(May 1964)

Western, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1964-03-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10038-405
Printer
Designed, produced and printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Co.
Editing
Tom McKimson (art director); Chase Craig ? (story editor); Del Connell ? (story editor); Alice Nielsen Cobb (managing editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10038-405. On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Loony Lunar Gold Rush (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Dewey Duck; Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Louie Duck; Uncle Scrooge
Reprints
Keywords
Moon; spaceships

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on November 12, 1963.

Get Fun Adventure - Get Gold Key Comics (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Loony Lunar Gold Rush (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
U. S. #49-643
Feature Logo
Uncle Scrooge Western Logo # 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Junior Woodchucks [Dewey Duck; Huey Duck; Louie Duck]; Daisy Duck (cameo); Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Mister Noble; Dan McShrew
Synopsis
Scrooge is lecturing the Junior Woodchucks on the follies of gold fever when the first astronauts return from the Moon with the news that gold is thick there. The ducks build their own small rocket and go to the Moon, where Scrooge sets up the rocket as a store selling everything at gold rush prices. A villain named Dan McShrew lures the ducks away from the rocket and leaves them to die, leading to a parody of Robert W. Service's "The Shooting of Dan McGrew."
Reprints
Keywords
gold; guns; Junior Woodchucks; Moon; spaceships

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on November 12, 1963. Synopsis from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" by Michael Barrier (M. Lilien, 1981).

Friendly Frog (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Ferdie; Morty; Mickey Mouse; Cecelia Crystal; Cuthbert the frog

Lost and Found (Table of Contents: 4)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Little Helper
Reprints

A Case of Too Many Sea Monsters (Table of Contents: 5)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[S 63053]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Dewey Duck; Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Louie Duck; Gyro Gearloose; Uncle Scrooge; Cringely
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally produced for Disney Overseas Comic Book Program.

[Lost in Counting] (Table of Contents: 6)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera ?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Uncle Scrooge Western Logo # 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge
Reprints

132 pc. Roman Soldier Set (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Loony Lunar Gold Rush
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. Get Fun Adventure - Get Gold Key Comics
  3. 2. The Loony Lunar Gold Rush
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. Friendly Frog
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. Lost and Found
    Gyro Gearloose
  6. 5. A Case of Too Many Sea Monsters
    Uncle Scrooge
  7. 6. [Lost in Counting]
    Uncle Scrooge
  8. 7. 132 pc. Roman Soldier Set
    Roman War Soldiers
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Coates
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Darrel McCann
  • Ron Sadowski
  • Jim Van Dore