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Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 1

    No ads in book. Painted cover. Back cover has pinup of front cover painting. Entire issue from cover to cover is comic stories and one page strips. Story "Mighty Samson" tells of the origin of Samson in the "primitive world of the future" and how he teams up with Sharmaine and her scientist father Mindor and in "Ancient Weapon" a hidden supply of rifles leads to a conflict with Kull the Killer and his tribe. Issue also features "Keys of Knowledge," one-page education feature on inside covers. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #2
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 2

    No ads in book. Painted cover. Back cover has pinup of front cover painting. Entire issue from cover to cover is comic stories and one page strips. Mighty Samson in "The Riddle of the Raids" and "The Maid of Mystery" in which Mighty Samson engages in a battle for atomic batteries. First story with Queen Terra of Jerz, a frequent foe of Mighty Samson. Issue also features "Keys of Knowledge," one-page education feature on inside covers. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #3
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 3

    No ads in book. Painted cover. Back cover has pinup of front cover painting. Entire issue from cover to cover is comic stories and one page strips. Mighty Samson in "Peril From The Past" and "The Desperate Mission" in which Mighty Samson tries to defeat the threat of a poisonous cloud. Issue also features "Keys of Knowledge," one-page education feature on inside covers. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #4
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 4

    No ads in book. Painted cover. Back cover has pinup of front cover painting. Entire issue from cover to cover is comic stories and one page strips. Mighty Samson in "The Metal Stealers" and "Sinister Stronghold" in which Mighty Samson battles a tribe of metal scavengers. Issue also features "Keys of Knowledge," one-page education feature on inside covers. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #6
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 6

    No ads in book. Painted cover. Back cover has pinup of front cover painting. Entire issue from cover to cover is comic stories and one page strips. Mighty Samson in "The Sinister Satellites" and "The Monster From Space" in which Queen Terra of Jerz returns and uses satellites from the past to cause trouble. Issue also has "Mighty Samson" features on inside covers. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #7
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 7

    No ads in book. Painted cover. Back cover has pinup of front cover painting. Entire issue from cover to cover is comic stories and one page strips. Mighty Samson in "The World of Darkness" and "The Enemy Below" in which Mighty Samson faces the Undermen, people from a hidden underground civilization. Backup feature Tom Morrow begins in this issue with "Mind Over Matter." Issue also has "Mighty Samson" features on inside covers and one-page text feature "Lost Civilizations: Angkor the Forgotten Metropolis." No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #8
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 8
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    • Water damage. Chipping.

    Painted front cover. First issue with advertisements. Mighty Samson in "The Migration Mystery" and "The Mental Battle" in which a hypnotic mental power leads Mighty Samson and others on a perilous journey. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "The Battle of the Monsters." Issue also has "Mighty Samson" features on inside front cover and one-page text feature "The Palace at Knossos." No art/ story credits given. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #9
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 9

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "The Renegade Robot" and "The Metal Hercules" in which Queen Terra of Jerz revives a presidential robot bodyguard and uses it to battle Mighty Samson. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "The Mental Repairman." Issue also has one-page "Mighty Samson" features throughout book and one-page text feature "Monster Myths." No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #10
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 10

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "Terror In Tallplace Town!" and "King for a Day" in which Mighty Samson faces the return of Kull the Killer and his tribe. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "Mental 'Treasure' Hunt." Issue also has one-page "Mighty Samson" features throughout book, Gold Key Comics Club News features, and one-page text feature "Lost Civilizations: Ancient Tikal." No art/story credits given. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation on last page states that comic sold an average of 254,725 copies each month. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #13
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 13

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "The Prophet of Zomzu" and "The Wizard's Showdown" in which Mighty Samson battles Merlyn, a power thirsty charlatan who tries to pass himself off as a wizard. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "The Plunging Peril." Issue also has Gold Key Comics Club News features and one-page text feature "Lost Civilizations: Babylon, the Mighty." No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #14-12C
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 14-12C

    12¢ Edition. Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "Menace From Nowhere" and "Between Beasts and Machines" in which Mighty Samson investigates what is turning the water black. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "Mutant Monster Menace." Issue also has Mighty Samson one-page feature, Gold Key Comics Club News features and one-page text feature "Lost Civilizations: Ararat." No art/story credits given. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation on last page states that the comic sold an average of 238,075 copies each month. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #14-15C
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 14-15C

    15¢ Variant. Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "Menace From Nowhere" and "Between Beasts and Machines" in which Mighty Samson investigates what is turning the water black. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "Mutant Monster Menace." Issue also has Mighty Samson one-page feature, Gold Key Comics Club News features and one-page text feature "Lost Civilizations: Ararat." No art/story credits given. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation on last page states that the comic sold an average of 238,075 copies each month. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #15-12C
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 15-12C
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    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "The Plot of Gold" and "Danger in the Vaults" in which Queen Terra of Jerz returns and brings gold back to the world. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "The Trail of Fire." Issue also has Gold Key Comics Club News features and one-page text feature "Lost Civilizations: Nomad Empire." No art/story credits given. Inside back cover has color advertisement for the first issue of Walt Disney's Comic Digest. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #16
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 16

    Cover price increases to 15 cents. Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "The Smoky Realm" and "The Call to Arms" in which Mighty Samson battles the invasion of Gnarly Men and dragons. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "The Ninety Minute Menace." Issue also has Gold Key Comics Club News features, and one-page text feature "UR - Mother of Cities." No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #17
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 17

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "Seeds of Disaster" and "Assassin Plants" in which Queen Terra of Jerz returns and battles Mighty Samson with deadly plants. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "The River Feat." Issue also has Gold Key Comics Club News features and one-page text feature "Forgotten Empire." No art/ story credits given. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #18
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 18

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "The Winged Raiders" and "Battle in the Skies" in which Mighty Samson battles an invasion of deadly winged raiders. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "Slaves of the Ray." Issue also has Gold Key Comics Club News features and one-page text feature "Lost Civilizations: The Phoenicians." No art/story credits given. Inside front cover has advertisement for a club for the Banana Splits, a late 1960s Saturday morning cartoon show. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation on last page states that the comic sold an average of 230,939 copies each month. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #19
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 19

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "Day of the Deluge" and "The Drowning City" in which Mighty Samson tries to help everyone when a flood occurs. Queen Terra of Jerz appearance. Backup feature Tom Morrow in "The Ultra-Thief." Issue also has Gold Key Comics Club News features and one-page text feature "Lost Civilizations: Carthage." No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #20
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 20

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "Attack of the Fishmen" and "Dam of Doom" in which Mighty Samson battles an invasion of fish men (continuation of the flood storyline from issue 19). Backup feature Tom Morrow in "The Underwater Terror." Issue also has Gold Key Comics Club News features and one-page text feature "Lost Civilizations: Atlantis - Fable or Fact?" No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #21
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 21
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Reprint of issue number seven. Mighty Samson in "The World of Darkness" and "The Enemy Below" in which Mighty Samson faces the Undermen, people from a hidden underground civilization. No "Tom Morrow" backup feature in this issue. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #22
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 22

    Cover prince increases to 20 cents. Reprint of issue number two. Mighty Samson in "The Riddle of the Raids" and "The Maid of Mystery" in which Mighty Samson engages in a battle for atomic batteries. This was the first story with Queen Terra of Jerz, a frequent foe of Mighty Samson. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #23
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 23
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "In the Country of the Blind" Parts One and Two in which Mighty Samson faces new threats and dangers in a land where all are blind. New costume for Mighty Samson. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #24
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 24

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "The Manchu of C'nal Street" - "Part 1: The Challenge of Chang" and "Part 2: Death Before Dishonor" in which Mighty Samson faces new and old foes. Queen Terra of Jerz appearance. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #25
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 25

    Cover price increase to 25 cents. Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "The Fugitives" - "Part 1: Unwilling To Live" and "Part 2: The Ritual of Blood" in which Mighty Samson's rescue of a couple leads to a battle with a tribe that worships an underground monster. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #26
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 26

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "The Pollution People" - "Part 1: Mystery From Beneath the Sea" and "Part 2: The Justice of Nautikus" in which Mighty Samson's search for water leads to a conflict with underwater creatures. No art/ story credits given. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #27
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 27

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "Noah's Ark" - "Part 1: After the Flood" and "Part 2: Return To Eden" in which Mighty Samson battles a zoo keeper and his mysterious ark. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 28

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "Samson's Masters" - "Part 1: Strange Voices" and "Part 2: Mind Over Matter" in which a tribe of mental masters try to control Mighty Samson. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 29

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "Journey into the Past" - "Part 1: Baron of the 'Sterz" and "Part 2: Beauty and the Beast" in which Mighty Samson and Sharmaine attempt to cure Mindor's illness by obtaining a unicorn's horn, which has great healing powers. First issue with story/art credits. Story by John Warner and art by Jack Abel. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #30
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 30

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "The Balloon Gods" - "Part 1: Mindor is a Wizard" and "Part 2: Mind Over Magic" in which Mighty Samson encounters a tribe that worships the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloon figures. Queen Terra of Jerz appearance. Story by Arnold Drake and art by Jack Abel. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #31
    Mighty Samson (1964 Gold Key) 31

    Painted cover. Mighty Samson in "Attack of the Lepidop-Terror" - "Part 1: The Cocoon Bursts," "Part 2: Mindor Baits a Trap," and "Part 3: The Lights That Failed" in which Mighty Samson deals with a giant moth invasion. Issue also has one-page text feature "The Big Apple." No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.25.