Bugs Bunny #158
(August 1974)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except February, April, June, October, and December
On-sale Date
1974-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

Issue Notes

[Motorized Unicycle] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig
Synopsis
Bugs zooms past a unicycle-riding Porky on a motorized unicycle.
Keywords
ingenuity; motor; unicycle

100 pc. Toy Soldiers Set $1.50 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lucky Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Hare Brain (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say I can’t even sail the high seas!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Yosemite Sam; Bunker Barp (scientist); Elmer Fudd; Sylvester Pussycat; Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; fishing boat crew
Synopsis
Scientist Bunker Barp has developed an “energized carrot” that can stimulate brain power. It stimulates Bugs into an exhibition of telekinesis, which pirate Yosemite Sam intends to put to bad use!
Keywords
piracy; strange chemical properties; telekinesis

Indexer Notes

Yosemite Sam is in uncharacteristic (for Western comics) full-pirate mode for this story. Christensen’s original title: “Brain Power Pickle”, from his notes.

Get These Dynamite Embroidered Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Hey Friend! Which Would You Rather Have… Neat Prizes… Or Extra Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

City Sights (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day one of the little Road Runners said, “Pop, I’d really like to go to town… and get a real good look around.”
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
Beep Beep’s boys want to see the big city. Despite some guidance from Bugs Bunny, they ultimately decide it’s not for them.
Keywords
city life; quest for excitement; there’s-no-place-like-home

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Wock Star (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Mark Evanier
Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dwat! Double dwat! And twiple dwat! Even quadwuple dwat!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Mr. Frelinghoysen (talent scout); Ronny Bebop; Irving; frenzied fans
Synopsis
Bugs convinces Elmer that, if he wants to become a rock star, he should assume the persona of a baby prodigy. Ronny Bebop, a former circus midget, who has already achieved stardom with this ruse, sends his brawny bodyguard to silence the competition of “Baby Elmer”.
Keywords
fame-is-fleeting; gimmick; music; professional jealousy; rivalry; stardom

Indexer Notes

There are four Mr. Frelinghoysens that run the talent agency. Evanier, a fan of old classic gag routines, resorts to Bugs asking to see "Mr. Frelinghoysen" four times, until the guy answering him finally says “That’s me!” Also, owing to classic Bugs Bunny cartoons, Evanier has Bugs call Irving (Ronny Bebop’s huge bodyguard) “Gargantua”.

Margie Gets Free Gifts for the Whole Family (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Death Valley Smitty (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
John Brady
Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop fussing, Bugs! Keep pushing!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; green monster; gorilla; bearded lady; skeleton sheriff, Death Valley Smitty
Synopsis
Bugs and Porky happen upon a desert ghost town with some pretty strange residents.
Keywords
desert setting; fright; ghost town

Disneykin Play Characters Are Here! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers Set Only 2.25 (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Win Prizes or Get Cash Make Friends Be Happy! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

How to Tell Your Dad You're Ready for a Daisy B-B Gun. (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Motorized Unicycle]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. 100 pc. Toy Soldiers Set $1.50
    Lucky Products, Inc.
  3. 2. The Hare Brain
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. Get These Dynamite Embroidered Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  5. 4. Hey Friend! Which Would You Rather Have… Neat Prizes… Or Extra Spending Money?
    Grit
  6. 5. Wow! 88 mini Posters only 65 cents
    Gandalf Products Co.
  7. 6. City Sights
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    American Circle Corp.
  9. 8. Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  10. 9. Wock Star
    Bugs Bunny
  11. 10. Margie Gets Free Gifts for the Whole Family
    Gandalf Products Co.
  12. 11. Death Valley Smitty
    Bugs Bunny
  13. 12. Disneykin Play Characters Are Here!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  14. 13. 204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers Set Only 2.25
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  15. 14. Win Prizes or Get Cash Make Friends Be Happy!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  16. 15. How to Tell Your Dad You're Ready for a Daisy B-B Gun.
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
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