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The Twilight Zone #21 (Gold Key)
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Publisher:Gold Key Comics
Series:The Twilight Zone (Gold Key)
Volume:Volume 1
Alternate Number:10016-705; TWI. Zone #21-673
Cover Date:May 1967
Cover Price:$0.12 USD
Cover Credits:? (painted)
Pages:36 pages
Format:Color; Saddle-Stitched; Newsprint; Ongoing Series
Artists:Joe Certa, Reed Crandall, Andre LeBlanc
Previous Issue:The Twilight Zone (Gold Key) 20
Next Issue:The Twilight Zone (Gold Key) 22

This was the twenty-first issue in the 1962 The Twilight Zone comic series, published by Gold Key Comics.

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 May, 1967 and priced at twelve cents (American).

This issue contained four stories—three fully illustrated and one in text format. Each of the illustrated stories over one page in length was introduced by Rod Serling as the Narrator.

Two of the stories, "Specter of Youth" and "The Phantom Lighthouse", featured in this issue were previously published in the Dell The Twilight Zone line. Both stories appeared originally in The Twilight Zone (Dell) 01/Four Color (series 2) #1173), dated March-May, 1961. The third story from the Dell issue, "Doom by Prediction", was not included in this issue but replaced by two new stories.


THE TWILIGHT ZONE, No. 21, May 1967. Published bi-monthly by K.K. Publications, Inc., North Road, Poughkeepsie New York 12602. Second-class postage paid at Poughkeepsie, New York. Subscription price in the U.S.A. 65¢ per year; foreign subscription $1.15 per year; Canadian subscriptions 90¢ 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 © 1967, 1960, by Cayuga Productions, Inc.


  1. Contents page
    Type: Table of contents, 1 page
    Credits: ?
    Summary: Reprinted page from Four Color #1173: Splash page with the title sequence lines from the TV series and a list of each of the stories in the issue.
  2. "Specter of Youth"
    Type: Story, 10 pages
    Credits: ?
    Summary: A selfish businessman with a wish to be wealthy and young again finds that sometimes the fulfillment of a wish does not give one what one really wanted.
    Genre/Subject: Supernatural fiction, Occult, Immortality
  3. "Mystifying Disappearences"
    Type: Story, 4 pages
    Credits: Andre LeBlanc (Pencils), Andre LeBlanc (Inks), Ben Oda (Letters)
  4. "Vanishing Islands"
    Type: Text story, 1 page
    Credits: Joe Certa (Pencils), Joe Certa (Inks)
  5. "The Phantom Lighthouse"
    Type: Story, 12 pages
    Credits: ?
    Summary: A father and son's routine fishing trip turns into a dangerous scramble for survival, with help coming from a most unlikely source.
    Genre/Subject: Supernatural fiction, Occult, Ghosts

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