(September 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: 10119-509

Keywords
New York City; post-apocalyptic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mo Gollub (painted)
Inks
Mo Gollub (painted)
Colors
Mo Gollub (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; John Pitt
Reprints

Prehistoric Americans Number 5 The Mayas (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Mayas of Central America were farmers as far back as 2,000 B.C.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Keywords
American Indian; Central America; educational; fact; Mayan; Native American; pre-Columbian

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Facts about the ancient Maya people.

Peril from the Past [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
3-656
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Foraging for preserved foods in the ruins of a once-great city, Mighty Samson cautions Sharmaine to make no noise…
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; John Pitt
Synopsis
Samson and his friends find Dr. Pitt, a scientist who has lain in suspended animation since the atomic war. He reveals himself as a self-serving coward, but they demand his help in stanching a release of ancient chemicals, which threaten the life of everyone in N'Yark.
Reprints
Keywords
Atomic war; helicopter; New York City; nuclear war; post-apocalyptic; suspended animation

[Peril from the Past, Part 2] The Desperate Mission (Table of Contents: 3)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some cracks and seepage, but the tunnel must be clear of deep water!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; John Pitt
Synopsis
Dr. Pitt uses ancient vehicles to get the group to the toxic leak site, and helps them find radioactive waste to neutralize it. When he tries to make his getaway by helicopter the suspicious Sharmaine, who has stowed away, stops him. When he's injured by being thrown from the helicopter in a struggle, he agrees to release the radioactive materials into the flame, ending the threat and dooming himself. He will finally face the death he evaded centuries before.
Reprints
Keywords
Atomic war; helicopter; New York City; nuclear war; post-apocalyptic

Prehistoric Americans Number 6 Everyday Life of the Mayas (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Mayans had odd ideas of beauty.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Keywords
American Indian; Central America; Mayan; Native American; pre-Columbian

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Facts on the lives of the ancient Mayans.

Pinup (Table of Contents: 5)

Mighty Samson / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mo Gollub (painted)
Inks
Mo Gollub (painted)
Colors
Mo Gollub (painted)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; John Pitt
Reprints
Keywords
New York City; post-apocalyptic

Indexer Notes

Back cover pinup is same as front cover, but sans title or trade dress.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. Prehistoric Americans Number 5 The Mayas
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. Peril from the Past [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. [Peril from the Past, Part 2] The Desperate Mission
    Mighty Samson
  5. 4. Prehistoric Americans Number 6 Everyday Life of the Mayas
    Keys of Knowledge
  6. 5. Pinup
    Mighty Samson
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Douglas Sederberg
  • Kirk House
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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