(April 1965)

Western, 1964 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1965-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10010-504. Publication date from cover code.

No ads in this issue. All 36 pages are comics or comics-related text material.

Edited out of Western Publishing's New York offices.

This issue is a rare instance of Western Publishing reprinting comic book material originating from a source other than itself (St. John Publishing). Such is the case for Mighty Mouse (Western, 1964 Series) #161-165 (1964-1965).

Dart Men of the Moon (Table of Contents)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mighty Mouse - Target for the Dart Men of the Moon!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; three Dart Men; Dartface the 14th (ruler of the Dart Men)
Synopsis
Dartface attacks Mighty Mouse, who doesn't even flinch.
Keywords
aliens; attack; outer space setting

Indexer Notes

New cover illustrating a reprinted interior story. Cover represents interior scene on story page 10.

Just for Funds (Table of Contents: 1)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Fredericks
Inks
Fred Fredericks
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Awk!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [Western Publishing Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; mouse motorist
Synopsis
A mouse motorist calls on Mighty Mouse for emergency automobile road service of a different kind.
Keywords
automobile; bridge; call-for-help

Indexer Notes

New story. Black and white on inside front cover.

Dart Men of the Moon (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember men, you're guarding our super secret fuel!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [Western Publishing Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Professor Edam; Mitzi Mouse; The Claw; Professor Ohm; Butch (cat-thug); Greasepaint (mouse traitor and master of disguise); various members of The Claw's gang; mouse sentries at rocket base; various mouse astronauts; various Dart Men (aka Arrowheads); Dartface the 14th (ruler of the Dart Men)
Synopsis
A space force of mouse astronauts, headed by Professor Edam and Mighty Mouse, is bound for the (then) planet Pluto. The Claw’s agents, including a traitorous mouse posing as Professor Edam, sabotage the rocket fleet so that it will barely reach the moon before running out of power. Waiting for them on the moon is villainous Professor Ohm, who has formed a secret alliance with a tribe of “dart men” to attack and overcome the mice upon landing.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; heroics; outer space setting; sabotage; space mission; the moon; title or logo modification

Indexer Notes

Western Publishing provided a new “Mighty Mouse” logo, new title font, and produced its own coloring for this St. John reprint.

The Hoodlum Gang (Table of Contents: 3)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Take that! And that --- And that!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [Western Publishing Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Mugger Mouse; Mitzi Mouse; The Claw; Professor Ohm; various thuggish cats; crime school teacher; crime school students; various citizens of Mouse-Town; mayor of Mouse-Town; police chief of Mouse-Town; juvenile delinquent mice
Synopsis
A baby mouse in a stroller accidently rolls downhill from Mouse-Town to Cat-Town, falls into the clutches of The Claw and Professor Ohm, and is raised as a tough juvenile delinquent. Taking the name “Mugger Mouse”, he is sent back by the cats to corrupt the youth of Mouse-Town. As crime rises under the influence of Mugger Mouse, Mighty Mouse is left to wonder how even he can combat rampant juvenile delinquency - especially when the young punks dismiss his efforts with a resounding "Drop dead!"
Reprints
Keywords
art or lettering modification; corruption of youth; crime; juvenile delinquency; theft; title or logo modification; violence

Indexer Notes

References the juvenile delinquency problems of the 1950s.

The original 1953 printing of this story was divided into three consecutive chapters - Chapter One: pages 1-4, Chapter Two: pages 5-8, and Chapter Three: pages 9-16. For this Gold Key reprint, the chapter headings were removed. Western Publishing also provided a new “Mighty Mouse” logo, new title font, and produced its own coloring for this story.

The Sword Box (Table of Contents: 4)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say ol' bean, what's that?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; attractive female magpie
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle attempt to fool Dimwit with the old "passing swords through a box while one of the magpies is inside" trick. But what might happen if the bird outside the box is distracted by an attractive lady bird?
Reprints
Keywords
inattentiveness; sword box; swords; title or logo modification; trick; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

Western Publishing provided a new “Heckle and Jeckle” logo for this St. John reprint. Black and white on inside back cover.

Mighty Mouse Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 5)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; three Dart Men; Dartface the 14th (ruler of the Dart Men)
Synopsis
Dartface attacks Mighty Mouse, who doesn't even flinch.
Keywords
aliens; attack; outer space setting; pin-up

Indexer Notes

Color on back cover. The front cover image is repeated on the back cover, sans logo and all cover copy.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dart Men of the Moon
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Just for Funds
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  3. 2. Dart Men of the Moon
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. The Hoodlum Gang
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  5. 4. The Sword Box
    Heckle and Jeckle
  6. 5. Mighty Mouse Pin-Up
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
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