(April 1970)

Western, 1968 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
monthly except January, March, May, October, and November
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: 92301-004


The Secret of Earthquake Island (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Pluto (cameo); Brer Rabbit (cameo); Reluctant Dragon (cameo); Donald Duck (cameo)

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

Jokes by Cracky / 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
Mickey Mouse (cameo); Donald Duck (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

The Secret of Earthquake Island (Table of Contents: 3)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 20 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; Scuttle; Professor Seismo Graff
Reprints

Tricks of the Trade (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Dick Huemer
Pencils
George Wheeler
Inks
George Wheeler
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1963.00.00
Keywords
Africa; lions

The Conscience Plot (Table of Contents: 5)

Thumper and Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Thumper; Jiminy Cricket; Brer Bear; Brer Fox
Synopsis
The Foul Fellows plot to eliminate Jiminy from being their consciences.
Reprints
Keywords
conscience

The Training Farm Fuss (Table of Contents: 6)

Grandma Duck / comic story / 7 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; Gladstone Gander; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Gus Goose
Reprints

Little Hiawatha Night Fright (Table of Contents: 7)

Little Hiawatha / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Little Hiawatha

Indexer Notes

A connect-the-dots puzzle.

Mumbo Jumbo (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Bad Wolf / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig]
Synopsis
The Big Bad Wolf swipes a duck, only to find it is a bad-tasting mud hen.
Reprints
Keywords
ducks; fortune-telling; mud hens; Ouija Board

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 6.

Angora Persian (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Synopsis
Facts about Angora and Persian cats.
Keywords
cats

Dangerous Occupation (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
The types of trail scouts in the Old West.
Reprints
Keywords
trail scout

Indexer Notes

copyright 1962

Bear Country (Table of Contents: 11)

Walt Disney's A True-Life Adventure / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

New layout. Part 2 of 3.

Tinker Bell's Flight Sights (Table of Contents: 12)

Tinker Bell / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Tinker Bell

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle with places and objects.

The Sky Scare (Table of Contents: 13)

Mowgli / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mowgli; Junior; Old Mugger; Baloo
Synopsis
Old Mugger and a vulture plot to scare the jungle inhabitants into the river with fake "fire from the sky."
Keywords
meteor

Riding the Pony Express (Table of Contents: 14)

Donald Duck / comic story / 13 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 and Louie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 10.

Merry Menagerie (Table of Contents: 15)

Walt Disney Merry Menagerie / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Merry Menagerie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1961.00.00
  • from Merry Menagerie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1961.00.00
  • from Merry Menagerie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1900.00.00
  • from Merry Menagerie daily (King Features Syndicate) 1965.00.00 ?
Keywords
birdhouse; ostrich; porcupine; rooster

Indexer Notes

Cartoons, four daily panels.

Brer Rabbit Meets the Reluctant Dragon (Table of Contents: 16)

Brer Rabbit / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Brer Rabbit; Brer Fox; Brer Weasel; The Reluctant Dragon
Synopsis
The Reluctant Dragon helps Brer Rabbit recover a load of watermelons that Brer Fox and Brer Weasel have stolen.
Reprints
Keywords
fire; robbers; watermelons

Goofy Questions (Table of Contents: 17)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Goofy (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Riddles.

The Awful Invader (Table of Contents: 18)

Scamp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Scamp's siblings [Ruffy, Fluffy and Scooter]; Trusty; Jock; Bull
Synopsis
Scamp's sisters try to play a trick on him with a discarded bear rug, but the other dogs mistake the rug for a real intruder.
Reprints
Keywords
bearskin rug

The Missing Letters (Table of Contents: 19)

Uncle Scrooge / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Uncle Scrooge

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle.

Monsterville (Table of Contents: 20)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 10 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
Gyro Gearloose; Helper; Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie
Reprints

[Script Supervisor] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Synopsis
Some of the duties of a script supervisor of a movie.

Famous Cars (Table of Contents: 22)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A brief history of the automobile.
Keywords
automobiles

Indexer Notes

Text with five illustrations

The Wicked Witch's Haunted House (Table of Contents: 23)

Wicked Witch / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Wicked Witch

Indexer Notes

Find the triangles in a drawing of a house.

Garage Sale (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck; April, May and June
Synopsis
April, May, and June hold a garage sale, but everything goes wrong.
Keywords
garage sale

Tools of the Trade (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Dick Huemer
Pencils
George Wheeler
Inks
George Wheeler
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1963.00.00
Keywords
aye-aye; Madagascar

Sleeping Beauty (Table of Contents: 26)

Sleeping Beauty / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

New layout. Part 3 of 3.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of Earthquake Island
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. ["No joke...Here's the happiest new happening..."]
    Jokes by Cracky
  3. 2. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. The Secret of Earthquake Island
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. Tricks of the Trade
    True Life Adventures
  6. 5. The Conscience Plot
    Thumper and Jiminy Cricket
  7. 6. The Training Farm Fuss
    Grandma Duck
  8. 7. Little Hiawatha Night Fright
    Little Hiawatha
  9. 8. Mumbo Jumbo
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  10. 9. Angora Persian
    Figaro's Feline Friends
  11. 10. Dangerous Occupation
  12. 11. Bear Country
    Walt Disney's A True-Life Adventure
  13. 12. Tinker Bell's Flight Sights
    Tinker Bell
  14. 13. The Sky Scare
    Mowgli
  15. 14. Riding the Pony Express
    Donald Duck
  16. 15. Merry Menagerie
    Walt Disney Merry Menagerie
  17. 16. Brer Rabbit Meets the Reluctant Dragon
    Brer Rabbit
  18. 17. Goofy Questions
  19. 18. The Awful Invader
    Scamp
  20. 19. The Missing Letters
    Uncle Scrooge
  21. 20. Monsterville
    Gyro Gearloose
  22. 21. [Script Supervisor]
    Minnie Mouse in Hollywood
  23. 22. Famous Cars
  24. 23. The Wicked Witch's Haunted House
    Wicked Witch
  25. 24. Garage Sale
    Daisy Duck's Diary
  26. 25. Tools of the Trade
    True Life Adventures
  27. 26. Sleeping Beauty
    Sleeping Beauty
  28. 27. ["You'll love this one, too!"]
    Golden Comics Digest
  29. 28. ["28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters..."]
    Golden Press
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  • Mark Rudnitski (R.I.P.)
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