(May 1966)

Western, 1963 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1966-03-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10038-605
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10038-605. On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

House of Haunts! (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Spooky! It's Kooky! It's Scrooge and the Beagles in the scary house of haunts!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; The Beagle Boys
Synopsis
A ghostly-glowing Scrooge runs away from the castle of the Mad Duke of Duckburg, while the Beagle Boys gleefully approach it.
Reprints
Keywords
bats; castle; glowing; panic

Indexer Notes

Cover illustrates the issue's lead story.

[Buying a Pet] (Table of Contents: 1)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Karp
Pencils
Al Taliaferro
Inks
Al Taliaferro
Letters
Al Taliaferro
Editing
Frank Reilly (editor of newspaper strip)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Drat! This place is too quiet!
Feature Logo
Uncle Scrooge [Logo for Newspaper Strip Reprints]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; pet shop clerk
Synopsis
Uncle Scrooge decides to get a dog to liven up his mansion, but settles for the "cheeper" option of a canary.
Reprints
Keywords
canary; dogs; newspaper strip reprint; pets; satisfied customer; thrift

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

House of Haunts (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Garé Barks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For months Uncle Scrooge has spent his nights in his Money Bin!
Feature Logo
Uncle Scrooge Western Logo # 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; The Beagle Boys; professorial warden of Studious Hours Prison; Scrooge's psychologist; bank teller; bank guard; judge (owl)
Synopsis
To keep his money safe from the Beagle Boys, Uncle Scrooge surreptitiously hides the cash in the eerie old castle of The Mad Duke of Duckburg. The Beagles get Scrooge to inadvertently lead them to the cash-filled castle, and then give Scrooge a case of amnesia. When the Beagles find themselves imprisoned by the Mad Duke's gauntlet of booby traps, there's no one to remember that they were ever there.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; booby traps; castle; criminal rehabilitation; money; social commentary

Indexer Notes

Barks' social commentary on criminal rehabilitation. The Beagle Boys are educated in many useful trades while in "Studious Hours Prison" but, upon release, immediately put that knowledge to work to rob Uncle Scrooge. At the end, a judge sentences the Beagle Boys to be "re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-rehabilitated again!"

[Skateboarding Bullwinkle] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

General Mills; Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Camping in the Bin] (Table of Contents: 4)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A-camping I will go!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Uncle Scrooge goes camping in his money bin.
Reprints
Keywords
camping; doing-something-their-own-way; having fun; money bin

Invention Prevention (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry (story title lettering only); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Whew!" said Mickey, as he pushed a spade into his front lawn.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy
Synopsis
Goofy supplies one wacky invention after another to help Mickey complete some simple garden spadework. How will Mickey survive Goofy's good intentions?
Keywords
best of intentions; inventions; leave-well-enough-alone; unwanted help

The Evil Inventor (Table of Contents: 6)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello-hello... I'm demonstrating the world's zoomiest vacuum cleaner, the Cyclone...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Emil Eagle; Gyro's Thinking Cap; Sniftor (Gyro's robotic bloodhound); police officer; police sergeant
Synopsis
Disguised as a vacuum cleaner salesman, Emil Eagle pushes his way into Gyro's lab, but is foiled before he can vacuum up Gyro's latest invention plans. Emil later returns dressed as a firefighter, gets Gyro to jump into a fireman's-net-trap, and makes off with a passel of plans. With the help of his thinking cap and robot bloodhound, Gyro tracks Emil and tricks the vain "bald eagle" with a hyperactive hair-growing formula.
Reprints
Keywords
disguises; first appearance of recurring character(s); formula; inventor; thief

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Emil Eagle, who will become a recurring villain throughout various Disney comics in America and abroad. Here, and in his second appearance in Donald Duck (Western, 1962 Series) #109 (September 1966), Emil will be "flesh colored" (likely in reference to his being a "bald eagle" in this story).

With his third and fourth appearances, simultaneously in Donald Duck (Western, 1962 Series) #118 (March 1968) and in the Mickey Mouse serial beginning in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (Western, 1962 Series) #330 (March 1968), Emil is pictured with "brown feathers" (presumably he invented - or stole - a good baldness cure), and would appear as such for the remainder of the Western Publishing Disney comics run.

In modern European stories, some reprinted in the USA in recent years, Emil Eagle is completely "white".

[Amusement Park Accountiung] (Table of Contents: 7)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Karp
Pencils
Al Taliaferro
Inks
Al Taliaferro
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Al Taliaferro
Editing
Frank Reilly (editor of newspaper strip)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where are we going today, Donald?
Feature Logo
Uncle Scrooge [Logo for Newspaper Strip Reprints]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Donald, Daisy, and Scrooge visit an amusement park. Scrooge has less fun than the others.
Reprints
Keywords
accounting; amusement park; newspaper strip reprint

Indexer Notes

On final interior page of the comic.

Polaris Nuclear Sub (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Honor House / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Gold Key - The World Famous Comics (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. House of Haunts!
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. [Buying a Pet]
    Uncle Scrooge
  3. 2. House of Haunts
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. [Skateboarding Bullwinkle]
    General Mills; Cheerios; Rocky and Bullwinkle
  5. 4. [Camping in the Bin]
    Uncle Scrooge
  6. 5. Invention Prevention
    Mickey Mouse
  7. 6. The Evil Inventor
    Gyro Gearloose
  8. 7. [Amusement Park Accountiung]
    Uncle Scrooge
  9. 8. Polaris Nuclear Sub
    Honor House
  10. 9. Gold Key - The World Famous Comics
    Gold Key Comics
  11. 10. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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