Bugs Bunny #164
(July 1975)

Western, 1962 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except February, April, June, and December
On-sale Date
1975-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Chase Craig; Del Connell

[Kickstarter] (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; Elmer Fudd; two racing turtles
Synopsis
Bugs gives a "helping-foot" to his racing turtle.
Keywords
advantage; push; racing; roller skates; turtles

Indexer Notes

Bugs finds himself on the opposite side of this very same gag on the cover of Porky Pig (Western, 1965 Series) #46 (February 1973).

Outgrown Your Old Daisy? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Kissin' Cousins (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Clovis, are you sure it was Fuddsy you saw go in there? That’s a place where folks get married!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Clovis (Stan Laurel-like cat); wedding chapel manager; Marion Fudd (Elmer's cousin); Acme Good Luck Charm guy; "The Greed Stampede" game show costumed contestants; "The Greed Stampede" game show host, producer, and crew; Rodney Renchburger; clergyman; wedding guests
Synopsis
Through a series of misunderstandings, Bugs first believes Elmer is going to get married, and then that his bride is going to leave him for someone else after the wedding – once she gets her hands on his money. Along the way, in order to afford a wedding gift for Fudd, Bugs finds himself on a “Let’s Make a Deal” type giveaway game show, with a host drawn to conjure up images of Monty Hall. On the show, Bugs turns down both a yacht and a new car in favor of a more “wedding-gift-appropriate” waffle iron.
Keywords
best of intentions; escalating events; game show; misunderstanding; suspicion; visiting relatives; wedding; wrong impression

3 Free Baseball Cards (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Hostess Snack Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

1001 Free Gifts (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Free Give-A-Ways / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

1000 Decals (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Bugs Cleans Up (Table of Contents: 6)

Bugs Bunny / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“Hey, Porky, guess what?” Bugs enthused.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig
Synopsis
Bugs runs a laundromat – ineptly.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; know-it-all; laundromat; series of mishaps; unintended consequences

Indexer Notes

Alvarado and Mayer credits from Alberto Becattini (2020).

Margie Gets Free Gifts for the Whole Family (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Get These Dynamite Embroidered Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

A Present from Bogey (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait till you see this place, Horatio – all the waitresses are beautiful lady rabbits dressed like human beings!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Horatio Q. Bun (W.C. Fields-like rabbit); Bobo Bunny (James Cagney-like rabbit); Bogey Bunny (Humphrey Bogart-like rabbit); various police officers; old lady with purse; Babs Bunny (not the character from “Tiny Toon Adventures”); Honey Bunny
Synopsis
Horatio Q. Bun accidentally foils a club robbery attempt by Bobo Bunny, the brother of notorious gangster Bogey Bunny. Fearing reprisal from brother Bogey, Horatio also accidentally foils a bank robbery attempt by Babs Bunny, Bogey’s sister! For his own safety, Horatio repeatedly tries to get himself locked-up in jail, to no avail.
Keywords
escalating events; fright; gangster; intimidation; reprisal; robbery; unlikely hero

Fun Tricks Free Things! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Buzzard Bounty (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You’re getting to be a big buzzard now, Beaky darling, so for today’s lesson – do you know what this is?
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Beaky Buzzard; Mama Buzzard; hunter
Synopsis
Mama Buzzard sends a reluctant Beaky out to catch a rabbit for dinner – namely Bugs. Things are complicated by a hunter who sets his sights on both bunny and buzzard.
Keywords
buzzards; fourth-wall-breaking; hunter; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Indexer Notes

This story takes its cues from the 1942 Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny theatrical short “Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid", with Bugs in prime heckling mode. Bugs addresses the readers on page three, panel eight.

Scary, Life Size Monster Ghost (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Melton Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Blood Curdling Vampire Bat (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Guarantee Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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

Get Your Favorite Cartoon Characters in These Brilliant Embroidered Cloth Patches (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Personality Posters (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Kickstarter]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Outgrown Your Old Daisy?
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  3. 2. Kissin' Cousins
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. 3 Free Baseball Cards
    Hostess Snack Cakes
  5. 4. 1001 Free Gifts
    Free Give-A-Ways
  6. 5. 1000 Decals
    Gandalf Products
  7. 6. Bugs Cleans Up
    Bugs Bunny
  8. 7. Margie Gets Free Gifts for the Whole Family
    Gandalf Products Co.
  9. 8. Get These Dynamite Embroidered Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  10. 9. A Present from Bogey
    Bugs Bunny
  11. 10. Fun Tricks Free Things!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  12. 11. Buzzard Bounty
    Bugs Bunny
  13. 12. Scary, Life Size Monster Ghost
    Melton Co.
  14. 13. Blood Curdling Vampire Bat
    Guarantee Co.
  15. 14. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Gandalf Products Co.
  16. 15. Get Your Favorite Cartoon Characters in These Brilliant Embroidered Cloth Patches
    Gandalf Products Co.
  17. 16. Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  18. 17. Personality Posters
    Gandalf Products Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Lou Mougin