Boys' and Girls' March of Comics #83 [Non-Advertisement]
(May 1952)

Western, 1946 Series
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Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1952-05-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Chase Craig (editor)

Issue Notes

The inside front and inside back covers are blank. Front and back covers may have ads or logo images from various retailers that use the book as a giveaway premium.

May 1952 date taken from code on page one, panel 3: "K.K.G.A #83 525", where "525" designates May 1952.

On-sale date from 1952 Pamphlets…, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

[Concerto for Carrot] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
Bugs blows hard into a "wind instrument" fashioned from a carrot.
Keywords
alternative uses; carrot; doing-something-their-own-way; music; musical instrument

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Gypsy King (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You heard me, Daffy! Scram!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Daffy Duck; various Gypsies; Zaco (Gypsy); Tanno (Gypsy)
Synopsis
Trying to escape the pesty and annoying Daffy, Bugs tunnels underground and comes up in a Gypsy encampment smack in the middle of the ceremony where the Gypsies select their next king. His sudden and unexpected appearance results in the rabbit being named King of the Gypsies – much to the displeasure of Gypsies Zaco and Tanno, who are bitter rivals for the crown. To complicate matters, Daffy horns-in looking for a piece of royalty for himself, and tradition dictates the Gypsy King's ears be painfully-pierced to accommodate the royal Golden Earrings - an ordeal big-eared Bugs wants no part of.
Keywords
forest setting; Gypsies; king; mucking with tradition; rivalry; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

28 pages in this format is the equivalent of 14 standard comic book pages.

A rare adventure story team-up of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, especially for the period.

A Picture Story (Table of Contents: 3)

Bugs Bunny / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
[Picture of Cicero] took his new [picture of a camera] and started out to take some [picture of a pickax]-tures.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Cicero Pig; Porky Pig
Synopsis
Cicero takes pictures until his camera is commandeered by Bugs, in a story told in rebus form.
Keywords
rebus

Indexer Notes

Text interspersed with spot illustrations that represent words or portions of words.

Finger Fun (Table of Contents: 4)

Bugs Bunny / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Make your own Bugs Bunny puppet from a paper bag!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
How to make a paper bag hand puppet of Bugs Bunny, using two of your fingers to poke out of the top of a small (lunch size) paper bag to serve as Bugs' long ears.
Keywords
paper bag; puppet

Indexer Notes

Caption at the bottom of the second page reads: "Bugs Bunny appears in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies comic magazine."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Happy Bugs Floating Head] (Table of Contents: 6)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Keywords
back cover; floating heads

Indexer Notes

Two-thirds of this back cover is reserved for the logo and ad copy for whichever firm is distributing the issue as a giveaway premium. This space can be blank if no named sponsor. The remaining vertical third of the cover space (nearest to the binding) consists of an upper rectangle containing an illustration of a floating head of Bugs Bunny sporting a happy expression, and a lower rectangle for the "March of Comics" logo.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Concerto for Carrot]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Gypsy King
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. A Picture Story
    Bugs Bunny
  5. 4. Finger Fun
    Bugs Bunny
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. [Happy Bugs Floating Head]
    Bugs Bunny
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steve Coates
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer