(June 1964)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1964-04-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10027-406
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: 10027-406. 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 - with the exception of the bottom tier of the final interior page of the comic, which contains a promo ad for "Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Album".

The Outlaw Trail (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; horse
Synopsis
Mounties Mickey and Goofy stealthily seek an outlaw, with even their horse stepping low and lightly.
Reprints
Keywords
Canada; horse; manhunt; Mounties

Indexer Notes

Cover displays the Mickey Mouse Club logo and symbol.

What's One Thing That Can't Be Beaten? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Outlaw Trail (Table of Contents: 2)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 11 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
In this story, Goofy and I try to uphold the code of the Mounties and get our man!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Mountie colonel; banker; grocery store proprietor; other irate citizens; Slippery Sam
Synopsis
Sergeant Mickey Mouse and Private Goofy of the Mounties are assigned to apprehend an outlaw whom no victims or witnesses have ever laid eyes on.
Reprints
Keywords
Canada; doppelgangers; fourth-wall-breaking; manhunt; Mounties; mystery; unlikely hero

Indexer Notes

Mickey addresses the readers in the opening splash panel, acting as a host. The story resumes conventionally after that.

At one point, Mickey is explicitly presumed dead by his commanding officer.

Mickey's use of the word "Ug!" (page 9, panel 5) and a greater level of humor than in a typical Carl Fallberg Mickey Mouse adventure story point to Bob Ogle as having written this story.

All Bark and No Bite (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pluto! Have you seen the boys?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Morty; Ferdie; Filmore (raccoon); Slippery Joe; Light-Fingered Fred; firefighters; Chief O'Hara
Synopsis
Morty and Ferdie bring home a raccoon for a pet, unaware that it has been trained by burglars to rob houses. Pluto suspects that something's fishy but is disregarded as being jealous of the new house pet.
Reprints
Keywords
burglary; dog; jealousy; pets; raccoon

Plush Pet (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
"Hey, Chip! Come look at this!" cried Dale one bright, sunny day.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale; hungry fox
Synopsis
Chip and Dale find a mechanical toy dog and use it to scare off a hungry fox.
Keywords
chipmunks; forest setting; fox; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; toy dog

Caretaker Faker (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yipe! That's the last straw! This crummy shack is falling apart!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]; new owner of Morbit Mansion
Synopsis
With his old shack falling down around him, Zeke takes a job as a caretaker of palatial Morbit Mansion - but eschews the caretaker's cottage and moves into the mansion while its owner is away.
Reprints
Keywords
caretaker; ghost; learning one’s lesson; mansion; there’s-no-place-like-home; trickery

Mickey's Hidden Talent (Table of Contents: 6)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[S 63059]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gawrsh, Mickey, I wish I was talented like you!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Willowby (art gallery owner); gang of reporters; fawning gallery patrons
Synopsis
Goofy arranges for Mickey's "paintings" to have a gallery showing. Unfortunately, all that Mickey has painted is a fence.
Keywords
art gallery; best of intentions; modern art; painting; S-Code story; wrong impression

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.

Fun is Where YOU Find It! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics; Mickey Mouse / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Hey Kids! Here's the Magazine with the Mostest!!! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Western Publishing; Golden Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Outlaw Trail
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. What's One Thing That Can't Be Beaten?
    Gold Key Comics
  3. 2. The Outlaw Trail
    Mickey Mouse
  4. 3. All Bark and No Bite
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. Plush Pet
    Chip 'n' Dale
  6. 5. Caretaker Faker
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  7. 6. Mickey's Hidden Talent
    Mickey Mouse
  8. 7. Fun is Where YOU Find It!
    Gold Key Comics; Mickey Mouse
  9. 8. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers only $1.98
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  10. 9. Hey Kids! Here's the Magazine with the Mostest!!!
    Western Publishing; Golden Magazine
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