(March 1967)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1967-01-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell; Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10037-703. First issue of this title to run Gold Key Comics Club pages. This may be the first issue of the Donald Duck title in which the Duck nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie do not appear on the cover and in any of the interior stories. On-sale date from 1967 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

A Whale of an Adventure (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing Moby Duck
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Moby Duck
Synopsis
Donald finds his leg is tangled in Moby Duck's harpoon line.
Reprints
Keywords
harpoon; inattentiveness; introduction of new character; sea or island setting; whaler; whales

[I Came, I Sawed... and I Conquered Sleeplessness!] (Table of Contents: 1)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Walt Disney Donald Duck
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald takes a saw to an uncomfortable piece of furniture, allowing for a good night's sleep.
Reprints
Keywords
ingenuity; saw; sleep problems

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside front cover.

A Whale of an Adventure (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck with Moby Duck / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

Job Number
D. DUCK #112-671
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It... It's plunging right at us, Moby!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Moby Duck (first appearance); Porpy the porpoise (first appearance); rustlers; island natives
Synopsis
Donald meets the somewhat eccentric sailor and whaler Moby Duck, and his pet porpoise, Porpy. Together, they bust a cattle-rustling operation... at sea!
Reprints
Keywords
cattle-rustling; crow's nest; first appearance of recurring character(s); porpoise; sea or island setting; shanghaied; whaler; whales

Indexer Notes

Moby Duck would soon become a starring character with a second appearance in Donald Duck (Western, 1962 Series) #114 (July 1967) before graduating to a title of his own, which would continue off and on until 1978.

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Monster Art (Table of Contents: 4)

Gold Key Comics Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can You Create a Monster?

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to submit drawings of monsters for possible publication.

What's Your Line? (Table of Contents: 5)

Gold Key Comics Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to submit gag captions for a series of provided single-panel cartoon illustrations.

Complete the Comic (Table of Contents: 6)

Gold Key Comics Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to create and submit a "final gag panel" drawing to complete an "unfinished" comic strip. One finished example is provided.

Scaredy Wolf (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Bad Wolf / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"What’s the matter, Li'l Wolf?" Practical Pig asked. "You look unhappy!"
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig], Foulfellows
Synopsis
Practical and Li'l Wolf conspire to show Zeke that his "goody-goody" son can really be a bad wolf.
Keywords
bad vs. good; banquet; clubhouse; scheming; snow; snowballs; winter setting

The Custom Car Caper (Table of Contents: 8)

Donald Duck / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grumph! Good day to you, Donald!
Feature Logo
Donald Duck [Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Mr. Hacket; Donald's unnamed duck neighbor; angry pedestrians; Daisy Duck; Clarabelle Cow; Clara Cluck; Clarissa; Dudsworth; Wadly; parking enforcement agent
Synopsis
To feel more on a par with his rich Uncle Scrooge, Donald elongates his compact car into a stretch limousine.
Reprints
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; car; jealousy; learning one’s lesson; limousine; reversal of fortunes; series of mishaps; size differential; unintended consequences

Blundering Lumberjack (Table of Contents: 9)

Goofy [Disney Character] / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thuh early birdie catches thuh worm...
Feature Logo
Goofy [Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy; lumberjack boss; lumberjack cook; lumberjacks; camper
Synopsis
Good-natured but inept lumberjack Goofy infuriates an entire lumber camp with his missteps.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; birds; doing-something-their-own-way; environmental awareness; forest setting; logs; lumberjacks; saw; trees

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
H. L. Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 28, 1966. Prepared by H. L. Anderson (Business Manager). Reported total paid circulation: 265,932 (12 month average), 275,688 (nearest issue).

Comics Quiz (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Polaris Nuclear Sub (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Get Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Whale of an Adventure
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. [I Came, I Sawed... and I Conquered Sleeplessness!]
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. A Whale of an Adventure
    Donald Duck with Moby Duck
  4. 3. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  5. 4. Monster Art
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. What's Your Line?
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Complete the Comic
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. Scaredy Wolf
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  9. 8. The Custom Car Caper
    Donald Duck
  10. 9. Blundering Lumberjack
    Goofy [Disney Character]
  11. 10. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  12. 11. Comics Quiz
    Gold Key Comics Club
  13. 12. Polaris Nuclear Sub
    Honor House Prod. Co.
  14. 13. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. Get Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  16. 15. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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