Lassie #62
(July 1963)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1963-04-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10007-307
Printer
Western Printing and Lithographing Company
Editing
?

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lassie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (color photo; spot illustration)
Inks
? (color photo; spot illustration)
Colors
? (color photo; spot illustration)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the treacherous African swamps, Lassie is attacked by a giant crocodile!
Genre
adventure; animal; children
Characters
Lassie; Timmy [as portrayed by Jon Provost]
Synopsis
Full-page color photo of Lassie and Timmy surrounded by jungle foliage. Spot illustration depicts Lassie encountering a crocodile and an elephant.
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Indexer Notes

front cover

Peoples of Africa, Number 13: The Yorubas (Table of Contents: 1)

Keys of Knowledge / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Tom Gill; ? (assistant)
Inks
Tom Gill; ? (assistant)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Illustrated article about the Yorubas.
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Indexer Notes

inside front cover. Art identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 201, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Script identification by David Porta (September 2013).

Monster of the Marshes (Table of Contents: 2)

Lassie / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
LASSIE #62-634
Genre
adventure; animal; children
Characters
Lassie; Timmy; Ruth Martin; Paul Martin; Chief Lumbowo; Native Woman
Synopsis
Chief Lumbowo's people are terrorized by crocodiles at Lake Chad. Paul joins a hunt for the man-killing crocodile believing the villagers will accept his farming advice sooner if the hunt is a success. The crocodile destroys the party's canoe and the hunters are stranded on an island in the lake. Lassie, Timmy, Ruth, and the villagers rescue the hunters the following morning but a severe storm overturns their canoes. Lassie saves Timmy from drowning. The party again leaves the island but the crocodile is spotted. Paul slays the animal with a rifle shot. In the village, a celebration is held.
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Indexer Notes

Leo Dorfman script identification, Jerry Robinson art identification and Ben Oda lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 41, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Corrected script identification by David Porta (September 2013).

The Head-Hunters (Table of Contents: 3)

The Elephant Boy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure; animal; children
Characters
Po Yin; Kyan Zit (elephant); U Po Net; Naga Chief; Naga headhunters; farmers; villagers
Synopsis
Po Yin, Kyan Zit, and U Po Net are captured by marauding headhunters who plan to use the three to distract farmers tilling their fields while a raid is conducted on their village. Po Yin is able to alert the farmers to the danger and Kyan Zit turns on the headhunters. Aid arrives from the village and the head-hunters are chased into the jungle. The villagers thank their saviors.
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Indexer Notes

Script, art and lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Gaylord Du Bois script credit confirmed as per page 42, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Script identification confirmed by David Porta (September 2013).

Primitive Dogs: The Hound (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (header illustration)
Inks
? (header illustration)
Colors
? (header illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about early hunting dogs.
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The Raft (Table of Contents: 5)

Lassie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure; animal; children
Characters
Lassie; Timmy; Ruth Martin; Paul Martin; Bob Welland (American timber manager); Ted Welland (Bob's son); Lumberjack; Shaku (stilt dancer); unnamed thieves
Synopsis
Lassie and Timmy are the guests of Ted Welland on an excursion to a mahogany tree felling lot near Benin City. The logs are transported to market via rafts, and Timmy and Ted are forced to board one when their dugout is destroyed by a hippopotamus. Night falls and the crew tie the raft to the bank before preparing supper. Thieves led by a stilt dancer from Benin City attack the raft. Lassie captures the leader and chases gang members into the jungle. Paul and Mr. Welland arrive and take the stilt dancer into custody.
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Indexer Notes

Leo Dorfman script identification, Jerry Robinson art identification and Ben Oda lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 41, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Corrected script identification by David Porta (September 2013).

[For the Most in Action-Adventure and Hilarious Fun!] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

104 Kings' Knights (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

104 Kings Knights Dept. M / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["In the treacherous African swamps, Lassie is attacked by a giant crocodile!"]
    Lassie
  2. 1. Peoples of Africa, Number 13: The Yorubas
    Keys of Knowledge
  3. 2. Monster of the Marshes
    Lassie
  4. 3. The Head-Hunters
    The Elephant Boy
  5. 4. Primitive Dogs: The Hound
  6. 5. The Raft
    Lassie
  7. 6. [For the Most in Action-Adventure and Hilarious Fun!]
    Gold Key Comics
  8. 7. 104 Kings' Knights
    104 Kings Knights Dept. M
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