Whitman (Brand Emblem)

1971 - 1984
Number of Issues:
511
Notes:
In the 70s and 80s, Western labelled their non-returnable comics (as opposed to those sold on the newsstand market and returnable if unsold) as Whitman.

Note that the dates of some Whitman comics produced after 1981 are more of a Western production convention and often do not coincide with the dates the comics were made available. Some comics of this period have no indication of date whatsoever, and are dated by the information provided by Western to The Comic Reader.
Editing

Brand emblem belongs to the brand group:

Brand Group Publisher Issues Year Began Year Ended Notes
Whitman Western 511 1971 1984 In the 70s and 80s, Western labelled their non-returnable comics (as opposed to those sold on the newsstand market and returnable if unsold) as Whitman. Note that the dates of some Whitman comics produced after 1981 are more of a Western production convention and often do not coincide with the dates the comics were made available. Some comics of this period have no indication of date whatsoever, and are dated by the information provided by Western to The Comic Reader.

Brand emblem is in use at the following publishers:

Publisher Year Began Year Ended Notes
Western 1971 1984
DC 1978 1980
Marvel 1977 1979
Issue Publication Date Indicia Publisher
Action Comics (1938 series) #481 [Whitman cover] March 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #482 [Whitman Variant] April 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #483 [Whitman cover] May 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #485 [Whitman cover] July 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #486 [Whitman cover] August 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #487 [Whitman cover] September 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #488 [Whitman cover] October 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #489 [Whitman cover] November 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #490 [Whitman cover] December 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #491 [Whitman cover] January 1979 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #492 [Whitman cover] February 1979 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #495 [Whitman Variant] May 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #496 [Whitman Variant] June 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #497 [Whitman Variant] ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #498 [Whitman Variant] ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #499 [Whitman Variant] September 1979 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #501 [Whitman Variant] November 1979 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #502 [Whitman Variant] December 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #503 [Whitman Variant] January 1980 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #504 [Whitman Variant] February 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #505 [Whitman Variant] March 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #507 [Whitman] May 1980 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #508 [Whitman Variant] June 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Adam-12 (1973 series) #6 [Whitman Variant] ?
The Aliens (1982 series) #2 [Yellow Whitman logo] May 1982 ?
The Aliens (1982 series) #2 [White Whitman logo] May 1982 ?
All-New Collectors' Edition (1978 series) #C-56 [Whitman Edition] 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Amazing Chan & the Chan Clan (1973 series) #2 [Whitman variant] August 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #8 [Whitman cover] May 1972 ?
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #9 [Whitman] August 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #13 [Whitman edition] 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #14 [Whitman cover] November 1973 ?
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #17 [Whitman cover] August 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Bambi (1984 series) #1 [April] 1984 ?
Batman (1940 series) #306 [Whitman cover] December 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #307 [Whitman cover] January 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #308 [Whitman Variant] February 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #311 [Whitman Edition] June 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #312 [Whitman Variant] June 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #313 [Whitman Variant] July 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #314 [Whitman cover] August 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #315 [Whitman Variant] September 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #316 [Whitman Variant] October 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #317 [Whitman Variant] November 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #318 [Whitman Variant] December 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #319 [Whitman Variant] January 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #320 [Whitman Variant] February 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #323 [Whitman Variant] May 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #324 [Whitman Variant] June 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #326 [Whitman Edition] August 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder Battle the Joker in "Comedy of Tears" [Giant Comics to Color] (1975 series) #1717 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #6 April 1980 ?
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #7 October 1980 ?
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #8 November 1980 ?
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #9 December 1980 ?
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #10 February 1981 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #31 [Whitman] August 1972 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #55 [Whitman variant] January 1976 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #64 [Whitman] May 1977 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #65 [Whitman] July 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #88 [Whitman Variant] February 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #89 April 1980 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #90 July 1980 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #91 August 1980 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #92 September 1980 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #93 October 1980 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #94 February 1981 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #95 June 1981 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #96 August 1981 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #97 September 1981 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #98 October 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #99 January 1982 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #100 March 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #101 April 1982 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #102 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #103 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #104 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #105 June 1984 ?
Beetle Bailey (1978 series) #132 April 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 series) #59 [Whitman Variant] February 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 series) #69 [Whitman Variant] August 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #145 [Whitman cover] December 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #146 [Whitman] January 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #147 [Whitman Variant] February 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #150 [Whitman] May 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #151 [Whitman Variant] June 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #152 [Whitman cover] July 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #153 [Whitman cover] August 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #154 [Whitman cover] September 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #155 [Whitman cover] October 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #156 [Whitman Variant] November 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #157 [Whitman cover] December 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #158 [Whitman cover] January 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #159 [Whitman Variant] February 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #165 [Whitman Variant] August 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Brothers of the Spear (1972 series) #12 [Whitman Variant] March 1975 ?
Brothers of the Spear (1982 series) #18 [May 1982] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 series) #4 [Whitman] October 1979 ?
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 series) #7 April 1980 ?
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 series) #8 October 1980 ?