(June 1981)

Western, 1975 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1981-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
Del Connell
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90296-106


[Fire in the Hole] (Table of Contents)

Looney Tunes / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Home of B. Bunny, esq.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Cicero Pig; Tweety Bird
Synopsis
Cicero fires a model rocket from out of Bugs' rabbit hole.
Keywords
alternative uses; model rocket; rabbit hole

Doctor Solar Man of the Atom (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Doctor Solar Man of the Atom / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Carrot Crisis (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Holley
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Elmer is in a pickle… He doesn’t have any carrots…
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; members of the "Carrot Gourmet Society"
Synopsis
Bugs has picked Elmer’s carrot patch clean on the night of Fudd’s dinner for the "Carrot Gourmet Society". Desperate to serve his guests his own special “gourmet carrots”, rather than the store-bought variety, he costumes himself as a starving rabbit to get his carrots back with a sob-story. Bugs immediately sees through the ruse, thanks to Elmer’s trademark speech impediment, but gives him the carrots anyway. Oh, and just costumed-Elmer's luck, rabbit season has just opened. Can he make it home with the goods in time for dinner?
Keywords
carrots; disguise; gourmet; hunting; meta humor; society

Indexer Notes

Meta-Moment: Upon recovering his carrots, Elmer gloats to Bugs, who replies: “Fuddsy, I knew it was you back on page three!”

The Exciting New! Flipit (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Flipit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Yo-Ho! Land A-Ho! (Table of Contents: 4)

Yosemite Sam / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Joe Messerli
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of bird bath!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yosemite Sam; Tweety Bird; sea serpent; Towson League (Sam's "old buddy"); Towson League's mate
Synopsis
As if Sam and his ship aren't already up to their crow's nest in problems with Tweety as first mate, a sea serpent shows up.
Keywords
sea or island setting; sea serpent; ship

Little Lulu (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Little Lulu / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Mystery, Adventure, Science Fiction Much, Much More (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Original Radio Broadcasts / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Uncle Scrooge / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Beanstalker (Table of Contents: 8)

Henery Hawk / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Holley
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The hens are out for their morning snack! I’ll sneak up on ‘em through the grass!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Henery Hawk; hens; Chicky
Synopsis
Henery disguises a pair of stilts to look like beanstalks, so that he might pounce on a hen from above. He didn’t count on a little chick who read “Jack and the Beanstalk” and eagerly climbs the bogus beanstalk to meet the giant at the top.
Keywords
beanstalk; best-laid-plans; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; stilts

I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Tweety and Sylvester / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Super Pocket Toy Values (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Toy Values / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Walt Disney Mickey Mouse (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Mickey Mouse / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Snippys (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Snippys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Costume Caper (Table of Contents: 13)

Petunia Pig / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Joe Messerli
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at the cute costume I made for us to wear at Lady Uppington’s party, Porky!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Lady Uppington; various costumed party guests; burglar
Synopsis
Petunia creates a two-person (pig?) dragon costume for her and Porky to wear to a society party. Awkwardly negotiating the trip to the party, while inside the costume with Porky as the (squiggly?) tail end, is just the beginning of their troubles.
Keywords
awkwardness; costume; dragon; high society; party; series of mishaps

The Masked Menace (Table of Contents: 14)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Holley
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hooway for me! It’s gweat to be away fwom Puddy Tat for a weekend of skiing!
Feature Logo
Tweety and Sylvester Dell Western Logo 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; other skiers; bobsledders; snowshoe-walkers
Synopsis
Sylvester stalks Tweety on a ski trip, wearing a ski mask to conceal his identity. While on skis, the mask inadvertently flips around, covering the cat’s eyes and getting him into all sorts of mishaps with a bobsled run, the expected ski jump, and an unstable snow bridge over a frozen lake.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; mask; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; series of mishaps; skiing; unintended slapstick consequences; winter setting

Indexer Notes

Needless to say, Sylvester winds up being frozen in the also-expected block of ice. He slowly thaws-out by the ski-lodge fireplace, giving Tweety the opportunity to say: “This is the first time I ever taw a Puddy Tat thaw! It is! It is!”

The Pink Panther (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; The Pink Panther / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Woody Woodpecker (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Woody Woodpecker / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Authentic Stone - Perfect Condition Apache Arrowheads (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Arrowheads / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Walt Disney Huey, Dewey and Louie Junior Woodchucks (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Huey, Dewey and Louie Junior Woodchucks / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Fire in the Hole]
  2. 1. Doctor Solar Man of the Atom
    Whitman Comics; Doctor Solar Man of the Atom
  3. 2. The Carrot Crisis
  4. 3. The Exciting New! Flipit
    Flipit
  5. 4. Yo-Ho! Land A-Ho!
    Yosemite Sam
  6. 5. Little Lulu
    Whitman Comics; Little Lulu
  7. 6. Mystery, Adventure, Science Fiction Much, Much More
    Original Radio Broadcasts
  8. 7. Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge
    Whitman Comics; Uncle Scrooge
  9. 8. The Beanstalker
    Henery Hawk
  10. 9. I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat!
    Whitman Comics; Tweety and Sylvester
  11. 10. Super Pocket Toy Values
    Toy Values
  12. 11. Walt Disney Mickey Mouse
    Whitman Comics; Mickey Mouse
  13. 12. Snippys
    Snippys
  14. 13. The Costume Caper
    Petunia Pig
  15. 14. The Masked Menace
  16. 15. The Pink Panther
    Whitman Comics; The Pink Panther
  17. 16. Woody Woodpecker
    Whitman Comics; Woody Woodpecker
  18. 17. Authentic Stone - Perfect Condition Apache Arrowheads
    Arrowheads
  19. 18. Walt Disney Huey, Dewey and Louie Junior Woodchucks
    Whitman Comics; Huey, Dewey and Louie Junior Woodchucks
  20. 19. ["Meet your favorite comic characters and enjoy exciting adventure in... Whitman Comics."]
    Whitman Comics
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