(July 1968)

Western, 1968 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
196
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Del Connell ?
Color
color
Dimensions
4.75" x 6.5"
Paper Stock
Glossy Cardstock Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 92301-807


Island in the Sky (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Morris the Midget Moose; Mickey Mouse (cameo)

D for Dumbo (Table of Contents: 1)

Dumbo / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Letters
Typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dumbo

Indexer Notes

Game; in black and white on inside front cover.

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

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

Island in the Sky (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

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

The Paste-Up Job (Table of Contents: 4)

Super Goof / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Super Goof; Gilbert
Synopsis
Two crooks fool Super Goof into kidnapping P.J. Greenback, the philanthropist.
Keywords
kidnapping; ransom; wanted poster

Indexer Notes

Two vertical panels per page.

Ocean Illusion (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1964.00.00

Tales of Little Hiawatha (Table of Contents: 6)

Little Hiawatha / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Champin ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Hiawatha; Little Sunflower; Chief

Indexer Notes

Game; reprint

Morris, The Midget Moose (Table of Contents: 7)

Morris, The Midget Moose / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Up a Tree (Table of Contents: 8)

Scamp / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Tramp; Lester Owl
Synopsis
Just to prove it can be done, Scamp learns to climb trees. He climbs a tree to escape a big bulldog, but finds he can't get down.
Reprints
Keywords
trees

The Flying Ram (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Phil de Lara
Inks
Phil de Lara
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Three Pigs; Big Bad Wolf
Synopsis
The Big Bad Wolf rigs up a lumber sluice to shoot a sharpened log through the roof of the pigs' house.
Keywords
inventions; logs; lumber sluice

Fishing for the Answer (Table of Contents: 10)

Mickey Mouse / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Jiminy Cricket / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jiminy Cricket drew the heads
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jiminy Cricket
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Game

Babes in Toyland [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Ushler
Inks
John Ushler
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Walt Disney Comics Digest (Gold Key, 1968 series) #1 (June 1968).

The Shell Game (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Brer Rabbit; Brer Tarrypin; Brer Weasel; Brer Bear
Synopsis
Brer Weasel is writing coded messages to his youngsters on the back of Brer Tarrypin's shell.
Keywords
code

[Hurdle Race Winner] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; sports
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald wins a hurdle race when the other competitors fall.
Keywords
hurdles; race

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Seven Dwarfs / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Seven Dwarfs have found 3 metals...
Genre
humor
Characters
Seven Dwarfs

Indexer Notes

Game

Ludwig Von Drake's Dilemma (Table of Contents: 16)

Ludwig Von Drake / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Ludwig Von Drake
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Number puzzle.

[Hiding Bone in Hollow Tree] (Table of Contents: 17)

Pluto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pluto
Synopsis
Pluto hides a bone in a hollow tree, but a tree surgeon fills in the hole.
Keywords
bone; hollow tree

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Ducking Out (Table of Contents: 18)

Junior Woodchucks / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Junior Woodchucks [Huey; Dewey; Louie]
Synopsis
The Woodchucks must try to foil a scheme involving a hawk and counterfeit prison keys.
Keywords
carrier pigeon; hawk; keys; prison

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Karl Wilcox, February 2008.

The Fabulous Flying Feather (Table of Contents: 19)

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; Toby Tortoise; Brer Fox
Synopsis
Brer Fox sells Toby a "magic feather" that will let him fly. After Dumbo and Timothy save Toby after he jumps off a cliff, they find Brer Fox and force him to admit the feather is a fake.
Keywords
flying

Indexer Notes

Two vertical panels per page.

A Nutty Night (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chip; Dale; Brer Bear
Synopsis
Tired of being bothered by Brer Bear at night, Chip and Dale move to the city, only to find that there are disadvantages there, too.
Reprints

Mystery Message (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
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00

Casey Jr.'s Trainload of Facts (Table of Contents: 22)

Casey Jr. / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Casey Jr.
Synopsis
A listing of short facts in a series of puffs of smoke from Casey Jr.'s smokestack.

Swiss Family Robinson (Table of Contents: 23)

Walt Disney Swiss Family Robinson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Ushler
Inks
John Ushler
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2.

[A Little Green Duck Named Envy] (Table of Contents: 24)

Daisy Duck / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck; Clarabelle Cow; Eva Egret; Black Pete
Synopsis
Daisy and Clarabelle find the secret to Eva Egret's beauty is a beauty ranch. They can't afford the rates, but happen upon a cut-rate fake version set up by Black Pete as a hide-out.
Keywords
beauty; ranch

Indexer Notes

Mostly four horizontal panels per page.

The Arabian Camel (Table of Contents: 25)

Animal Autobiographies / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jesse Marsh
Inks
Jesse Marsh
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Jesse Marsh

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Professor Goofy's Quiz (Table of Contents: 26)

Goofy / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy

Indexer Notes

Game

[Belly Bump] (Table of Contents: 27)

Mowgli and Baloo TV Tickler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mowgli; Baloo
Synopsis
Mowgli bounces off Baloo's stomach and flies across a ravine.

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Greta, The Misfit Greyhound (Table of Contents: 28)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
typeset

The Thinkers (Table of Contents: 29)

Morty and Ferdie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Morty; Ferdie

Indexer Notes

Game

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Pinocchio / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The six characters listed below...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pinocchio

Indexer Notes

Game

Future Feasts (Table of Contents: 31)

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
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00

Mickey and the Beanstalk [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 32)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Story is continued from Walt Disney Comics Digest (Gold Key, 1968 series) #1 (June 1968).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Pluto / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pluto's bone has been stolen!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pluto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dot-to-dot game.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Cinderella / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help the Prince return the slipper to Cinderella
Genre
humor
Characters
Cinderella; Prince; Lady Tremaine; Anastasia; Drizella

Indexer Notes

Game

What's New at the Zoo? (Table of Contents: 35)

Goofy / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy

Indexer Notes

Game; in black and white on inside back cover.

Help Huey Find His Dog! (Table of Contents: 36)

Huey / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huey

Indexer Notes

Game; on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Island in the Sky
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. D for Dumbo
    Dumbo
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. Island in the Sky
    Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. The Paste-Up Job
    Super Goof
  6. 5. Ocean Illusion
    True Life Adventures
  7. 6. Tales of Little Hiawatha
    Little Hiawatha
  8. 7. Morris, The Midget Moose
    Morris, The Midget Moose
  9. 8. Up a Tree
    Scamp
  10. 9. The Flying Ram
    The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf
  11. 10. Fishing for the Answer
    Mickey Mouse
  12. 11. ["Jiminy Cricket drew the heads"]
    Jiminy Cricket
  13. 12. Babes in Toyland [Part 2]
    Babes in Toyland
  14. 13. The Shell Game
    Brer Rabbit
  15. 14. [Hurdle Race Winner]
    Donald Duck
  16. 15. ["The Seven Dwarfs have found 3 metals..."]
    Seven Dwarfs
  17. 16. Ludwig Von Drake's Dilemma
    Ludwig Von Drake
  18. 17. [Hiding Bone in Hollow Tree]
    Pluto
  19. 18. Ducking Out
    Junior Woodchucks
  20. 19. The Fabulous Flying Feather
    Dumbo
  21. 20. A Nutty Night
    Chip 'n' Dale
  22. 21. Mystery Message
    True Life Adventures
  23. 22. Casey Jr.'s Trainload of Facts
    Casey Jr.
  24. 23. Swiss Family Robinson
    Walt Disney Swiss Family Robinson
  25. 24. [A Little Green Duck Named Envy]
    Daisy Duck
  26. 25. The Arabian Camel
    Animal Autobiographies
  27. 26. Professor Goofy's Quiz
    Goofy
  28. 27. [Belly Bump]
    Mowgli and Baloo TV Tickler
  29. 28. Greta, The Misfit Greyhound
  30. 29. The Thinkers
    Morty and Ferdie
  31. 30. ["The six characters listed below..."]
    Pinocchio
  32. 31. Future Feasts
    True Life Adventures
  33. 32. Mickey and the Beanstalk [Part 2]
    Mickey Mouse
  34. 33. ["Pluto's bone has been stolen!"]
    Pluto
  35. 34. ["Help the Prince return the slipper to Cinderella"]
    Cinderella
  36. 35. What's New at the Zoo?
    Goofy
  37. 36. Help Huey Find His Dog!
    Huey
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Darrel McCann
  • Merlin Haas
  • Mark Rudnitski (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • I.N.D.U.C.K.S Project and Alberto Becattini
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Karl Wilcox