(October 1963)

Western, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1963-07-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Bill Harris

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10053-310. Overstreet apparently states that there are two versions of this issue, one dated September and one dated October. As of October 2017, there doesn't seem to be any evidence online to back this up. On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Sorcerer's Potion (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
beard; bus; checker; knight; lamp; potion; sorcerer's hat; vapor

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011). Image based on the interior story, "The Sorcerer's Potion."

Archaeology, Number 7: The Tomb of Ti (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa ?
Inks
Joe Certa ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Sorcerer's Potion (Table of Contents: 2)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
Reprints

Possessed (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking previously credited to Alex Toth.

The Master's Touch (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations.

A Cage for Hassan (Table of Contents: 5)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Frank Springer
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The reason for the discrepancy in page count is because the story was reformatted in the Digest to one or two panels per page, whereas the original comic book contains around five panels per page.

The Enigma of Shanti Devi (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The reason for the discrepancy in page count is because the story was reformatted in the Digest to one or two panels per page, whereas the original comic book contains around five panels per page.

Fish, Number 38: Sawfish (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Boris Karloff Pin-Up No. 5 (Table of Contents: 8)

Boris Karloff / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Reprint of the front cover without photograph, logo or caption.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sorcerer's Potion
    Boris Karloff
  2. 1. Archaeology, Number 7: The Tomb of Ti
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Sorcerer's Potion
    Boris Karloff
  4. 3. Possessed
  5. 4. The Master's Touch
  6. 5. A Cage for Hassan
    Boris Karloff
  7. 6. The Enigma of Shanti Devi
    A True Tale of Mystery
  8. 7. Fish, Number 38: Sawfish
    Keys of Knowledge
  9. 8. Boris Karloff Pin-Up No. 5
    Boris Karloff
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