(March 1969)

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: 92301-903


Isle of Golden Geese (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge McDuck; Zorro; Savage Sam; Mickey Mouse (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Redrawn version of cover for Uncle Scrooge (Gold Key, 1962 series) #45. Zorro and Savage Sam insets.

The Mountaineer (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Larry Mayer
Letters
typeset; Larry Mayer

Characters
Ludwig Von Drake

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.

Isle of Golden Geese (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 23 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 [176-716]; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Magica De Spell; Uncle Scrooge McDuck; Ratface; Fanny Featherbrain
Synopsis
Scrooge discovers there are golden geese living on Featherbrain Island, but Magica De Spell also learns this and tries to stop him getting there.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is split into two parts, pages 3-14 and 99-109 of the digest. Original logo changed from "Uncle Scrooge" to "Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge."

The Case of the Flying Umbrella (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; Matt; B. V. Lottadough
Synopsis
A criminal uses a programmed flying umbrella to kidnap a millionaire.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

2 vertical panels per page.

A Double for Diego (Table of Contents: 5)

Zorro / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alexander Toth [Alex Toth]
Inks
Alexander Toth [Alex Toth]
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro [Don Diego de la Vega]; Tornado; Sgt. Garcia; Bernardo
Synopsis
Garcia has a plan to catch Zorro with Don Diego's help.
Reprints

Clara Cluck Costume Party (Table of Contents: 6)

Clara Cluck / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Clara Cluck; Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge McDuck; Minnie Mouse; Louie

Indexer Notes

Which wig goes with which costume.

Scale Models (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1964.00.00
Keywords
dinosaurs

Indexer Notes

Noting the similarities of the body shapes of the small Ornitholestes and the large Allosaurus.

Canary Crisis (Table of Contents: 8)

Scamp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Chirpy; Jay; Si; Am
Synopsis
Chirpy the canary has flown the coop and Scamp must find him before he gets hurt.
Reprints

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 9)

The Big Bad Wolf / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Big Bad Wolf; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]
Synopsis
The Big Bad Wolf tricks the pigs by using two disguises in a row.

The Wizard of Misty Mountain (Table of Contents: 10)

Casey Junior with Huey, Dewey and Louie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Casey Junior; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Donald Duck; The Wizard of Misty Mountain
Synopsis
Casey Junior wants the wizard to turn him into a steam locomotive.
Reprints

Heap Big Rain Dance (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Hiawatha / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
children; western-frontier
Characters
Little Hiawatha; Big Chief; Sunflower
Synopsis
Little Hiawatha tries to catch the biggest fish in the tribe's fishing contest.
Reprints

Cross-Currents (Table of Contents: 12)

Moby Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Moby Duck

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the names.

The Poodle (Table of Contents: 13)

Pluto's Kennel Korner / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; animal

Indexer Notes

History of the poodle breed.

A Really Unreal Dragon (Table of Contents: 14)

Bongo and Lumpjaw / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bongo; Lumpjaw; Highboy
Synopsis
Bongo tries to make Lumpjaw think there is a dragon around.
Reprints

Lost and Found (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck; Gladstone Gander; Donald Duck
Synopsis
Daisy finds Donald's diary on the ground.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

4 horizontal panels per page.

The Lost Rabbit Foot (Table of Contents: 16)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 7 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
Gladstone Gander; Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's Helper
Synopsis
Gyro has to help Gladstone find his lucky rabbit's foot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 78-84 of the digest. The last panel was widened and partially redrawn to take up the space occupied by the Dell Pledge to Parents in the original.

Savage Sam (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Arliss Coates; Travis Coates; Savage Sam; Beck Coates; Jumper; Bud Searcy; Lisbeth Searcy; Blue; Broken Nose
Synopsis
Arliss, Travis and Lisbeth are captured by Indians.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2.

[The Turtle] (Table of Contents: 18)

Brer Rabbit Mini-comic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Brer Rabbit
Synopsis
Brer Rabbit leapfrogs a turtle going uphill.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No dialogue.

Captain Hook Gets the Point (Table of Contents: 19)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Captain Hook

Indexer Notes

Identify the weapons.

Figaro and the O-o-o-o's (Table of Contents: 20)

Figaro / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Figaro

Indexer Notes

Name birds whose names start with O.

[The Chocolate Box] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Donald buys some candy for Daisy, but eats it on the way over to her house.

Indexer Notes

No dialogue.

The Wish Stick (Table of Contents: 22)

Mad Madam Mim / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mad Madam Mim; Pluto; The Black Forest Sorcerer
Synopsis
Pluto has a wishing wand disguised as a stick.

Indexer Notes

4 horizontal panels per page.

Adventure on Turtle Island (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie; Loopy Lurk; Post-Office Plotka
Synopsis
Morty and Ferdie decide to play permanent hooky.
Reprints

Winter Ways (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

How moose use moose trails to defend themselves from wolf attacks.

Bead Dilemma (Table of Contents: 25)

Clarabelle Cow / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Clarabelle Cow

Indexer Notes

Color the marked spaces to see the picture.

Chip 'n' Dale at the Tree House (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chip; Dale
Synopsis
Chip and Dale fight with an owl over ownership of a tree house.
Reprints

Junior Safari (Table of Contents: 27)

Mowgli / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mowgli; Baloo; Junior; Shere Khan
Synopsis
After seeing a hunting party chase Shere Khan they think he is scared by the combination of a man and elephant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

2 vertical panels per page.

Fenced-In (Table of Contents: 28)

Bambi and Thumper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bambi; Thumper; Brer Bear; Brer Fox
Synopsis
Brer Bear and Brer Fox trick Bambi into jumping into a trap.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

2 vertical panels per page.

Trail Tycoon (Table of Contents: 29)

Grandma Duck and Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Grandma Duck; Uncle Scrooge McDuck; Brave Eagle
Synopsis
Scrooge doesn't bring any supplies on the wagon train thinking he can just buy what he needs on the trail.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 155-160 of the digest.

[Instant Romance Perfume] (Table of Contents: 30)

Minnie Mouse TV Tickler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Minnie Mouse; Mickey Mouse
Synopsis
Minnie tries to get Mickey's attention with perfume.

Indexer Notes

No dialogue.

Building Quiz (Table of Contents: 31)

Jiminy Cricket / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Jiminy Cricket

Indexer Notes

Identify the buildings.

Minado the Wolverine (Table of Contents: 32)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nat Edson
Inks
Nat Edson
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
typeset

Genre
animal
Characters
Minado; Jess Walker
Synopsis
Minado is vindictive against the trapper who killed his mother.

[Treasure Map] (Table of Contents: 33)

Morty and Ferdie Mini-comic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
Larry Mayer?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Morty; Ferdie; Moby Duck
Synopsis
Morty and Ferdie find a treasure map.

Indexer Notes

No dialogue.

For Favors Received (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

How the African drongo works with bulbuls and flycatchers.

Pie Spies (Table of Contents: 35)

April, May and June / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
April; May; June; The Beagle Brats [1; 2; 3]; Gyro Gearloose
Synopsis
The girls get Gyro's help when the Beagle Brats steal their pies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1 big panel and 2 normal ones per page.

The Flying Elephant, Part 2 and Conclusion (Table of Contents: 36)

Dumbo / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dumbo; Timothy Mouse; Mrs. Jumbo; Casey Junior
Synopsis
The crows teach Dumbo to fly.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 2. Edited reprint.

Pretty Pottery (Table of Contents: 37)

Minnie Mouse / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Minnie Mouse

Indexer Notes

Find the two vases that are exactly alike.

Pick-up Duty (Table of Contents: 38)

The Seven Dwarfs / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
The Seven Dwarfs [Dopey]

Indexer Notes

List eight things that a magnet will pick up.

Goofy's Plumbing Problem (Table of Contents: 39)

Goofy / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Larry Mayer
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Goofy

Indexer Notes

Pipe maze.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

Golden Press / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Isle of Golden Geese
    Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. The Mountaineer
    Ludwig Von Drake
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. Isle of Golden Geese
    Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. The Case of the Flying Umbrella
    Super Goof
  6. 5. A Double for Diego
    Zorro
  7. 6. Clara Cluck Costume Party
    Clara Cluck
  8. 7. Scale Models
    True Life Adventures
  9. 8. Canary Crisis
    Scamp
  10. 9. Double Trouble
    The Big Bad Wolf
  11. 10. The Wizard of Misty Mountain
    Casey Junior with Huey, Dewey and Louie
  12. 11. Heap Big Rain Dance
    Little Hiawatha
  13. 12. Cross-Currents
    Moby Duck
  14. 13. The Poodle
    Pluto's Kennel Korner
  15. 14. A Really Unreal Dragon
    Bongo and Lumpjaw
  16. 15. Lost and Found
    Daisy Duck
  17. 16. The Lost Rabbit Foot
    Gyro Gearloose
  18. 17. Savage Sam
  19. 18. [The Turtle]
    Brer Rabbit Mini-comic
  20. 19. Captain Hook Gets the Point
  21. 20. Figaro and the O-o-o-o's
    Figaro
  22. 21. [The Chocolate Box]
    Donald Duck Mini-comic
  23. 22. The Wish Stick
    Mad Madam Mim
  24. 23. Adventure on Turtle Island
    Mickey Mouse
  25. 24. Winter Ways
    True Life Adventures
  26. 25. Bead Dilemma
    Clarabelle Cow
  27. 26. Chip 'n' Dale at the Tree House
    Chip 'n' Dale
  28. 27. Junior Safari
    Mowgli
  29. 28. Fenced-In
    Bambi and Thumper
  30. 29. Trail Tycoon
    Grandma Duck and Uncle Scrooge
  31. 30. [Instant Romance Perfume]
    Minnie Mouse TV Tickler
  32. 31. Building Quiz
    Jiminy Cricket
  33. 32. Minado the Wolverine
  34. 33. [Treasure Map]
    Morty and Ferdie Mini-comic
  35. 34. For Favors Received
    True Life Adventures
  36. 35. Pie Spies
    April, May and June
  37. 36. The Flying Elephant, Part 2 and Conclusion
    Dumbo
  38. 37. Pretty Pottery
    Minnie Mouse
  39. 38. Pick-up Duty
    The Seven Dwarfs
  40. 39. Goofy's Plumbing Problem
    Goofy
  41. 40. ["28 of Walt Disney's most famous characters decorating your child's room!"]
    Golden Press
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