(September 1968)

Western, 1962 Series
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Volume
28
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-07-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (managing editor); Del Connell; Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10011-809. On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Wave Bye-Bye to Donald!] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Larry Mayer
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Huey, Dewey and Louie surf a huge wave that is about to swamp a raft-dozing Donald.
Reprints
Keywords
beach setting; kids-at-play; rubber raft; surfing; unintended slapstick consequences; unwelcome surprise; wave

Explorer XIX (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

General Mills; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Master Mixers (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Gregory
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy, oh boy! The casting plaster and funny face molds we ordered finally came!
Feature Logo
Donald Duck [Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge; plumber; Dr. Erasmus Fuddle
Synopsis
With the imminent arrival of an important guest, Scrooge presses Donald and the boys into domestic service after his servants quit en masse.
Reprints
Keywords
domestic duties; plaster; plumbing; series of mishaps; servants; strange chemical properties

Dig That Bone Digger (Table of Contents: 3)

Scamp / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, no, no, Scamp!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's Scamp [serifs]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Tramp; cat; bulldog; The Beagle Boys; police officer; Lady; Scamp's siblings [Ruffy, Fluffy; Scooter]
Synopsis
Scamp's efforts at bone-burying lead to the arrest of The Beagle Boys.
Reprints
Keywords
burying bones; dogs; jewel thieves; unlikely hero

Indexer Notes

Perhaps because The Beagle Boys are this story’s villains, the police officer was also rendered as a “dogface character” when most “biped” characters seen in Scamp stories are depicted as human.

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 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various animals submitted by readers.

Reader's Page Inventions (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

Drawings of various wacky inventions submitted by readers.

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 never asks questions but demands plenty of answers?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

Lively Scenery (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
Yoo-hoo... Don't run, woodland creatures!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
April; May; June; Daisy Duck; a Beagle Boy; Mayor of Duckburg (in newspaper)
Synopsis
Woodland photographers April, May and June's efforts at camera-camouflage lead to the capture of a Beagle Boy.
Reprints
Keywords
camouflage; forest setting; photography; unlikely heroes; woodland creatures

Indexer Notes

In the previous story, three Beagle Boys were foiled. Here, one more is added to the tally.

A Do-It-All for Daisy (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
Daisy Duck bustled about her house.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck; Gyro Gearloose; five robots; one do-it-all robot; Clarabelle Cow; Clarissa
Synopsis
To manage Daisy's housework with top efficiency, Gyro takes the machinery from five domestic robots and puts it all into one "do-it-all" robot - to less than satisfactory results.
Keywords
housework; inventor; robots; unintended consequences; unwelcome surprise

Mickey Mouse and the River Pirates, Part 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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fantastic time machine takes Mickey and Goofy back to the early keelboat days in the American wilderness of the 1830’s…
Feature Logo
Mickey Mouse Dell / Western Logo Tilting Letters
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Indian chief; Black Pete; Li'l Pete; Maw Pete; two river pirate sentries
Synopsis
Keelboat freight haulers Mickey and Goofy fall victim to the "Pete Clan" of river pirates.
Reprints
Keywords
"Fantastic Time Machine" sub-series; cannon; furs; historical setting; keelboat; river pirates; steam engine; time travel

Indexer Notes

Story continues thru issue #338 (November 1968).

Part of the "Fantastic Time Machine" sub-series of Mickey Mouse stories of 1967-68. This sub-series, by creators Carl Fallberg and Paul Murry, allowed Mickey and Goofy to have adventures in various time and historical periods via said time machine.

Other entries in the "Fantastic Time Machine" sub-series included the Mickey Mouse serial in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (Western, 1962 series) #333-335 (1968), as well as Mickey Mouse (Western, 1962 series) issues #114 (1967) and 116 (1968).

In 2015, translator and American English dialogue provider Jonathan Gray would link the Italian-produced lead story of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (IDW, 2015 series) #721 to the "Fantastic Time Machine" sub-series.

Dinosauria Protoceratops (Table of Contents: 11)

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
The eggs of a dinosaur were first discovered in the Mongolian desert in 1922 - they were one hundred million years old!
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
dinosaurs; educational feature

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text article on the protoceratops. Copyright 1968 by Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Hi, Kids! I’m “Cracky” Official Mascot of Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Western Publishing Company, Inc.; Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Boys, Girls, Men, Women (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be a Big Winner (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Wave Bye-Bye to Donald!]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. Explorer XIX
    General Mills; Cheerios
  3. 2. Master Mixers
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Dig That Bone Digger
    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. Lively Scenery
    April, May and June
  10. 9. A Do-It-All for Daisy
    Daisy Duck
  11. 10. Mickey Mouse and the River Pirates, Part 1
    Mickey Mouse
  12. 11. Dinosauria Protoceratops
    Gold Key Comics Club
  13. 12. Hi, Kids! I’m “Cracky” Official Mascot of Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls
    Western Publishing Company, Inc.; Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls
  14. 13. Boys, Girls, Men, Women
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  15. 14. Be a Big Winner
    Sales Leadership Club
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