(March 1965)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1965-01-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10070-503
Editing
Chase Craig (managing editor); Del Connell (editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10070-503. On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Mysterious Buckaroo (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Yosemite Sam
Reprints
Keywords
bushwhacking; cacti; desert setting; notable coloring modification; showdown; six-guns; western setting

Indexer Notes

Due to the relative "newness" of the character of Yosemite Sam in 1952, year of the original printing of this issue's cover for Four Color #420 (Dell 1942 series) www.comics.org/issue/173207/#568854, Sam's trademark long handlebar moustache and shaggy eyebrows were colored white, rather than their usual orange or red. The coloring of the 1952 printing is carried over to the 1965 reprinting of this cover.

Do You Need Extra Money? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mysterious Buckaroo (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B. B. #98-651
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's just a small spread, podner... but I call it home! Heh, heh!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Yosemite Sam; Banker Hill; townspeople of Buckskin Flats
Synopsis
The small western town of Buckskin Flats has a problem. Every day, the town is shot up by Yosemite Sam, the last of the old-time bad men. Banker Hill offers a thousand dollars to anyone that can get Sam out of town. Bugs takes the job, and fast-talks Sam into leaving for Hollywood. But, with Sam gone, tourism has ceased, leaving Buckskin Flats on the brink of bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Sam has acclimated quite well to Hollywood life, with a house, swimming pool, and a new picture deal. Can Bugs get him to return to his old stomping (and shooting) ground?
Reprints
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; Hollywood; outlaw; small town; western setting

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Unlike the cover, Sam's moustache and eyebrows are correctly colored in this story.

[Pants Oppressed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm-m...I'm hard-pressed for carrot money!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; dry cleaner; Bugs' first customer
Synopsis
Bugs takes a job as a pants presser... until he sees his first customer.
Reprints
Keywords
garment press; pants; the-customer-is-always-right; unwelcome surprise

[Dollars to Doughnut Holes] (Table of Contents: 4)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Work fascinates me...I can watch other people do it for hours!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Mrs. Jones; angry farmer; bulldog; two masonry contractors; butler; chauffeur
Synopsis
Bugs cons Elmer into buying doughnut holes - the empty space around which a doughnut is made.
Reprints
Keywords
buyer beware; doughnut holes; doughnuts; reversal of fortunes; scam; trickery

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Puzzle Payoff (Table of Contents: 5)

Henery Hawk / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Henery Hawk, notebook clutched in one hand and pencil in the other, ran as fast as he could through the woods toward the tree where he knew he would find his friend, Ollie Owl.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Henery Hawk; Ollie Owl
Synopsis
Henery asks Ollie to help him win a puzzle contest.
Reprints
Keywords
contest; outsmarting one’s-self

Indexer Notes

New story.

Adopted by Duckies (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woo woo!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Western (Gold Key) Interior 1 Lower Case
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Webby; Debby; birthday party guests; Elmer Fudd; baby chick
Synopsis
Two overly-hyper orphan ducks kids decide to "adopt" Daffy as their "Unky".
Reprints
Keywords
adoption; birthday party; houseboat; kids-at-mischief; orphans; too-much-of-a-good-thing

Indexer Notes

New story.

[Controlling Dis-interest] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greetin's, Doc! Would ya like to buy an interest in my new invention?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Bugs offers Elmer "controlling interest" in his latest business venture.
Reprints
Keywords
buyer beware; dissatisfied customer; invention; investor

The Cloud-Shooter (Table of Contents: 8)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 4.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oo-oh... What a deal! A rain-making experimenter in my back yard, practically!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Professor Puddlemaker; mayor; scientist
Synopsis
When Professor Puddlemaker's rainmaking project is threatened with shutdown, Bugs leaps in to help. Thanks to Bugs' unbridled enthusiasm the project is spared, and the chemicals from the professor's "mineral rain" result in huge, rapid plant growth... but what else might result from such an experiment?
Reprints
Keywords
cannon; clouds; forest setting; plant growth; rainmaking; strange chemical properties

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

The "Bugs Bunny" logo is made up of raining clouds in the form of the individual letters.

The original printing of this story was 5 pages. This reprint is 4.5 pages to provide room for the half-page Statement of Ownership.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
H.L. Anderson
Letters
typeset

Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 28, 1964. Prepared by H.L. Anderson. Reported total distribution: 322,901 (12-month average), 314,525 (nearest issue). Lower half of page.

[An Unpleasant Weight] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gweetings, Bugs! I'm intewested in your weight-lifting course!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
At Bugs' Gym, the rabbit promises Elmer that before long he'll be "...lugging the weights home" - and Bugs sees that he does.
Reprints
Keywords
barbells; dissatisfied customer; gym; living-up-to-one’s-word; slow burn

Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mysterious Buckaroo
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Do You Need Extra Money?
    Cheerful Card Company
  3. 2. The Mysterious Buckaroo
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. [Pants Oppressed]
    Bugs Bunny
  5. 4. [Dollars to Doughnut Holes]
    Bugs Bunny
  6. 5. Puzzle Payoff
    Henery Hawk
  7. 6. Adopted by Duckies
    Daffy Duck
  8. 7. [Controlling Dis-interest]
    Bugs Bunny
  9. 8. The Cloud-Shooter
    Bugs Bunny
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  11. 10. [An Unpleasant Weight]
    Bugs Bunny
  12. 11. Nationally Famous Prizes at No Cost to You!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  13. 12. Make Money Get Prizes with Fast Selling American Seeds
    American Seed Co.
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