(June 1968)

Western, 1968 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
196
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-05-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
92301-806
Editing
Del Connell ?

Issue Notes

On sale date from advertisement in Bugs Bunny #118, concurs with date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck family; Mickey Mouse family / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Daisy Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy; Pluto; Chip; Dale; Scamp; Three Little Pigs (cameo); Dumbo (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Main drawing is a variation on the cover to Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #300.

Criss Cross Poets (Table of Contents: 1)

Huey, Dewey and Louie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
typeset

Characters
Huey; Dewey; Louie

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; crossword puzzle

Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

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Letters
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Characters
Mickey Mouse (cameo); Donald Duck (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

Secret of Atlantis (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

idea by Chase Craig.
pages 5-20 + 101-116.

Prize-Guys (Table of Contents: 4)

The Big Bad Wolf; The Three Little Pigs / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]
Reprints

The Paper Pup (Table of Contents: 5)

Pluto / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie; Pluto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Edited reprint. 10 panels removed.

Finger Fighting (Table of Contents: 6)

True Life Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Huemer
Pencils
George Wheeler
Inks
George Wheeler
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Two orangutangs fight.
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1963.00.00

Guess Shoe (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Mickey Mouse

Indexer Notes

birthday party game

Westward Ho-Ho (Table of Contents: 8)

Clarabelle Cow; Clara Cluck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Clarabelle Cow; Clara Cluck; Horace Horsecollar; Black Pete
Reprints

Small-Type Hero (Table of Contents: 9)

Scamp / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Tramp
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New layout. 15 panels removed. Some additional background art.

The Wonderful Wishing Well (Table of Contents: 10)

Brer Rabbit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Brer Rabbit; Brer Bear; Brer Fox
Reprints

Aerial Antics (Table of Contents: 11)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Edited reprint. 7 panels removed, some additional background art.

Bubble Trouble (Table of Contents: 12)

Donald Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck

Indexer Notes

solve a puzzle

Hidden Treasure (Table of Contents: 13)

Uncle Scrooge / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge

Indexer Notes

maze

[Patches] (Table of Contents: 14)

Daisy Duck's Diary / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck; Wadly; Moby Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Beagle Boys; Gladstone Gander
Synopsis
Daisy becomes Ragbagia's official stitcher of quilts.

Mid-Air Mission (Table of Contents: 15)

Dumbo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dumbo; Timothy Mouse
Synopsis
While practicing a new flying routine for the circus, Dumbo and Timothy help guide a plane out of a thunderstorm.
Keywords
flying; thunderstorm

Indexer Notes

Two panels per page. Art credit from Karl Wilcox, February 2008; in Fallberg's notes, this story is entitled Flighty Flier.

The Helpless Helpers (Table of Contents: 16)

Bambi [Disney] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bambi; Thumper; Bongo; Ol' Man Moose
Synopsis
Bongo rides his unicycle from the city to the forest and Thumper and Bambi try to keep him out of trouble.
Reprints
Keywords
forest; moose; unicycle

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Karl Wilcox, February 2008.

[The Birdbath] (Table of Contents: 17)

Figaro and Cleo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Figaro; Cleo
Synopsis
Figaro tries to get into Cleo's fishbowl by climbing on a table, but slides past his target and lands outside in a birdbath.
Reprints
Keywords
birdbath

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

The Straw Game (Table of Contents: 18)

Donald Duck / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie

[The Burglar] (Table of Contents: 19)

Pluto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Pluto; Mickey Mouse
Synopsis
Pluto tries to foil a burglar, who keeps feeding him meat.
Keywords
burglar; ladder; meat

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

The Rocket Robbers (Table of Contents: 20)

Super Goof [Disney] / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super Goof [Goofy]
Synopsis
Rockets are being stolen from their launch pads and taken to a planet where everyone looks like Goofy. Super Goof goes to the planet and conquers it (mainly by letting them ruin their weapons against his indestructible body) and brings the rockets home.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; flying saucers

Indexer Notes

Two vertical panels per page.

Pages from the Past (Table of Contents: 21)

True Life Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Huemer
Pencils
George Wheeler
Inks
George Wheeler
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
dinosaurs
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1963.00.00

What's His Age? (Table of Contents: 22)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Synopsis
tricks to guess somebody's age

Babes in Toyland [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 23)

Babes In Toyland / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Ushler
Inks
John Ushler
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Walt Disney Comics Digest (Gold Key, 1968 series) #2 (August 1968).

The Song of Danger (Table of Contents: 24)

The Jungle Book [Kipling] / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Mowgli; Bagheera; Shere Khan; Old Mugger; Kaa
Synopsis
Mowgli befriends a bird whose song changes to one of warning whenever Mowgli is in danger.
Reprints
Keywords
flood; quicksand; song; vulture

[Library] (Table of Contents: 25)

Ludwig Von Drake / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Tony Strobl
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Ludwig Von Drake
Synopsis
Ludwig Von Drake has trouble carrying books.
Keywords
books; library

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Karl Wilcox, February 2008.

Let's Go Fishing (Table of Contents: 26)

Huey, Dewey and Louie / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huey; Dewey; Louie

County Coyote Goes Hollywood (Table of Contents: 27)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

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typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

based on the story from "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" TV program.

[The Turtle] (Table of Contents: 28)

Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jiminy Cricket
Synopsis
Jiminy Cricket hitches a ride on a turtle, but finds he's too slow.
Reprints
Keywords
turtle

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Scratch-As-Scratch-Can (Table of Contents: 29)

True Life Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Huemer
Pencils
George Wheeler
Inks
George Wheeler
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
kangaroos
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00

Mickey Mouse and the Beanstalk [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 30)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck; Goofy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is continued in Walt Disney Comics Digest (Gold Key, 1968 series) #2 (August 1968).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Ouch (Table of Contents: 32)

Donald Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Donald Duck

Indexer Notes

inside back cover. Connect the dots

Remember Important Birthdays! (Table of Contents: 33)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Minnie Mouse; Daisy Duck; Grandma Duck; Donald Duck; Goofy; Morty; Ferdie; Gus Goose; Clarabelle Cow; Uncle Scrooge

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Write in the dates for birthdays of your friends per month of the year

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Donald Duck family; Mickey Mouse family
  2. 1. Criss Cross Poets
    Huey, Dewey and Louie
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. Secret of Atlantis
    Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. Prize-Guys
    The Big Bad Wolf; The Three Little Pigs
  6. 5. The Paper Pup
    Pluto
  7. 6. Finger Fighting
    True Life Adventures
  8. 7. Guess Shoe
  9. 8. Westward Ho-Ho
    Clarabelle Cow; Clara Cluck
  10. 9. Small-Type Hero
    Scamp
  11. 10. The Wonderful Wishing Well
    Brer Rabbit
  12. 11. Aerial Antics
    Chip 'n' Dale
  13. 12. Bubble Trouble
    Donald Duck
  14. 13. Hidden Treasure
    Uncle Scrooge
  15. 14. [Patches]
    Daisy Duck's Diary
  16. 15. Mid-Air Mission
    Dumbo
  17. 16. The Helpless Helpers
    Bambi [Disney]
  18. 17. [The Birdbath]
    Figaro and Cleo
  19. 18. The Straw Game
    Donald Duck
  20. 19. [The Burglar]
    Pluto
  21. 20. The Rocket Robbers
    Super Goof [Disney]
  22. 21. Pages from the Past
    True Life Adventures
  23. 22. What's His Age?
  24. 23. Babes in Toyland [Part 1]
    Babes In Toyland
  25. 24. The Song of Danger
    The Jungle Book [Kipling]
  26. 25. [Library]
    Ludwig Von Drake
  27. 26. Let's Go Fishing
    Huey, Dewey and Louie
  28. 27. County Coyote Goes Hollywood
  29. 28. [The Turtle]
    Jiminy Cricket
  30. 29. Scratch-As-Scratch-Can
    True Life Adventures
  31. 30. Mickey Mouse and the Beanstalk [Part 1]
    Mickey Mouse
  32. 31. ["What do you like?"]
  33. 32. Ouch
    Donald Duck
  34. 33. Remember Important Birthdays!
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