24 March 2011

Gold Key Comics I've Never Seen (Part 2)

One of the first things Western Published under their Gold Key imprint for January 1963 was a movie adaption of Walt Disney's Escapade in Florence, a title unknown to me as a movie either. It was an Annette Funicello vehicle with Tommy Kirk. I think it only saw light on Disney's TV show.

Also dated for January is this oneshot called THE LION, adapted from the William Holden film that starred a very young Pamela Franklin.

February found us with the previously mentioned 77 Sunset Strip # 2, but also the usual assortment of licensed cartoon characters such Bullwinkle, The Flintstones & Heckle and Jeckle. Oh, and some guy in shorts who looked like Tarzan but fought robots that  went "SCREEEEE".

The only thing unknown to me for March 63 was a Disney movie adaption about a wolf, entitled The Ledgend of Lobo.

April 63 has an interesting GK on its newsracks....Freedom Agent. I know nothing about it other than it has a George Wilson cover with a chicken as its largest element.

The Nurses was a TV adaption that ran for 3 issues (April, July & October 1963)

part 3 ---ready soon!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't owned the "Freedom Agent" comic for years, but as I recall it was an extension of an earlier comic GK produced, "John Steele, Secret Agent." Both issues featured beautiful art by Alberto Giolitti.