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
Little Lulu (1972 series) #246 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #247 [Whitman Variant] August 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #248 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #249 [Whitman] November 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #250 [Whitman Variant] January 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #251 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #252 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #253 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #254 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #255 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #256 [Whitman] 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 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #266 [1983] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #267 [1983] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Little Lulu (1972 series) #268 [1983] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #15 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #16 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #17 [Whitman Variant] [June 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #18 [Whitman] [September 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #22 [Whitman Variant] [September 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #25 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #26 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #27 [Whitman Variant] [December 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #30 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #31 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #32 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #34 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #35 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #36 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #37 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #39 [Whitman Variant] April 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #40 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #41 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Monsters (1964 series) #42 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Stooges (1972 series) #1 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Little Stooges (1972 series) #5 [Whitman Variant] September 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Lone Ranger (1964 series) #18 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
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) #22 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Lone Ranger (1964 series) #23 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Lone Ranger (1964 series) #24 [Whitman Edition] March 1976 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 [June 1983] ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #45 [1983] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #46 [1983] ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #47 [1984] ?
Magnus, Robot Fighter (1963 series) #37 [Whitman Variant] [November 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Magnus, Robot Fighter (1963 series) #38 [Whitman Edition] [February 1975] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Magnus, Robot Fighter (1963 series) #42 [Whitman Variant] January 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Magnus, Robot Fighter (1963 series) #44 [Whitman Variant] July 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Marge's Little Lulu (1962 series) #202 [Whitman Variant] December 1971 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Marge's Little Lulu (1962 series) #203 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Marge's Little Lulu (1962 series) #204 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Marge's Little Lulu (1962 series) #205 [Whitman Variant] [July 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Marge's Little Lulu (1962 series) #206 [Whitman Variant] [August 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
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) #2 [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) #134 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #135 [Whitman Variant] [April 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #136 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #137 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #141 [Whitman Variant] [April 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #143 [Whitman Variant] [August 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #144 [Whitman Variant] [September 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #145 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #146 [Whitman Variant] [December 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #147 [Whitman Variant] [February 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #148 [Whitman Variant] [April 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #149 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #150 [Whitman Variant] [August 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #151 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Mickey Mouse (1962 series) #152 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.