(June 1965)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1965-04-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10027-506
Printer
Designed, produced and printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Company
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress, listed as Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse.

The World Under the Sea (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Buettner
Inks
Carl Buettner
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (original editor); Carl Buettner (original editor)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; shark
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy peer out of a surfaced submarine to find they are being menaced by a shark.
Reprints
Keywords
exploring; sea or island setting; shark; submarine

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks changed from Harvey Eisenberg to Carl Buettner. Goofy definitely looks like Carl Buettner's work. Buettner often specialized in covers while other artists did the interior stories. It does not look like Harvey Eisenberg's work.

[Fishing for a Bargain] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Moores
Inks
Dick Moores
Letters
Dick Moores

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a bargain! I can't afford to pass this up!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy
Synopsis
Mickey rents a fishing pole for 1-cent, only to find there are hidden fees.
Reprints
Keywords
bargain; buyer beware; fishing; fishing pole

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

The World Under the Sea (Table of Contents: 2)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Wright
Pencils
Bill Wright
Inks
Bill Wright
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Wright
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (original editor); Carl Buettner (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look out... Here it comes!
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; frightened citizens; giant squid; the King of Atlantis; King of Atlantis' guards; King of Atlantis' subjects and advisors; Count Drakova; Count Drakova's guards;
Synopsis
Goofy invents a tank that will go underwater and fly. On a test run they find a huge air-filled undersea cavern with fields and the city of Atlantis. Their tank is stolen by Count Drakova, who somehow manages to render it invisible. Mickey and Goofy recover the tank and go after Count Drakova, who is threatening to make Atlanteans disappear if the King does not deliver a chest of gold to him.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; exploring; giant squid; mystery; sea or island setting; submarine

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[Daring Young Moose on the Flying Trapeze] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

No Dumbbell (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Want a good laugh? Goofy has joined a gym!
Feature Logo
Mickey Mouse Dell / Western Logo Tilting Letters
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie; Goofy
Synopsis
Goofy reveals the secret behind his ability to lift a heavy dumbbell one hundred times.
Keywords
doing-something-their-own-way; dumbbell; gym; weightlifting

Indexer Notes

Story is reprinted from an undetermined issue.

[So Simple a Child Can Do It] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Walsh
Pencils
Manuel Gonzales
Inks
Manuel Gonzales
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Manuel Gonzales
Editing
Frank Reilly

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The kids will love this outdoor gym!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Morty; Professor Neutron
Synopsis
A backyard outdoor gym set proves quite difficult to assemble.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1957.00.00
Keywords
assembly required; newspaper strip reprint; outdoor gym set

[Jealous Fishing Bear] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Walsh
Pencils
Manuel Gonzales
Inks
Manuel Gonzales
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Manuel Gonzales
Editing
Frank Reilly

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! I can't wait to get to that trout stream!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; bear
Synopsis
Goofy is so successful at catching fish in a stream that an envious bear presses him into reluctant service.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1956.00.00
Keywords
bear; fishing; forest setting; jealousy; newspaper strip reprint; slow burn

All in the Game (Table of Contents: 7)

Mad Madam Mim / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Ogle
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, it's lonely around here since the Beagle Boys got sent up again... OOF!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Madam Mim; Spitfire (Madam Mim's cat); Huey; Dewey; Louie; The Beagle Boys; prison guard
Synopsis
Two Beagle Boys horn in on Huey, Dewey, and Louie's baseball game as a cover for breaking a third Beagle out of prison.
Keywords
baseball; best-laid-plans; black cat; ending-in-jail; kids-at-play; prison break; trickery; unexpected intrusion; witch

Indexer Notes

New story.

Big Red Bug (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Good-by [sic], Chip 'n' Dale. It was nice to see you," said the gray squirrels.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale; gray squirrels; weasel
Synopsis
Chip and Dale find an abandoned red wind-up toy truck in a forest campground, and use it to avoid a long walk home, and protect themselves from a hungry weasel.
Keywords
chipmunks; forest setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; toy truck; weasel

Indexer Notes

New story.

[Woodpecker Tap Dance] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Bill Walsh
Pencils
Manuel Gonzales
Inks
Manuel Gonzales
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Manuel Gonzales
Editing
Frank Reilly

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Morty, have you finished your practice yet?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; woodpecker
Synopsis
Morty uses the tapping rhythm of a woodpecker to duck out on his tap-dancing practice.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1957.00.00
Keywords
best-laid-plans; kids-at-mischief; newspaper strip reprint; outsmarting one’s-self; shirking; tap-dancing; trickery; woodpecker

[Pluto Saves the Dogcatcher] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Bill Walsh
Pencils
Manuel Gonzales
Inks
Manuel Gonzales
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Manuel Gonzales
Editing
Frank Reilly

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pluto! Come back here!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; dogcatcher
Synopsis
Pluto saves a pursuing dogcatcher from being run over by an oncoming car.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1957.00.00
Keywords
dog; dogcatcher; gratitude; newspaper strip reprint; rescue; unlikely hero

Indexer Notes

Feature is billed as "Mickey Mouse and Pluto".

[A Large Glove Compartment] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder what the kids are making!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie
Synopsis
Morty and Ferdie build an oversized glove compartment for their soapbox racer.
Reprints
Keywords
doing-something-their-own-way; glove compartment; soapbox racer

Indexer Notes

New story. On final interior page of the comic.

[In and Out] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Moores
Inks
Dick Moores
Letters
Dick Moores

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's quitting time, Goofy!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy
Synopsis
Even when in a tremendous hurry, Goofy always follows the rules.
Reprints
Keywords
doors; restaurant; rules; time-is-short

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

3 Complete Fishing Outfits (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Niresk Fishing Outfits / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The World Under the Sea
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. [Fishing for a Bargain]
    Mickey Mouse
  3. 2. The World Under the Sea
    Mickey Mouse
  4. 3. [Daring Young Moose on the Flying Trapeze]
    Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle
  5. 4. No Dumbbell
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. [So Simple a Child Can Do It]
    Mickey Mouse
  7. 6. [Jealous Fishing Bear]
    Mickey Mouse
  8. 7. All in the Game
    Mad Madam Mim
  9. 8. Big Red Bug
    Chip 'n' Dale
  10. 9. [Woodpecker Tap Dance]
    Mickey Mouse
  11. 10. [Pluto Saves the Dogcatcher]
    Mickey Mouse
  12. 11. [A Large Glove Compartment]
    Mickey Mouse
  13. 12. [In and Out]
    Mickey Mouse
  14. 13. 3 Complete Fishing Outfits
    Niresk Fishing Outfits
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Steve Coates
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Darrel McCann
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jim Van Dore