(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

Issue Notes

Cover code: 92401-005


[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: 1) (Expand) /

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

Golden Comics Digest Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents and indicia.

Showtime (Table of Contents: 3)

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: 4)

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
Keywords
farm

Toy Teaser (Table of Contents: 5)

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: 6)

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

Script
?
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?
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?
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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about penguins.
Reprints
Keywords
penguins

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1962. Text with three illustrations.

The Day the Love Bug Bit (Table of Contents: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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: 13)

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: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
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?
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?

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: 15)

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: 16)

Honey Bunny / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Honey Bunny

The Missing Corn Caper (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
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: 18)

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: 19)

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: 20)

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: 21)

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: 22)

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: 23)

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: 24)

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: 25)

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: 26)

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: 27)

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: 28)

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: 29)

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 title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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
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