(April 1964)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1964-02-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10027-404
Printer
Designed, produced and printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Company
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10027-404. On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress, listed as Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse.

No interior ads in this issue. Ads are limited to inside and back covers. All 32 interior pages are comics or comics-related text material.

The Whale Chasers (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy
Synopsis
A submarine surfaces directly below Mickey and Goofy's rowboat.
Reprints
Keywords
rowboat; sea or island setting; submarine

Indexer Notes

Cover displays the Mickey Mouse Club logo and symbol.

Yabba-Dabba-Doo!!! This is for You! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics; The Flintstones; The Jetsons / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Whale Chasers (Table of Contents: 2)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Ogle
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, it's been a long time since we shipped out to sea, Goofy!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Smite; Captain Spike; Captain Hardy
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy unknowingly sign on to a whaling vessel taken over by smugglers running nitroglycerine.
Reprints
Keywords
mystery; nitroglycerine; sea or island setting; smuggling; submarine; whaling

Indexer Notes

Captain Spike's use of the word "Ug!" (page 12, panel 6) points to Bob Ogle as having written this story.

Nice subtle touch by Paul Murry: Once Mickey suspects that something is amiss on the whaler, he adopts a droopy-eyed, semi-happy expression when in the presence of Captain Spike or Smite, to keep them believing his ignorance of the situation. This is not touched-upon in the script, but is carried-off exclusively in the art.

Here's Pie in Your Eye (Table of Contents: 3)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks for offering to take my strawberry whip pie over to the fair, Mickey!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy; angry pie contest judge
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy foul up Minnie's chances of winning a pie contest.
Reprints
Keywords
baking; best of intentions; contest; ineptness; pie

Gathering Trouble (Table of Contents: 4)

Chip 'n' Dale / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Chip and Dale picked out a few nuts for their breakfast, Chip looked at the supply anxiously and said, "There not enough nuts for rest of winter, We go get some more."
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale; pet shop chipmunks; pet shop squirrels; pet shop owner; grandfather squirrel
Synopsis
With winter snows covering the forest, Chip and Dale decide to seek their winter's supply of nuts in the city. They find their way to a pet shop, where food is plentiful - as long as you remain caged, and "for sale".
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; chipmunks; nuts; pet shop; the price of freedom

The Party Crasher (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Guillermo Cardoso
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pop! Look at my costume for the party!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]; Mr. Coon; costume party doorman (bear); Hamilton Hogg
Synopsis
Zeke hopes to snare the pigs at a costume party.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; costume party; disguise

The Lion Hunt (Table of Contents: 6)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon
Editing
Tom Golberg

Job Number
[S 63036]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Minnie and I are going to have a big night!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Great-uncle Bunker; stray cat; stray dog; lion; Goofy; Clarabelle Cow; Morty; Ferdie
Synopsis
Minnie's visiting Uncle Bunker incessantly brags about his big game hunting. Mickey decides to put him to the test.
Reprints
Keywords
annoying visitor; bragging; exaggerating one’s importance; hunting; lion; S-Code story; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Originally produced for the Disney Studio Overseas Comic Book Program.

The lettering here is by Western's Rome Siemon and not Paul Murry, as previously credited. If Murry drew this story for the Disney Studio Overseas Comic Book Program, as noted above, he would have left the balloons blank so that an editor could fill in a very basic gist of what the balloons should communicate in the published language.

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

American Seeds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Whale Chasers
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. Yabba-Dabba-Doo!!! This is for You!
    Gold Key Comics; The Flintstones; The Jetsons
  3. 2. The Whale Chasers
    Mickey Mouse
  4. 3. Here's Pie in Your Eye
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. Gathering Trouble
    Chip 'n' Dale
  6. 5. The Party Crasher
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  7. 6. The Lion Hunt
    Mickey Mouse
  8. 7. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
  9. 8. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Seeds
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