(June 1965)

Western, 1964 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
Wally Green
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.; Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10119-506

Keywords
New York City; post-apocalyptic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Samson fights his way across the Hudson to defeat a gang of barbaric raiders!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Samson
Reprints
Keywords
Bat; George Washington Bridge; mutant

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from Robert R. Barrett, via the GCD Error List (14 February 2009); the original indexer credited Morris Gollub.

Seagoing Vessels Number 18: The Clipper (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Swiftest of all sailing vessels was the Clipper.
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
Keywords
Clipper ship; educational; fact; nautical; sailing ship

Indexer Notes

Sequence on inside of front cover.

The Riddle of the Raids [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Frank Thorne [as FT] (signed)
Inks
Frank Thorne [as FT] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Amid the ruins of a fallen civilization, still overhung with lingering nuclear mists, a second stone age reigns…
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Kull; Terra (origin) (first appearance)
Synopsis
Terra of Jerz captures Kull and his gang, transporting them to her hideout in a flying machine. Her ancestors created a shelter from the atomic war, and she has many scientific wonders, but now needs atomic batteries. They come into conflict with Samson and Mindor, who also want the batteries, but make good their escape with their loot.
Reprints
Keywords
Atomic power; flying saucer; mutant; mutation; New Jersey; New York City; nuclear power; post-apocalyptic

[The Riddle of the Raids, Part 2] The Maid of Mystery (Table of Contents: 3)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
Frank Thorne
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a series of raids, Terra of Jerz, with the help of Kull the Killer's band of thugs, has carried off a supply of nuclear batteries.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Kull; Terra
Synopsis
Samson makes his way to Jerz despite great dangers, in pursuit of Kull and his gang. Terra uses an electroprod to capture him, proposing that they rule together as king and queen. Samson rejects her, as his only goal is to protect the weak from thugs and tyrants. Kull sics a monster on him but Samson defeats it. He rescues Terra from attacking beasts, since at that moment she herself is weak, and returns to N'Yark.
Reprints
Keywords
George Washington Bridge; monster; mutant; mutation; New Jersey; post-apocalyptic

Fish Number 49: Killifish (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Killifish are marked with stripes or bands.
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Reprints
Keywords
Educational; fact; fish

Indexer Notes

Sequence on inside of back cover.

Pin-up (Table of Contents: 5)

Mighty Samson / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Samson
Reprints
Keywords
Bat; George Washington Bridge

Indexer Notes

Same image as front cover, but sans title or trade dress.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Samson fights his way across the Hudson to defeat a gang of barbaric raiders!"]
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. Seagoing Vessels Number 18: The Clipper
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. The Riddle of the Raids [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. [The Riddle of the Raids, Part 2] The Maid of Mystery
    Mighty Samson
  5. 4. Fish Number 49: Killifish
    Keys of Knowledge
  6. 5. Pin-up
    Mighty Samson
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Douglas Sederberg
  • Kirk House
  • Mykal Banta
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Clayton Emery