Bugs Bunny #123
(May 1969)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1969-03-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10070-905. On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Window(Box) Cleaner] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Window cleaner Bugs snacks on carrots from Elmer's window box.
Reprints
Keywords
carrots; caught-in-the-act; window box; window cleaner

Gold Key Comics Club Subscription Offer (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Bugs Bunny Meets the Martian Mirror-Men] (Table of Contents: 2)

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
What are you doing with the comic valentine get-up, Fuddy? Didja lose a bet? Heh! Heh!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Porky Pig; Martian Mirror-Man #1; Martian Mirror-Man #2; various other Martian Mirror-Men
Synopsis
Elmer builds a rocket ship in his back yard; but Bugs accidently takes off with it and lands on Mars. He meets the Martian Mirror-Men, who speak in backwards text that can be deciphered with a mirror, and finds they want to conquer Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
carrots; Mars; Martians; outer space setting; rocket ship; space travel

Indexer Notes

Dialogue and situations are "Maltese-ian"! In the "Looney Tunes Universe", Mars must be a rather diverse planet. First and foremost, there is the animated Marvin the Martian and his "Roman-helmeted kind" (also seemingly co-created by Michael Maltese, as writer for director Chuck Jones), these Martian Mirror-Men, and the "round hairballs with arms and legs" as seen in the "Muffman from Mars" story from Bugs Bunny (Dell, 1952 series) #39 (October-November 1954) by Don R. Christensen and Phil DeLara. However, none of them are a match for Bugs.

"Reprinted by popular demand".

[The Telephone Pole Down the Rabbit Hole] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Huh? Hey! What's the big idea? This is my living room ... Not a...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; two telephone company workers; Miss Jones (telephone company receptionist); telephone company boss
Synopsis
When a telephone pole is dropped into Bugs' rabbit hole, to save digging an additional hole, Bugs declares war on the telephone company boss.
Reprints
Keywords
heckling; rabbit hole; telephone pole

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand".

Gold Key Comics Club News (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics Club / preview (from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Reader's Page Inventions (Table of Contents: 5)

Gold Key Comics Club / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Reader-submitted wacky inventions.

Lee Rider in "The Brand Rustlers" (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

H. D. Lee Company, Inc.; Lee Riders / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 7)

Gold Key Comics Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is the largest room in the world?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Synopsis
Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.
Keywords
jokes; riddles

The Curiosity Box (Table of Contents: 8)

Cool Cat / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Huh? Why is The Hunter adding tears to the ocean?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cool Cat; Mr. Hunter [Col. Rimfire]; squirrel; welcoming throngs for Col. Rimfire
Synopsis
Curiosity traps the cat when Col. Rimfire plays a record of the sounds of New York from within a box-trap to snare the curious Cool Cat.
Keywords
big game hunter; curiosity; jungle setting; recording; tiger; trap

Indexer Notes

New story.

Star Reporter (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Say, Ollie!" cried Henery Hawk as he spied his friend dashing across the school grounds, a large sheaf of paper clutched in his hand.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Henery Hawk; Ollie Owl; editor
Synopsis
As a reporter for his high school paper, Ollie is assigned to cover the school's basketball game. He so over-researches the history of the game, details on the manufacturing of basketballs, and other ancillary items that he fails to report the outcome of the game.
Reprints
Keywords
basketball; exaggerating one’s importance; high school; newspaper; research

Monkey Mischief (Table of Contents: 10)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eh... what have you got in the box, Doc?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Yosemite Sam; monkey; angry lady; gorilla
Synopsis
Yosemite Sam is all set to go into the organ-grinder business, when Bugs accidently releases Sam's monkey from its box and it runs away. The pair endure the expected slapstick pains while trying to recover the monk, who has climbed up a telephone pole to walk the wires and then retreats to the gorilla's cage at the zoo.
Reprints
Keywords
gorilla; monkey; organ-grinder; series of mishaps; telephone pole

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Dialogue and situations are "Maltese-ian"!

Prehistoria Cave Paintings (Table of Contents: 11)

Gold Key Comics Club; Prehistoria / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Among Man's earliest records are the prehistoric paintings found on the walls in an ancient cave at Lascaux, France.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
cave paintings; educational feature; prehistory

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text article on prehistoric cave paintings. Copyright 1969 by Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Grow Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Unicorn House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

3 Complete Fishing Outfits (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Niresk Discount Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Window(Box) Cleaner]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Gold Key Comics Club Subscription Offer
    Gold Key Comics
  3. 2. [Bugs Bunny Meets the Martian Mirror-Men]
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. [The Telephone Pole Down the Rabbit Hole]
    Bugs Bunny
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Reader's Page Inventions
    Gold Key Comics Club
  7. 6. Lee Rider in "The Brand Rustlers"
    H. D. Lee Company, Inc.; Lee Riders
  8. 7. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  9. 8. The Curiosity Box
    Cool Cat
  10. 9. Star Reporter
    Henery Hawk
  11. 10. Monkey Mischief
    Bugs Bunny
  12. 11. Prehistoria Cave Paintings
    Gold Key Comics Club; Prehistoria
  13. 12. Grow Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys!
    Unicorn House
  14. 13. Win $1,000.00 College Scholarship
    Junior Sales Club of America
  15. 14. 3 Complete Fishing Outfits
    Niresk Discount Sales
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