Bugs Bunny #179
(December 1976)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1976-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Del Connell

Issue Notes

[Guard Dog, It Sez! Ha! Ha! Ohhh, Brudder!] (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; cute little puppy; big fierce bulldog
Synopsis
Bugs laughs at a little puppy, thinking he’s the carrot patch guard dog. Meanwhile, the real guard dog emerges from behind a fence.
Reprints
Keywords
bulldog; carrot patch; guard dog; puppy; unwelcome surprise

Daze of Yore (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Finished!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Daffy Duck; Yosemite Sam (as "Sam Broadaxe")
Synopsis
Discovering his roots go back to “Eric Broadaxe, the Viking Ruler”, Yosemite Sam builds a Viking-like ship and sets out to discover new lands to rule and plunder – with Bugs and Daffy going along with the gag as his crew.
Keywords
conquest; exaggerating one’s importance; sea or island setting; series of mishaps; ship; Vikings

Dilemma in Deadend (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, Bugs! This little old town looks just like the ones pictured in books before the turn of the century!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; Hot Shot Charlie (photographer); sheriff; The Badland Bandits (two outlaws); various townspeople; posse; bank teller
Synopsis
While visiting the western town of Deadend City, Bugs and Porky, costumed in western garb, wind up on a wanted poster for the notorious Badland Bandits – who have never before been photographed unmasked.
Keywords
mixup; outlaws; photograph; there’s-no-place-like-home; wanted poster; western setting; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Gunsmoke fans take note: Bugs and Porky stop at the “Wrong Branch Cafe”.

Far Out Visitor (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I asked you here to Hamm University’s observatory to see this new meteor, boys!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; Professor Pigfeat; Morel (alien); Dirty Meanies (aliens)
Synopsis
Bugs and Porky are dispatched by Hamm University to get samples from a meteor that has splashed-down in the ocean nearby. They find it to be a spherical space ship, containing an artificial world inside. There, they become involved in a conflict between peaceful – and clean – aliens and their messy adversaries, the Dirty Meanies.
Keywords
aliens; cleanliness; conflict; dirt; meteor; space ship

A Sharp Eye in the Sky (Table of Contents: 4)

Henery Hawk / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“Oh grief! Oh, despair! We are ruined! Absolutely ruined!” said Mrs. Robin.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Henery Hawk; Ollie Owl; Mrs. Robin; Mr. Spyro Sparrow
Synopsis
The “Second Annual Birdland Ladies’ Song and Twitter Society Pageant” is in jeopardy because the costume maker, Mr. Spyro Sparrow, has lost his needle, thread, and sewing kit while flying in from the big city. Can Henery, with his hawk-eyes, find this missing needle (and other stuff) in a haystack?
Reprints
Keywords
costume; lost items; needle; pageant; search; sewing; tailor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Guard Dog, It Sez! Ha! Ha! Ohhh, Brudder!]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Daze of Yore
    Bugs Bunny
  3. 2. Dilemma in Deadend
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. Far Out Visitor
    Bugs Bunny
  5. 4. A Sharp Eye in the Sky
    Henery Hawk
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