(November 1968)

Western, 1964 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1968-08-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10119-811. On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painting)
Inks
George Wilson (painting)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smoke monsters spread terror in the suffocating ruins of Radio City!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mighty Samson
Reprints
Keywords
boilers; dragon

Indexer Notes

Richard Richmond states this is not a Gollub painted cover; Robert Barrett concurs via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10160), 2015-05-02.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Smoky Realm [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
16-688
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Mikki; Zalg
Synopsis
Chief Mikki of the Undermen calls on Samson for help repelling an invasion through the subway tunnels. That done, Mindor, concludes that the invaders came from the underground network of Radio City. Samson and his friends are discovered as they spy on Zalg, leader of the Gnarly Men, planning an attack on N'Yark. Trying to escape, they run into the pit of a fire-breathing dragon.
Reprints
Keywords
Dragon; monster; mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic; Radio City; Rockefeller Center; subway

Indexer Notes

Part one of a two-part story. Includes diagrams and views of Radio City.

Ur -- Mother of Cities (Table of Contents: 3)

Lost Civilizations / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Leonard Woolley
Reprints
Keywords
Archaeology; archeology; Deluge; flood; lost city; Mesopotamia

Indexer Notes

The history of Ur, and its archaeological rediscovery.

The Ninety Minute Menace (Table of Contents: 4)

Tom Morrow / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Morrow; Cindia
Synopsis
Disasters strike Astro City every 90 minutes, and Tom figures out that the problem is one of the war satellites that wrecked civilization -- defective, but with its radioactive beams still deadly. With great struggle, Tom uses his mental powers to push the satellite out of orbit and into space.
Reprints
Keywords
Psychokinesis; satellite; telekinesis

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Readers Page (Table of Contents: 6)

Gold Key Comics Club / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
(fan art)
Inks
(fan art)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
Curtiss P-40; fan art; Flying Tiger

Indexer Notes

Fan art by Tenna Lohr, Ray Walton, Roy Newsome, Robbie Christensen, and Everett Toppins (animals), and by Hans Kuenzl, Glendon Gray, R. E. McLaughlin, Neill Jeffrey, and Chris Leighton (airplanes).

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
(fan submissions)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Gold Key Kid (advertising character or promotional character)

Indexer Notes

Gags and riddles submitted by fans Steve Jones, Jean Dennison, Susan Burrows, Danny Green, Eloise Sebby, Scott Laudemann, Linda Serocki, Mike Anderson, Charyce Adams, Michael Le Fauci, Ruth Mengwasser, Md. Nooruddoja, Nancy Schaeffer, Charolette Elder, Janice Krueger, Hunter Holt, Michele Horton, Warwick Chang, Bradley Doley, and Carol Wilson.

[The Smoky Realm, Part 2] The Call to Arms (Table of Contents: 8)

Mighty Samson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mighty Samson; Sharmaine; Mindor; Zalg
Synopsis
Using the atomic-powered monitors of Radio City, Mindor discovers that the Gnarly Men are being forced to invade the surface because their magic breeze (atomic-powered air conditioning) has ceased to work. Gathering ancient manuals he gains a truce, racing against time and suspicious Gnarly Men even as Samson fends off dragons. Mindor succeeds and Samson seals off the monsters. Chef Zalg and the Grand Chief of N'Yark conclude a treaty, and Samson heads home to catch up on his sleep.
Reprints
Keywords
Dragon; monster; mutant; mutation; New York City; post-apocalyptic; Radio City; Rockefeller Center; television; TV

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Mini-Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Rooster; construction worker
Synopsis
A rooster mistakes a bag of cement for a bag of corn, eats some, drinks water, and becomes solidified.
Keywords
Pantomime; rooster; wordless

Plesiosaur (Table of Contents: 11)

Dinosauria / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Keywords
Dinosaur; educational; fact; paleontology

Indexer Notes

Information about the plesiosaur.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Smoke monsters spread terror in the suffocating ruins of Radio City!"]
    Mighty Samson
  2. 1. ["Most powerful airplane"]
  3. 2. The Smoky Realm [Part 1]
    Mighty Samson
  4. 3. Ur -- Mother of Cities
    Lost Civilizations
  5. 4. The Ninety Minute Menace
    Tom Morrow
  6. 5. ["Don't miss an issue, or you may miss your contribution."]
    Gold Key Comics Club News
  7. 6. Readers Page
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Club Comics
  9. 8. [The Smoky Realm, Part 2] The Call to Arms
    Mighty Samson
  10. 9. ["Comic books for sale"]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mini-Comics
  12. 11. Plesiosaur
    Dinosauria
  13. 12. ["28 of Walt Disney's most famous characters decorating your child's room!"]
  14. 13. ["Be a big winner"]
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