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The Twilight Zone #6 (Gold Key)
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Publisher:Gold Key
Series:The Twilight Zone (Gold Key)
Volume:Volume 1
Alternate Number:10016-402
Cover Date:February 1964
Cover Price:$0.12 USD
Cover Credits:? (painted)
Pages:36 pages
Format:Color; Saddle-Stitched; Newsprint; Ongoing Series
Artists:Jack Sparling, George Tuska, Don Heck, Ben Oda, Mel Crawford, Mike Sekowsky, Mike Peppe
Previous Issue:The Twilight Zone (Gold Key) 05
Next Issue:The Twilight Zone (Gold Key) 07

This was the sixth issue in the 1962 The Twilight Zone comic series, published by Gold Key.

Series information

Main article: The Twilight Zone (Gold Key)

Publication details

This issue was published in color as a saddle-stitched pamphlet on newsprint. The size was typical of Standard Silver and Modern Age comics and consisted of 36 pages, including ads. The cover was dated February, 1964 and priced at twelve cents (American).

This issue contained four stories—three fully illustrated and one in text format—accompanied by two fact sheets (part of the "Keys of Knowledge" feature series) and a pin-up reproduction of the painted cover. Each of the illustrated stories was introduced by Rod Serling as the Narrator.


THE TWILIGHT ZONE, No. 6, February 1964. Published quarterly by K.K. Publications, Inc., Poughkeepsie New York, in cooperation with Golden Press, Inc. Application for second-class entry pending at Poughkeepsie, New York. Subscription price in the U.S.A. 45¢ per year; foreign subscription 75¢ per year; Canadian subscriptions 60¢ per year. All rights reserved throughout the world. Authorized edition. Designed, produced and printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. Copyright © 1963, by Cayuga Productions, Inc.


  1. Keys of Knowledge: "Seagoing Vessels #20 The Whaling Bark"
    Type: Fact sheet, 1 page
    Credits: Jack Sparling (Pencils), Jack Sparling (Inks), machine (Letters)
    Summary: Page giving basic information on the history of whaling.
    Genre/Subject: History, Shipping
  2. "Captives of the Mirage"
    Type: Story, 17 pages
    Credits: George Tuska, Don Heck (Pencils), Don Heck (Inks), Ben Oda (Letters)
    Summary: The flight crew of a crashed American b-17 bomber find themselves in the dangerous heat of the Sahara. They spot a town up ahead, but will this oasis prove to be the refuge they hope it to be?
    Genre/Subject: Fantasy, Magic, Desert, Military
  3. "The Strange Sleep"
    Type: Text Story (Factual), 1 pages
    Credits: Mel Crawford (Pencils), Mel Crawford (Inks)
    Summary: Non-fictional biography of Franz Mesmer and brief history of hypnotism.
    Genre/Subject: History, Paranormal
  4. "The Night People of London"
    Type: Story, 4 pages
    Credits: Mike Sekowsky (Pencils), Mike Peppe (Inks), Ben Oda (Letters)
    Summary: When a crime is committed in the heavy London fog, the criminal assumes his getaway is guaranteed, but he may find that escape is never guaranteed in the Twilight Zone.
    Genre/Subject: Crime fiction, History, Paranormal
  5. "The Last Sixty Seconds"
    Type: Story, 10 pages
    Credits: Mike Sekowsky (Pencils), Mike Peppe (Inks), Ben Oda (Letters)
    Summary: Ventriloquist Paul Travers begins to hear his dummies speak to him, telling him he is a murderer. Could it be real or is he going insane?
    Genre/Subject: Supernatural fiction, Crime fiction, Gothic romance, Occult, Ghosts
  6. Keys of Knowledge: "Roads and Vehicles #41 Pioneer Motorists"
    Type: Fact sheet, 1 page
    Credits: Jack Sparling (Pencils), Jack Sparling (Inks), machine (Letters)
    Summary: Page giving basic information on the history of automobiles.
    Genre/Subject: History, Cars, Transportation
  7. Cover Pin-up
    Type: Pin-up, 1 page
    Credits: ? (Painter)
    Summary: Reproduction of the front cover art with text removed

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