Bugs Bunny #146 [Gold Key]
(December 1972)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly except January, April, June, August and November
On-sale date
1972-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; then Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Cover code: 90070-212. This issue includes the 1st annual Kenner 16-page Fun Catalog.


[Multiple Fishing] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
Bugs catches five fish at once, using a stick with five lines attached.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

On Safari, a Boy Learns to Act Like a Man (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Punkin Moon (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?; Michael Maltese ? (see notes)
Pencils
Phil DeLara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Spicer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trick or treat! I’m Robin Hood!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; boy mouse (costumed as Robin Hood); girl mouse (costumed as Maid Marian); Crenshaw (cat); Bronson (cat); Witchy; The Evil Wizard of Witz
Synopsis
Two young mice are captured by a pair of cats, and delivered to a wicked witch. Bugs isn’t going to stand for that!
Reprints
Keywords
Halloween; magic spells; witch; wizard

Indexer Notes

Various script and plot elements in this story indicate that it could have been written by classic animation writer Michael Maltese. By the early 1970s, Maltese found fewer animation writing opportunities and returned to Western Publishing where he formerly wrote comic book scripts as a sideline to his legendary work as an animation storyman. He largely concentrated on characters familiar to him, such as Bugs Bunny, but appears to have written for Western’s Pink Panther title as well. The characterization of Bugs in this story is very much in keeping with the character as he appeared in the Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny theatrical shorts, which were largely written by Maltese – making him a likely writer of this story.

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

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

The Bored Boarders (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My wich Uncle Fwisbee… Haven’t seen him in years!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Sylvester Pussycat; Daffy Duck; Pepe Le Pew; Uncle Frisbee; bear
Synopsis
To make Elmer look “poor”, so as to be included in his rich Uncle Frisbee’s will, Bugs turns Fudd’s large house into a “boarding house”. Bugs invites all his tame animal friends to pose as boarders – unintentionally including a wild bear that just shows up.
Reprints
Keywords
animals; boarding house; inheritance; rich uncle

Indexer Notes

This story is interrupted by the 16-page “Kenner Fun Catalog”, as well as one additional page of advertising on each side of the “Catalog”, resulting in a consecutive run of eighteen advertising pages between story pages 5 and 6.

Hey Fellow! Which Would You Rather Have… Neat Prizes… Or Extra Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Scary, Life Size Monster Ghost (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Melton Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

1000 Decals (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Fun Catalog] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Kenner / advertisement / 16 pages (report information)

Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Road Runners' Retreat (Table of Contents: 11)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep the Road Runner's three sons; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
To avoid be chased by Wile E., the Road Runners pretend to leave the desert, but hide out in their well-stocked home… until even they begin to miss the chase.
Keywords
chase; hiding

Indexer Notes

Even in this text story, the Road Runners maintain their comic-book tradition of rhyming dialogue.

Collectors Series New Snoopy's Pin Pals (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Just a Chick (Table of Contents: 13)

Henery Hawk / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Henery, today you will meet a great admirer…
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Henery Hawk; Ollie Owl; Foghorn Leghorn; Big Bertha
Synopsis
Chicken-hawk Henery sets his sights on a rather large-sized hen.
Reprints
Keywords
egg; horoscope; wagon

Broken Window Mysteries (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bugs is hitting out a few balls to Cicero…
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Cicero Pig; Elmer Fudd; Yosemite Sam; Dr. Lichen (research botanist)
Synopsis
Windows are continually being broken, with no vandal in sight.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; cactus; greenhouse; mystery

Magic World of Surprises & Mystery (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Imprint Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Sears, Roebuck and Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Multiple Fishing]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. On Safari, a Boy Learns to Act Like a Man
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  3. 2. Punkin Moon
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. ["Get these dynamite embroidered cloth patches that tell it like it is!"]
    Gandalf Products Co.
  5. 4. The Bored Boarders
    Bugs Bunny
  6. 5. Hey Fellow! Which Would You Rather Have… Neat Prizes… Or Extra Spending Money?
    Grit
  7. 6. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  8. 7. Scary, Life Size Monster Ghost
    Melton Co.
  9. 8. 1000 Decals
    Gandalf Products
  10. 9. [Fun Catalog]
    Kenner
  11. 10. Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  12. 11. The Road Runners' Retreat
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  13. 12. Collectors Series New Snoopy's Pin Pals
    Gandalf Products Co.
  14. 13. Just a Chick
    Henery Hawk
  15. 14. Broken Window Mysteries
    Bugs Bunny
  16. 15. Magic World of Surprises & Mystery
    American Circle Corp.
  17. 16. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  18. 17. ["1000 name & address labels with zip code for $1"]
    Imprint Products
  19. 18. ["The new Free Spirit. It looks like it's moving even when it's standing still."]
    Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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