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
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] April 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
H. R. Pufnstuf (1970 series) #8 [Whitman] July 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Fun-In (1970 series) #10 [Whitman] January 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Fun-In (1970 series) #11 [Whitman] April 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Fun-In (1970 series) #13 [Whitman] [August 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Fun-In (1970 series) #14 [Whitman] [October 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Fun-In (1970 series) #15 [Whitman] December 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Harlem Globetrotters (1972 series) #1 [Whitman] [April 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Harlem Globetrotters (1972 series) #2 [Whitman] [July 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Harlem Globetrotters (1972 series) #3 [Whitman] [September 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Harlem Globetrotters (1972 series) #7 [Whitman] [October 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Harlem Globetrotters (1972 series) #11 [Whitman] [October 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Scooby Doo... Where Are You! (1970 series) #9 [Whitman] December 1971 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Scooby Doo... Where Are You! (1970 series) #10 [Whitman] [February 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Scooby Doo... Where Are You! (1970 series) #11 [Whitman] April 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Scooby Doo... Where Are You! (1970 series) #13 [Whitman] [August 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Scooby-Doo...Mystery Comics (1973 series) #17 [Whitman] April 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Scooby-Doo...Mystery Comics (1973 series) #19 [Whitman] July 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Scooby-Doo...Mystery Comics (1973 series) #20 [Whitman] [August 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Scooby-Doo...Mystery Comics (1973 series) #24 [Whitman] April 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Scooby-Doo...Mystery Comics (1973 series) #26 [Whitman] [July 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Scooby-Doo...Mystery Comics (1973 series) #27 [Whitman] [August 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (1973 series) #1 [Whitman] May 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (1973 series) #2 [Whitman] [August 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (1973 series) #3 [Whitman] November 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Funky Phantom (1972 series) #1 [Whitman] March 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Funky Phantom (1972 series) #2 [Whitman] [June 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Funky Phantom (1972 series) #4 [Whitman] December 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Funky Phantom (1972 series) #7 [Whitman] [September 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Funky Phantom (1972 series) #10 [Whitman] June 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Funky Phantom (1972 series) #11 [Whitman] September 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Funky Phantom (1972 series) #12 [Whitman] [December 1974] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Hair Bear Bunch (1972 series) #1 [Whitman] February 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Hair Bear Bunch (1972 series) #2 [Whitman] [May 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Hair Bear Bunch (1972 series) #3 [Whitman] [August 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Hair Bear Bunch (1972 series) #4 [Whitman] November 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Hair Bear Bunch (1972 series) #6 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Hair Bear Bunch (1972 series) #7 [Whitman] August 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Hair Bear Bunch (1972 series) #8 [Whitman] November 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Roman Holidays (1973 series) #2 [Whitman] May 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Roman Holidays (1973 series) #3 [Whitman] [August 1973] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera the Roman Holidays (1973 series) #4 [Whitman] November 1973 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Wacky Races (1969 series) #6 [Whitman] February 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Wacky Races (1969 series) #7 [Whitman] [April 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Hanna-Barbera Where's Huddles (1971 series) #3 [Whitman] December 1971 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Happy Days (1979 series) #1 [Whitman] March 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Happy Days (1979 series) #2 [Whitman] May 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Happy Days (1979 series) #3 [Whitman] July 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Happy Days (1979 series) #4 [Whitman] September 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Happy Days (1979 series) #5 [Whitman] November 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Happy Days (1979 series) #6 [Whitman] February 1980 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Inspector (1974 series) #2 [Whitman] October 1974 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Inspector (1974 series) #3 [Whitman] January 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Inspector (1974 series) #10 [Whitman] July 1976 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Inspector (1974 series) #14 [Whitman] April 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Inspector (1974 series) #15 [Whitman] June 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Inspector (1974 series) #16 [Whitman] August 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Inspector (1974 series) #17 [Whitman] October 1977 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Jungle Twins (1972 series) #7 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Jungle Twins (1972 series) #9 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Jungle Twins (1972 series) #10 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Jungle Twins (1972 series) #11 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Jungle Twins (1972 series) #13 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Jungle Twins (1972 series) #15 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Jungle Twins (1972 series) #16 [Whitman] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Jungle Twins (1972 series) #17 [Whitman] November 1975 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Jungle Twins (1972 series) #18 May 1982 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Justice League of America (1960 series) #158 [Whitman] September 1978 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #160 [Whitman] November 1978 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #161 [Whitman] December 1978 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #162 [Whitman] January 1979 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #166 [Whitman] May 1979 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #167 [Whitman] June 1979 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #168 [Whitman] July 1979 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #169 [Whitman] August 1979 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #171 [Whitman] October 1979 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #172 [Whitman] November 1979 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #173 [Whitman] December 1979 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #176 [Whitman] March 1980 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #179 [Whitman] June 1980 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Justice League of America (1960 series) #181 [Whitman] August 1980 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
Krofft Supershow (1978 series) #1 [Whitman] April 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Krofft Supershow (1978 series) #2 [Whitman] May 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Krofft Supershow (1978 series) #3 [Whitman] June 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Krofft Supershow (1978 series) #4 [Whitman] September 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Krofft Supershow (1978 series) #5 [Whitman] November 1978 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Krofft Supershow (1978 series) #6 [Whitman] January 1979 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Lady and the Tramp (1972 series) #2 [Whitman] [March 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp (1971 series) #4 [Whitman] February 1972 Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp (1971 series) #5 [Whitman] [May 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp (1971 series) #6 [Whitman] [August 1972] Western Publishing Company, Inc.
The Legion of Super-Heroes (1980 series) #261 [Whitman] March 1980 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
The Legion of Super-Heroes (1980 series) #263 [Whitman] May 1980 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
The Legion of Super-Heroes (1980 series) #264 [Whitman] June 1980 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)
The Legion of Super-Heroes (1980 series) #266 [Whitman] August 1980 DC Comics Inc. (USDC)

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