The Twilight Zone #92 [Yellow Logo Variant]
(May 1982)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1982
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
Michael Teitelbaum (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90016-205. Publication date taken from cover code.

Final issue of the series. Previous issue was published in late 1979.

No interior ad pages in this issue. Ads are limited to inside and back covers.

All 32 interior pages are comics or comics-related text material. Interior comics content (32 pages) is all reprint.
This issue has variants:
Keywords
final issue

[Voyage to Nowhere] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Frank Bolle
Inks
Frank Bolle
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A girl in distress leads her rescuers on a voyage ...to nowhere!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rod Serling (inset); Dan Harmon; Roy Corbett; Carlotta Morney
Synopsis
Fishermen Dan Harmon and Roy Corbett see a mysterious woman alone in a small sailboat, as a fierce storm hits.
Keywords
art modification or omission; boats; fishermen; lightning; rain; reef; sea or island setting; storm

Indexer Notes

This cover is a redrawn, recolored, line-art version of the original cover for The Twilight Zone (Western, 1962 Series) #1 (November 1962), painted by George Wilson. Rod Serling is also represented by a pencil and inked drawing, rather than the usual photo inset.

The redrawn cover is more accurate to the interior story it illustrates than was the original painted cover. The fishing boat is revised to better reflect the look of the boat in the interior story. The characters of the two fishermen are properly positioned to reflect their respective actions in the story – the original cover had the two characters “acting-in-the-reverse” of their roles in the story. The mysterious woman’s sailboat bears the name “Wanderer” on the redrawn cover (as it does in the story), but did not do so in the original cover painting. The mysterious woman is a brunette on the redrawn cover (as she appears in the story), but was blonde in the original cover painting.

https://www.comics.org/issue/17262/cover/4/

My Doodness! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Western Publishing Company; Whitman Comics; Tweety and Sylvester; Beep Beep the Road Runner; Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Perilous Journey (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall; George Evans
Inks
Reed Crandall; George Evans
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Bill Harris (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two skiers, Larry Clark and Ron Harrison, caught in a bad snowstorm, are about to take the only way out -- a quick slide through The Twilight Zone!
Feature Logo
Twilight Zone [no leading article]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Larry Clark; Ron Harrison; snowball-throwing kids, somber little girl [grown woman in mirror]; polar bear; Hal; Bob
Synopsis
While skiing, Larry Clark falls into a seemingly endless hole emerging in a most unusual place.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; skiing

Indexer Notes

In accordance with the “Early Gold Key style”, this 1962 reprinted story has borderless panels with pastel panel gutters of alternating (by page) green and orange.

Breaking with the “Early Gold Key style”, this 1962 reprinted story has rounded dialogue balloons.

Do Not Touch Exhibit (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Bill Harris (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keeping one step ahead of the law is an old story for Mike Karras, a small-time hood!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
Mike Karras
Synopsis
Thief Mike Karras hides from pursuing police in a museum - but takes refuge in the wrong exhibit.
Reprints
Keywords
copyright modification; fleeing criminal; historical setting; museum

Indexer Notes

Rod Serling does not appear in this story. In accordance with the “Early Gold Key style”, this 1962 reprinted story has rectangular dialogue balloons and borderless panels with pastel panel gutters of pink and blue.

There was no copyright attribution to Western Publishing for the original 1962 printing of this story, as there normally would be for specific stories that did not include the image and characterization of Rod Serling. However, for this 1982 reprint, a copyright attribution to Rod Serling's Cayuga Productions was added to this story. "© 1962 Cayuga Productions, Inc."

Wings of Death (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset
Editing
Bill Harris (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tiny plane flew low over the jungle, barely missing a fringe of trees.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sy Jones; Ted Kramer; Ako; vampire owl
Synopsis
Two skeptical scientists have a dangerous encounter with a vampire owl.
Reprints
Keywords
copyright modification; fear; jungle setting; scientists; vampire owl

Indexer Notes

There was no copyright attribution to Western Publishing for the original 1962 printing of this story, as there normally would be for such text stories appearing in this series. However, for this 1982 reprint, a copyright attribution to Rod Serling's Cayuga Productions was added to this story. "© 1962 Cayuga Productions, Inc."

Voyage to Nowhere (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
George Evans ?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Bill Harris (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For Dan Harmon and Roy Corbett, this is no ordinary fishing trip! -- They are about to make the catch of their career -- in The Twilight Zone!
Feature Logo
Twilight Zone [no leading article]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Dan Harmon; Roy Corbett; Carlotta Morney; innkeeper; two constables
Synopsis
Fishermen Dan Harmon and Roy Corbett see a mysterious woman, in half-century old clothing, alone in a small sailboat ten miles out at sea. A fierce storm hits and the sailboat is swept into a towering reef. The sailboat and the woman disappear without a trace. Roy becomes increasingly obsessed with finding her.
Reprints
Keywords
boats; fishermen; ghost; legend; obsession; reef; sea or island setting; storm

Indexer Notes

Cover story. Writer's credit by Martin O'Hearn from his blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2011/12/twilight-zone-1-10-writers.html

In accordance with the “Early Gold Key style”, this 1962 reprinted story has rectangular dialogue balloons and borderless panels with pastel panel gutters of alternating (by page) orange and green.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Western Publishing Company; Whitman Comics; Little Lulu; Popeye the Sailor; The Pink Panther; Woody Woodpecker; Tom and Jerry / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Western Publishing Company; Whitman Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Voyage to Nowhere]
    The Twilight Zone
  2. 1. My Doodness!
    Western Publishing Company; Whitman Comics; Tweety and Sylvester; Beep Beep the Road Runner; Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny
  3. 2. Perilous Journey
    The Twilight Zone
  4. 3. Do Not Touch Exhibit
  5. 4. Wings of Death
  6. 5. Voyage to Nowhere
    The Twilight Zone
  7. 6. ["Your favorite cartoon characters are in Whitman comics. Buy them in Whitman bags or in single copies."]
    Western Publishing Company; Whitman Comics; Little Lulu; Popeye the Sailor; The Pink Panther; Woody Woodpecker; Tom and Jerry
  8. 7. ["Meet your favorite comic characters and enjoy exciting adventure in... Whitman Comics."]
    Western Publishing Company; Whitman Comics
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