.D., where only Magnus and his steel-smashing strength stands between the human race and extinction by the viciousness of man-made robots...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Leeja Clane; Senator Clane (1st appearance); Council Members; Mekman (1st appearance); Ident; Magnus Robot Fighter; Idents; Zog
Synopsis
Mekman creates robots identical to Magnus and the North Am governmental leaders, planning to rule through them. Magnus discovers that just as the Idents are robots posing as human, so Mekman is a human disguised as a robot. He captures Mekman, then beats the Magnus ident in single combat.
Reprints
Keywords
Megalopolis; North Am; robot; Three Laws of Robotics

The World of Robots... Today! (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Robots are all around us!
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints
Keywords
Educational; fact; robot

Space Derelict (Table of Contents: 4)

The Aliens / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Schaefer; Eric Freiwald
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aboard the spaceship carrying half the alien crew back toward earth with the hope of establishing contacts and trade agreements, Captain Johner talks with Zarz, the alien commander, over the translator...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Johner; Rodg; Zarz; Og; madman
Synopsis
The Earth-bound ship raises shields against meteors and finds a derelict Earth ship. Captain Johner goes aboard, finds air, but is coshed from behind. Rodg and an Alien, Og, venture aboard. Rodg is struck down but Og grabs the perpetrator: an Earthman driven mad by loneliness. The humans bring the victim aboard. Zarz says, "Bravery has helped to weld our friendship!"
Reprints
Keywords
Space travel

Trees, Number 8: Cedar (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The famed Cedars of Lebanon, mentioned in the Bible as a symbol or power and prosperity, grow to a stately height of 50 to 80 feet.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inner back cover. Sequence added + art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Robot Fighter Pin-Up No. 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

Magnus, Robot Fighter / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus

Indexer Notes

Same as front cover, sans title.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Human-like robots are created to sabotage the government of North Am..."]
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  2. 1. Trees, Number 7: Palms
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. Operation Disguise
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  4. 3. The World of Robots... Today!
  5. 4. Space Derelict
    The Aliens
  6. 5. Trees, Number 8: Cedar
    Keys of Knowledge
  7. 6. Robot Fighter Pin-Up No. 2
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
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