Whitman W [with Face] (Brand Emblem)

1971 - 1984
Number of Issues:
456
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 521 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 On-sale Date Indicia Publisher
Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom (1962 series) #31 [White Logo] March 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom (1962 series) #31 [Yellow Logo] March 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #140 [Whitman] November 1971 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #141 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #142 [Whitman] [March 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #143 [Whitman] [May 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #144 [Whitman] [July 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #145 [Whitman] [September 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #146 [Whitman 15¢] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #148 [Whitman 15¢] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #150 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #151 [Whitman] [September 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #152 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #153 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #154 [Whitman] [January 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #155 [Whitman] [March 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #156 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #157 [Whitman] [July] 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #158 [Whitman] [September 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #159 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #160 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #161 [Whitman] [January 1975] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #164 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #165 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #166 [Whitman] [October] 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #167 [Whitman] November 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #168 [Whitman] January 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #169 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #172 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #173 [Whitman] July 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #174 [Whitman] August 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #175 [Whitman] September 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #176 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #177 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #178 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #180 [Whitman] February 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #181 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #182 [Whitman] April 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #183 [Whitman] May 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #184 [Whitman] June 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #185 [Whitman] July 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #186 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #187 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #188 [Whitman] October 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #189 [Whitman] November 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #190 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #191 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #193 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #194 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #195 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #196 [Whitman] ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #197 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #198 [Whitman] August 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #199 [Whitman] September 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #200 [Whitman] October 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #201 [Whitman] November 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #202 [Whitman] December 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #203 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #204 [Whitman] February 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #205 [Whitman] March 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #206 [Whitman] April 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #207 [Whitman] May 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #208 [Whitman] June 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #209 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #210 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #211 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #212 [Whitman] October 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #213 [Whitman] November 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #215 [Whitman] ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #216 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #217 March 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #218 April 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #219 May 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #220 June 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #221 August 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #222 October 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #223 November 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #224 December 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #225 [50¢] January 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #225 [40¢] January 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #226 February 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #227 March 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #228 June 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #229 July 1981 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #230 August 1981 1981-06 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #231 September 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #232 October 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #233 November 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #234 December 1981 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #235 January 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #236 February 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #236 [White Whitman Seal variant] ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #237 [Whitman Yellow Logo] February-March 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #237 [Whitman White Logo] February-March 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #238 March 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #238 [White Whitman Seal variant] ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #239 April 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #239 [White Whitman Seal variant] ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #240 May 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Donald Duck (1962 series) #240 [White Whitman Seal variant] ?

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