(August 1970)

Western, 1968 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
monthly, except March, May, September and December
On-sale Date
1970-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 92301-008
Keywords
digest

Thumper Meets the Seven Dwarfs (Table of Contents)

The Seven Dwarfs; Thumper / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Larry Mayer ?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A Gold Key Classic
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thumper; The Seven Dwarfs [Doc; Sneezy; Sleepy; Grumpy; Dopey; Bashful; Happy], Daisy Duck; Donald Duck; Zorro; Scamp; Mickey Mouse
Synopsis
Thumper meets the Seven Dwarfs, shakes Happy's hand.
Keywords
Disney character crossover

Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mickey Mouse (floating head); Donald Duck (floating head)
Keywords
contents; floating heads

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

Thumper Meets the Seven Dwarfs (Table of Contents: 2)

The Seven Dwarfs; Thumper / comic story / 37 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Buettner
Pencils
Carl Buettner
Inks
Carl Buettner
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Carl Buettner

First Line of Dialogue or Text
G' bye, Mom! Don't worry about me! I'll see you again soon!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thumper; The Seven Dwarfs [Doc; Sneezy; Sleepy; Grumpy; Dopey; Bashful; Happy]; Gustav (giant); Gustav's wife (giant); Klaus (giant canary)
Reprints
Keywords
Disney character crossover

Indexer Notes

Page 5-19 + 140-161

Wasteland Wanderers (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Dick Huemer
Pencils
George Wheeler
Inks
George Wheeler
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unlike horses, camels have a poor sense of direction.
Genre
non-fiction; animal; nature; humor
Reprints
  • from True Life Adventures (King Features Syndicate) 1963.00.00
Keywords
camels; newspaper strip reprint

Helpmates (Table of Contents: 4)

Mickey and Minnie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Gregory
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Clarabelle Cow

Indexer Notes

Script credit confirmed from Bob Gregory's collection of payment request invoices from Western Publishing Company, Inc., invoice dated January 14, 1970.

The Heat Beaters (Table of Contents: 5)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale
Reprints

Peter Pan Treasure Trek (Table of Contents: 6)

Peter Pan / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Find the number of steps that Peter must take in order to reach the pirate gold!
Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Peter Pan

The Armored Car Caper (Table of Contents: 7)

Uncle Scrooge vs. the Big Bad Wolf / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It isn't often that anyone puts anything over on Scrooge... especially a net! But who did it? And how?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]
Synopsis
Zeke Wolf hijacks one of Scrooge's armored cars to bust through the impregnable brick house of the pigs.
Reprints
Keywords
armored car; best-laid-plans; disguise; Disney character crossover; forest setting; hijacking; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Injun Ingenuites (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

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

Birthday Boo-boo (Table of Contents: 9)

Daisy Duck's Diary / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Moores
Inks
Dick Moores
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Dick Moores

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daisy Duck; Donald Duck; Clarabelle Cow; Clara Cluck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New layout, original pagecount 6.

Shetland Sheep Dog (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

The House Hunt (Table of Contents: 11)

Scamp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp; Tramp; Lady; Scamp's siblings [Ruffy, Fluffy]
Reprints

Fun Director (Table of Contents: 12)

Goofy [Disney Character] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yuk! This'll keep thuh neighborhood kids outta mischief!
Feature Logo
Goofy [Paul Murry Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy; Morty; Ferdie; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Shorty McGuff; various police; tramps
Synopsis
Shorty McGuff, a diminutive bandit, uses Goofy's efforts as a children's "fun director" as a cover.
Reprints
Keywords
bandit; disguise; hiding-out

Jiminy Cricket's Tricky Letter (Table of Contents: 13)

Jiminy Cricket / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The names of four musical instruments are hidden in Jiminy's letter! Can you find them all?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jiminy Cricket

A New Adventure for Johnny Appleseed (Table of Contents: 14)

Johnny Appleseed / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Johnny Appleseed; Chip; Dale
Reprints

The Magic of Make-up (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Monkey Trap (Table of Contents: 16)

Mowgli / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children; jungle
Characters
Mowgli; King Louie; Junior

Mickey's Car Game (Table of Contents: 17)

Mickey Mouse / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie

The Pumpkin Plot (Table of Contents: 18)

Brer Rabbit; Tinker Bell / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mmm... Yummy!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Brer Rabbit; Tinker Bell; Brer Bear; Captain Hook; Doc Owl; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]
Keywords
Disney character crossover; pumpkins

The Three Little Pigs Word Designs (Table of Contents: 19)

Three Little Pigs / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unscramble the words and learn what the pigs are saying!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]

The Great Camel Corps (Table of Contents: 20)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

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

The Watchful Parent (Table of Contents: 21)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 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
Donald is a member of the Duckburg Watchful Parents Club!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Donald Duck [Carl Barks Dell Comics Logo with rounded k]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; members of the Watchful Parents Club; natives of the Auca tribe
Synopsis
Members of the Duckburg Watchful Parents Club urge Donald to "keep an eye on [his nephews'] safety" while in South America on business for Uncle Scrooge. In Ecuador, the boys fall over a cliff after trying to rescue Donald, who had already climbed partly down the cliff and losing his footing. This results with them all falling down into the river below. Later they find a rubber raft and then spend their time trying to get back to civilization and safety. But, through all this, "who has kept an eye on who"?
Reprints
Keywords
carelessness; crocodiles; Ecuador; exaggerating one’s importance; jungle setting; natives; series of mishaps; South America; title or logo modification; Watchful Parents Club

Indexer Notes

The title, "The Watchful Parent" was given to this story by Western Publishing for its first American reprint in this issue and would qualify as its "official title" originating, as it does, with Western's editorial processes.

Magic Square (Table of Contents: 22)

Mad Madam Mim / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fill in the correct missing letters and the words will be the same across and down!
Characters
Madam Mim; mouse
Keywords
crossword puzzle

Diego's Dilemma (Table of Contents: 23)

Zorro / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Warren Tufts
Inks
Warren Tufts
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Zorro; Tornado; Bernardo; Sergeant Garcia; Senor Morales
Reprints

Heap Big Hero (Table of Contents: 24)

Little Hiawatha / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Hiawatha's family, everybody does their thing...
Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Little Hiawatha; Sunflower; Big Chief; Storm Cloud; Hiawatha's mother
Reprints

Donald's Train Game (Table of Contents: 25)

Donald Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Thumper Meets the Seven Dwarfs
    The Seven Dwarfs; Thumper
  2. 1. Walt Disney Comics Digest Contents
  3. 2. Thumper Meets the Seven Dwarfs
    The Seven Dwarfs; Thumper
  4. 3. Wasteland Wanderers
    True Life Adventures [Disney]
  5. 4. Helpmates
    Mickey and Minnie
  6. 5. The Heat Beaters
    Chip 'n' Dale
  7. 6. Peter Pan Treasure Trek
    Peter Pan
  8. 7. The Armored Car Caper
    Uncle Scrooge vs. the Big Bad Wolf
  9. 8. Injun Ingenuites
  10. 9. Birthday Boo-boo
    Daisy Duck's Diary
  11. 10. Shetland Sheep Dog
    Pluto's Kennel Korner
  12. 11. The House Hunt
    Scamp
  13. 12. Fun Director
    Goofy [Disney Character]
  14. 13. Jiminy Cricket's Tricky Letter
    Jiminy Cricket
  15. 14. A New Adventure for Johnny Appleseed
    Johnny Appleseed
  16. 15. The Magic of Make-up
    Minnie Mouse in Hollywood
  17. 16. The Monkey Trap
    Mowgli
  18. 17. Mickey's Car Game
    Mickey Mouse
  19. 18. The Pumpkin Plot
    Brer Rabbit; Tinker Bell
  20. 19. The Three Little Pigs Word Designs
    Three Little Pigs
  21. 20. The Great Camel Corps
  22. 21. The Watchful Parent
    Donald Duck
  23. 22. Magic Square
    Mad Madam Mim
  24. 23. Diego's Dilemma
    Zorro
  25. 24. Heap Big Hero
    Little Hiawatha
  26. 25. Donald's Train Game
    Donald Duck
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