Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #v28#9 (333) [12¢]
(June 1968)

Western, 1962 Series
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Volume
28
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell
Color
Color cover; color interior
Dimensions
Standard Silver & Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Cover code: 10011-806. 12 and 15-cent versions of this issue exist.

Keywords
cover price variance

[Apple Odds: Biting Into a Worm - 7 in 10!] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry (sign on cart)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Goofy
Reprints
Keywords
apples; dogs; ducks; flutes; snake charming; street vendors; worms

Cheer! Cheer! The gang’s all here... (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics; Walt Disney Comics Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Manda-Dulu Safari (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 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
Donald fainted from amazement when Scrooge invited him to be his house guest indefinitely - and now Donald is accepting with full caution...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Donald Duck
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge; natives of Manda-Dulu; two bad bwanas; tzee-zee fly; gorilla
Synopsis
Scrooge hopes to recapture some of his youth by returning to the jungles of Manda-Dulu, where he was once a young diamond miner.
Reprints
Keywords
diamonds; jungle; quest for excitement; restlessness; sleep problems

Tattletale Trail (Table of Contents: 3)

Scamp / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Tony Paolo [as Tony DiPaola]
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Tony Paolo [as Tony DiPaola]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scamp... You're not going to chase automobile wheels, are you?
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's Scamp
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Tramp; Lady; Scamp's siblings [Ruffy; Fluffy; Scooter]; three kittens
Synopsis
Scamp’s plan to ditch his three tattletale sisters backfires on him.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; dogs; hollow log; kittens; puppies; snitching

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Gold Key Comics Club Welcomes New Members
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

Requests for reader-submitted jokes and drawings. “Gold Key Comics Club Membership Card” to sign, cut out, and carry. There are four consecutive Gold Key Comics Club pages, comprising the centerfold.

Reader's Page Animals (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

Reader-submitted drawings of animals.

Reader's Page Airplanes (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Reader-submitted drawings of airplanes.

Jokes 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
What’s lighter than a feather, but harder to hold?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Synopsis
Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.
Keywords
jokes; riddles

The King-Size Pet (Table of Contents: 8)

April, May and June / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
April, May and June have been thrilled by Bucky Bird's lion taming act at the circus, but...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's April, May and June
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
April; May; June; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Bucky Bird; lion
Synopsis
Autograph hunters April, May, and June seek the signature of lion tamer “Bucky Bird”, and get more than they bargained for.
Reprints
Keywords
autograph hunters; autographs; best-laid-plans; learning one’s lesson; lion tamer

Gus Goose's Joke (Table of Contents: 9)

Gus Goose / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Now be careful of those city slickers, Gus," Grandma cautioned as Gus Goose set off for a day in town.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gus Goose; Grandma Duck, various city con-men
Synopsis
Gus goes to the city to buy Grandma a present, avoiding various con-jobs in the process
Keywords
birthday; buyer beware; con-jobs; country vs. city; present

Peril at Panther Pass, Episode 1 (Table of Contents: 10)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen; Paul Murry (opening caption (?) and sound effects, signs, etc.)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By using a fantastic time machine to take them back to earlier periods in history, Mickey and Goofy find themselves in the old west as undercover agents for the Fells-Cargo Express Company...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Mr. Fells; stagecoach driver and passengers; sheriff; messenger on mule; Mayor Burble; soda jerk; sheriff's dog; various townspeople; mysterious shadowy-figure at end of chapter
Synopsis
In the "old west", Mickey and Goofy pose as notorious bandits in order to infiltrate's the Balton Gang of stagecoach robbers.
Reprints
Keywords
"Fantastic Time Machine" sub-series; bandits; historical setting; stagecoach; time travel; undercover mission; western setting

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3. Continues in issues 334-335.

Part of the "Fantastic Time Machine" sub-series that appeared around the later 1960s, which also included Mickey Mouse issues #114 and 116, as well as the next serial in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #336-338. This sub-series allowed Mickey and Goofy to have adventures in various historical periods.

In Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (IDW, 2015 Series) #721 (July 2015), translator and American English dialogue provider Jonathan Gray linked that issue’s Italian-produced Mickey Mouse installment to the "Fantastic Time Machine" sub-series.

The story's opening caption looks as if it were lettered by artist Paul Murry

[Rooster's Repose] (Table of Contents: 11)

Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
rooster; pig; cow; farmer; duck
Synopsis
What does a rooster do once he’s awakened everyone on the farm? He goes back to sleep.
Keywords
farm; rooster; sleep

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Top half of page.

[Ski-daddle] (Table of Contents: 12)

Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
skier
Synopsis
A frustrated skier abandons the slopes, and finds a more suitable use for his equipment.
Keywords
alternative uses; skis

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Lower half of page.

Dinosauria Iguanodon (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loping across the European continent of a hundred million years ago, the iguanodon was a harmless plant-eating dinosaur, despite its stern appearance.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
educational feature

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini. Illustrated text article on the iguanodon.

Sweet Music from Gold Key Comics (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

3 Complete Fishing Outfits (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Niresk Discount Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Apple Odds: Biting Into a Worm - 7 in 10!]
  2. 1. Cheer! Cheer! The gang’s all here...
    Gold Key Comics; Walt Disney Comics Digest
  3. 2. The Manda-Dulu Safari
  4. 3. Tattletale Trail
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Reader's Page Animals
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Reader's Page Airplanes
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. The King-Size Pet
  10. 9. Gus Goose's Joke
    Gus Goose
  11. 10. Peril at Panther Pass, Episode 1
  12. 11. [Rooster's Repose]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  13. 12. [Ski-daddle]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  14. 13. Dinosauria Iguanodon
    Gold Key Comics Club
  15. 14. Sweet Music from Gold Key Comics
    Gold Key Comics
  16. 15. 3 Complete Fishing Outfits
    Niresk Discount Sales
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