(December 1968)

Western, 1963 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1968-09-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Wally Green (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10053-812. On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Demon Masks! (Table of Contents)

Boris Karloff / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Karloff (photograph, inset)
Keywords
alligator; bandolier; revolver; tribal mask

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

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

Matchbox / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Demon Masks (Table of Contents: 2)

Boris Karloff / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Luis Dominguez
Inks
Luis Dominguez
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
24-689
Genre
horror-suspense; detective-mystery
Characters
Boris Karloff (host); Red Shane; Kuai; Kagan
Synopsis
After trying to steal death masks from a witch doctor and accidentally killing him, Red Shane is haunted by death masks in the jungle.
Reprints
Keywords
South Pacific; witch doctor

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Melody of Death (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Death Laughs Last (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Calvin Sloan; Otto; Max (dog)
Synopsis
Calvin schemes to kill his rich uncle, but his uncle's ghost returns for vengeance.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost

Gold Key to Hold Surprise Party for Mickey Mouse (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Reader submitted artwork featuring airplanes.

World's Fastest Train (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 8)

Gold Key Club Comics / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Reader submitted jokes.
Keywords
Gold Key Comics Club News

The Guardians (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Sal Trapani
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Walt Byron; Norbert Winston; Professor Ramadi; Dr. Stroller; Devlin
Synopsis
A reporter discovers three famous scientists, all with amnesia and living on skid row.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Molno pencils per Lee Hartsfeld:

http://leescomicrack.blogspot.com/2016/03/bill-molno-and-sal-trapani-at-go…

Previous indexer credited Sal Trapani.

Both the opening narration by Uncle Boris and the closing narration contain the words "The Twilight Zone". This story was probably intended for that title and then switched to this one. But though images of Karloff were added to the splash panel and the final panel, no one edited out the words identifying where the story was clearly meant to run when it was commissioned.

[Wrong Cat] (Table of Contents: 10)

Gold Key Club Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Half-page mini-comics.

[Sure Shot] (Table of Contents: 11)

Gold Key Club Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Fisher Man

Indexer Notes

Half page of mini-comics.

Dinosauria: Pteranodon (Table of Contents: 12)

Gold Key Club Comics / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Information on Dinosaurs.

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for Pteranodon as per page 174, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification confirmed by David Porta, April, 2016.

Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

American Specialty Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Demon Masks!
    Boris Karloff
  2. 1. ["Now you're old enough for "Matchbox". Here’s your driver’s license."]
    Matchbox
  3. 2. The Demon Masks
    Boris Karloff
  4. 3. Melody of Death
  5. 4. Death Laughs Last
  6. 5. Gold Key to Hold Surprise Party for Mickey Mouse
    Gold Key Club Comics
  7. 6. Reader's Page: Airplanes
  8. 7. World's Fastest Train
    General Mills; Cheerios; Cheerios Kid
  9. 8. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Club Comics
  10. 9. The Guardians
  11. 10. [Wrong Cat]
    Gold Key Club Comics
  12. 11. [Sure Shot]
    Gold Key Club Comics
  13. 12. Dinosauria: Pteranodon
    Gold Key Club Comics
  14. 13. Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship
    Junior Sales Club of America
  15. 14. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Specialty Company
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