(April 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: 92301-904


Cinderella (Table of Contents)

Cinderella / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Cinderella; Scrooge McDuck (cameo); Donald Duck (cameo); Daisy Duck (cameo); Mickey Mouse (cameo); Goofy (cameo); Humphrey Bear (cameo); The Ranger (cameo); The Flying Gauchito (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Redrawn version of cover for Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #272.

The Golden Comics Digest (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

Lost Beneath the Sea (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 5-16 + 101-110 of the digest. Title logo changed from "Uncle Scrooge" in the original to "Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge."

The Ranchin' Rabbit (Table of Contents: 4)

Brer Rabbit and the Wicked Witch / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Brer Rabbit; Wicked Witch; Brer Bear; Snow White
Keywords
folk tales

The Rescuing Rock-Hound (Table of Contents: 5)

Pluto, Morty and Ferdie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Morty; Ferdie; Pluto
Reprints

What's in the Bag? (Table of Contents: 6)

Clarabelle Cow / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Clarabelle Cow

Dance or Dine (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

Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1964.00.00

The Wanderer (Table of Contents: 8)

Mowgli / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mowgli; Bagheera; Junior; Baloo; Old Mugger
Reprints

The Flying Gauchito (Table of Contents: 9)

The Flying Gauchito / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

The Wise Little Hen (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Clarabelle Cow; Donald Duck; Peter Pig; Horace Horsecollar
Reprints

Funny Fellows (Table of Contents: 11)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chip; Dale
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 7.

Nose Match-up (Table of Contents: 12)

Pinocchio / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Pinocchio; Jiminy Cricket

The Pug (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction

Cowardly King (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bongo; Lumpjaw
Reprints

The Day the Farm Stood Still (Table of Contents: 15)

Grandma Duck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Grandma Duck; Gus Goose; Gyro Gearloose; Billy Goat
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 71-76 of the digest. Title logo changed from "Grandma Duck's Farm Friends" in the original to "Grandma Duck."

A Helper's Helping Hand (Table of Contents: 16)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 4 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
Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's Helper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 77-80 of the digest.

Cinderella (Table of Contents: 17)

Cinderella / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Chase Craig
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Characters
Cinderella; Gus; Jaq; Lucifer
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. pages 83-96 + 181-192

[Donald as Lasso-throwing Hero] (Table of Contents: 18)

Daisy 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
Daisy Duck; Donald Duck

Tangled Talk (Table of Contents: 19)

Bucky Bug / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Bucky Bug; June Bug

Mealtime Magic (Table of Contents: 20)

Magica De Spell / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Magica De Spell; Madam Mim; Witch Hazel

[Rocket Launch] (Table of Contents: 21)

Ludwig Von Drake Mini-comic / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Ludwig Von Drake

Conscience Bait (Table of Contents: 22)

Thumper and Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Brer Bear; Brer Fox; Jiminy Cricket; Thumper
Reprints

Armchair Detective (Table of Contents: 23)

Super Goof / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Super Goof; Gilbert
Reprints

Earth's Enemies (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

Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00

Flag Code (Table of Contents: 25)

Moby Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Moby Duck

Savage Sam, Part 2 Conclusion (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 2. Art credited to Dan Spiegle, per Karl Wilcox, February 2008, and confirmed by others.

Anti-Wolf Antics (Table of Contents: 27)

Three Little Pigs / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]; Big Bad Wolf
Reprints

Do Not Litter Park (Table of Contents: 28)

Humphrey Bear and the Ranger / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Humphrey Bear; J. Audubon Woodlore; Donald Duck
Reprints
Keywords
litter; park

Indexer Notes

Title from Table of Contents.

[TV Antenna] (Table of Contents: 29)

Grandma Duck TV Tickler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Grandma Duck; Billy Goat

Party Pastries (Table of Contents: 30)

April, May and June / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
April; May; June

Hercules, the Sheep Dog (Table of Contents: 31)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

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

[Pluto's Blindfolding Sweater] (Table of Contents: 32)

Minnie Mouse 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
Minnie Mouse; Pluto

Let's Play (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00

The Bad Actor (Table of Contents: 34)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Frank McSavage
Inks
Frank McSavage
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Frank McSavage

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Chief O'Hara; Goofy; Al the Actor
Reprints

Lost Sparklers (Table of Contents: 35)

Tinker Bell / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Tinker Bell

Sleepy's Gift (Table of Contents: 36)

Seven Dwarfs / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
The Seven Dwarfs [Doc; Sneezy; Sleepy; Grumpy; Dopey; Bashful; Happy]

Junior Woodchucks Lion Hunt (Table of Contents: 37)

Junior Woodchucks / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
Steve Steere
Letters
?

Characters
Junior Woodchucks [Huey; Dewey; Louie]

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Rug Rally (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

Mighty Matchbox / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cinderella
    Cinderella
  2. 1. The Golden Comics Digest
    Golden Comics Digest
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. Lost Beneath the Sea
    Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. The Ranchin' Rabbit
    Brer Rabbit and the Wicked Witch
  6. 5. The Rescuing Rock-Hound
    Pluto, Morty and Ferdie
  7. 6. What's in the Bag?
    Clarabelle Cow
  8. 7. Dance or Dine
    True Life Adventures
  9. 8. The Wanderer
    Mowgli
  10. 9. The Flying Gauchito
    The Flying Gauchito
  11. 10. The Wise Little Hen
  12. 11. Funny Fellows
    Chip 'n' Dale
  13. 12. Nose Match-up
    Pinocchio
  14. 13. The Pug
    Pluto's Kennel Korner
  15. 14. Cowardly King
    Bongo and Lumpjaw
  16. 15. The Day the Farm Stood Still
    Grandma Duck
  17. 16. A Helper's Helping Hand
    Gyro Gearloose
  18. 17. Cinderella
    Cinderella
  19. 18. [Donald as Lasso-throwing Hero]
    Daisy Duck Mini-comic
  20. 19. Tangled Talk
    Bucky Bug
  21. 20. Mealtime Magic
    Magica De Spell
  22. 21. [Rocket Launch]
    Ludwig Von Drake Mini-comic
  23. 22. Conscience Bait
    Thumper and Jiminy Cricket
  24. 23. Armchair Detective
    Super Goof
  25. 24. Earth's Enemies
    True Life Adventures
  26. 25. Flag Code
    Moby Duck
  27. 26. Savage Sam, Part 2 Conclusion
  28. 27. Anti-Wolf Antics
    Three Little Pigs
  29. 28. Do Not Litter Park
    Humphrey Bear and the Ranger
  30. 29. [TV Antenna]
    Grandma Duck TV Tickler
  31. 30. Party Pastries
    April, May and June
  32. 31. Hercules, the Sheep Dog
  33. 32. [Pluto's Blindfolding Sweater]
    Minnie Mouse Mini-comic
  34. 33. Let's Play
    True Life Adventures
  35. 34. The Bad Actor
    Mickey Mouse
  36. 35. Lost Sparklers
    Tinker Bell
  37. 36. Sleepy's Gift
    Seven Dwarfs
  38. 37. Junior Woodchucks Lion Hunt
    Junior Woodchucks
  39. 38. Rug Rally
    Mighty Matchbox
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Darrel McCann
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • I.N.D.U.C.K.S Project and Alberto Becattini
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Karl Wilcox