Whitman (Brand Emblem)

1971 - 1984
Number of Issues:
508
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 516 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
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.
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) #23 [Whitman] May 1975 ?
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.
The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor (1973 series) #12 [Whitman] February 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor (1973 series) #15 [Whitman Variant] August 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor (1973 series) #21 [Whitman] August 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor (1973 series) #22 [Whitman] October 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor (1973 series) #25 May 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #7 [Whitman Variant] [July 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #15 [Whitman Variant] October 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #21 [Whitman] September 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #30 [Whitman] November 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #31 [Whitman Variant] January 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #43 [Whitman Variant] May 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #45 [Whitman Variant] July 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #48 [Whitman Variant] November 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #60 [Whitman Variant] January 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #62 [Whitman Variant] March 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #63 [Whitman Variant] April 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #74 July 1980 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #75 August 1980 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #76 October 1980 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #77 December 1980 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #78 January 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #79 February 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #80 September 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #81 February 1982 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #82 March 1982 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #83 April 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #84 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #85 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #86 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #87 March 1984 ?
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #142 [Whitman Variant] November 1978 ?
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #150 [Whitman Variant] September 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #156 March 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #157 May 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #158 September 1980 ?
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #159 November 1980 ?
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #162 March 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #163 June 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #164 October 1981 ?
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #165 November 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #166 February 1982 ?
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #167 March 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #168 [April 1982] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #169 [May 1982] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #170 [June 1984] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Popeye the Sailor (1978 series) #171 [July 1984] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #39 [Whitman] December 1971 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #40 [Whitman Variant] February 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #42 [Whitman Variant] June 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #43 [Whitman Variant] [August 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #47 [Whitman Variant] [April 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #50 [Whitman Variant] [October 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #54 [Whitman edition] [June 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #55 [Whitman Variant] [August 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #56 [Whitman Variant] [October 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #57 [Whitman Variant] December 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #63 [Whitman Variant] [October 1975] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #64 [Whitman Variant] November 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #68 [Whitman Variant] July 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #73 [Whitman Variant] March 1977 ?
Porky Pig (1965 series) #74 [Whitman Variant] May 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #76 [Whitman Variant] August 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #78 [Whitman Variant] November 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #86 [Whitman Edition] January 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #94 March 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Porky Pig (1965 series) #95 May 1980 ?