Whitman W [with Face] (Brand Emblem)

1971 - 1984
Number of Issues:
505
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.

In 1982, comics produced by Western Publishing (also known as Whitman comics, thanks to the name in the large "W" colophon in the upper left corner of covers) were available in two variations: a yellow W and a white W, arguably to differentiate different distribution methods. It is claimed that the yellow logo was used on comics sold in bagged lots, while the white logos were used on non-bagged issues sold directly to comic shops. The white logos were not returnable while the bagged comics were. This claim needs to be confirmed and sourced.

Brand emblem belongs to the brand group:

Brand Group Publisher Issues Year Began Year Ended Notes
Whitman Western 515 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
Action Comics (1938 series) #481 [Whitman] March 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #482 [Whitman] April 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #483 [Whitman] May 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #485 [Whitman] July 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #486 [Whitman] August 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #487 [Whitman] September 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #488 [Whitman] October 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #489 [Whitman] November 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #490 [Whitman] December 1978 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #491 [Whitman] January 1979 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #492 [Whitman] February 1979 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #495 [Whitman] May 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #496 [Whitman] June 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #497 [Whitman] July 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #498 [Whitman] August 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #499 [Whitman] September 1979 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #501 [Whitman] November 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #502 [Whitman] December 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #503 [Whitman] January 1980 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #504 [Whitman] February 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #505 [Whitman] March 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #507 [Whitman] May 1980 ? (US DC)
Action Comics (1938 series) #508 [Whitman] June 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Adam-12 (1973 series) #3 [Whitman] May 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Adam-12 (1973 series) #4 [Whitman] [August 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Adam-12 (1973 series) #5 [Whitman] [November 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Adam-12 (1973 series) #6 [Whitman] March 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Adam-12 (1973 series) #8 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Adam-12 (1973 series) #9 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Adam-12 (1973 series) #10 [Whitman] February 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1979 series) #168 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1979 series) #169 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1979 series) #172 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Aliens (1967 series) #2 [White Whitman Logo Variant] May 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Aliens (1967 series) #2 [Yellow Whitman Logo Variant] May 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
All-New Collectors' Edition (1978 series) #C-56 [Whitman] 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #7 [Whitman] February 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #8 [Whitman] [May 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #9 [Whitman] [August 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #10 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #12 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #13 [Whitman] August 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #14 [Whitman] [November 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #16 [Whitman] [May 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #17 [Whitman] August 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #18 [Whitman] [November 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #21 [Whitman] August 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Baby Snoots (1970 series) #22 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Bambi (1984 series) #1 [1984] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Batman (1940 series) #306 [Whitman] December 1978 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #307 [Whitman] January 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #308 [Whitman] February 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #311 [Whitman] May 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #312 [Whitman] June 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #313 [Whitman] July 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #314 [Whitman] August 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #315 [Whitman] September 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #316 [Whitman] October 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #317 [Whitman] November 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #318 [Whitman] December 1979 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #319 [Whitman] January 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #320 [Whitman] February 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #323 [Whitman] May 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #324 [Whitman] June 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman (1940 series) #326 [Whitman] August 1980 DC Comics, Inc. (US DC)
Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder Battle the Joker in "Comedy of Tears" [Giant Comics to Color] (1975 series) #1717 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Batman and Robin the Teen Wonder Battle the Penguin in "Four Birds of a Feather" [Giant Comics to Color] (1976 series) #1671 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #1 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #2 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #3 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #4 [Whitman] December 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #5 [Whitman] February 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #6 April 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #7 October 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #8 November 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #9 December 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Battle of the Planets (1979 series) #10 February 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #27 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #28 [Whitman] February 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #29 [Whitman] [April 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #30 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #31 [Whitman] August 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #32 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #33 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #35 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #37 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #38 [Whitman] [September 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #39 [Whitman] [October 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #40 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #42 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #43 [Whitman] [June 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #44 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #45 [Whitman] [September 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #46 [Whitman] [October 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #47 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #52 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #53 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #54 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #55 [Whitman] January 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #57 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.