Man, Marvel and DC may have cornered the superhero thing in the ’60s, but Gold Key was really cornering the monster market. I think they weren’t subscribers to the Comics Code, and therefore could do a lot more monster oriented stuff (maybe).
This is the first issue of The Mighty Samson, a book I was never aware of. The cover, aside from being beautiful (I again call for a book featuring the wonderful painted covers this company put out), really establishes everything you need to know about the book’s premise.
I don’t think the convenience stores by me stocked a lot of Gold Key, past the Boris Karloff title. Either that or I gravitated to the Marvel stuff, although it seems unlikely that Young Ken would have so thoroughly ignored all the dinosaurs and giant insects and whatnot.
Pretty neat, nonetheless.