(March 1966)

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: 10119-603

Keywords
New York City; post-apocalyptic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
High above N'Yark, Samson battles a fantastic man-creature whose strength matches his own!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Oggar [Vaxar]
Reprints
Keywords
cat monsters; Post-apocalyptic; skyscrapers

Indexer Notes

Richard Richmond says this cover is not the work of Morris Gollub but likely the work of George Wilson; Robert Barrett concurs via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10160), 2015-05-02.

The Mighty Tower (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
Frank Thorne
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
World's tallest building, the Empire State soars 1,472 ft. over the Manhattan skyline.
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
Keywords
Educational; Empire State Building; fact; New York City

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Facts about the Empire State Building.

The Death Geysers [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
Amidst the wreckage of a past civilization that was razed by nuclear war…
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Oggar [Vaxar]
Synopsis
Geysers spraying radioactive gas erupt throughout Manhattan. Mindor develops a quenching spray with the help of Vaxar, a fellow scientist washed down the Hudson by a flood. Their work is hampered by the huge mutant man-animal Oggar, who turns out to be Vaxar in the grip of an uncontrollable transformation.
Reprints
Keywords
Manhattan; mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic; transformation

[The Death Geysers, Part 2] The Double Enemy (Table of Contents: 3)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 14 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
Samson dead! …Huh!!??
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Oggar [Vaxar]
Synopsis
Vaxar proposes an electrical solution, coaching Samson to erect a lightning rod with leads running underground -- where they will actually stimulate the death geysers, giving Vaxar constant access to their transformative effect. His success in limited, and Mindor's laser approach seems likely to succeed. Oggar tries to interfere, but Sharmaine discerns that he and Vaxar are one and the same. He carries Sharmaine to the pinnacle of the Empire State Building. Samson pursues and they battle until Oggar falls to his death.
Reprints
Keywords
Empire State Building; mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic; transformation

Indexer Notes

The Empire State Building sequence is an homage to the movie King Kong.

The World's Tallest (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
Frank Thorne
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Empire State was the background for the famous film, "King Kong" in which a giant ape was shot down by army planes.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
King Kong
Reprints
Keywords
Educational; Empire State Building; fact

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Facts about the Empire State Building.

Mighty Samson Pinup (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; Sharmaine; Oggar [Vaxar]
Reprints
Keywords
Post-apocalyptic

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["High above N'Yark, Samson battles a fantastic man-creature whose strength matches his own!"]
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. The Mighty Tower
  3. 2. The Death Geysers [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. [The Death Geysers, Part 2] The Double Enemy
    Mighty Samson
  5. 4. The World's Tallest
  6. 5. Mighty Samson Pinup
    Mighty Samson
This issue was most recently modified by:
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