(November 1963)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1963-08-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Bill Harris

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10014-311. On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Phantom Battles the Swamp Rats! (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; superhero
Reprints
Keywords
Swamp

Peoples of Africa, Number 7: The Fantis (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Fanti fisherman; Fanti musicians
Keywords
Canoe; drum; fisherman; fishing

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Swamp Rats (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
5-638
Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; Colonel Weeks; Sergeant Cole; Patrolman Jones; Otter; swamp rats
Synopsis
Otter leads his "swamp rats" on raids against nearby villages and caravans, always escaping by means of secret trails through the Great Swamp. When they capture two Jungle Patrol men as hostages, the Phantom infiltrates their camp, frees the patrolmen, and with their help captures the bandits.
Reprints
Keywords
Jungle Patrol; swamp

Indexer Notes

Writer, artist and letterer credits assumed from rest of issue. Remake of The Phantom daily (King Features Syndicate) 1959.06.15 - 1959.10.03 [original title: The Swamp Rats].

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Phan-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know you don't have a fan page in your Phantom comic book, but I'm suggesting you have one called Phan-Mail!

Indexer Notes

First letters column. Letters from Brent Richards; George Pacinda; Fred Romanek; Joe Nickerson; Bruce Williams.

Rogue Elephant (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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Victor King; Francis Queen; Jack Hawkins
Synopsis
The three friends narrowly escape death bringing down a rogue elephant in a bamboo stand. They discover that the animal had a bullet lodged in the nerve center of one tusk, causing it years of constant agony.
Keywords
Elephant; hunters; hunting

The Phantom's Boyhood (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

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom [the twentieth Phantom]; Kit Walker [the "current," 21st Phantom as a boy]; Kit's mother; Guran;
Synopsis
The twentieth Phantom teaches his son Kit in the skills and the lore of his future career as the Phantom. Eventually the boy is sent to his mother's family for schooling in America, with Guran as companion. The two friends don't know what to make of the industrialized world. Kit shocks his aunt and uncle by arriving in a loincloth, having swapped clothes with Guran, who's been feeling self-conscious.
Reprints
Keywords
Childbirth; ocean liner; Skull Cave

Indexer Notes

1st of a series showing the boyhood of the Phantom. This one shows his birth. Continues in 6 and 7.

Fish, Number 22: Bonefish (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Keywords
Fisherman; fishing

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Phantom Pin-Up No. 5 (Table of Contents: 7)

The Phantom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Phantom; swamp rats
Keywords
Swamp

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantom Battles the Swamp Rats!
    The Phantom
  2. 1. Peoples of Africa, Number 7: The Fantis
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Swamp Rats
    The Phantom
  4. 3. ["I know you don't have a fan page in your Phantom comic book, but I'm suggesting you have one called Phan-Mail!"]
    Phan-Mail
  5. 4. Rogue Elephant
    King, Queen and Jack
  6. 5. The Phantom's Boyhood
    The Phantom
  7. 6. Fish, Number 22: Bonefish
    Keys of Knowledge
  8. 7. The Phantom Pin-Up No. 5
    The Phantom
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