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
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #90 July 1980 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #92 September 1980 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #93 October 1980 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #94 February 1981 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #95 June 1981 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #96 August 1981 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #101 April 1982 ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner (1966 series) #102 [June 1983] 1983-03-10 ?
Buck Rogers, Giant Movie Edition (1979 series) #11296 [Whitman] 1979 ?
Bugs Bunny (1962 series) #142 [Whitman] ?
Bugs Bunny (1962 series) #178 [Whitman] ?
Bugs Bunny (1962 series) #190 [Whitman] ?
Bugs Bunny (1962 series) #221 September 1980 ?
Bugs Bunny (1962 series) #223 [40¢] January 1981 ?
Bugs Bunny (1962 series) #238 [May 1983] 1983-03-10 ?
Bullwinkle (1962 series) #3 [Whitman] ?
Daffy Duck (1962 series) #110 [Whitman] August 1977 ?
Daffy Duck (1962 series) #121 [Whitman] April 1979 ?
Daffy Duck (1962 series) #123 [Whitman] July 1979 ?
Daffy Duck (1962 series) #130 October 1980 ?
Daffy Duck (1962 series) #135 July 1981 ?
Daffy Duck (1962 series) #138 January 1982 ?
Daffy Duck (1962 series) #142 [June 1983] 1983-03-10 ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #196 [Whitman] ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #215 [Whitman] ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #236 [White Whitman Seal variant] ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #238 [White Whitman Seal variant] ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #239 [White Whitman Seal variant] ?
Donald Duck (1962 series) #240 [White Whitman Seal variant] ?
Flash Gordon (1978 series) #20 [Whitman] ?
Golden Comics Digest (1969 series) #33 [Whitman] November 1973 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #19 [Whitman] ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #23 [Whitman] ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #30 [Whitman] February 1980 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #31 April 1980 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #38 August 1981 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #39 September 1981 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #43 April 1982 ?
Looney Tunes (1975 series) #44 [June 1983] 1982-03-10 ?
Mod Wheels (1971 series) #19 [Whitman] January 1976 ?
New Terrytoons (1962 series) #43 [Whitman] ?
The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor (1973 series) #4 [Whitman] ?
The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor (1973 series) #10 [Whitman] ?
The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor (1973 series) #16 [Whitman] ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #32 [Whitman] ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #51 [Whitman] ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #74 July 1980 1980 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #75 August 1980 1980 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #76 October 1980 1980 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #77 December 1980 1980 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #81 February 1982 1981 ?
The Pink Panther (1971 series) #84 [June 1983] 1983-03-24 ?
Porky Pig (1965 series) #73 [Whitman] March 1977 ?
Porky Pig (1965 series) #91 [Whitman] ?
Porky Pig (1965 series) #98 November 1980 ?
Porky Pig (1965 series) #101 June 1981 ?
Porky Pig (1965 series) #102 September 1981 ?
Porky Pig (1965 series) #103 November 1981 ?
Porky Pig (1965 series) #105 April 1982 ?
Porky Pig (1965 series) #107 [1983] 1983-05-12 ?
Tom and Jerry (1962 series) #315 [Whitman] February 1979 ?
Tom and Jerry (1962 series) #330 August 1980 ?
Tom and Jerry (1962 series) #332 December 1980 ?
Tom and Jerry (1962 series) #333 February 1981 ?
Tom and Jerry (1962 series) #338 November 1981 ?
Tom and Jerry (1962 series) #340 January 1982 ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #50 [Whitman] ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #97 [Whitman] September 1979 ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #105 September 1980 ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #106 October 1980 ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #107 December 1980 ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #109 June 1981 ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #112 January 1982 ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #114 ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #115 [March 1982] ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #117 [June 1983] 1983-03-10 ?
Tweety and Sylvester (1963 series) #121 [1984] 1984-03-08 ?
Wacky Adventures of Cracky (1972 series) #9 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney Productions Presents The Aristokittens (1972 series) #5 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #15 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #16 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #19 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #21 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #22 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #28 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #29 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #30 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #32 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #34 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #36 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #37 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #38 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #41 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #43 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #44 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #46 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys (1964 series) #47 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys versus Uncle Scrooge (1979 series) #8 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys versus Uncle Scrooge (1979 series) #9 [Whitman] ?
Walt Disney The Beagle Boys versus Uncle Scrooge (1979 series) #10 [Whitman] ?

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