(November 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: 92301-811


The Strange Shipwrecks; The Story of Bambi (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge; Bambi / 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; Uncle Scrooge; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Dumbo; Bambi; Thumper

Dumbo's Dilemma (Table of Contents: 1)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dumbo
Synopsis
Readers have to guess which pedestal is exactly big enough to allow Dumbo to land on it with all four feet.

Indexer Notes

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
Donald Duck (cameo); Mickey Mouse (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

The Strange Shipwrecks (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 21 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
Beagle Boys; Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Split into two sections, pages 3-12 and 99-109 of the digest.

Goober Game (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super Goof [Goofy]; Super Thuggy
Synopsis
A crook discovers the secret of Super Goof's powers and switches the super goobers with ordinary peanuts.
Keywords
peanuts

Indexer Notes

Two vertical panels per page.

The Doggie Cart (Table of Contents: 5)

Pluto / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank McSavage
Inks
Frank McSavage
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pluto; Morty; Ferdie
Synopsis
Morty and Ferdie try to get Pluto to pull them in a cart.
Reprints
Keywords
cart

Indexer Notes

Original story is untitled.

Instant Migration (Table of Contents: 6)

Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Huemer
Pencils
George Wheeler
Inks
George Wheeler
Colors
?
Letters
George Wheeler

Genre
animal
Synopsis
Facts about bird migration.
Reprints
  • from Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures daily from 1964.
Keywords
arctic terns; birds; chicadees; migration

Clarabelle's Tricky Poet's Page (Table of Contents: 7)

Clarabelle / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Clarabelle Cow
Synopsis
A poem where the reader has to supply words that rhyme.

The Wig Twister (Table of Contents: 8)

Ludwig Von Drake and Grandma Duck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Grandma Duck; Ludwig von Drake
Synopsis
Ludwig's attempt to use his wig-curling invention in Grandma's silo ends up with the silo roof being spotted as a flying saucer.
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucer; invention; silo; wig

Showboat, Jr. (Table of Contents: 9)

Li'l Bad Wolf / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]; Brer Beaver; Brer Owl; Brer Rabbit; Brer Coon; Uncle Scrooge; Daisy Duck (cameo)
Reprints

Bambi (Table of Contents: 10)

Bambi / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Felix Salten (novel); Chase Craig (adaptation)
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Characters
Bambi; Thumper; Flower
Reprints

Indexer Notes

part 1 of 2.

Clara Cluck's Tangled Yarn (Table of Contents: 11)

Clara Cluck / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Clara Cluck
Synopsis
Reader has to guess whether red yarn or blue yarn has the most knots.
Reprints

Figaro Has an Ear for Sounds (Table of Contents: 12)

Figaro / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Figaro
Synopsis
Puzzle to match sounds to device that made them.

The Dainty Daredevil (Table of Contents: 13)

Daisy Duck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Daisy, trying to find a job, is misled by a fortune teller and takes a job as a stunt girl for a daredevil pilot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 67-74 of the digest. Pages are two panels deep. Art submitted on June 18, 1968. Synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

The Polar Bear (Table of Contents: 14)

Walt Disney's Animal Autobiographies / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jesse Marsh
Inks
Jesse Marsh
Colors
?
Letters
Jesse Marsh

Genre
animal
Synopsis
The life of polar bears.
Reprints
Keywords
arctic; Eskimos; polar bears; seals; walrus

The Big Canvas Caper (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse
Reprints

[Punctured Raft] (Table of Contents: 16)

Donald Duck Mini-Comic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald's inflatable boat gets punctured when it's out of the water.

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Scary Brew (Table of Contents: 17)

Wicked Witch / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Wicked Witch
Synopsis
Puzzle which is solved by coloring marked sections.

What Makes Grandma's Horse Prance? (Table of Contents: 18)

Grandma Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Grandma Duck
Synopsis
Word puzzle using the first letters of objects in the drawing.

[Tired of Waiting] (Table of Contents: 19)

Ludwig von Drake Mini-Comics / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere?
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Ludwig von Drake
Synopsis
Ludwig gets tired of waiting to see an invention-buyer.
Keywords
invention

Mowgli and the Perilous Bridge (Table of Contents: 20)

Mowgli / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mowgli; Baloo; Ol' Mugger; Junior
Synopsis
Mowgli plays with a lion and tiger cub that play tricks on him. He has to warn them of a trap Ol' Mugger, the crocodile, has set; but the cubs think he is playing a trick on them.
Reprints
Keywords
bridge; jungle

The Bad Good Deed (Table of Contents: 21)

Junior Woodchucks / comic story / 7 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 inadvertently help a fox who is robbing birds' nests.
Reprints
Keywords
bird nests; good deeds

Neptune's Novelties (Table of Contents: 22)

Walt Disney's True Life Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Huemer
Pencils
George Wheeler
Inks
George Wheeler
Colors
?
Letters
George Wheeler

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Marine creatures who move freely when young, but become nearly immobile when mature.
Reprints
  • from Walt Disney's True Life Adventures daily from 1966
Keywords
barnacles; oysters; starfish

Clock Clues (Table of Contents: 23)

Uncle Scrooge / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Reader must draw lines connecting objects to solve a puzzle.
Keywords
clocks

Giant Acorns (Table of Contents: 24)

Chip 'n' Dale with Dumbo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chip; Dale; Dumbo; Willy the Giant
Synopsis
Dumbo flies Chip and Dale to the cloud land where Willy the Giant lives, so they can harvest some giant acorns.
Reprints
Keywords
acorns; giant

The Gluttonous Sea Monster (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Moby Duck; Goofy
Synopsis
Moby and Goofy blow up a mechanical sea monster.
Keywords
gunpowder; harpoons; sea monster; whales

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

The Seven Dwarfs and Thumper / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Buettner
Pencils
Roger Armstrong
Inks
Roger Armstrong; Carl Buettner (touch-ups)
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Roger Armstrong

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's quit early today...
Characters
Thumper; Seven Dwarfs
Reprints

The Curious Box (Table of Contents: 27)

Brer Rabbit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

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

Think-Box Developer (Table of Contents: 28)

Gyro Gearloose / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose
Synopsis
Reader has to determine which direction the last gear in a complex series of gears is turning.
Keywords
gears

For Braves Only (Table of Contents: 29)

Little Hiawatha / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Little Hiawatha
Synopsis
How to make a medicine man's mask from a paper bag.
Keywords
Indians

Wild Burro of the West (Table of Contents: 30)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dorothy Childs Hogner (original story); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Nat Edson
Inks
Nat Edson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
animal
Characters
Andy Andrews; Dusty (burro); Blackjack (burro)
Synopsis
Adventures of a prospector and a burro.
Keywords
Arizona; burros; prospector

Indexer Notes

Based on the book "Dusty's Return" by Dorothy Childs Hogner (1950). Text story with six illustrations.

[Windblown Fashion] (Table of Contents: 31)

Daisy Duck TV Tickler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere?
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Daisy's hat gets run over by a car, but the result is the height of fashion.
Keywords
hat

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Back to Nature...and Back (Table of Contents: 32)

Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Huemer
Pencils
George Wheeler
Inks
George Wheeler
Colors
?
Letters
George Wheeler

Genre
animal
Synopsis
Domestic dogs escaped in the Galapagos Islands and reverted back to feral state, but their puppies can be easily domesticated.
Reprints
  • from Walt Disney True-Life Adventures daily from 1963
Keywords
dogs; Galapagos Islands

Running Water (Table of Contents: 33)

Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jiminy Cricket
Synopsis
Jiminy rigs up a pipe to get water to his house.
Keywords
water

The First Americans, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jesse Marsh
Inks
Jesse Marsh
Colors
?
Letters
Jesse Marsh

Synopsis
Early history of Indians in the Americas.
Reprints
Keywords
Indians.

Indexer Notes

Continued in next issue.

Hide 'n' Seek (Table of Contents: 35)

Scamp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Scamp's three sisters; Pedro; Chiquita (Pedro's sister); Trusty (cameo); Jock (cameo)
Synopsis
Scamp wants to do boy things, but the girls keep getting in the way.
Reprints

Rainy Day Fun (Table of Contents: 36)

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
Synopsis
Morty and Ferdie show how to make drawings out of words.

Secret Cipher (Table of Contents: 37)

Big Bad Wolf / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Big Bad Wolf
Synopsis
Reader has to switch spaces between groups of letters in order to read Big Bad Wolf's word balloon.

Tricky Mickey (Table of Contents: 38)

Mickey Mouse / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse
Synopsis
Drawing puzzles where the reader has to figure out the order in which lines were drawn.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Torture Test at Rough Rock (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

Mighty Matchbox; Fred Bonner Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Strange Shipwrecks; The Story of Bambi
    Uncle Scrooge; Bambi
  2. 1. Dumbo's Dilemma
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. The Strange Shipwrecks
    Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. Goober Game
    Super Goof
  6. 5. The Doggie Cart
    Pluto
  7. 6. Instant Migration
    Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures
  8. 7. Clarabelle's Tricky Poet's Page
    Clarabelle
  9. 8. The Wig Twister
    Ludwig Von Drake and Grandma Duck
  10. 9. Showboat, Jr.
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  11. 10. Bambi
    Bambi
  12. 11. Clara Cluck's Tangled Yarn
    Clara Cluck
  13. 12. Figaro Has an Ear for Sounds
    Figaro
  14. 13. The Dainty Daredevil
    Daisy Duck
  15. 14. The Polar Bear
    Walt Disney's Animal Autobiographies
  16. 15. The Big Canvas Caper
    Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
  17. 16. [Punctured Raft]
    Donald Duck Mini-Comic
  18. 17. Scary Brew
    Wicked Witch
  19. 18. What Makes Grandma's Horse Prance?
    Grandma Duck
  20. 19. [Tired of Waiting]
    Ludwig von Drake Mini-Comics
  21. 20. Mowgli and the Perilous Bridge
    Mowgli
  22. 21. The Bad Good Deed
    Junior Woodchucks
  23. 22. Neptune's Novelties
    Walt Disney's True Life Adventures
  24. 23. Clock Clues
    Uncle Scrooge
  25. 24. Giant Acorns
    Chip 'n' Dale with Dumbo
  26. 25. The Gluttonous Sea Monster
    Moby Duck
  27. 26. ["Let's quit early today..."]
    The Seven Dwarfs and Thumper
  28. 27. The Curious Box
    Brer Rabbit
  29. 28. Think-Box Developer
    Gyro Gearloose
  30. 29. For Braves Only
    Little Hiawatha
  31. 30. Wild Burro of the West
  32. 31. [Windblown Fashion]
    Daisy Duck TV Tickler
  33. 32. Back to Nature...and Back
    Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures
  34. 33. Running Water
    Jiminy Cricket
  35. 34. The First Americans, Part 1
  36. 35. Hide 'n' Seek
    Scamp
  37. 36. Rainy Day Fun
    Morty and Ferdie
  38. 37. Secret Cipher
    Big Bad Wolf
  39. 38. Tricky Mickey
    Mickey Mouse
  40. 39. The Torture Test at Rough Rock
    Mighty Matchbox; Fred Bonner Corp.
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