Bugs Bunny #125
(September 1969)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1969-07-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10070-909
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 10070-909. On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Carrot Truck Hitchhiker] (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
Hitchhiker Bugs eagerly awaits Elmer's approaching carrot truck.
Reprints
Keywords
carrots; hitchhiker; truck

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

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

The Irate Pirate (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! Ever since the wind stopped, it's sure gotten hot!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Yosemite Sam
Synopsis
Becalmed in wind-less waters, Bugs and Elmer encounter Yosemite Sam the pirate, who claims Elmer's sailboat as his own.
Reprints
Keywords
buried treasure; cannon; fog; sailboat; sea or island setting; treasure map; trickery

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Another of Carl Fallberg's uniquely-named sailboats - the "Bouncing Barnacle".

Cousin Cuthbert (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get off and stay off!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Cousin Cuthbert (cousin of Bugs Bunny); Elmer Fudd; railroad conductor
Synopsis
When Bugs' Cousin Cuthbert (a rabbit sophisticate) comes to town by boxcar, the bunnies begin to grow unusually large carrots scientifically, leaving an envious Elmer to become the carrot-snatcher for a change.
Reprints
Keywords
carrots; role reversal; scientific approach; train; visiting relatives

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)

Souped-up Coupe (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Revell / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Sad Tail of the Biting Bronto] (Table of Contents: 6)

Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
brontosaurus; triceratops
Synopsis
A prankish brontosaurus bites the tail of a triceratops, and laughs as the triceratops runs off in pain. Seeing another dino-tail curled around a rock, the bronto bites it only to painfully realize that it’s his own tail.
Keywords
biting; dinosaurs; inattentiveness; practical jokes; rock; tail; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Lower half of page. Middle left page of centerfold.

Grow Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Unicorn House / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hi-Power Binoculars (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Bruce Binoculars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Jokes on You (Table of Contents: 9)

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 has teeth but can’t eat?
Characters
Gold Key Kid
Keywords
jokes; riddles

Indexer Notes

Jokes and riddles submitted by readers.

The Elephant-Napper (Table of Contents: 10)

Cool Cat / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All is serene on the jungle scene, except for...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cool Cat; Mr. Hunter [Col. Rimfire]; Ella (elephant); jungle bird
Synopsis
Cool Cat makes the hunter beg for mercy, by separating him from his trusty elephant and his equipment.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; big game hunter; elephant; horn; jungle setting; outsmarting one’s-self; reversal of fortunes; tiger

Indexer Notes

New story.

Ladybug Blockade (Table of Contents: 11)

Mary Jane and Sniffles / 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
"Oh dear," Mary Jane's mother exclaimed unhappily, "every ladybug in town is in my garden today, and I'm entertaining the garden club this afternoon! How dreadfully embarrassing!"
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural; humor
Characters
Mary Jane; Sniffles; Mary Jane's mother; various ladybugs
Synopsis
Mary Jane tries to rid her mother's garden of an abundance of ladybugs.
Reprints
Keywords
garden; ladybugs; magic words; shrinking

[Accosted by "IT" the Octopus!] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What could be sweeter than a beach picnic with lots of carrots, carrot juice, and carrot pudding!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; octopus
Synopsis
Bugs finds the beach is closed because of an octopus, but isn't quite sure what an octopus is. Before he can figure it out, he is pursued by an eight-legged monster he calls "The IT".
Reprints
Keywords
beach; lighthouse; octopus; pepper; rocket flares

Indexer Notes

"Reprinted by popular demand". Bugs speaks and acts more like his cartoon persona, suggesting Maltese as the story’s author. Dialogue and situations are "Maltese-ian"!

Reader's Page Animals (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Drawings of various animals submitted by readers.

Famous Name Prizes or Cash...from Olympic (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing $1 Art Offer (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be a Sales Leader Who Picks the Prizes (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Carrot Truck Hitchhiker]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Do You Need Extra Money?
    Cheerful Card Company
  3. 2. The Irate Pirate
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. Cousin Cuthbert
    Bugs Bunny
  5. 4. Gold Key Comics Club News
    Gold Key Comics Club
  6. 5. Souped-up Coupe
    Revell
  7. 6. [The Sad Tail of the Biting Bronto]
    Gold Key Comics Club Mini-Comics
  8. 7. Grow Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys!
    Unicorn House
  9. 8. Hi-Power Binoculars
    Bruce Binoculars
  10. 9. Jokes on You
    Gold Key Comics Club
  11. 10. The Elephant-Napper
    Cool Cat
  12. 11. Ladybug Blockade
    Mary Jane and Sniffles
  13. 12. [Accosted by "IT" the Octopus!]
    Bugs Bunny
  14. 13. Reader's Page Animals
    Gold Key Comics Club
  15. 14. Famous Name Prizes or Cash...from Olympic
    Olympic Sales Club, Inc.
  16. 15. Amazing $1 Art Offer
    Colonial Studios
  17. 16. Be a Sales Leader Who Picks the Prizes
    Sales Leadership Club
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