(September 1966)

Western, 1964 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1966-06-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Printer
Western Printing and Lithographing Company
Editing
Wally Green (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10119-609. On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Killer Beasts (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
Killer beasts attack Samson in N'Yark's lost underworld!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mighty Samson
Reprints
Keywords
mole monsters; mutant; New York City; post-apocalyptic; subway

Indexer Notes

Richard Richmond contends that this is not Morris Gollub and may be 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.

Underground World (Table of Contents: 1)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Below the mighty city is the subterranean world of the subway which hums with life twenty-four hours a day.
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
Keywords
New York City; subway

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Although designated with the Mighty Samson logo, does not actually concern or feature Mighty Samson.

The World of Darkness [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Frank Thorne (signed as FT)
Inks
Frank Thorne (signed as FT)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! A treasure of things we can use... uhhh?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Undermen
Synopsis
Buildings collapsing into sinkholes bring Samson and his friends into conflict with the Undermen -- pale-skinned underground dwellers of whose existence they had never known. The Undermen are about to execute the surface dwellers when they are interrupted by the flowing blob -- a predatory amorphous creature.
Reprints
Keywords
Mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic; subway; troglodyte

Angkor, the Forgotten Metropolis (Table of Contents: 3)

Lost Civilizations / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The history of our Earth records many stories of lost cities and vanished civilizations like that of N'Yark.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Explorer
Reprints
Keywords
Archaeology; archeology; Cambodia; Khmer; lost city

Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents: 4)

Tom Morrow / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello there, Tom Morrow!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Morrow (first appearance); woman
Synopsis
Ultra City is rebuilding an advanced civilization after nuclear war, but mutations still occur. One such is young Tom Morrow, who is telepathic. When a woman worker is menaced by a runaway robot, Tom uses telepathy to gain control of the robot, then discovers that with psychokinesis he can free them from the collapsed building. The effort exhausts him, though, and he insists on keeping his powers secret. He reasons that he has many more still undiscovered.
Reprints
Keywords
E.S.P.; ESP; extra-sensory perception; mental telepathy; mutant; mutation; psychokinesis

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Tom Morrow feature and character.

[The World of Darkness, Part 2] The Enemy Below (Table of Contents: 5)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yaaaa! The flowing blob has filled the whole tunnel at the other end, and the stairs leading upward!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Mikki
Synopsis
Samson and his friends drive away the flowing blob, earning the trust of the Undermen. Together they find where the giant mole monsters are spawning. Samson finds an unexploded atomic bomb that rearms itself when he moves it. He and Mikki risk their lives together rushing the bomb to the mole monsters' lair, and so killing them all.
Reprints
Keywords
Atom bomb; atomic bomb; nuclear bomb

Beneath the City (Table of Contents: 6)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
New York's streets are lined with openings and manholes leading to the honeycomb of conduits, pipes and tunnels below.
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
Keywords
New York City

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Although headed by the Mighty Samson logo, does not in fact feature Samson or his world.

Pin-up (Table of Contents: 7)

Mighty Samson / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mighty Samson
Keywords
Mole; mutant; New York City; post-apocalyptic; subway

Indexer Notes

Back cover; same as front cover, but illustration only. Richard Richmond contends that this is not by Morris Gollub and may be the work of George Wilson.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Killer Beasts
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. Underground World
    Mighty Samson
  3. 2. The World of Darkness [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. Angkor, the Forgotten Metropolis
    Lost Civilizations
  5. 4. Mind Over Matter
    Tom Morrow
  6. 5. [The World of Darkness, Part 2] The Enemy Below
    Mighty Samson
  7. 6. Beneath the City
    Mighty Samson
  8. 7. Pin-up
    Mighty Samson
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