Bugs Bunny #102
(November 1965)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1965-09-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications Inc.
Publisher's Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10070-511
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10070-511. On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Keywords
Halloween

[Carrot-O'-Lantern] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl (painting)
Inks
Don MacLaughlin (painting)
Colors
Don MacLaughlin (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
Bugs Bunny totes a jack-o'-lantern made from a huge carrot.
Reprints
Keywords
carrot; doing-something-their-own-way; Halloween; jack-o'-lantern; painted cover

Get Fun Adventure Get Gold Key Comics (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Western Publishing Company; Gold Key Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Captives of the Halloween Witch] (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Halloween party can start now...Bugsy's here! Heh, heh!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Elmer Fudd; Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; hayride wagon driver; the Halloween Witch
Synopsis
Bugs and his friends are invited to a party in a deserted old mill by a Halloween witch, who plans to turn them into jack-o-lantern pumpkins at the end of the party. Of course, the witch soon realizes that this means war!
Reprints
Keywords
Halloween; hayride; heckling; magic; moonlight; old mill; pumpkins; witch

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Dialogue and situations are "Maltese-ian"! Bugs heckles the witch into submission with such tried and true methods as the explosive-permanent-hair-styling gag, disguising himself as another witch, and the old standard "Quick... He's in that closet!" and "Hurry! He's in this cupboard!" dodge - pointing to Michael Maltese as this story's author.

Bugs Bunny's Halloween Magic Party (Table of Contents: 3)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I invited all the kids over to my house for a big Halloween whoopty-do!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Elmer Fudd; Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Daffy Duck; Ollie Owl
Synopsis
Bugs invites the gang to a Halloween party where he performs magic tricks.
Reprints
Keywords
activity pages; Halloween; magic tricks; story art or plot modification or omission

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Two activity pages of magic tricks, with a one-page opening story sequence.

The original printing was seven pages. This reprint is edited down to three pages.

How's Trix? (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Trix / comics-form advertising / 0.75 page (report information)

You Get More Adventure and Action (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Too Much Attention (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tweety Bird was in his cage, singing away happily.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Granny
Synopsis
Tweety catches a cold, and Granny showers him with attention. A jealous Sylvester wants some of that attention for himself.
Reprints
Keywords
attention; be-careful-what-you-wish-for; catching a cold; jealousy

Indexer Notes

New story

Sky-Diving Bullwinkle (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Bad Luck Bugaboo (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Mmm - yummy! Here comes Fuddsy with some tummy stuffin' stuff!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck [Western (Gold Key) Interior 1 Lower Case]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd; black cat
Synopsis
When a superstitious Elmer Fudd frets over bad luck omens, Daffy volunteers to "contend with all the bad luck that comes [Elmer's way]". In return Daffy is to be supplied with plenty of food.
Keywords
bad luck; black cat; cracked mirror; scam; superstition

Indexer Notes

New story

[The Vile-in Player] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We sure had a time at the Halloween dance last night, huh, Porky?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; Elmer Fudd; angry guy; hold-up man; beat cop; evil violinist; Oscar (mouse); mounted police officer; police horse; police sergeant; squad of three cops; old man; plump lady; baby
Synopsis
Bugs and Porky find a violin that compels people to dance when it is played. When its owner comes to claim it, Bugs realizes the man is up to no good.
Reprints
Keywords
forced dancing; Halloween party; mysterious stranger; story-adapted-into-a-cartoon; violin

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Situation is "Maltese-ian"! Just shy of a decade later, Maltese would reuse the idea of two unwitting innocents finding a violin that compels people to dance when it is played (and its evil inventor) in a "Lippy the Lion" cartoon for Hanna-Barbera.

A Laugh A Minute with The Cuckoo Bird! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Cocoa Puffs / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Sylvester's Halloween Scare (Table of Contents: 12)

Tweety and Sylvester / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Champin
Inks
Ken Champin
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
A Halloween story starring Sylvester in rebus form.
Reprints
Keywords
rebus puzzle

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

American Specialty Company Christmas Cards & Seals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Carrot-O'-Lantern]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Get Fun Adventure Get Gold Key Comics
    Western Publishing Company; Gold Key Comics
  3. 2. [Captives of the Halloween Witch]
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. Bugs Bunny's Halloween Magic Party
    Bugs Bunny
  5. 4. How's Trix?
    Trix
  6. 5. You Get More Adventure and Action
    Gold Key Comics
  7. 6. Too Much Attention
    Tweety and Sylvester
  8. 7. Sky-Diving Bullwinkle
    Cheerios; Rocky & Bullwinkle
  9. 8. Bad Luck Bugaboo
    Daffy Duck
  10. 9. [The Vile-in Player]
    Bugs Bunny
  11. 10. A Laugh A Minute with The Cuckoo Bird!
    Cocoa Puffs
  12. 11. 100 pc Toy Soldiers Set $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
  13. 12. Sylvester's Halloween Scare
    Tweety and Sylvester
  14. 13. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Specialty Company Christmas Cards & Seals
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Steve Coates
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jim Van Dore