Bugs Bunny #214
(November 1979)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1979-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Barcode
0335009007011
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
90070-911
Editing
Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date (month and year) is derived from the issue code appearing in the bottom tier of page one. Cover Code: 90070-911.
This issue has variants:

[Handlebars Mustache] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
Tom McKimson
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Yosemite Sam
Synopsis
Bugs gets a ride on Sam's motor bike, using Sam's long mustache for handlebars.
Keywords
alternative uses; handlebars; motor bike; mustache; slow burn

Indexer Notes

This sort of cover gag was oft-used for the Yosemite Sam title.

The Lobster Trap (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last Elmer Fudd has his own plane for his dream trip to the south seas! However...
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Mac (pirate); Murk (pirate)
Synopsis
Elmer's plane crashes on an uncharted tropical island where he and Bugs run afoul of a pair of tramp steamer pirates, as well as a giant pearl and some very large lobsters.
Keywords
in-joke; lobsters; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; pearl; pirates; plane; sea or island setting

Indexer Notes

Two amusing oddities: (1): Upon capturing Bugs for a stew, pirate Murk expresses surprise that a rabbit can talk. Perhaps the first such "concept-acknowledgement" in Bugs' long comics career.

(2): Writer Don R. Christensen offers a little in-joke with the reveal that the giant pearl was "...Made in Racine, Wisconsin" - the location of the home offices of Western Publishing.

The Haunted House (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bugs' nephews Hare and Dare are visiting the daylights out of Bugs...
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Hare; Dare; three crooks
Synopsis
To help settle down his rambunctious nephews Hare and Dare, Bugs takes the kids on a long (and hopefully tiring) run. There they find an old house full of sliding panels and mysterious passageways used as a hideout by three crooks.
Keywords
crooks; haunted house; kids-at-play; nephews; visiting relatives

Indexer Notes

Bugs Bunny becomes another in a long line of funny animal characters in Dell/Gold Key/Whitman Comics to be saddled with nephews or nieces that are "miniature versions of themselves". Hare and Dare assume the unrestrained, overly-energetic role that we normally associate with Bugs, while Bugs finds himself in the uncharacteristic role of put-upon "parent".

A relatively easy "adventure" for the Bunnies, as the three crooks never even get out of bed before story's end.

This story is plotted as if it were by Vic Lockman, but the dialogue shows no indication of his unique style. The writer will remain as a "question mark".

The Bear Facts (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bugs! Come quick! Help me!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; gas station attendant; various police, motorists, and pedestrians; Bertha (bear)
Synopsis
Dressed in a bear suit for a costume party that has just been called-off, Elmer finds that he cannot get out of the costume. So desperate is he to extricate himself that he calls on Bugs for help.
Keywords
bear suit; costume; costume party; series of mishaps

Indexer Notes

Good Bit: Bugs asks why he wasn’t invited to the party…
ELMER: “You’re no fun at costume parties! You always come as a wabbit!”

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Handlebars Mustache]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. The Lobster Trap
    Bugs Bunny
  3. 2. The Haunted House
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. The Bear Facts
    Bugs Bunny
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)