(July 1969)

Western, 1968 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
164
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: 92301-907


The Floating Fortune (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Uncle Scrooge McDuck (cameo); Li'l Davy; Peter Pan; Tinker Bell (cameo); Captain Nemo

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

Walt Disney 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.

For Old Dime's Sake (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 18 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
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Magica De Spell; Pig mayor; Uncle Scrooge McDuck
Synopsis
Magica uses old sorcery to send lightning, cyclones, comets and meteorites to try and smash through Scrooge's money bin and steal his lucky number one dime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

pages 5-14 + 98-105

The Fountain of Youth (Table of Contents: 4)

Brer Rabbit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Brer Rabbit; Brer Bear; Brer Fox
Synopsis
After getting captured, Brer Rabbit tells Brer Fox and Brer Bear about his fountain of youth.
Reprints

Watery Wall (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
About the belt of low salt at the equater that keeps northern and southern fish from intermingling.
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1964.00.00

Scamp to the Rescue (Table of Contents: 6)

Scamp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Old Trusty; Lady; Bernie
Synopsis
Scamp tries to do a good deed, but ends up foiling a jewel robbery instead.
Keywords
jewel robbery

Frontier Scout (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Davy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lynn Karp ?
Inks
Lee Hooper
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Li'l Davy; Little Hiawatha; Big Chief; Sunflower; Zeke Conman; Sgt. Casey
Synopsis
Li'l Davy has to stop a war between Indians and a wagon train.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Little Hiawatha is called Li'l Hiawatha in this story.

Miniature Schnauzer (Table of Contents: 8)

Pluto's Kennel Korner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Hans Schmidt III

Indexer Notes

About the Miniature Schnauzer breed.

Panicky Picnickers (Table of Contents: 9)

Grandma Duck / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Grandma Duck; Gus Goose; Billy Goat; Bessie Broomwell
Synopsis
Grandma rents out her farm to picnickers.
Reprints

The Disappearing Act (Table of Contents: 10)

April, May and June with Dumbo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
April; May; June; Dumbo
Synopsis
Dumbo has disappeared from the circus.

The Floating Fortune (Table of Contents: 11)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Scrod
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy discover an iceberg in a tropical ocean.
Reprints

The Hungry Dwarf (Table of Contents: 12)

The Seven Dwarfs / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Use the maze to discover which dwarf took a piece of cake.

Dr. Neptune's Sea Monsters (Table of Contents: 13)

The Adventures of Captain Nemo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical; science fiction
Characters
Captain Nemo; Dr. Neptune
Synopsis
Nemo encounters Dr. Neptune who creates monsters and intends to conquer the world.
Reprints

The Goober Garden (Table of Contents: 14)

Super Goof / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Super Goof; Mowgli; Shere Khan; Kaa; Junior
Synopsis
Super Goof learns things grow big in the jungle and takes some goober plants to the jungle.

Word Web (Table of Contents: 15)

Ludwig Von Drake / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Ludwig Von Drake

Indexer Notes

How many three-letter words can you make from the letters in the web.

The Misfortune Teller (Table of Contents: 16)

Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jiminy Cricket; Brer Hooty Owl; Gertrude; Henry; Myrtle Turtle; Old Widow Gopher
Synopsis
Jiminy has his fortune told, but things don't turn out like prophesied.
Reprints

[The Traffic Light] (Table of Contents: 17)

Goofy Mini-comic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy
Synopsis
While driving, Goofy obeys a traffic light's "Walk" signal.
Keywords
traffic light

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Ringside Reporter (Table of Contents: 18)

Minnie Mouse / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Minnie Mouse; Sock-Top Bandit; Princess
Synopsis
Minnie wishes she could report on the crime beat.

Sea Searchers (Table of Contents: 19)

Huey, Dewey and Louie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huey; Dewey; Louie; Goldie-Head-Locks
Synopsis
Huey, Dewey and Louie start skindiving for objects people have lost.
Reprints

Tangled Trees (Table of Contents: 20)

Chip 'n' Dale / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Chip; Dale

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the blocks to get the names of eight trees.

Zeke's Summer Resolution (Table of Contents: 21)

The Big Bad Wolf / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]; Brer Crane
Synopsis
Zeke tries to trick the pigs by wearing a disguise and working hard.
Reprints

Lessons in Living (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
How coatimundis are born bandits.
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1964.00.00

Famous Horses and Riders (Table of Contents: 23)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Steamboat; Felix Aubry; Dolly; Comanche; Pony Bob Haslam
Synopsis
Stories of famous horses and riders.
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

copyright 1957

The Big Escape (Table of Contents: 24)

Daisy Duck and Dimwitty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck; Dimwitty Duck; Claim-Jumper-Jim
Synopsis
Daisy loses her hubcap and discovers Dimwitty using it to pan for gold.
Reprints

Peter Pan (Conclusion) (Table of Contents: 25)

Peter Pan / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mary Darling; George Darling; Michael Darling; John Darling; Nana; Wendy Darling; Tinker Bell; Peter Pan; Captain Hook; Mr. Smee
Synopsis
Hook tricks Tinker Bell into telling him the location of Pan's hide out.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3. Movie adaptation.

The Golden Comics Digest (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Floating Fortune
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. ["Hey Kids!"]
    Walt Disney Comics Digest
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. For Old Dime's Sake
    Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge
  5. 4. The Fountain of Youth
    Brer Rabbit
  6. 5. Watery Wall
    True Life Adventures
  7. 6. Scamp to the Rescue
    Scamp
  8. 7. Frontier Scout
    Li'l Davy
  9. 8. Miniature Schnauzer
    Pluto's Kennel Korner
  10. 9. Panicky Picnickers
    Grandma Duck
  11. 10. The Disappearing Act
    April, May and June with Dumbo
  12. 11. The Floating Fortune
    Mickey Mouse
  13. 12. The Hungry Dwarf
    The Seven Dwarfs
  14. 13. Dr. Neptune's Sea Monsters
    The Adventures of Captain Nemo
  15. 14. The Goober Garden
    Super Goof
  16. 15. Word Web
    Ludwig Von Drake
  17. 16. The Misfortune Teller
    Jiminy Cricket
  18. 17. [The Traffic Light]
    Goofy Mini-comic
  19. 18. Ringside Reporter
    Minnie Mouse
  20. 19. Sea Searchers
    Huey, Dewey and Louie
  21. 20. Tangled Trees
    Chip 'n' Dale
  22. 21. Zeke's Summer Resolution
    The Big Bad Wolf
  23. 22. Lessons in Living
    True Life Adventures
  24. 23. Famous Horses and Riders
  25. 24. The Big Escape
    Daisy Duck and Dimwitty
  26. 25. Peter Pan (Conclusion)
    Peter Pan
  27. 26. The Golden Comics Digest
    Golden Comics Digest
  28. 27. ["28 of Walt Disney's most famous characters decorating your child's room!"]
    Golden Press
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