(May 1964)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Bill Harris
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10014-405

Keywords
Ape; gorilla; jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ruthless "super apes' defy the Phantom for control of the jungle!
Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; Super Apes
Reprints
Keywords
Ape; death trap; fire

Wild Animals of South America, Number 6: Armadillos (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Keywords
Armadillo; educational; fact; South America

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Super Apes (Table of Contents: 2)

The Phantom / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Lee Falk; Bill Harris
Pencils
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
7-642
Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; King of the Llongo; Patrolman Smythe; Super Apes
Synopsis
Three crooks disguise themselves as Super Apes and kidnap the Llongo king in order to loot the jungle dwellers. When they capture Patrolman Smythe, the Phantom rescues him, then falls captive himself. The crooks tie the Phantom to the pole of a burning hut but he escapes, confirming local legends that the Ghost Who Walks cannot die. After capturing the crooks he turns them over to Smythe, telling him to take credit.
Reprints
Keywords
Ape; death trap; disguise; fire; gorilla; Jungle Patrol; king

Indexer Notes

Remake of The Phantom daily (King Features Syndicate) 1953.10.12 - 1954.01.30.

[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've been following The Phantom's daily and Sunday adventures for some time now and your artist does the best job I've seen.

Indexer Notes

Letters from Tom Jones, Shirish Shah, Vern Dekes, Irwin Miller, and Mark Savage, with replies by the editor.

Trapped (Table of Contents: 4)

King, Queen and Jack / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
jungle
Characters
Victor King; Francis Queen; Jack Hawkins
Synopsis
On a hunting trip of their own, Queen and Jack are injured, then trapped by a pride of lions. King arrives to save them just as they run out of ammunition.
Reprints
Keywords
Hunter; hunting; lion

The Phantom's Boyhood, Part III: School (Table of Contents: 5)

The Phantom / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Harris
Pencils
Bill Lignante
Inks
Bill Lignante
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
Kit Walker [the "current," 21st Phantom as a boy]; Red; watchman; schoolmates
Synopsis
Kit excels at school and sports while maintaining a dignified reserve, which provokes constant bullying. He shrugs it off but rescues the injured leader of the bullies, earning their friendship.
Reprints
Keywords
Bullies; bully; bullying; school

Seagoing Vessels, Number 12: 17th Century Man-of-War (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Synopsis
Description of the capital ships of that era's navies.
Keywords
Man-o-war; man-of-war; navy; sail

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Phanton Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 7)

The Phantom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painted)
Inks
George Wilson (painted)
Colors
George Wilson (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; Super Apes
Keywords
Ape; death trap; fire; gorilla

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ruthless "super apes' defy the Phantom for control of the jungle!"]
    The Phantom
  2. 1. Wild Animals of South America, Number 6: Armadillos
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Super Apes
    The Phantom
  4. 3. ["I've been following The Phantom's daily and Sunday adventures for some time now and your artist does the best job I've seen."]
    Phan-Mail
  5. 4. Trapped
    King, Queen and Jack
  6. 5. The Phantom's Boyhood, Part III: School
    The Phantom
  7. 6. Seagoing Vessels, Number 12: 17th Century Man-of-War
    Keys of Knowledge
  8. 7. The Phanton Pin-Up
    The Phantom
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