(July 1968)

Western, 1962 Series
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Volume
28
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-05-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10011-807
Printer
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Last 12-cent issue.

[Bubble Fish] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Using a fishbowl as a source of liquid for their bubble pipes, the boys somehow produce a bubble with a fish inside.
Reprints
Keywords
bubble pipes; bubbles; ducks; fish

"Spittin' Image" B-B Guns... Real Enough for Ridin' Shotgun! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Lion Trackers (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 Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The grand annual track meet of the Junior Woodchucks has just begun...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's Donald Duck ["Walt Disney's" in cursive - two lines]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Junior Woodchucks Grand Mogul; other Junior Woodchucks; Emil Eagle; Gyro Gearloose; mountain lion
Synopsis
While tracking a mountain lion for Junior Woodchucks merit badges, Huey, Dewey, and Louie stumble into a conflict between inventors Gyro Gearloose and Emil Eagle when Donald accidently gives away the location of Gyro's secret wilderness laboratory.
Reprints
Keywords
forest setting; inventors; Junior Woodchucks; mountain lion; tracking

Police Pup (Table of Contents: 3)

Scamp / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Tony DiPaola ?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Then another time my keen nose tracked down an escaped convict...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's Scamp [serifs]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Old Trusty; little meek pup, tough tabby; The Yappies (two tough bone-stealing alley-dogs); scientist (Disney's "Absent-Minded Professor"?), wolfhound
Synopsis
Wanting to become a "dog's police dog", Scamp helps a meek puppy-in-need, until he bites off more than he can chew.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; Disney film crossover; dogs; Flubber; getting-more-than-you-bargained-for

Indexer Notes

Flubber, the bouncy material featured in several Disney films, figures into the plot's climax. The scientist who loses a ball of Flubber, is drawn to look somewhat like actor Fred MacMurray - the "Absent-Minded Professor" of Flubber fame.

In an additional Disney cinematic reference, The Yappies (the two tough bone-stealing alley-dogs) sing the following as they blatantly dig up the buried bones of other dogs: "Oh, the world owes us a living... We love takin' but we hate giving..." The song "The World Owes Me a Living" was first featured in Walt Disney's theatrical 1934 Silly Symphonies animated short "The Grasshopper and the Ants".

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

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

Reader's Page Animals (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our readers (that's you) are proving every day what talented artists they are.
Feature Logo
Gold Key Comics Club
Keywords
drawings

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various animals submitted by readers.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our readers (that's you) are proving every day what talented artists they are.
Feature Logo
Gold Key Comics Club
Keywords
drawings

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various wacky inventions submitted by readers.

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is bought by the yard but worn by the foot?
Feature Logo
Gold Key Comics Club
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

The Helpless Lessons (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bob Gregory
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
April, May and June... you went right by Huey, Dewey and Louie's house and you didn't get them to help you with the groceries?
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's April, May and June
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
April; May; June; Daisy Duck; Goofy
Synopsis
Daisy teaches her nieces to act helpless when men are around - which is not a good idea when Goofy is the "man around".
Reprints
Keywords
abrupt change of mind or attitude; feigning helplessness

The DO Genius (Table of Contents: 9)

Daisy Duck / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Oh, Minnie, did you hear the news?" Daisy called excitedly, as she burst into Minnie's house.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck; Ludwig Von Drake; Minnie Mouse
Synopsis
Daisy invites the visiting Professor Ludwig Von Drake to stay at her house - and is sorry she did.
Keywords
annoying visitor

Peril at Panther Pass, Episode II (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 Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Undercover agents Mickey and Goofy, on assignment from Fells-Cargo & Co. to join the notorious Balton Gang in order to break it up, are accidently locked in jail while masquerading as a couple of tough bandits...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse [Dell/Western Modern Logo - Single Line]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Art Balton (bandit); Bart Balton (bandit); Shortfuse (bandit and dynamite expert); Balton Gang jailer; Mr. Fells; train crew; train engineer
Synopsis
The Balton Gang breaks Mickey and Goofy out of jail and, after a few tests, welcomes them into the gang. Their first assignment is to rob a train belonging to Fells-Cargo & Co. - the very firm that hired them as undercover agents.
Reprints
Keywords
bandits; dynamite; historical setting; initiation tests; train robbery; undercover mission; western setting

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3

[Who's Tracking the Tracker?] (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
?

Feature Logo
Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
Genre
humor
Characters
Indian; bear
Synopsis
An Indian tracker follows a winding set of bear tracks
Keywords
Indian; tracking

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Top half of page.

[Karate Casting] (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
?

Feature Logo
Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics - No Gold Key Comics Club Emblem
Genre
humor
Characters
Karate student; Karate trainer
Synopsis
A Karate student can't split a wooden board, until he breaks his hand and can split it with his cast.
Keywords
cast; Karate

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Lower half of page.

Dinosauria Pterodactyl (Table of Contents: 13)

Dinosauria; 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
Filling the sky of the Upper Jurassic age was a group of flying reptiles known as pterodactyls.
Feature Logo
Gold Key Comics Club
Genre
math & science
Keywords
dinosaurs; educational feature

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text article on the pterodactyl. © 1968, Western Publishing Company, Inc. On final interior page of the comic.

Cheer! Cheer! The gang’s all here... (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Niresk Fishing Outfits / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Bubble Fish]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. "Spittin' Image" B-B Guns... Real Enough for Ridin' Shotgun!
    Daisy Air Rifles / Daisy B-B Guns
  3. 2. The Lion Trackers
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Police Pup
    Scamp
  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 Inventions
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. The Helpless Lessons
    April, May and June
  10. 9. The DO Genius
    Daisy Duck
  11. 10. Peril at Panther Pass, Episode II
    Mickey Mouse
  12. 11. [Who's Tracking the Tracker?]
    Gold Key Comics Club; Mini-Comics
  13. 12. [Karate Casting]
    Gold Key Comics Club; Mini-Comics
  14. 13. Dinosauria Pterodactyl
    Dinosauria; Gold Key Comics Club
  15. 14. Cheer! Cheer! The gang’s all here...
    Gold Key Comics; Walt Disney Comics Digest
  16. 15. 3 Complete Fishing Outfits
    Niresk Fishing Outfits
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Coates
  • Peter Croome
  • Shad Z. Daly
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Darrel McCann
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jim Van Dore