Bugs Bunny #178
(November 1976)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1976-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Del Connell

Issue Notes

[His Balloon Is in Tune!] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Bill Wright
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Honey Bunny
Synopsis
Bugs plays hot-air balloon strings like a harp.
Keywords
alternative uses; balloon; music; romance

Personality Posters (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Deep Sea Cowboys (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, look, Pork! What an unusual advertisement!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; Sea Foam Fish Cannery manager; Tex (dolphin-riding fish-cowboy); dolphins, tuna; shark; fish rustler crew members; fish rustler captain; other dolphin-riding fish-cowboys
Synopsis
As newly hired fish-cowboys for the Sea Foam Fish Cannery, Bugs and Porky ride dolphins like horses to herd schools of tuna underwater, and foil a high seas fish rustling plot.
Reprints
Keywords
cowboys; diving; dolphins; fish; herding; rustlers; shark; tuna

Indexer Notes

First Line: Bugs calls his pig-pal "Pork", and not "Porky"! This occurs in certain stories of this period, which are probably the product of the same writer.

The Incredible Hulk and "Friends!" (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Hostess; The Incredible Hulk / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Fun Tricks Free Things! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Big Footsy (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That sure was a great back-to-nature type movie, Porky!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 3 Hooked Letter “Y”]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; Sam (general store owner); mountain man; Big Footsy; bear; moose
Synopsis
While attempting to film a nature documentary, Bugs and Porky come face to face with the legendary mountain creature "Big Footsy".
Keywords
Bigfoot; documentary; film; forest setting; mountains; nature

Indexer Notes

This six-page story is interrupted by five ads, spread over four pages!

Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Gandalf Products Co. / advertisement / 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)

Make Extra Cash No Real "Selling" (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Engravaplates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Fun Things! Mail Today… (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Five Star Gift Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Get Your Favorite Cartoon Characters in These Brilliant Embroidered Cloth Patches (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

One Dream + Two (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
Bill Wright ?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Wright ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, that’s a strange name for a town!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; old hotel proprietor; two bank robbers on the run, police officers, police chief; ranch owner; cowboys; buzzards
Synopsis
Bugs and Porky have a stopover in a little desert town called “Dreamsville”, where, if you spend the night in the only hotel – and you have a dream - that dream is said to come true. Bugs is skeptical. Porky believes. Which one of the pair turns out to be right, and why does Porky suddenly find a new Fadillac luxury automobile parked where his old heap of a car was left the night before?
Keywords
abounding oddities; bank robbers; be-careful-what-you-wish-for; cowboys; desert setting; dreams; hotel; legend; there’s-no-place-like-home

Margie Gets Free Gifts for the Whole Family (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

The Big Chase (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sylvester was at it again, chasing Tweety.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Granny; a big mob of mice
Synopsis
To preserve Sylvester’s job as a house-cat, Tweety finds him some mice to chase. But, these tough country mice are soon chasing the soft, pampered city cat.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; cat; job security; mice

Fun Tricks Free Things! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Create Your Own SSP Cycle Stunt Show (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Kenner / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Bionic Battle (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Kenner / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [His Balloon Is in Tune!]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Personality Posters
    Gandalf Products Co.
  3. 2. Deep Sea Cowboys
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. The Incredible Hulk and "Friends!"
    Hostess; The Incredible Hulk
  5. 4. Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  6. 5. Fun Tricks Free Things!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  7. 6. Big Footsy
    Bugs Bunny
  8. 7. Kids, Roach Designs Are Now Available as Iron-On Transfers!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  9. 8. Get These Dynamite Embroidered Cloth Patches That Tell It Like It Is!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  10. 9. Make Extra Cash No Real "Selling"
    Engravaplates
  11. 10. Fun Things! Mail Today…
    Five Star Gift Co.
  12. 11. Get Your Favorite Cartoon Characters in These Brilliant Embroidered Cloth Patches
    Gandalf Products Co.
  13. 12. One Dream + Two
    Bugs Bunny
  14. 13. Margie Gets Free Gifts for the Whole Family
    Gandalf Products Co.
  15. 14. The Big Chase
    Tweety and Sylvester
  16. 15. Fun Tricks Free Things!
    Gandalf Products Co.
  17. 16. Create Your Own SSP Cycle Stunt Show
    Kenner
  18. 17. The Bionic Battle
    Kenner
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