(January 1964)

Western, 1962 Series
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Volume
24
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-11-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig and /or Del Connell (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10011-401. On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Double Masquerade (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck; Daisy Duck; Mickey Mouse; Lil Bad Wolf / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks; Tony Strobl; Paul Murry
Inks
Carl Barks; Larry Mayer; Paul Murry
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Daisy Duck; Jiminy Cricket; Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Li'l Bad Wolf
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Composite cover representing the stories found therein.

Special Christmas Offer Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics; Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Double Masquerade (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Garé Barks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It’s a bone-shivering shame that the best surfing waves come in winter when it’s too cold to go surfing!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Captain Ramrod; Junior Chickadees; Sailin’ Surfers Club members; Clerkly; surfing spectators/charity donors; bear
Synopsis
To avoid unpleasant obligations, Donald and Scrooge unknowingly disguise themselves as each other.
Reprints
Keywords
bears; Christmas charity giving; disguise; extreme cold; skiing; surfing

Indexer Notes

Idea suggested by editor Chase Craig

A Hobby Can Be a Hassle (Table of Contents: 3)

Li'l Bad Wolf / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Guillermo Cardoso ?
Inks
John Liggera ?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lemme see now… I could drop down their chimney with a parachute!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]; Buildo (robot); detective; prison guard
Synopsis
Li’l Wolf tries to find a hobby for his pop, to keep his mind off catching the pigs, but Zeke turns each different activity into a form of pig-pursuit.
Reprints
Keywords
building kit; engraving set; hobbies; robot

The Chipmunk Feast (Table of Contents: 4)

Mickey Mouse / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chip 'n' Dale; Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; squirrels; other chipmunks
Synopsis
Mickey and Minnie harvest walnuts from Minnie’s walnut tree. Chip ‘n’ Dale think the bounty is for them, and call all their friends to share in it.
Reprints
Keywords
chipmunks; nuts; squirrels

[The Meteor] (Table of Contents: 5)

Brer Rabbit / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Stallings
Pencils
Dick Moores
Inks
Dick Moores
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Dick Moores
Editing
Frank Reilly

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ev’ry year ‘bout this time th’ creeturs raid Brer Rabbit’s wild grape orchud…
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Brer Rabbit; Brer Bear; Brer Buzzard
Synopsis
Brer Rabbit draws the pilfering attentions of Brer Bear and Brer Buzzard away from his wild grape orchard with tales of a jewel-filled “meetyor” that fell to Earth. Moral: “Don’t throw away silver to look for gold!”
Reprints
  • from Uncle Remus and His Tales of Brer Rabbit Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1950.11.19
Keywords
diversion; grapes; meteor

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page. Spread across (straddles) the two middle pages of the centerfold.

The Shutterbug Duck (Table of Contents: 6)

Daisy Duck's Diary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Gregory ?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Diary, Today I became owner of one of those new three minute-type cameras.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck; April, May and June; Jiminy Cricket; Donald Duck; Cindy Lou; Donald's boss (Cindy Lou's uncle)
Synopsis
Donald sends Daisy a complex camera to distract her while he is assigned by his boss to show the boss’ niece around town. Jiminy Cricket quickly sets up the camera for Daisy, and she is out and about sooner than Donald expected.
Reprints
Keywords
camera; diversion; zoo

Goofy Jokes (Table of Contents: 7)

Goofy Jokes / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Goofy; Mickey Mouse
Synopsis
Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Goofy's Mechanical Wizard! (Table of Contents: 8)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Moores
Pencils
Dick Moores
Inks
Dick Moores
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Dick Moores

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a night!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Charlie
Synopsis
Goofy builds himself an adding machine, that he accidently brings to life.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing; invention; robot

Indexer Notes

part 1 of 3. Possibly the very first usage of the all-purpose phrase "Reprinted by popular demand", used for reprinted stories throughout Gold Key Comics of 1964-1971. The phrase was not used in issues published in 1962-1963 – with the exception of this one from late 1963?

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
H.L. Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 27, 1963. Prepared by H.L. Anderson. Reported total circulation: 446,770 (12 month average), 442,770 (nearest issue)

Amazing Circus of 6 Growing Animals (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Growing Animal Circus / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Keys of Knowledge: Fish (Table of Contents: 11)

Keys of Knowledge / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
sculpins (fish)
Synopsis
Illustrated text feature on a breed of fish called sculpins.
Keywords
educational feature; fish; sculpins

Indexer Notes

Two illustrations of sculpins with accompanying text. © 1963, Western Publishing Company, Inc. Black and white on inside back cover.

132 Roman Soldiers Only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Roman War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Double Masquerade
    Donald Duck; Daisy Duck; Mickey Mouse; Lil Bad Wolf
  2. 1. Special Christmas Offer Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories
    Gold Key Comics; Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories
  3. 2. Double Masquerade
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. A Hobby Can Be a Hassle
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  5. 4. The Chipmunk Feast
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. [The Meteor]
    Brer Rabbit
  7. 6. The Shutterbug Duck
    Daisy Duck's Diary
  8. 7. Goofy Jokes
    Goofy Jokes
  9. 8. Goofy's Mechanical Wizard!
    Mickey Mouse
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  11. 10. Amazing Circus of 6 Growing Animals
    Growing Animal Circus
  12. 11. Keys of Knowledge: Fish
    Keys of Knowledge
  13. 12. 132 Roman Soldiers Only $1.98
    Roman War Soldiers
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