Bugs Bunny #180
(January 1977)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1976-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
Del Connell

Ping-Pong Pullback (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; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Bugs confuses Elmer by playing ping-pong with a returning paddle-ball.
Reprints
Keywords
paddle-ball; ping-pong; practical jokes

Indexer Notes

This is the same gag (with the same characters) as was used on the cover of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #163 (Dell, 1954 Series), but presented differently.

Rockabye Bugsy (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Huh? What? What’s going on up there?
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 3 Hooked Letter “Y”]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Doctor Sneako; two thieves; big bog bird; two lullaby birds; police officers; various citizens
Synopsis
Criminal Doctor Sneako has bred a pair of "lullaby birds", each with a sleep-inducing birdsong. He plans use the birds to put citizens to sleep, while his two accomplices relieve them of their valuables. The only thing standing in their way is Bugs and a scatter-brained, goony-looking "big bog bird".
Keywords
birds; induced-sleep; thieves

Indexer Notes

Christensen's original title "Fiendish Flowerlady" from his notes. Doctor Sneako moved through the city with his "lullaby birds", disguised as an innocent flower lady.

A Real Card (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I’d like to buy this card for my dear chum, Porky Pig!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Mr. Classy (greeting card merchant); Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Sylvester Pussycat; Doc Sawbones; Elmer Fudd; Elmer's cat
Synopsis
Bugs is stuck with a new get-well card, but can’t find a sick person to give it to. Elmer, feigning sickness to keep moochers at bay, is elected and is the unwitting recipient of Bugs’ help with cleaning and tidying – which begins with the refrigerator.
Keywords
get-well card; unwanted help; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Writer-spotting speculation: This story reads very much like a “Fox and Crow”, and thus could have been written by Cecil Beard, but without enough proof to list him above as a creator.

Horsing Around (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I’ve had it with this town!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 3 Hooked Letter “Y”]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; truck driver; bear; sheriff; the Balton Boys (horse thieves)
Synopsis
Elmer being stuck in a bunny costume somehow leads to he and Bugs bringing a pair of western horse thieves to justice.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; costume; horse thieves; western setting

Friends in Deed (Table of Contents: 4)

Mary Jane and Sniffles / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
“I’m so unhappy, I don’t know what to do!” a friend of Mary Jane’s wailed to her over the telephone.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mary Jane; Sniffles; Meredith; birds and insects
Synopsis
Mary Jane's bird and insect friends move to the yard of a bedridden girl to help with her nature observations.
Reprints
Keywords
homework; mumps; nature; shrinking; turning-lemons-into-lemonade
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ping-Pong Pullback
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Rockabye Bugsy
    Bugs Bunny
  3. 2. A Real Card
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. Horsing Around
    Bugs Bunny
  5. 4. Friends in Deed
    Mary Jane and Sniffles
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