(May 1970)

Western, 1969 Series
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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
164
Indicia frequency:
monthly, except January, February, April, June, and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
Gold Key
Editing:
?
Color:
full color
Dimensions:
4.75 in. x 6.5 in. digest
Paper Stock:
newsprint interior; glossy cardboard cover
Binding:
perfect-bound

[Bugs Bunny Showboat] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Daffy Duck; Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Beep Beep; Elmer Fudd; Tweety; Sylvester; Yosemite Sam; Tasmanian Devil; Henery Hawk

Indexer Notes

Cover is a redrawn variation of the cover of Bugs Bunny #90 (September 1963). In a coloring error, Henery Hawk is colored yellow instead of brown.

[Kids] (Table of Contents)

Walt Disney Comics Digest / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Mickey Mouse (cameo); Donald Duck (cameo); Daisy Duck (cameo); Huey (cameo); Dewey (cameo); Louie (cameo); Bugs Bunny (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Promo for "Walt Disney Comics Digest." For an unknown reason, Bugs Bunny is featured as one of the characters from the digest.

Golden Comics Digest Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

Showtime (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Don R. Christensen
Pencils:
Phil de Lara
Inks:
Phil de Lara
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Yosemite Sam; Porky Pig; Elmer Fudd; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis:
A tidal wave pushes the showboat far up a jungle river, where they are marooned on a sand bar and threatened by giant jungle termites.
Reprints:
Keywords:
jungle; showboat; termites; tidal wave

The Hired Hand Who Was All Mouth (Table of Contents)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Daffy Duck; Yosemite Sam
Synopsis:
After disguising himself, Daffy gets hired as a farm hand by Yosemite Sam.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
farm

Toy Teaser (Table of Contents)

Cicero / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Cicero Pig (cameo)
Synopsis:
A "shade in the marked areas" puzzle.

The Jungle Genie (Table of Contents)

Cool Cat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Cool Cat; Hunter
Synopsis:
Cool Cat finds a genie that has been trapped inside an old musket.
Keywords:
elephant; genie; musket

Indexer Notes

New material. Four horizontal panels per page.

Young Heroes (Table of Contents)

Carnegie Hero Fund Medal Winners / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
James Cecil Wiggins, Jr.; Murdock C. Jenkins
Synopsis:
How a Florida teen saved a man from drowning and was awarded the Carnegie Hero Fund Medal.
Keywords:
Carnegie Hero Fund Medal; drowning; Florida

Indexer Notes

Text article with illustrated header.

Mars Mix-Up (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Lerner Vanderbrain
Synopsis:
Porky and Cicero agree to test a scientist's rocket to Mars, but the scientist forgets to add the special fuel and the ship never leaves Earth's atmosphere.
Reprints:
Keywords:
invention; movie set; scientist; spaceship

South Pole Citizens (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about penguins.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
penguins

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1962. Text with three illustrations.

The Day the Love Bug Bit (Table of Contents)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Steve Steere
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Tweety; Sylvester
Reprints:

Fence Dot Fun (Table of Contents)

Henery Hawk / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Henery Hawk
Synopsis:
Connect-the-dots puzzle.

[Beep Beep and Wile E. Coyote] (Table of Contents)

The Tasmanian Devil and his Tasty Friends / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl ?
Inks:
Tony Strobl ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Tasmanian Devil; Wile E. Coyote; Beep Beep; Beep Beep's sons
Synopsis:
Wile E. and the Tasmanian Devil team up to catch the Beeps, but can't figure how to divide the prize.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reformatted. Original is eight pages.

The Duck Who Forgot to Duck (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Phil de Lara
Inks:
Phil de Lara
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Daffy Duck; Grogan
Synopsis:
Grogan keeps hitting Daffy to try to cure him of being greedy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
disguise; greed

Indexer Notes

Reformatted. Original was 4.5 pages.

[The Half-off Umbrella] (Table of Contents)

Elmer Fudd - A Golden Giggle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Elmer Fudd
Synopsis:
Umbrellas are advertised as "half-off." Elmer buys one and finds out why.
Keywords:
umbrella

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story

The Great Escaper (Table of Contents)

Merlin the Magic Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Merlin the Magic Mouse; Second Banana; Harry Hoodunit
Synopsis:
Needing new material, Merlin and Second Banana find retired star Harry Hoodunit to learn some escape secrets.
Keywords:
escape artist

Indexer Notes

New material.

Wall Art (Table of Contents)

Honey Bunny / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Honey Bunny

The Missing Corn Caper (Table of Contents)

Mary Jane and Sniffles / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Roger Armstrong ?
Inks:
Roger Armstrong ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Mary Jane; Sniffles
Synopsis:
When blackbirds steal the corn from Mary Jane's garden, she makes herself small and goes with Sniffles to the Blackbird Kingdom to try to get it back.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
blackbirds; popcorn; scarecrow

Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original.

The Rail Runner (Table of Contents)

Beep Beep / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Beep Beep; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis:
Taking a break from running on the hot road, Beep Beep constructs a scooter that runs on railroad tracks.
Keywords:
railroad tracks

Indexer Notes

Two vertical panels per page. New material.

Ear to Toe Game (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bugs Bunny

Indexer Notes

Spelling game.

Chief for a Day (Table of Contents)

Petunia / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Petunia Pig; Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Beaky Buzzard
Synopsis:
Cicero is "Mayor for a Day" and names Petunia as Fire Chief. Porky ends up being her assistant.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
false alarm; firemen

Frontier Doctors (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about doctors on the frontier in the early West.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
doctors

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1962. Text with three illustrations.

Four-Footed Detective (Table of Contents)

Elmer Fudd / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Phil de Lara
Inks:
Phil de Lara
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Elmer Fudd; Yosemite Sam
Synopsis:
Elmer and Yosemite Sam have misadventures while following Bradford, a dog Sam has taught to detect gold.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dynamite; gold

Overweight Bait (Table of Contents)

Speedy Gonzales / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Speedy Gonzales; Pauncho
Synopsis:
Speedy has to protect his pudgy friend from pussycats.
Keywords:
diet

Indexer Notes

New material

Porky's Problem (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Porky Pig

Indexer Notes

Geometry puzzle.

The Brave Matador (Table of Contents)

Little Pancho Vanilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Pancho Vanilla; Papacito; Mamacita; Chavez Ravine (villain)
Synopsis:
Pancho and his father find the gold at the end of the rainbow--in the form of loot buried by a bandit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
armor; bullfight; matador; rainbow

Indexer Notes

Reformatted. Original is five pages.

Daffy Questions (Table of Contents)

Daffy Duck / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Daffy Duck; Porky Pig (cameo); Bugs Bunny (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Illustrated riddles starring Daffy.

Once Upon a Boom Boom (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny and Cool Cat / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Cool Cat; Elmer Fudd; Hunter
Synopsis:
Bugs goes to Cool Cat's jungle to get away from Elmer's shooting; but finds the Hunter is just as much trouble.
Keywords:
bats; jungle; ship

Indexer Notes

New material.

Yosemite Sam's Map (Table of Contents)

Yosemite Sam / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Yosemite Sam

Indexer Notes

Fill in the blank puzzle using a map.

The Frightful Appetite (Table of Contents)

Foghorn J. Leghorn / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
John Liggera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Foghorn Leghorn; Tasmanian Devil
Synopsis:
Tas decides that Foghorn would make a good dinner.
Reprints:
Keywords:
farm; records

Indexer Notes

Reformatted. Original was six pages and had Tasmanian Devil as the feature title.

["No Joke..."] (Table of Contents)

Jokes by Cracky / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Cracky

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for "Jokes by Cracky" magazine.

["28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters..."] (Table of Contents)

Golden Press / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for mail-in set of 28 Disney characters on art-board to punch out and hang on the wall. $1.00 plus 25 cents postage from Golden Press, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. (Same ad as the back cover of Walt Disney Comics Digest #9.)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Bugs Bunny Showboat]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. [Kids]
    Walt Disney Comics Digest
  3. 2. Golden Comics Digest Contents
  4. 3. Showtime
    Bugs Bunny
  5. 4. The Hired Hand Who Was All Mouth
    Daffy Duck
  6. 5. Toy Teaser
    Cicero
  7. 6. The Jungle Genie
    Cool Cat
  8. 7. Young Heroes
    Carnegie Hero Fund Medal Winners
  9. 8. Mars Mix-Up
    Porky Pig
  10. 9. South Pole Citizens
  11. 10. The Day the Love Bug Bit
    Tweety and Sylvester
  12. 11. Fence Dot Fun
    Henery Hawk
  13. 12. [Beep Beep and Wile E. Coyote]
    The Tasmanian Devil and his Tasty Friends
  14. 13. The Duck Who Forgot to Duck
    Bugs Bunny
  15. 14. [The Half-off Umbrella]
    Elmer Fudd - A Golden Giggle
  16. 15. The Great Escaper
    Merlin the Magic Mouse
  17. 16. Wall Art
    Honey Bunny
  18. 17. The Missing Corn Caper
    Mary Jane and Sniffles
  19. 18. The Rail Runner
    Beep Beep
  20. 19. Ear to Toe Game
    Bugs Bunny
  21. 20. Chief for a Day
    Petunia
  22. 21. Frontier Doctors
  23. 22. Four-Footed Detective
    Elmer Fudd
  24. 23. Overweight Bait
    Speedy Gonzales
  25. 24. Porky's Problem
    Porky Pig
  26. 25. The Brave Matador
    Little Pancho Vanilla
  27. 26. Daffy Questions
    Daffy Duck
  28. 27. Once Upon a Boom Boom
    Bugs Bunny and Cool Cat
  29. 28. Yosemite Sam's Map
    Yosemite Sam
  30. 29. The Frightful Appetite
    Foghorn J. Leghorn
  31. 30. ["No Joke..."]
    Jokes by Cracky
  32. 31. ["28 of Walt Disney's Most Famous Characters..."]
    Golden Press
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mougin
  • Merlin Haas
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  • Karl Wilcox
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