(August 1967)

Western, 1962 Series
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Volume
27
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1967-06-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10011-708. On-sale date from 1967 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Moosehead Impostor] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Pluto
Synopsis
Thanks to the boys, Pluto’s head protrudes through a wall, mimicking the moosehead above him.
Reprints
Keywords
dog; moosehead; practical jokes; trophy

FREE Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics; Walt Disney's Comics and Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Pride of Duckburg (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Gregory
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let’s see… The recipe calls for one more dram of water… And two ounces of cement!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Donald Duck
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; various citizens of Duckburg; mayor of Duckburg
Synopsis
Cement contractor Donald is an old-fashioned craftsman, whom Huey, Dewey, and Louie feel takes far too much time to complete a job with great precision, and receives far too little in compensation for his efforts. They have him hypnotized into becoming a “dynamo, whose destiny it is to reshape Duckburg”. And so, Donald abandons his previously careful, high standards – and goes, and goes, with total reckless abandon, not caring who or what gets in his way!
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; cement; conflicting methodologies; craftsman; mucking with tradition; recklessness; values; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

An inversion, of sorts, of the type of “Donald Mastery” stories made famous by Carl Barks in older issues of this title.

Trapped in Time, Part I (Table of Contents: 3)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Cecil Beard
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That’s Gyro Gearloose’s house! He must be workin’ on one of his new inventions!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Gyro Gearloose; King Minos of Ancient Crete; queen of Ancient Crete; various citizens and soldiers of Ancient Crete; minotaur (off-panel roar only)
Synopsis
Gyro Gearloose becomes lost in space and time, while testing his “sports model space cruiser”. Mickey and Goofy attempt a rescue, using Gyro’s “family-size limousine” model. Confused by an upside-down video-screen image of Gyro, Goofy sets the controls opposite to Gyro’s soundless gesturing, sending Mickey and Goofy to Ancient Crete.
Reprints
Keywords
desperate search; historical setting; inventor; rescue; serial; space cruiser; time travel

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 4. Story is interrupted between pages 4 and 5, for four pages of “Gold Key Comics Club” material that comprise the centerfold. When taken to the labyrinth of the minotaur for the installment’s cliffhanger, Mickey and Goofy are dressed in togas, with Goofy’s toga on over what is drawn and colored to be the same “red long underwear” that comprises his costume as “Super Goof”. This is the last Mickey Mouse serial to be presented in four chapters. All remaining serials would be presented in three chapters, until their end in 1973.

Gold Key Comics Club News (Comic Book Election) (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Can You Create a Monster? (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to submit drawings of monsters for possible publication. Five reader-contributed drawings of monsters are printed.

What's Your Line? (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 submit gag captions for a series of provided single-panel cartoon illustrations. Two finished examples are provided.

The Joke's on You (Table of Contents: 7)

Gold Key Comics Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, gang! Who was the first man to travel around the earth?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

Thump, Thump, Thumper (Table of Contents: 8)

Thumper / 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
Thump, thump, thump! Thumper's foot pounded the trunk of a big tree.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Thumper; Mr. Owl; Thumper's mother; Mrs. Robin; big frog; forest rangers
Synopsis
When Thumper the bunny is happy, he doubles his joy by thumping his foot. When he is sad or angry, thumping makes him feel better. And sometimes, he thumps just because he feels like it. His neighbors in the forest don’t appreciate all the noisy thumping, and its accompanying vibrations. Until one day…
Keywords
"thumping"; forest creatures; forest setting; rabbits; unlikely hero

Indexer Notes

Text story, with two illustrations by Strobl and Mayer.

Bye-Bye, Bin (Table of Contents: 9)

Uncle Scrooge vs. the Beagle Boys / comic story / 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
‘Twas long past midnight in Scrooge’s giant money bin when a trio of Beagles came burgling in…
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Beagle Boys; truck driver; Waddly
Synopsis
To keep his money safe from the Beagle Boys, Uncle Scrooge rockets it into space, where it is locked-up tight in an orbiting “Satellite Money Bin”. When Scrooge misses his daily “money swim”, he visits the space-bin, with the Beagles stowed-away aboard his rocket ship.
Reprints
Keywords
burglary; money bin; money swim; outer space setting; rocket ship; satellite; weightlessness

Readers Complete the Comic (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We knew you could do it!

Indexer Notes

Readers provide the third and final panel illustration to a three-panel cartoon. Six reader submissions are included.

Can You Complete the Comic? (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our gag artist is in trouble again... HELP HIM!

Indexer Notes

Readers are invited to submit their completed versions of a third and final panel illustration to a three-panel cartoon. Three such cartoons are presented, sans third and final panel.

Boys, Girls, Men, Women (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Do You Need Extra Money? (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Moosehead Impostor]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. FREE Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
    Gold Key Comics; Walt Disney's Comics and Stories
  3. 2. The Pride of Duckburg
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Trapped in Time, Part I
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News (Comic Book Election)
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Can You Create a Monster?
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. What's Your Line?
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. The Joke's on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. Thump, Thump, Thumper
    Thumper
  10. 9. Bye-Bye, Bin
    Uncle Scrooge vs. the Beagle Boys
  11. 10. Readers Complete the Comic
    Gold Key Comics Club
  12. 11. Can You Complete the Comic?
    Gold Key Comics Club
  13. 12. Boys, Girls, Men, Women
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  14. 13. Do You Need Extra Money?
    Cheerful Card Company
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