Bugs Bunny #142
(May 1972)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1972-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90070-205
This issue has variants:

[Slingshot Advantage] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Porky Pig
Synopsis
Bugs uses a slingshot to gain the advantage over Elmer in a footrace.
Reprints
Keywords
athletic competition; footrace; slingshot

[Collections] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dragster Rabbit (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Doc! Looks like you built yourself a dragster!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Porky Pig; motorcycle cop; farmer; rescue squad chief
Synopsis
Bugs accidently sniffs Elmer’s experimental drag-racing fuel, and takes a wild ride on Fudd’s “dwagster”.
Keywords
drag racing; fuel; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

Massimo Fecchi art credit from the book “American Funny Animal Comics in the 20th Century Volume One” by Alberto Becattini, page 223. Becattini cites Fecchi as the artist of “Music to Grow Gardens By” in Bugs Bunny (Western, 1962 Series) #144. The art style there is the same as in this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Mark Jewelers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Tortoise and the Wheels (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I love to walk along the beach and pick up sea shells!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; ringing-seashell; talking clamshell; wheeled-turtle; toymaker; eagle
Synopsis
Bugs is confounded by one strange sight after another, culminating with a “turtle-with-wheels” challenging him to a race.
Keywords
abounding oddities; beach; clam; puzzlement; shell; turtle

Indexer Notes

Massimo Fecchi art credit from the book “American Funny Animal Comics in the 20th Century Volume One” by Alberto Becattini, page 223. Becattini cites Fecchi as the artist of “Music to Grow Gardens By” in Bugs Bunny (Western, 1962 Series) #144. The art style there is the same as in this story.

Wow! 88 Posters only 65 cents (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Kenmore Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Disneykin Play Characters Are Here! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Blow Yourself Up (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Refreshing Dip (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety; Sylvester
Synopsis
Sylvester accidently lands in a bathtub full of water - and likes it.
Reprints
Keywords
bath; bathtub

[Genie of the Magic Jar] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Phil DeLara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Magic jars for sale! Magic jars!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Daffy sells Elmer a large ceramic “Magic Jar”, guaranteed to contain a genie.
Reprints
Keywords
buyer beware; genie; jar; magic

Amazing $2.98 Children’s Circus (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sea Change (Table of Contents: 12)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese ?
Pencils
Phil DeLara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your carrots are first rate, my good man!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Elmer gets away from it all by taking a cruise on a tramp steamer. Unfortunately for him, Bugs is the captain – and the entire crew!
Keywords
carrots; cruise; tramp steamer

Indexer Notes

Bugs is wackier than normal for his comics persona of the time, indicating a story by Michael Maltese - who had returned to writing for Western Publishing at this time.

Magic World of Surprises & Mystery (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Famous Name Prizes or Cash...The Easy Olympic Way (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

3 Complete Fishing Outfits (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Slingshot Advantage]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. [Collections]
    Gandalf Products Co.
  3. 2. Dragster Rabbit
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. ["25 Years Service to Military Personnel"]
    Mark Jewelers
  5. 4. The Tortoise and the Wheels
    Bugs Bunny
  6. 5. Wow! 88 Posters only 65 cents
    Gandalf Products Co.
  7. 6. ["Yours free! (when you send 10 cents for mailing) 20 almost-rare stamps from 12 lost nations!"]
    Kenmore Stamp Co.
  8. 7. Disneykin Play Characters Are Here!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  9. 8. Blow Yourself Up
    Gandalf Products Co.
  10. 9. A Refreshing Dip
    Tweety and Sylvester
  11. 10. [Genie of the Magic Jar]
    Daffy Duck
  12. 11. Amazing $2.98 Children’s Circus
    Gandalf Products Co.
  13. 12. The Sea Change
    Bugs Bunny
  14. 13. Magic World of Surprises & Mystery
    American Circle Corp.
  15. 14. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  16. 15. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  17. 16. Famous Name Prizes or Cash...The Easy Olympic Way
    Olympic Sales Club, Inc.
  18. 17. 3 Complete Fishing Outfits
    Niresk Discount Sales
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