(July 1973)

Western, 1972 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
six times per year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
?
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest-size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Cover code: 92501-307


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Twilight Zone / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painted)
Inks
George Wilson (painted)
Colors
George Wilson (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

[It's Magic!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes indicia

The Lost Colonie (Table of Contents: 3)

Twilight Zone / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Giovanni Ticci
Inks
Giovanni Ticci
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Charley Paine, telephone company troubleshooter, is trapped by a flash flood...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Charley Paine; Governor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciler identification by Alberto Becattini.

The Shadow with Claws (Table of Contents: 4)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
? (pages 1-8); Angelo Torres (pages 9-15)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Colosseum, in the days of ancient Rome!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Strobus (death); Flamma (death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Leo Dorfman credit in this story by Martin O'Hearn from http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/.

The Amazing Mr. Home (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa (illustration)
Inks
Joe Certa (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Few people today have ever heard of Daniel Home.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Daniel Home
Reprints

The Night Striker of Paris (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sacre bleu! Ze jewelry store window cut neat as a Christmas fowl!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dubois; Madame Gabeau
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dick Wood credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/.

The High Cost of Dying (Table of Contents: 7)

A Macabre Mystery / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The cemetary was peaceful that night in 1932...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sam Jombo; David Price (death); Van Sickel (flashback) (zombie)

Iron Man No. 1 (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Rockwell
Inks
Dick Rockwell
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A robot, the brainchild of an aging scientist who died before he could instill mechanical life into it...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Iron Man No. 1; George; Mr. Teek; Grace; Sam
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini.

The Captive (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Courtesy is often a neglected virtue in our everyday lives.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Gruber; Cynthia; Gladys; Wyatt Earp; Bat Masterson; Billy the Kid; Johnny Ringo; Wild Bill Hickock
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Paul Newman credit per his record books as published in Robin Snyder's The Comics, July 2015 issue.

The Death Car (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Giovanni Ticci
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is finished! A beauty, yah!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hugo; Archduke Franz Ferninand (death); Dr. Srkis (death); Mr. Hirshfield (death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils identification by Alberto Becattini.

The Thing from the Haunted Lagoon (Table of Contents: 11)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Jesse Santos
Inks
Jesse Santos
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great Scott! There it is in all it's scaly glory!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Bill Roddy; Dr. Zangerl

The Lost Genius (Table of Contents: 12)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At an American rocket site one P.C. Mansfield manipulates a complex control panel...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Peter C. Mansfield; Professor Duhamel; Professor Enwright; Tommy; Rendar
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dick Wood credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/.

The Ghost in the Drifting Tomb (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa (illustration)
Inks
Joe Certa (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was in the last week of April, 1910 that vessels sailing along the Baltic coast of Germany...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hans Engellandt
Reprints

("Wanted...Alive!") Doomsday in Dusterville (Table of Contents: 14)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha! Ha! Lookit old farmer Tibbets shake!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Big Dobin; Mayor Parker (death); Sheriff; Tod Watson; space vigilante
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the indexer of The Twilight Zone (Western, 1962 series) #11.

The Day That Vanished (Table of Contents: 15)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Th-thank heavens! They're moving again - they're alive!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Brian Higgens; Mr. Eastover; Mrs. Canfield; Jack; Mr. Connors; Andy; Bob
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dick Wood credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/.

Hearts and Flowers (Table of Contents: 16)

The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's him, Ida! Isn't he marvelous!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Spektor (host); Douglas Murch (death); Brenda Grey; Ida
Reprints

The Voice in the Mist (Table of Contents: 17)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
October, 1962... as a ship plows through the fog-bound pacific...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Human Radio Receivers (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A man walks down the streets of a large city humming softly to himself...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

The Fate of Capt. Skarr (Table of Contents: 19)

Tales of the Macabre / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Jesse Santos
Inks
Jesse Santos
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Har! There it be, mates!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Captain Skarr; Lunak

The Man Who Haunted Himself (Table of Contents: 20)

Twilight Zone / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Dick Rockwell
Inks
Dick Rockwell
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lazy oaf! You dare slip off to the gypsy camp!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Lord Lamont; Treacher; Sando; Stone; Dunster
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dick Wood credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/, art identification by Alberto Becattini.

The Pharaoh's Curse (Table of Contents: 21)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa (illustration)
Inks
Joe Certa (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let us turn back the clock 51 years.
Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Reprints

Ghost of the Warlock (Table of Contents: 22)

Grimm's Ghost Stories / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut
Pencils
Jesse Santos
Inks
Jesse Santos
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the town of Steinstadt, about the turn of the century...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hephzibah Grimm (host); Hans Ullmann (death); Kralik (death); Straud; Warren (death); Willis (death)

The Perfect Criminal (Table of Contents: 23)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Jose Delbo
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A half million in currency missing!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Sid; Irene; Dr. Dakins (flashback); Gunner Gorn
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/.

If You Like Mysteries, You'll Love the Mystery Comics Digest (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Twilight Zone
  2. 1. [It's Magic!]
    Walt Disney Comics Digest
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. The Lost Colonie
    Twilight Zone
  5. 4. The Shadow with Claws
    The Twilight Zone
  6. 5. The Amazing Mr. Home
  7. 6. The Night Striker of Paris
  8. 7. The High Cost of Dying
    A Macabre Mystery
  9. 8. Iron Man No. 1
  10. 9. The Captive
  11. 10. The Death Car
  12. 11. The Thing from the Haunted Lagoon
    The Twilight Zone
  13. 12. The Lost Genius
    The Twilight Zone
  14. 13. The Ghost in the Drifting Tomb
  15. 14. ("Wanted...Alive!") Doomsday in Dusterville
    The Twilight Zone
  16. 15. The Day That Vanished
    The Twilight Zone
  17. 16. Hearts and Flowers
    The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor
  18. 17. The Voice in the Mist
    The Twilight Zone
  19. 18. Human Radio Receivers
  20. 19. The Fate of Capt. Skarr
    Tales of the Macabre
  21. 20. The Man Who Haunted Himself
    Twilight Zone
  22. 21. The Pharaoh's Curse
  23. 22. Ghost of the Warlock
    Grimm's Ghost Stories
  24. 23. The Perfect Criminal
    The Twilight Zone
  25. 24. If You Like Mysteries, You'll Love the Mystery Comics Digest
    Mystery Comics Digest
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