Whitman (Brand Emblem)

1971 - 1984
Number of Issues:
510
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 518 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
Little Lulu (1972 series) #250 [Whitman Variant] January 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #257 [Whitman Variant] January 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #258 March 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #259 May 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #260 September 1980 ?
Little Lulu (1972 series) #261 November 1980 ?
Little Lulu (1972 series) #262 January 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #263 September 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #264 February 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #265 March 1982 ?
Little Lulu (1972 series) #266 ?
Little Lulu (1972 series) #267 [August 1983] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #268 [March 1984] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #17 [Whitman Variant] June 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #22 [Whitman Variant] September 1973 ?
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #39 [Whitman Variant] April 1977 ?
The Lone Ranger (1964 series) #19 [Whitman Variant] December 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Lone Ranger (1964 series) #20 [Whitman Variant] March 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Lone Ranger (1964 series) #26 [Whitman Variant] September 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #8 [Whitman Variant] June 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #9 [Whitman Variant] August 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #15 [Whitman Variant] August 1977 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #31 April 1980 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #32 June 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #33 August 1980 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #34 October 1980 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #35 December 1980 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #36 February 1981 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #37 June 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #38 August 1981 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #39 September 1981 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #40 December 1981 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #41 January 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #42 February 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #43 April 1982 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #44 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #45 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #46 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #47 June 1984 ?
Marge's Little Lulu (1962 series) #205 [Whitman Variant] July 1972 ?
Marvel Special Edition Featuring Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978 series) #3 (1) 1978 Marvel Comics Group (US Marvel)
Marvel Special Edition Featuring Star Wars (1977 series) #1 [Whitman Variant] 1977 Marvel Comics Group (US Marvel)
Marvel Special Edition Featuring Star Wars (1977 series) #3 [Whitman Variant] 1978 Marvel Comics Group (US Marvel)
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #133 [Whitman Variant] December 1971 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #135 [Whitman Variant] April 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #148 [Whitman Edition] [April 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #163 [Whitman] June 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #182 [Whitman Variant] April 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #197 [Whitman] July 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #200 [Whitman] October 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #205 April 1980 ?
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #206 June 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #207 August 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #208 October 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #209 December 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #210 February 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #211 June 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #212 August 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #213 September 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #214 December 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #215 February 1982 ?
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #216 April 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #217 [February 1984] ?
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #218 [March 1984] ?
Mickey's Dog Pluto All Picture Comics [Tall Comic Book] (1943 series) #532 1943 Whitman Publishing Co., Inc.
Mighty Samson (1964 series) #25 [Whitman Variant] September 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mighty Samson (1964 series) #26 [Whitman Variant] December 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mighty Samson (1964 series) #27 [Whitman Variant] March 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mighty Samson (1964 series) #30 [Whitman cover] December 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mighty Samson (1964 series) #31 [Whitman cover] March 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mighty Samson (1964 series) #32 [White Whitman Logo Variant] April 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mighty Samson (1964 series) #32 [Yellow Whitman Logo Variant] April 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Moby Duck (1967 series) #22 [Whitman] April 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mod Wheels (1971 series) #16 [Whitman] 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mod Wheels (1971 series) #18 [Whitman Variant] [October 1975] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mod Wheels (1971 series) #19 [Whitman Variant] January 1976 ?
Mystery Comics Digest (1972 series) #13 [Whitman] September 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mystery Comics Digest (1972 series) #14 [Whitman Variant] October 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mystery Comics Digest (1972 series) #25 [Whitman Variant] September 1975 ?
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980 series) #1 [Whitman Variant] January 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980 series) #2 [Whitman Variant] February 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980 series) #5 [Whitman Variant] May 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980 series) #6 [Whitman Variant] June 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980 series) #8 [Whitman Variant] August 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #20 [Whitman Variant] May 1973 ?
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #21 [Whitman Variant] July 1973 ?
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #22 [Whitman Variant] September 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #23 [Whitman Variant] November 1973 ?
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #26 [Whitman Variant] June 1974 ?
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #28 [Whitman Variant] ?
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #38 [Whitman Variant] June 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #45 July 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #45 [Whitman Variant] July 1977 ?
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #46 [Whitman Variant] September 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #52 [Whitman Variant] September 1978 ?
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #53 September 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #54 [Whitman Variant] January 1979 ?
O. G. Whiz (1971 series) #10 [Whitman Variant] November 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
O. G. Whiz (1971 series) #11 [Whitman Variant] January 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor (1973 series) #9 [Whitman] August 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.