(January 1970)

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
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
92301-001
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Del Connell ? (editor)

Issue Notes

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).

Sleeping Beauty (Table of Contents)

Sleeping Beauty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Larry Mayer; Al Hubbard
Inks
Larry Mayer; Al Hubbard
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Donald Duck (cameo); Mickey Mouse (cameo); Uncle Scrooge (cameo); Sleeping Beauty

[no title indexed] (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

Characters
Donald Duck (cameo); Mickey Mouse (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

Sleeping Beauty (Table of Contents: 3)

Sleeping Beauty / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Long ago, in a faraway land, there lived a king and his fairy queen.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Good Fairy Mistress Fauna; Good Fairy Mistress Flora; Good Fairy Mistress Merryweather; King Hubert; King Stefan; Maleficent; Prince Phillip; Sleeping Beauty
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New layout. Part 1 of 3.

Blanket of Snow (Table of Contents: 4)

True Life Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Huemer
Pencils
George Wheeler
Inks
George Wheeler
Colors
?
Letters
George Wheeler

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A snowflake is only about 10% ice.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1900-00-00

Much Luck McDuck (Table of Contents: 5)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No doubt you lads have often wondered how I became so rich.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Dewey Duck; Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Louie Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Mr. Sarrpuss
Reprints

Your Lucky Horoscope (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

The Cat Tracker (Table of Contents: 7)

Scamp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
<Sniff-Sniff> A cat recently went this way!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jock; Old Trusty; Scamp
Synopsis
Scamp keeps getting distracted when he's tracking a scent.
Reprints
Keywords
scent; tracking

The Moon Creature (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Bad Wolf / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Br-r-r-r-! Push me closer and put another log on th' fire, Little Wolf!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Three Little Pigs: Fiddler Pig; Fifer Pig; Practical Pig
Big Bad Wolf; Brer Bear; Brer Rabbit; Li'l Bad Wolf
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 8.

[Melody Strobley] (Table of Contents: 9)

Minnie Mouse in Hollywood / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Larry Mayer
Inks
Larry Mayer
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I met Melody Strobley yesterday at the ice cream shop.
Genre
humor
Characters
Minnie Mouse; Melody Strobley

Annie Oakley (Table of Contents: 10)

Famous Women of the West / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan
Inks
Till Goodan
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier; biography
Characters
Annie Oakley; Frank Butler
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1953.

Calamity Jane (Table of Contents: 11)

Famous Women of the West / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan
Inks
Till Goodan
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier; biography
Characters
Calamity Jane [Jane Canary]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1953.

Auntie Collins (Table of Contents: 12)

Famous Women of the West / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan
Inks
Till Goodan
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier; biography
Characters
Auntie Collins [Libby Smith]; Ned Collins
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1953.

Belle Starr (Table of Contents: 13)

Famous Women of the West / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan
Inks
Till Goodan
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier; biography
Characters
Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley]; Cole Younger; Sam Starr; Jim Starr
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1953.

The Reversed Rescue (Table of Contents: 14)

Grandma Duck's Farm Friends / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grandma! Kids! Yoo, hoo! Struggle outside...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Beagle Boys: 176-176; 176-617; 176-761
Billy Goat; Dewey Duck; Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Louie Duck; Grandma Duck
Reprints

Merry Menagerie (Table of Contents: 15)

Merry Menagerie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Karp
Pencils
Bob Grant
Inks
Bob Grant
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
humor; animal
Reprints
  • from Walt Disney's Merry Menagerie daily (King Features Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

cartoons, four daily panels.

Lightning Justice (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Far from his secret island base, Captain Nemo surfaces his submarine...
Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
Captain Nemo; Norton; Chief Kuma
Reprints

Make a Paper Windmill (Table of Contents: 17)

Morty and Ferdie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Ferdie (cameo); Morty (cameo)

The Frigid Flight (Table of Contents: 18)

Dumbo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every year the circus goes south for the winter...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dumbo; Pedro
Synopsis
Dumbo helps Pedro fly the mail through to Alaska.
Keywords
Alaska; flying; mail

Indexer Notes

Two vertical panels per page.

Maine Coon Cat (Table of Contents: 19)

Figaro's Feline Friends / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Larry Mayer; Nat Edson
Inks
Larry Mayer; Nat Edson
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Characters
Figaro (cameo)

Roaring Wheels (Table of Contents: 20)

Donald Duck / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For months and months Donald has gone to the fairgrounds...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Dewey Duck; Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Louie Duck
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 10.

Bucky's Travels (Table of Contents: 21)

Bucky Bug / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Pabian ?
Inks
Tony Pabian ?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Tony Pabian ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, say!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bo Bug; Bucky Bug; June Bug
Reprints

[Laundry Day] (Table of Contents: 22)

Little Hiawatha / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Little Hiawatha
Synopsis
Little Hiawatha thinks a woman is making soup, but she's washing a rug instead.

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Fabulous Flying Machines (Table of Contents: 23)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Orville Wright: Wilbur Wright; Glenn Curtiss; Calbraith P. Rodgers; Anthony Fokker; S. Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith; Baron Manfred von Richthofen; Captain Eddie Rickenbacker

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Goofy Questions / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Larry Mayer
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Goofy (cameo)

Ski-Flirt (Table of Contents: 25)

Daisy Duck's Diary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear diary - I've always hoped to have a he-man for a boyfriend...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck; Dewey Duck; Donald Duck; Huey Duck; Louie Duck
Synopsis
Embarrassed when Donald is just a yo-yo champ, Daisy tries to attract the attention of skiers at a resort.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing; yo-yo

Indexer Notes

Four horizontal panels per page.

Treasure Hunt (Table of Contents: 26)

Tinker Bell / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tinker Bell (cameo)

Fed Up (Table of Contents: 27)

Mister Smee / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blast you, Smee! Don't bother me, or I'll throw you to the sharks!
Characters
Captain Hook; Smee
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 10.

Relentless Raider (Table of Contents: 28)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like a tank, the armored pangolin clambers up a cliff.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1963-00-00

Mim Meets Her Match (Table of Contents: 29)

Brer Rabbit; Madam Mim / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bah! I'm bored with my magic!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural; humor
Characters
Brer Bear; Brer Rabbit; Brer Terrapin; Madam Mim
Synopsis
When people in her neighborhood become bored with her magic, Mim goes to Brer Rabbit's town to see if she can scare the locals.
Keywords
magic; tar-baby

Ludwig Von Drake's Befuddlers (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Ludwig Von Drake (cameo)

The Ivory Treasure (Table of Contents: 31)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Going to sea is fun... but it's sure great to be back home again!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Black Pete; Goofy; Mickey Mouse; Junior
Reprints
Keywords
arctic; Eskimos; stowaways; walrus ivory

Rhyme Time (Table of Contents: 32)

Jiminy Cricket / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Vic Lockman

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jiminy Cricket (cameo)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sleeping Beauty
    Sleeping Beauty
  2. 1. ["You'll love this one, too!"]
    Golden Comics Digest
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. Sleeping Beauty
    Sleeping Beauty
  5. 4. Blanket of Snow
    True Life Adventures
  6. 5. Much Luck McDuck
    Uncle Scrooge
  7. 6. Your Lucky Horoscope
  8. 7. The Cat Tracker
    Scamp
  9. 8. The Moon Creature
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  10. 9. [Melody Strobley]
    Minnie Mouse in Hollywood
  11. 10. Annie Oakley
    Famous Women of the West
  12. 11. Calamity Jane
    Famous Women of the West
  13. 12. Auntie Collins
    Famous Women of the West
  14. 13. Belle Starr
    Famous Women of the West
  15. 14. The Reversed Rescue
    Grandma Duck's Farm Friends
  16. 15. Merry Menagerie
    Merry Menagerie
  17. 16. Lightning Justice
    Adventures of Captain Nemo
  18. 17. Make a Paper Windmill
    Morty and Ferdie
  19. 18. The Frigid Flight
    Dumbo
  20. 19. Maine Coon Cat
    Figaro's Feline Friends
  21. 20. Roaring Wheels
    Donald Duck
  22. 21. Bucky's Travels
    Bucky Bug
  23. 22. [Laundry Day]
    Little Hiawatha
  24. 23. Fabulous Flying Machines
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Goofy Questions
  26. 25. Ski-Flirt
    Daisy Duck's Diary
  27. 26. Treasure Hunt
    Tinker Bell
  28. 27. Fed Up
    Mister Smee
  29. 28. Relentless Raider
    True Life Adventures
  30. 29. Mim Meets Her Match
    Brer Rabbit; Madam Mim
  31. 30. Ludwig Von Drake's Befuddlers
    Ludwig Von Drake
  32. 31. The Ivory Treasure
    Mickey Mouse
  33. 32. Rhyme Time
    Jiminy Cricket
  34. 33. ["Hi, I'm Cracky..."]
    Golden Magazine
  35. 34. ["28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters..."]
    Golden Press
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Jamie Cufr
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mark Rudnitski (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore