(November 1963)

Western, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1963-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10046-311
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.
Editing
Chase Craig (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[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
Leeja joins Magnus in the search for a mighty undersea Think-Rob which plots the destruction of mankind!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus; Leeja Clane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils, Inks, and colors credits from Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

Astronomy, Number 11: Asteroids (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In addition to the nine main planets, there are about 2,000 minor ones which fill the space gap between Mars and Jupiter.
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints
Keywords
Asteroid

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Menace from the Depths (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The year is 4000 A.D., and on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, a sudden explosion rips one of the underwater food processing laboratories which helps supply the nutrition of North Am's vast human population...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus; Leeja Clane; T-1 [Think-Rob]; Serena (Director of Food Processing); Professor Irek Stark; sea-robs
Synopsis
Professor Stark creates a thinking robot, but it goes awry. T-1 blows up undersea food processing centers in order to starve the human population. Magnus destroys T-1, ending the menace.
Reprints
Keywords
Ocean; robot; sabotage

Indexer Notes

This story marks the first appearance of a female in a position of high governmental responsibility.

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

Robot Rostrum / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Russ Manning ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Robot Rostrum. Letters of comment from readers Mike Egerton, Ed, Carlos and Angelo, Richard Crowder, Larry Herndon, Kent Smith, and Alvin Fick.

Suspense in Space (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 earthship, with its alien guests, a startling message is received...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Johner; Zarz
Synopsis
The Earth-bound ship gets a call. An experimental missile with an atomic warhead will destroy the Space Research Lab in three hours. Diverting, Captain Johner and Zarz defuse the warhead with seconds to go. The Earthman and Alien are saluted by the crew of the Space Lab.
Reprints
Keywords
Space travel

Railroads, Number 15: Railroads and the Future (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Despite competition from trucks, autos and planes, railroads are doing a job no other way of transportation can do as well.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
Railroad; train; transportation

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Magnus Robot Fighter Pin-Up No. 4 (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Russ Manning (signed)
Inks
Russ Manning (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magnus; Leeja Clane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Not a reprint of the front cover, but an original hand drawn illustration. Sequence added by Bob Bailey.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Leeja joins Magnus in the search for a mighty undersea Think-Rob which plots the destruction of mankind!"]
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  2. 1. Astronomy, Number 11: Asteroids
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. Menace from the Depths
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Robot Rostrum
  5. 4. Suspense in Space
    The Aliens
  6. 5. Railroads, Number 15: Railroads and the Future
    Keys of Knowledge
  7. 6. Magnus Robot Fighter Pin-Up No. 4
    Magnus, Robot Fighter
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