(August 1965)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1965-06-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Bill Harris

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10014-508. Publication date and on-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Phantom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Phantom trails a stolen crown to solve a two hundred-year-old mystery!
Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
Rachamond; the 13th Phantom
Reprints
Keywords
Crown; snow

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Skyway Models / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Phantom Chronicles (Table of Contents: 2)

The Phantom / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Harris ?; Dick Wood ?
Pencils
Bill Lignante
Inks
Bill Lignante
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
The Phantom; Rachamond; the 13th Phantom; the original Rachamond
Synopsis
Rachamond tries to re-create crimes originally committed by his ancestor, including the theft of the crown of Tibet from a Himalayan lamasery. As the 13th Phantom fought Rachamond's ancestor, so the "current," 16th Phantom pursues Rachamond, who is killed in their struggle when he falls on his own knife.
Reprints
Keywords
Crown; lamasery; Tibet

Indexer Notes

According to a letter from Bill Harris in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 23, No 8, August 2012, he wrote all the Phantom stories at Western/Gold Key. However, years earlier Harris had written in The Comic Reader #32 that new stories (not adapted from the comic strip) were being written by Dick Wood. This is a new story.

At http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2021/09/a-trapani-ghost-on-ghost-who-walk…, script-spotter Martin O'Hearn attributes the script to Dick Wood.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Phan-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Susan Strawn, James Williamson, and James Scott Stone, with replies from the editor.

How's Trix? (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Trix / comics-form advertising / 0.75 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

The Legend of the Diamond Crocodile (Table of Contents: 7)

Track Hunter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Lignante (signed)
Inks
Bill Lignante (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
jungle
Characters
Track Hunter; Oloo
Synopsis
Track Hunter and Oloo investigate reports of a diamond-studded crocodile. Tracking the beast to its lair, they discover that it rolls in diamonds.
Reprints
Keywords
Crocodile; diamonds

The Cuckoo Bird Yuks it Up! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Cocoa Puffs / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Gold Key Comics (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card / Cheerful House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Phantom trails a stolen crown to solve a two hundred-year-old mystery!"]
    The Phantom
  2. 1. ["Build Him!"]
    Skyway Models
  3. 2. The Phantom Chronicles
    The Phantom
  4. 3. ["Are Cheerios your favorite cereal, Bullwinkle?"]
    Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Phan-Mail
  6. 5. How's Trix?
    Trix
  7. 6. ["All your favorites are at their best in Gold Key Comics."]
  8. 7. The Legend of the Diamond Crocodile
    Track Hunter
  9. 8. The Cuckoo Bird Yuks it Up!
    Cocoa Puffs
  10. 9. Gold Key Comics
  11. 10. ["There are giants at your comics dealer"]
  12. 11. ["Do you need extra money?"]
    Cheerful Card / Cheerful House
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