Walt Disney's Comics and Stories

Western, 1962 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
Random Cover from Series #v25#10 (298)
July 1965
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Publication Dates:
September 1962 - [1984]
Number of Issues Published:
257 (#v22#12 (264) - #v43#6 / 510)
color cover; color interior
standard Silver Age US; standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy covers; newsprint interiors
Publishing Format:
was ongoing
Publication Type:
Series Details:
Series is volume-numbered in the indicia throughout the run.
Series is whole-numbered in the issue code number (found in a bottom panel of the first main story) throughout the run.
Whole-numbering is on the cover of #264-270, but not in the indicia.
Whole-numbering is added to the volume-numbering in the indicia of #449-510.
Whole-numbering is also on the covers of the Gold Key editions of #462-473 and the Whitman editions of #474-510.

******* 'Canadian' price variants of 1968 *******
Doug Sulipa, a comics dealer in Manitoba, Canada since 1970, has confirmed that about 90% of all 63 titles of Gold Key Canadian titles are confirmed to exist with cover dates from April 1968 through August 1968 for both 15 cent covers and 12 cent covers. Joe Torcivia, a comics collector and professional, has confirmed that at least several titles were sold in Flushing, Queens, New York with 15 cent covers while sold elsewhere with 12 cent covers. A few months later (September or November issues, depending on dating), ALL Gold Key Comics carried the 15-cent cover price and no further 12 cent issues were sold again. These issues do not have a currency qualifier on the covers, so it is not certain whether they were priced in Canadian or United States currency, or both. These issues appear to meet comics researcher John McClure's definition of Type 1a variants: “Cover Price Variants intended for foreign distribution with limited regional distribution, published simultaneously with standard or regular editions." However, in addition to foreign distribution, they appear to have also been sold as a test market for an impending price increase in the United States.

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Cover Status

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Image Resources Status

SoO and Indicia Indicia SoO No Scans