(January 1965)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1964-11-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10070-501
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

First of a long series of this title to be primarily reprint, with only an average of six pages of new content per issue. Those six pages could be comic story, cover, text story, or any combination thereof. For the Bugs Bunny title, reprints, mostly from Dell issues, would predominate until issue #140 (Cover Date: January 1972). On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Sleepwalking Sleuth (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
also Bugs Bunny in the Foreign Legion
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
Bugs, with magnifying glass in hand, sleepwalks over a night-darkened cityscape, traveling along some telephone or insulated electric wires.
Reprints
Keywords
high strung wires; magnifying glass; night setting; sleepwalking

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Bugs Bunny, Sleepwalking Sleuth (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I will now play my favowit game… “pin the tail on the wabbit”!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; police officer; stolen-car-ring boss; stolen-car-ring watchman; Foreign Legion recruiter
Synopsis
Bugs experiences a temporary bout of sleepwalking. Waking-up after one such somnambulant sojourn, a fall on his head causes Bugs to lose his memory. He finds a wallet belonging to “Herbert Q. Strongheart of the F.B.I.” and assumes he is an agent in a clever rabbit disguise. Under this delusion, he sets out to crack a stolen car ring.
Reprints
Keywords
F.B.I.; memory loss; mistaken identity; sleepwalking; stolen car ring

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". First reprinted Bugs Bunny story. Many will follow. Aside from Elmer Fudd, all human characters in this story are drawn with five fingers, while Fudd displays the more typical “cartoon-four”. Later in the story Bugs gets the name of his amnesia-adopted alter-ego wrong, when he refers to himself as “Horace Q. Strongheart of th’ F.B.I.”. As this does not appear to be a part of any gag or plot point, we must assume a scripting or lettering error to account for this discrepancy. The last panel of this story sets-up the issue's other main feature, as Elmer is seen enlisting in the Foreign Legion to get away from Bugs.

The Stowaway (Table of Contents: 3)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese ?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, lookit here – a poor lost stowaway dog!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Yosemite Sam; Fluffy (dog); Sir Feltbottom (wealthy yachtsman)
Synopsis
Deckhand Daffy finds a stowaway dog aboard Sam’s ship. Lest Sam throw the poor pooch overboard, Daffy vows to teach the dog the fine (and laborious) points of being a sailor. To provide proper learning examples, Daffy goes through all the effort and all the pain, while the dog sits lazily by, uttering a single “Wuff!” each time.
Reprints
Keywords
dog; labors; sailing vessel; stowaway; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

New story.

[Ladies’ Day (of Regret)] (Table of Contents: 4)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bugs, you clever, clever bunny! Heh, heh!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; two would-be gentlemen
Synopsis
Bugs dresses as a woman to get in free at the baseball park on "Ladies Day."
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; best-laid-plans; dropped hanky; fight; gentlemen; “Ladies’ Day”

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (January 8, 2008)

Getting in Shape (Table of Contents: 5)

Tweety and Sylvester / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“Ha, ha! You can’t catch wittle me, you nassy ol’ puddy tat,” taunted Tweety.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
To get Sylvester back in shape, Tweety encourages the cat to take up golf.
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; fitness; golf

Indexer Notes

New story.

Bugs Bunny in the Foreign Legion (Table of Contents: 6)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Tony Strobl
Colors
?
Letters
Tony Strobl ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! I knew it got vewy hot on the desert, but I had no idea it was this bad!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Elizabeth (camel); Legion captain; various legionaries; Abu Hu (desert bandit chieftain); various desert bandits; dancing girl
Synopsis
Having joined the Foreign Legion at the end of the first story, Elmer still can’t escape Bugs, who turns up at the Legion’s outpost as a desert peddler. The captain sends Elmer on a dangerous undercover mission for which he needs to join forces with Bugs. At a hostile bandits’ camp, Bugs’ use of (1940's) American slang gets the pair in deep trouble.
Reprints
Keywords
camel; desert bandits; desert setting; Foreign Legion; mistaken identity; peddling; slang; undercover mission

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Per the book “American Funny Animal Comics in the 20th Century Volume One” by Alberto Becattini (2019), pages 219-220, this is the first Bugs Bunny comic book story to be drawn by Tony Strobl, who would have a long and successful association with the comic book bunny from 1949 thru the early-to-mid 1960s. Animator/creator references page 3, panel 1: A list of legionaries on K.P. duty consists of “Patterson” (animators Don and/or Ray Patterson); “McKimson” (animators Robert, Tom, and/or Charles McKimson), and “Strobl” (Tony Strobl, this story’s artist).

[Fooler Brush Man] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This brush ain't much good, but I gotta sell it...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Trying to sell a brush to Elmer, door-to-door salesman Bugs' pitch is so good he buys the brush himself.
Reprints
Keywords
brushes; sales

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Only the Bottled-Best for Bugs] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't it the most delicious water you ever tasted?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; three salesmen for different brands of bottled water
Synopsis
Bugs tries several brands of bottled water before deciding on which one to use in his squirting flower.
Reprints
Keywords
bottled water; consumer's choice; pranks

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (January 8, 2008).

[Sleep-Walking Dog-Walker] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, what a night fer a stroll in th' park...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny, Floo-Floo (dog); Floo-Floo's owner; sleep-walker
Synopsis
Bugs finds a unique way to minimize his dog-walking efforts.
Keywords
dog; dog-walking; efficiency; enterprise; ingenuity; sleep-walker

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sleepwalking Sleuth
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. ["Just the thing for long winter nights at your igloo the Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls"]
    Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls
  3. 2. Bugs Bunny, Sleepwalking Sleuth
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. The Stowaway
    Daffy Duck
  5. 4. [Ladies’ Day (of Regret)]
    Bugs Bunny
  6. 5. Getting in Shape
    Tweety and Sylvester
  7. 6. Bugs Bunny in the Foreign Legion
    Bugs Bunny
  8. 7. [Fooler Brush Man]
    Bugs Bunny
  9. 8. [Only the Bottled-Best for Bugs]
    Bugs Bunny
  10. 9. [Sleep-Walking Dog-Walker]
    Bugs Bunny
  11. 10. 100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
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