(February 1971)

Western, 1963 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1970-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10038-102 Last issue of this series with the configuration of advertisement pages and “Gold Key Comics Club” pages (that is “non-story pages”) that had been in effect since the Gold Key Comics issues that were released in January, 1967. (In the case of the “Uncle Scrooge” title, that would be issue #68.) Those issues limited such non-story pages to the four pages of the centerfold, and the final two interior pages (interior pages 31-32) for a total of SIX pages carved-out of each issue. Beginning with the next issue (Uncle Scrooge #92), the number of non-story pages would be increased to SEVEN scattered throughout the issue, and would begin on interior page four. It would continue to increase throughout the 1970s.

[Money Hourglass] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Uncle Scrooge checks his watch against coins passing through an outsized hourglass.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; coins; hourglass; watch

My Hair Is a Mess! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kenner / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Riches, Riches, Everywhere! (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 16 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
Tell us again, Unca Scrooge, how you made all of this money!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey and Louie; Digger; Punter; kangaroos
Synopsis
Scrooge aims to show his nephews what a great prospector he is.
Reprints
Keywords
Australia; bragging; prospecting

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Four pages of Gold Key Comics Club material and advertising, comprising the centerfold, occur between pages 14 and 16 of this story.

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Flag Stamp Moves to Faster Press (Table of Contents: 4)

Stamp and Coin Collector’s Corner / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Allard (credited)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Postmaster General Winton M. Blount announced that production of the 6-cent American Flag stamp in sheet form has been transferred from the Giori presses to the more sophisticated Huck presses to produce an estimated annual saving of $75,000.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Discusses the new “9-color Huck press” for sheet and coil issues of stamps, Swaziland Olympic stamps, and the issuing of new combat and treasury medals.
Keywords
combat medals; Olympic stamps; printing press; Swaziland; treasury medals

Indexer Notes

Text feature, illustrated with photographs. © 1970, Western Publishing Company, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Just Rite Film Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 6)

Gold Key Comics Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What has a head and a tail but no body?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Synopsis
Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Krankenstein Gyro (Table of Contents: 7)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 4 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
That movie was so real-looking, it almost looked possible to build life from molecules!
Feature Logo
Gyro Gearloose Dell Logo 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's Helper; pharmacist; Old Cluckery Cluck (hen)
Synopsis
Inspired by the movie “Dr. Kankenstein” Gyro vows to create a mystery creature of his own.
Reprints
Keywords
chicken; egg; Frankenstein; movies

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Goofy's Magic (Table of Contents: 8)

Goofy [Disney Character] / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“Oh, Goofy,” trilled Minnie one day, “the boys have been telling me about your wonderful magic tricks!...”
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy; Minnie Mouse; Morty and Ferdie; other kids
Synopsis
Goofy charms a kids’ party with his inept magic and allays fears with his calming manner during a lightning storm.
Keywords
children; lightning; magic; party; storm; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Indexer Notes

New story.

The Waste-Saver (Table of Contents: 9)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grandma has come to town to do her weekly shopping…
Feature Logo
Uncle Scrooge Western Logo # 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Grandma Duck; Mc Duck Building cafeteria chef; various Mc Duck Building employees; two furniture movers
Synopsis
Scrooge decides to recycle all his office waste paper by reducing it to pulp.
Reprints
Keywords
paper; pizza; pulp; recycling; series of mishaps; thrift

Indexer Notes

New story.

Your Future As a School Counselor (Table of Contents: 10)

Gold Key Comics Club / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You will help direct the destinies of many young people – perhaps even the destiny of the world – if you choose to be [a] (sic) school counselor.
Keywords
editorial feature

Indexer Notes

One of a series of text articles on possible careers, accompanied by illustrations. Top half of page.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joseph Connaughton
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 30, 1970. Prepared by Joseph Connaughton. Report names Chase Craig as Managing Editor. Reported total distribution: 227,303 (12 month average), 228,640 (nearest issue). Lower half of page.

[132 Roman Soldiers only $1.98] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Brunswick; The Snurfer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free! Giant Stallion Mural Full Color Masterpiece Free! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Money Hourglass]
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. My Hair Is a Mess!
    Kenner
  3. 2. Riches, Riches, Everywhere!
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  5. 4. Flag Stamp Moves to Faster Press
    Stamp and Coin Collector’s Corner
  6. 5. ["Big savings for Mom and Dad Get Famous Brand Gifts plus all the Kodak film you need"]
    Just Rite Film Co.
  7. 6. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  8. 7. Krankenstein Gyro
    Gyro Gearloose
  9. 8. Goofy's Magic
    Goofy [Disney Character]
  10. 9. The Waste-Saver
    Uncle Scrooge
  11. 10. Your Future As a School Counselor
    Gold Key Comics Club
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  13. 12. [132 Roman Soldiers only $1.98]
  14. 13. ["The Snurfing Bug will bite you if you don’t watch out!"]
    Brunswick; The Snurfer
  15. 14. Free! Giant Stallion Mural Full Color Masterpiece Free!
    Colonial Studios
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