Whitman (Brand Emblem)

1971 - 1984
Number of Issues:
502
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.

Brand emblem belongs to the brand group:

Brand Group Publisher Issues Year Began Year Ended Notes
Whitman Western 510 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
Famous First Edition (1974 series) #C-61 [Whitman cover] [March] 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Fat Albert (1974 series) #2 [Whitman Variant] June 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #3 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #8 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #10 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #11 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #13 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #15 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #18 [Whitman] April 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #20 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #21 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #26 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #27 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #28 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Fat Albert (1974 series) #29 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Flash (1959 series) #268 [Whitman Variant] December 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Flash (1959 series) #273 [Whitman Variant] May 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Flash (1959 series) #274 [Whitman Variant] June 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Flash (1959 series) #275 [Whitman Variant] July 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Flash (1959 series) #276 [Whitman Variant] August 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Flash (1959 series) #278 [Whitman Variant] October 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Flash (1959 series) #283 [Whitman cover] March 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
The Flash (1959 series) #286 [Whitman Variant] June 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #19 [Whitman Edition] September 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #21 [Whitman] January 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #22 [Whitman] March 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #23 [Whitman] May 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #24 [Whitman] July 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #25 [Whitman] September 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #26 [Whitman] November 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #27 [Whitman] January 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #28 March 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #29 May 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #30 [Overseas Edition - 0.40 USD Cover Price] October 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #30 [U.S. Edition - 0.50 USD Cover Price] July 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #31 March 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #32 April 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #33 May 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #34 October 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #35 [December 1981] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #36 [White Logo Variant] February 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #36 [Yellow Logo Variant] February 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #37 [White Logo Variant] March 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #37 [Yellow Logo Variant] March 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Gold Key Spotlight (1976 series) #2 [Whitman Variant] July 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Gold Key Spotlight (1976 series) #6 [Whitman Variant] June 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Gold Key Spotlight (1976 series) #7 [Whitman Variant] July 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Gold Key Spotlight (1976 series) #8 [Whitman] August 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Golden Comics Digest (1969 series) #32 [Whitman 69ยข edition] September 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Golden Comics Digest (1969 series) #33 [Whitman Variant] November 1973 ?
Golden Comics Digest (1969 series) #43 [Whitman Variant] [May 1975] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Golden Comics Digest (1969 series) #44 [Whitman edition] July 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Golden Comics Digest (1969 series) #45 [Whitman edition] August 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Golden Comics Digest (1969 series) #46 [Whitman edition] September 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Green Lantern (1976 series) #116 [Whitman Variant] May 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Green Lantern (1976 series) #117 [Whitman Variant] June 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Green Lantern (1976 series) #118 [Whitman Variant] July 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Green Lantern (1976 series) #119 [Whitman Variant] August 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Green Lantern (1976 series) #121 [Whitman Variant] October 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #11 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #15 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #16 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #17 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #18 [Whitman Variant] [August 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #19 [Whitman Variant] [September 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #20 [Whitman Variant] November 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #21 [Whitman Variant] [January 1975] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #22 [Whitman Variant] [March 1975] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #24 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #25 [Whitman Logo] August 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #26 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #28 [Whitman Variant] [December 1975] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #29 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #32 [Whitman Variant] August 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #33 [Whitman Variant] September 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #34 [Whitman Variant] October 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #35 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #37 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #38 [Whitman Edition] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #39 [Whitman Variant] August 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #40 [Whitman Logo] September 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #41 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #46 [Whitman Variant] August 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #47 [Whitman Variant] October 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #48 [Whitman Variant] November 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #55 April 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #56 October 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #57 December 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #58 [Yellow Logo Variant] February 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #58 [White Logo Variant] February 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #59 [Yellow Logo Variant] May 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #59 [White Logo Variant] May 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #60 [Yellow Logo Variant] June 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Grimm's Ghost Stories (1972 series) #60 [White Logo Variant] June 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
H. R. Pufnstuf (1970 series) #6 [Whitman] January 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
H. R. Pufnstuf (1970 series) #7 [Whitman Variant] April 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
H. R. Pufnstuf (1970 series) #8 [Whitman Variant] July 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Fun-In (1970 series) #11 [Whitman Variant] April 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Fun-In (1970 series) #13 [Whitman Edition] [August 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Fun-In (1970 series) #14 [Whitman Edition] [October 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.